E-Scouting Elk With Born and Raised Outdoors

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Our friends at Born and Raised Outdoors have just released a comprehensive e-scouting video series for Western archery elk hunters. From insight on e-scouting elk in Colorado, to navigating public and private land in Montana, to tips and tricks for e-scouting in New Mexico, Kody Kellom walks hunters through his best advice for e-scouting before your hunt.

Whether your hunting plans take you to those states or elsewhere, join Kody as he shares his own experience preparing for archery elk hunts in the West.

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Finding Hidden Elk: E-Scouting Colorado

Follow along with Born and Raised Outdoors’ Kody Kellom as he shares his insight on scouting and mapping out a Colorado elk hunt using onX Hunt.

Quick tips:

  • Actively seek places to avoid hunting pressure.
  • Target key elk habitat: dense timber, burns, open parks, and water.
  • Have multiple plans so you can stay mobile if hunting is slow.
  • Analyze topography and elevation.

Public & Private: E-Scouting for Elk in Montana

Join Kody as he goes into detail on e-scouting Montana. Learn how to navigate public and private land, and what aspects of the land will be most important in your upcoming hunt.

Quick tips:

  • Use land ownership information to navigate public and private boundaries.
  • Hunt smaller, often-overlooked sections of public land.
  • Find areas where elk move from private to public land.
  • Find obscure access locations.

Pro Tips: E-Scouting New Mexico

Last but not least, Kody covers the great state of New Mexico, giving hunters his best tips and tricks for finding public land elk.

Quick tips:

  • Find water (springs, tanks, and guzzlers) where bulls frequent.
  • Night bugle to locate bulls for the next day.
  • Use roads and trail data to figure out how to navigate your unit and find key spots.
  • Use a topo map to find glassing points.

Ready for more Western e-scouting and hunting content? Explore our Western E-Scouting hub for videos, articles, images, and more from the best hunters we know, who share advice to help you make the most of your e-scouting time and be as ready as possible before you head into the mountains.


Jess McGlothlin

Before taking the role of onX Communications Writer, Jess McGlothlin worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the outdoor and fly-fishing industries. While on assignment in the past few years she’s learned how to throw spears at coconuts in French Polynesia, dodge saltwater crocodiles in Cuba, stand-up paddleboard down Peruvian Amazon tributaries and eat all manner of unidentifiable food.