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Cow Elk
The state of Utah offers limited-entry drawings for cow elk. The unit that our ranch lies within is called the South Slope/Diamond Mountain Unit. A person must put in an application to the state for a drawing of one of these permits. If you draw, we would love to take you hunting on our ranch. We have a good number of elk on our property and to get you a cow won't be a problem.

Cow Elk Guide Rates
The rate is $1500, per person. Each client will go on a three-day, semi-guided hunt. The price includes lodging and meals in our campers or cabins, landowner tag, guiding, skinning and trophy care. Quality taxidermy is available with a recommended local taxidermist. We also guide limited-entry hunters for $1200 per person.

Cow Elk Application and State Fees Information
The application time period opens late May and closes mid June each year.
Apply Online at Utah Hunt. For Questions call 1-801-538-4700 or refer to Utah's 2016 Antlerless Hunts Guide

License Fees
Resident 365-Day Hunting License Fees:*
Age 13 and under $11
Ages 14-17 $16
Ages 18-64 $34
Age 65 and older $25
Multi-Year Hunting License (age 18 and older) $33 per year, up to five years
Combination License Fees:*
Ages 14-17 $20
Ages 18-64 $38
Age 65 and older $29
Multi-Year Combination License (age 18 and older) $37 per year, up to five years
Nonresident 365-Day Hunting License Fees:*
Age 17 and younger $25
Age 18 and older $65
Multi-Year Hunting License (age 18 and older) $64 per year, up to five years Nonresident Combination License Fees:*
Age 17 and younger $29
Age 18 and older $85
Multi-Year Combination License (age 18 and older) $84 per year, up to five years
*Licenses are valid for 365 days from the date of purchse and a combination license allows you to hunt or fish in Utah and also allows you to fish with a second pole.

Permit Fees
Resident fees: $50
Nonresident fees: $218

Units We Offer Hunts In
South Slope, Diamond Mountain
2016 Cow Elk Season Dates
Dates vary through Aug 1, 2016 to Jan 31, 2017.
Visit Utah's Antlerless Elk Hunts page for more information. (Scroll down to find the South Slope, Diamond Mountain dates.)
Equipment List

Rifle Hunts

Oct. - Dec.
Average Daily Temperatures for
Oct. HI: 61 LO: 35
Dec. HI: 31 LO: 13

Pack for warm days with cold mornings and evenings. Dress in layers to stay warm while sitting, but not overheat while hiking.

Suggested General Items:
•  Hiking boots: waterproof, heavy insulation, broken in
•  Moisture wicking socks
•  Long underwear
•  Pants: jeans, camo, or light wool
•  Shirts: T-shirts, midweight or long sleeved, flannel
•  Mid weight coat
•  Heavy parka
•  Hat and/or ear covering
•  Light & heavy gloves
•  Rain suit or waterproof jacket
•  Rifle & scope
•  Blaze orange hat & vest
Day Pack containing:
•  Camera
•  Knife
•  Binos
•  Extra ammo
•  Headlamp or flashlight w/extra batteries
•  Fire starting kit
•  Refillable water bottles
•  License & hunter safety card
•  Range finder (guides will carry one too)
•  Personal toiletries and medications

Frequently Asked Questions

What does your guide rate include?

•  The $1500 for a three-day hunt includes everything but state licensing and permit fees.
•  Any gas station stops, the hunter will be responsible for whatever he or she chooses to purchase.
•  You are responsible for weapon of choice, hunting clothes, personal effects and transportation to and from Vernal, UT.

What can I expect for lodging?

•  We offer full-service lodges and camp trailers, where you will be served breakfast, dinner and provided with a sack lunch for mid-day or return to camp for lunch.
•  Keep in mind that when staying in a cabin or camp trailer in the winter months we will not have running water.
•  We limit our camps to avoid overcrowding but still allow for plenty of camaraderie. Practice targets will be available to keep you tuned up for that chance at a trophy.

What happens if I don't kill a cow elk?

•  If for some reason we don't kill the cow elk of your choice within the three days of your hunt, you can continue hunting for an additional fee per day thereafter.

What are the temperatures like during the hunt?

•  Temperatures can range from below zero to mid 50-60s.

Where is your ranch?

•  Our ranch is located near Vernal, UT in northeastern Utah, where we will meet you.

What should I tip my guide?

•  This is always a sensitive question, but one we get all of the time. Industry standard is 10-20%.

How soon will I need my license?

•  Licenses MUST be purchased at least 10 days before your arrival to hunt. There is a 10-day waiting period before your tag is valid.

Are you members of any guide associations?

•  Yes, we are a member of the Utah and Colorado Guides Associations.

What should I expect regarding taking care of my meat, cape and taxidermy?

•  Trophy care includes hauling your animal off mountain to the cabin where we have hanging racks for the meat and animal. We will help you bone the meat out to put in your coolers.
•  If you want your meat cut up in town by the local butcher we will put it in your truck and you can haul it to town to be cut up and he can mail it to you. Town is about a 40 minute drive. If you don't have a suitable outfit we can arrange this for you.
•  If you bring your own coolers you will be responsible for your own ice which is only available in town.
•  We will cape your trophy and put it in your cooler or assist in making arrangements with your taxidermist.

What types of tags/permits will I need to purchase?

•  Detailed information about tags and fees information can be found by reading Utah's 2016 Antlerless Hunts Guide. Apply online at Utah Hunt.