From the Author
: John, why did you write "PhD Elk?"Phillips
: I've hunted elk in the West for severalyears, and every time I go on an elk hunt I learn something new that I haven'tknown previously. But I've realized that there's no way an elk hunter can amassenough knowledge to be consistently successful taking elk. I also understandthat when a hunter from the East decides to go to the West to hunt elk, he'smade a sizeable commitment of time and money to try and take one of the elk -one of the most noble of all God's creatures. For these reasons, I wanted tointerview some of the best elk hunters I knew, who hunt elk every year inseveral states, guide and take elk on TV, to learn their best strategies fortaking the really-big bulls. The men in this book are some of the best elkhunters I've ever known or met, and the tips they provide can shortcut years ofground-pounding, hoping to hear a bugle or catch-up to a bull.
About the Author
Forthe past 40 years, John E. Phillips of Vestavia, Alabama, has been a fulltimeoutdoor writer, traveling the world interviewing hunters, guides, outfittersand other outdoorsmen about how they hunt. An award-winning author, John hasbeen hunting and fishing since his kindergarten days with his dad and brotherand has had the good fortune to fish and hunt with experts. He's also travelledacross the U.S.as a newspaper writer, magazine writer, outdoor photographer and radio host, andfor the last 13 years, as a provider of outdoors internet content for numerouscompanies daily. He was the 2007 Legendary Communicator chosen for inductioninto the National Fresh Water Hall of Fame, the Crossbow Communicator of theYear in 2008, and in 2012, he was presented the Homer Circle FishingCommunicator Award by the American Sportfishing Association and theProfessional Outdoor Media Association. To learn more the author and hisoutdoor experiences, go to nighthawkpublications.com/Bio%20Page/john.htm or visit John's Amazon author page.