Bull Elk - Landowner Tag
Each year the state of Utah issues us only so many landowner tags per given amount of acres that landowners own. These landowner tags are issued for deer and elk only. We require a 50% minimum deposit up front, then the rest of the amount due by June 1 prior to your actual hunt. These tags go quick, so send your deposit early!!

We offer a five-day hunt with one guide per client. On our ranch you will be pleased to see large quantities of quality bull elk. Clients average 98% harvest success with some customers passing up bulls that score 300+, while looking for that bull of a lifetime! We generally take bulls scoring 285 to 340 and most averaging 320. In any given five-day period, we figure a person may view as many as 40 different bulls, pretty easily.

Landowner Tag Guide Rates
The rate is $12,500, per person. Each client will go on a five-day hunt with a personal guide. The price includes lodging in our campers or cabins, meals, the landowner tag, guiding, skinning and trophy care. Quality taxidermy is available with a recommended local taxidermist.

Bull Elk - Limited-Entry Draw Tag
The state of Utah offers limited-entry drawings for bull 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 with prospects of some very large bulls.

Limited-Entry Guide Rates
A five-day 1 on 1 hunt costs $5500.00 and includes lodging and meals in our cabins, guiding, skinning and trophy care. Quality taxidermy is available with a recommended local taxidermist.

Application and State Fees Information
You may apply for your tag beginning in early February until early March.
Apply Online at Utah Hunt. For Questions call 1-801-538-4700 or refer to Utah's 2016 Big Game Guidebook.

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: $285
Nonresident fees: $800

Units We Offer Hunts In
Utah Book Cliffs
Utah North Slope, Three Corners
Utah South Slope, Diamond Mountain
Colorado Unit 1
2016 Bull Elk Season Dates

Archery:

•  All units Aug. 20 to Sept. 16

Any Legal Weapon:

•  Book Cliffs, Bitter Creek/South Sept. 17 to Sept. 25 & Nov. 12 to Nov. 20
•  Book Cliffs, Bitter Creek Roadless Sept. 17 to Sept. 25
•  North Slope, Three Corners Oct. 1 to Oct. 14
•  South Slope, Diamond Mtn. Sept. 17 to Sept. 25 & Oct. 8 to Oct. 20

Muzzleloader:

•  Book Cliffs, Bitter Creek/South or Roadless Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
•  North Slope, Three Corners Nov. 2 to Nov. 10
•  South Slope, Diamond Mtn. Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
Equipment List

Archery Hunts

Aug. - Oct.
Average Daily Temperatures for
Aug. HI: 85 LO: 55
Oct. HI: 61 LO: 35

Suggested General Items:
•  Hiking boots: waterproof, light weight, broken in
•  Moisture wicking socks
•  Long underwear for Oct. hunts
•  Pants: jeans, camo, or light wool
•  Shirts: T-shirts, midweight or long sleeved, flannel
•  Camo jacket or mid weight coat
•  Camo heavy parka for Oct. hunts
•  Hat and/or ear covering
•  Light & heavy gloves
•  Rain suit or waterproof jacket
•  Bow, arrows & bow case
Day Pack containing:
•  Camera
•  Knife
•  Binos
•  Extra broadheads, arm guard, nocks, etc.
•  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

Rifle Hunts

Sept. - Oct.
Average Daily Temperatures for
Sept. HI: 75 LO: 46
Oct. HI: 61 LO: 35

Pack for warm days with cold mornings and evenings. Dress in layers to stay warm while sitting, but not overheat while hiking. Must wear a blaze orange hat & vest.

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

Muzzleloader Hunts

Sept. - Nov.
Average Daily Temperatures for
Sept. HI: 75 LO: 46
Nov. HI: 45 LO: 24

Your gear list will be much the same as above for rifle hunts, but for hunts in November, plan on bringing warmer clothing for the colder temps that time of year.
Frequently Asked Questions

What does your guide rate include?

•  The $5,500 for a five-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 midday 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 bull elk?

•  If for some reason we don't kill the bull elk of your choice within the five days of your hunt, you can continue hunting for $600 a 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 are Landowner and/or Conservation Tags?

•  First off, both provide access to tags without drawing the tag in the Utah draw. These tags are different, however. Each year the state of Utah issues us so many landowner tags, per given amount of acres that a landowner owns. These landowner tags are issued for deer and elk only.
•  Conservation tags are issued by the state of Utah to nonprofit organizations in the state (SFW, MDF, RMEF and others). These tags are donations to these organizations and they can resell them. Since purchasing them from a nonprofit organization, these tags an be a tax write off and the price can be considered a donation. Please contact your accountant for exact details on the tax options these tags provide.
•  General prices can be found on our deer and elk pages. If interested in these type of tags, please Contact Us for availability and questions.