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Guided Bull Elk Hunt | Utah

Vernal, UT

Accommodates
1 to 3
Pet-Friendly
Kid-Friendly
Handicapped Accessible

Your Experience

Guided Bull Elk - Limited Entry Draw Tag or Landowner Tags Available

Limited Entry Draw Tag - Base Price

The state of Utah offers limited entry drawings for bull elk, The unit that our ranch lies within is called the South Slope Diamon Mountian 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 elk on our property with prospects of some very large bulls.

Landowner Tag Included - Additional Fee

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 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.

Includes:

  • Five-day hunt with a personal guide

  • Lodging in our campers or cabins

  • Meals

  • Skinning and trophy care

  • Landowner Tag can be included for an additional fee!

Quality taxidermy is available with a recommended local taxidermist.


Units We Offer Hunts In

  • Utah Book Cliffs

  • Utah North Slope, Three Corners

  • Utah South Slope, Diamon Mountain

  • Colorado Unit 1

Seasonal Weather Info:

Archery Hunts - August-October - Average Daily Temps: Aug. HI: 85 LO:55//Oct. HI:61 LO: 35

Rifle Hunts - September-October - Average Daily Temps: Sept. HI:75 LO:46//Oct. HI:61 LO: 35

Muzzleloader Hunts - September-November - Average Daily Temps: Sept. HI:75 LO:46//Nov. HI:45 LO: 24

“I have hunted elk several times with Josh. It is an experience that you will never forget. Bugling bulls and 100s of elk make for an amazing hunt! I also have hunted lions and bears with Josh. He has some of the best hounds around. It is a great adventure. Josh never gives up, and he is also a great guy to be around.” - Phil C.

Base price is per person for the guide rate only(no tag included must draw your own). Add the Landowner Voucher for an additional fee at checkout.

What's Included

Lodging

Meals & Beverages

Professional Local Guide

Full-Service Lodges & Camp Trailers

Running Water

Practice Targets

Landowner Vouchers Available

98% Success

Bulls Score 285-340

Your Host

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Our ranch was homesteaded by our great-great-grandfather in the early 1900s and we operate 1,000 head of beef cattle on it today. It is located in the northeast corner of Utah, stretching into Colorado to the east and closely bordering Wyoming to the north.

Vernal, Utah

Member since December 2019

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Our ranch was homesteaded by our great-great-grandfather in the early 1900s and we operate 1,000 head of beef cattle on it today. It is located in the northeast corner of Utah, stretching into Colorado to the east and closely bordering Wyoming to the north.

Vernal, UT

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Rules & Guidelines

WHAT DOES YOUR GUIDE RATE INCLUDE?

•  The 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 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.


APPLICATION AND STATE FEES INFORMATION


You may apply for your tag beginning in early February until early March.

Apply Online at Utah Hunt (https://www.utah-hunt.com/).

For Questions call 1-801-538-4700 or refer to Utah's Big Game Guidebook: https://wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks/2019_pdfs/2019_biggameapp.pdf.


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



NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY


Please note, there is a 50% nonrefundable deposit included with your booking fee and the remaining amount is nonrefundable after June 1st.


These tags go quick and this process ensures that we are able to prepare for our clients adequately.

Check In:

09:00 PM

Check Out:

07:00 PM

WHAT DOES YOUR GUIDE RATE INCLUDE?

•  The 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 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.


APPLICATION AND STATE FEES INFORMATION


You may apply for your tag beginning in early February until early March.

Apply Online at Utah Hunt (https://www.utah-hunt.com/).

For Questions call 1-801-538-4700 or refer to Utah's Big Game Guidebook: https://wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks/2019_pdfs/2019_biggameapp.pdf.


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



NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY


Please note, there is a 50% nonrefundable deposit included with your booking fee and the remaining amount is nonrefundable after June 1st.


These tags go quick and this process ensures that we are able to prepare for our clients adequately.

Check In:

09:00 PM

Check Out:

07:00 PM

Additional Costs

  • Landowner Voucher

    $15,400.00

    Each

Non-refundable Deposit

Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.

What to Bring

  • Hiking Boots: Waterproof, Light Weight Broke In
  • Moisture Wicking Socks
  • Long Underwear for Oct. or Nov. Hunts
  • Pants: Jeans, Camo, or Light Wool
  • Shirts: T-shirts, Mid-weight/long Sleeved, Flannel
  • Camo Jacket or Mid Weight Coat
  • Camo Heavy Parka for Oct/Nov Hunts
  • Hat and/or Ear Covering
  • Light & Heavy Gloves
  • Rain Suite or Waterproof Jacket
  • Weapon of Choice/Ammo
  • Day Pack Containing:
  • Camera
  • Knife
  • Binos
  • Extra Broadheas, arm guard, nocks, etc.(If needed)
  • 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 Medication

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