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Frequently asked questions about guided hunting

Thanks to countless conversations with hunters from around the world, our team has put together a list of frequently asked questions about guided hunting. Look at the FAQ list for additional information regarding West Canyon Ranch and our guided hunting trips.
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General Questions

Where is West Canyon Ranch located?

West Canyon Ranch is a Utah hunting ranch located in the northern Wasatch Mountains. The hunting ranch consists of 4,000 acres of land. Our guests and guides will roam through hills and valleys coming across streams, ponds, and greenery of all kinds. While raising cattle remains part of the Ranch’s day-to-day operations, elk, bison, and turkey hunts are now West Canyon’s focus. Blessed with an abundance of natural resources and tremendous views, our primary purpose is to preserve the Ranch for future generations. Book with West Canyon Ranch, and you will have access to our luxury facilities and accommodations.

What other activities can guests participate in at West Canyon Ranch?

Along with our guided hunting expeditions, West Canyon Ranch also has other activities available on-site. You can select from these activities, including fishing, hiking and stargazing. You can also shop, golf, or visit other local vendors nearby the hunting ranch. For more information on West Canyon Ranch activities, please browse our website or contact our team.

Are guided hunts worth it?

Guided hunts are one of the most coveted experiences in the world of hunting. Whether you are new to the sport or have years upon years of experience, guided hunts can make you a better hunter all around. You can expect a great trip, safe hunt, world-class accommodations, and a shot at success.

How does a guided hunt work?

A guided hunt is a group effort. Our outfitter works with you at West Canyon Ranch to provide the guidance, direction, and logistics needed to make your hunt a success. Local guides will help you navigate rough terrain on your multi-day journey, tracking livestock across our high fence private Utah ranch. We also take care of lodging, meals, and transportation so that you can worry about what matters most—your hunt.

How much do guided hunts cost?

A guided hunt at West Canyon Ranch can cost anywhere from $4,000-$15,000. The price depends on the length of your trip, type of hunt, location, and your hunting outfitter. There are other amenities factored into the cost, as well. Some of these include lodging, food, transportation, guide services, and more.

Are guided hunts guaranteed?

Not all guided hunts are guaranteed, but at West Canyon Ranch, we guarantee a shot opportunity. At our 4,000-acre ranch, our guides promise to get you a chance to face your animal of choice. Whether you hit your target is up to you.

Accommodations & Lodging

What lodging and accommodations does West canyon Ranch offer?

The accommodations at West Canyon Ranch are one of the most luxurious options available. Whether it’s dinner on the patio or breakfast by the fireplace, each day promises to begin and end in perfection. During your booking, you will work with our private chef to analyze your needs and meet them perfectly. While on the Ranch you will either stay in Donny’s Cabin, the West Canyon Cabin, or in tents set-up along your hunting route. While visiting West Canyon, our team will pay attention to every detail, so that you feel comfortable day in and day out.

What will the meals provided on the trip include?

No matter which hunting trip you book at West Canyon Ranch, you will eat from a menu of local cuisine. We ensure a five-star culinary experience from the moment you enter the property to the moment you leave. The West Canyon private chef and dining staff prepare each meal with carefully selected, locally sourced ingredients. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and snacks are all included. Our team will also cater to your every need. No matter the dietary restriction or preference, we guarantee an unforgettable dining experience. For more information on our menu offerings, visit our cuisine page.

Hunting Trips

What to Expect on Your Guided Hunting Trip at West Canyon Ranch

Tucked away in the mountains of northern Utah, West Canyon Ranch offers unrivaled guided hunting trip packages. Whether stalking elk or enjoying our bison hunts, each day at the Ranch promises to exceed expectations. Hunters enjoy all-inclusive amenities from sunrise to sundown and beyond, including meals by a private chef, five-star lodging, and more.

Along with first-class amenities at their disposal, visitors also enjoy a range of services while on the premises and off-site during their hunts. Some of the services provided include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Internet
  • Massage therapist upon request
  • Soaking tub
  • Meat storage
  • Assistance with travel details and itineraries

No matter what you need during your multi-day stay, West Canyon Ranch is here to ensure you are taken care of. You will rest easy with the knowledge that everything is taken care of by our staff. A guided hunting trip is your best option for a one-time best shot at taking down the kill of a lifetime.

Whichever hunting package you choose, West Canyon Ranch will provide a hunting experience like none other. You can work with our team to outline a hunting contract that outlines what to expect during your stay at our Utah private hunting ranch.

At that time, we will put together a full itinerary including dates, personalized meal plans, lodging details, and more. You can find out how to prepare for a guided elk hunt by checking out our blog.

How can I prepare for a guided hunting trip?

If you want to get the most out of your guided elk hunting trip, you must prepare. Preparing for a guided hunting trip takes time and effort. Our elk-hunting Utah specialists suggest finding an outfitter that provides all the necessities you need, along with advice on how you can adequately prepare. If you work with an experienced outfitter, you’ll get the best bang for your buck. West Canyon Ranch will help outfit you for our guided trips and provide a list of other things you might need to bring, including field dress, choice of rifle, and any other items.

Do you provide tags?

As a high-fence Utah ranch, West Canyon takes all the hassle out of hunting. Not only are the big game larger in size, but the managed herds are healthier and more mature. Hunters often spend precious time waiting to get an elk permit, but hunting at a high-fence ranch eliminates all of the waiting. West Canyon Ranch issues our own permits so you can get straight to hunting without worrying about licenses and tags

What is provided for on guided elk hunting trips?

Our guided hunting programs include a range of service options. Whether you book a three-day guided trophy bull elk hunt or a day trip, you will get the best treatment possible. You can select from different game types, including elk hunts, bison hunts or turkey hunting. Every year, West Canyon Ranch will release a schedule of programs that range in length of trips and cost. Browse our Hunting Programs page to get more information regarding our booking options.

What are the chances of finding a trophy elk?

West Canyon Ranch guarantees a 100% shot opportunity for all of our guests. This guarantee means that every guest will get a shot at their game of choice, including trophy elks. Our Ranch also promises that you will have the hunting experience of a lifetime. You can even experience one of the leading guaranteed hunts in Utah by participating in our guided trophy bull elk hunts. The 3-day, 3-night hunt attracts hunters worldwide throughout the season. Choose between spot and stalk hunting, calling, hunting from a jeep or side by side, or ground blind hunting. Whichever trip you select, West Canyon Ranch will meet whatever personal preference you need to make your hunt exceptional. For more information on premier guided hunting in Utah, check out the hunting programs at West Canyon Ranch.

How much does a guided bison hunt cost?

An all-inclusive bison hunt at West Canyon Ranch in 2023 costs $10,000 per hunter plus tax. That’s a small price to pay for an unforgettable life experience. Hunt with the weapon of your choice. Spot or stalk our mature herds full of trophy-sized bison across 4,000 acres of beautiful Utah wilderness. Plus, we guarantee you will get an opportunity at a shot on a bison.

West Canyon Ranch’s all-inclusive bison hunts provide hunting licenses, lodging, meals prepared by our private chef, beverages, and field-dressing the animal. You can also bring non-hunting party members for an observer fee of $500 per day.

If you’re ready to hunt one of the biggest animals in America, book your bison hunt at West Canyon Ranch today.

Do I need to draw a bison tag to hunt at West Canyon Ranch?

No. You don’t need to draw a tag to hunt bison at West Canyon Ranch. The licenses are included when you book one of our bison hunt packages. We negotiate our own tags through the game and wildlife department. Then we can issue them to the hunters on our ranch.