Once you find unsuspecting elk, stay close. Make noise, but only the right kind. Elk are big, noisy animals. Many hunters stomp around and rake branches, imitating the raucous sound of bulls tearing up trees. Jim and Matt do that, too, but you’ll as likely see them plucking leaves off brush, or rubbing grass and brush lightly with their hands, mimicking the subtle sounds of cows and calves feeding. Those natural sounds often lure in curious bulls.