1. Guided Bison Hunting | West Canyon Ranch

    A Beginner’s Guide to Bison Hunting

    Bison hunting can create a thrill unlike any other. When you stand in the meadow, and the herd begins to run, you can feel the thunder of the hoofbeats against the earth deep inside your chest. However, a bison hunt also presents unique challenges to hunters. Going into your bison hunt unprepared ca…Read More

  2. How To Field Dress an Elk | West Canyon Ranch

    How to Field Dress an Elk

    Bagging that big bull elk you've always dreamed of can be the thrill of a lifetime. Sometimes a bit of that shine wears off when you realize "bagging" an elk doesn't mean just shooting it. It means field dressing the elk, literally bagging up hundreds of pounds of meat, and packing it out of the wil…Read More

  3. Hunting At Altitude | Tips For Hunting At Altitude | West Canyon Ranch

    Hunting at Altitude: How to Get into Shape for Your Next Hunt

    Many new hunters ask us, “Is hunting physically demanding?” The simple answer is yes, especially high-altitude hunting. Hunting is supposed to be challenging. That’s part of the fun. But, it doesn’t need to be so draining that you’re beaten before the end of the first day. You can reduce t…Read More

  4. best calibers for elk hunting | West Canyon Ranch

    What are the best calibers for elk hunting?

    Utah is home to world-record-sized elk. The only type of elk you’ll encounter when hunting in Utah is the Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) — one of North America's six recognized subspecies of elk. Rocky Mountain elk bulls average 700 pounds and are about 5 feet tall at the shoulder; …Read More

  5. Elk Anatomy and Shot Placement | West Canyon Ranch

    Perfect Shot Placement for the Elk Anatomy

    Taking down a trophy elk can be the thrill of a lifetime. On the flip side, the story of the one that got away can haunt you forever. Shot placement is often the difference between a successful hunt and a disappointing one. Whether you're on a guided elk hunt or hunting independently, with a rifle o…Read More

  6. Turkey Season in Utah: What You Need to Know

    Utah is a fantastic destination for guided turkey hunts. Utah turkey hunting at West Canyon Ranch allows you to hunt massive turkeys with a 100% guarantee you get a shot. If this is your first turkey hunting trip, or your first time turkey hunting in Utah, read below for answers to some common quest…Read More

  7. How to Access Private Land for Hunting | West Canyon Ranch

    How to Access Private Land for Hunting

    Hunting on public land is fantastic, but every hunter should also experience the unique joy of hunting on private land. Hunters who try both know they provide distinctly different experiences. This guide explains how private land hunting differs from public land hunting and offers several ways to ac…Read More

  8. Elk Hunting Tips | West Canyon Ranch | Guided Elk Hunting

    Essential Elk Hunting Tips for Any Hunter

    For many hunters, the experience of an elk hunt can be described in a single word — thrilling. It’s why hunters from all over the country make the trip to Utah year after year, seeking the challenge of taking one of the most difficult big game animals. Elk hunting is incredibly challenging, as t…Read More

  9. Turkey Hunting Tips | West Canyon Ranch

    Turkey Hunting Tips

    Wild turkey hunting is one of the most adrenaline-pumping sports in the world. Each subspecies offers an enjoyable and tough hunting opportunity, making each hunt worthwhile. As you face each new hunt, you have several challenges to overcome, from nailing down your locator calls to positioning decoy…Read More

  10. When is Turkey Hunting Season?

    Turkey hunting is the second most popular hunting sport in America, with just over 3.1 million annual hunters. If you’re a seasoned turkey hunter, or want to try it out for the first time, this article has all you need to know about when turkey hunting in Utah takes place. First, let’s answer so…Read More