The Utah hunts below are available now until they sell out. These are special hunts with special depredation vouchers included with the hunt price so you can easily get your cow elk license and begin hunting the alfalfa fields that draws these elk in every year.
These ranches range differently in size, but the key is the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources would not issue them unless there is an elk population problem. We look for the areas with the highest kill rate, the best historical success and scouting and contact with the elk from the landowner to put you in the highest success location for your hunt.
Lodging is your choice, in town. Camping is not provided on the ranches.
The hunts are in multiple alfalfa farms around Vernal, Grouse Creek, Logan and Price, Utah.
Semi-guided/DIY private land trespass hunt.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Cow elk hunts from December 1 through January 31. As it is usually January is better than December because, like all elk hunting, the best success is usually weather dependent to some degree. In these alfalfa fields and adjacent habitat, the less food on the mountain the more time the elk stay in the open alfalfa fields instead of going back up on the mountain to bed. The snowpack has a lot to do with where they are forced to go to eat. It also provides tracks so you can isolate the route that the elk take to access the food sources.
Lay of the Land:
Most of the elk herds feed in the alfalfa, then laydown there or retreat into cover for the day of adjacent BLM and other land. As far as eating, it gets no better than alfalfa fed cow elk! As the colder weather begins in November the area outside the alfalfa fields get dryer and dryer, also colder so the elk have an even higher attraction to the green all year feast.
Their Utah hunt requires a voucher to get a license unless you applied for the Utah cow license in July.To make it a level playing field we have asked with the ranchers in our program to provide free voucher to our hunters if they need it to get a license and they approved it.
One or more per group.
Mode of Travel:
4x4 vehicle and foot.
This is considered a low impact hunt meaning easier walking.
DIY hunt success is not tracked. Hunter success is much higher than normal elk hunts, but it still comes down to locating the elk and the skills of you shooting.
A 3 day hunt with the voucher, DIY/Semi-guided showing you the property is $1995/person. Add a guide to help you locate the elk for $295 per group and will gut the elk and assist in loading it in your vehicle. Subject to availability.
Access to the private ranches.
Landowner shows you the property and makes recommendations on where he has seen animals taken before.
What’s Not Included:
Lodging and meals
Transportation to Utah
Field care of game and pack-out (extra charge)
Use the Outfitter Request Form to check on availability, ask questions or book it. Or call us using the phone number at the top of this page.
Disclaimer: All prices are per person unless otherwise noted. No additional fees for booking, the price is the price except for NM adds sales tax. Unless otherwise noted price is per person, no licenses/tags included, game processing and taxidermy costs extra. There is no guarantee in hunting. Availability and prices subject to change by the outfitter or landowner and they have the last word. If there is a discrepancy between our posted price and what they say it is then we do our best to negotiate for you but offer no guarantee. We do our best to audit them making sure what they say they offer they actually do by visiting them or going on hunts we pay for. No refunds for early tag out. No guarantee on filling hunting licenses.