West Canyon Ranch Guided Elk Hunts:
There are few species as majestic looking as the mighty bull elk. Utah is known for harvesting some of the largest bull elk in the world and West Canyon Ranch is no different. Crisp fall mornings filled with bugling elk set the stage for an unforgettable experience. Whether you prefer a large non typical or a clean large frame six point…..you’ve come to the right place. You may hunt our trophy elk using various methods. Archery Hunting, Spot and Stalk, Rifle hunting, Pistol hunting, Muzzleloader hunting, from blinds or our favorite calling them in.
Our guided elk hunts are 3 days and 2 nights. We guarantee you 100% shot opportunity. Come Experience Elk Hunting in Utah!
Elk Hunting Season:
Mid August till late November.
The elk or wapiti is one of the largest species within the deer family.
Elk have a pair of ivory teeth. Most elk hunters save ivories as a memento of the hunt.
Bull Elk have large antlers which are shed each year. They can grow an inch a day and weigh up to 40 pounds.
Bull Elk can weigh up to 700 pounds while cows weigh up to 500 pounds.
Elk engage in ritualized mating behaviors during the rut. Sparring, bugling, wallowing, urinating on themselves to attract cows are all part of the bull elks strategy to establish dominance over other bulls. Bulls gather cows and calves into small groups called harems.
Elk run in herds. The elk herd is often segregated by gender but herds are matriarchal, which means it is run by a single cow.
Elk are herbivores. They consume 8 to 14 pounds of vegetation a day.
Elk calves are born in the spring. After 20 minutes, Elk calves can stand on their own.
Elk meat is lean. With only 25% of the meats energy derived from fat. Elk meat is nutrient dense. Low in calories but contains a lot of minerals and vitamins. Low in carbohydrates and fat but high in protein, zinc, vitamin B12, niacin and vitamin B6.