1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Elk Hunting Pack List

    DOWNLOAD THE HUNTING PACKLIST After booking a guided elk hunt on a private hunting ranch, you might think you finished your work up until the day you leave. However, there are a few things you will need to do in preparation for your elk hunt, including packing the right gear. Getting your hunting ge…Read More

  5. The Top Drops Shots on Bull Elk

    Elk hunting is one of the most intense sports in the industry. Enduring the process is a mental challenge as much as it is a skillful one. You can overthink it just as quickly as you begin to understand how it works. Any hunter can recall a time where they went big game hunting only to come up empty…Read More