During bow season, elk typically feed throughout the night in open meadows below the treeline and gravitate uphill and into the timber at first light. It's tempting to make a move when they're in the wide open, but it's also real easy to get busted. Take the stealthy route. Once a bull reaches the woods, he's vulnerable. Bulls don't like other bulls in their bedroom. With the timber to cover your approach, sneak in and play to his aggression by challenging him to a fight.