Guided Hunts in The United States
Experience the hunting trip of a lifetime on a guided elk hunt at West Canyon Ranch. As one of the leading elk hunting outfitters in the western United States, West Canyon Rach is fully stocked with big game and five-star accommodations.
Our excursions provide hunters with total access to our 4,000-acre ranch and livestock, including elk, bison, turkey, fowls, and more. One of the major benefits of guided hunting trips is working alongside guides who understand the area.
West Canyon Ranch's team of experienced hunting guides travel with you to give you the upper hand you need to draw out the biggest bucks in northern Utah. Add on five-star amenities, out-of-this-world natural beauty, and a trophy bull shot guarantee, and you will quickly understand why guided hunting trips deserve all the hype.
Because hunting at Utah's West Canyon Ranch offers various game, you can easily find a guided hunting trip perfectly suited for your needs. From private wingshooting to all-inclusive guided trophy hunts, you will enjoy your time exploring our high fence Utah ranch.
West Canyon Ranch also works closely with hunters to accommodate different hunting preferences, which is why we offer rifle elk hunts, archery, crossbow, pistol, or muzzleloader hunting. Our proven herd management techniques ensure ideal genetic conditions for record-breaking livestock. Experience a guided elk hunt without the stress of other hunters or predators getting in the way—West Canyon Ranch is here to make your hunt the best hunt possible.
Our guided elk hunting trips last three days and three nights with a 100% guaranteed shot opportunity. You can choose to spot and stalk, vehicle hunt from a jeep or side-by-side, call, or use one of our many built-in blinds, depending on your preferences. We even issue permits from the state of Utah, so you won't need to worry about any regulatory hassles.
Whatever type of hunting trip you book, West Canyon Ranch is the guided hunt outfitter you can trust to make your guided hunt a memory that will last a lifetime.
Advantages of Guided Hunting Trips at West Canyon Ranch
Guided elk hunts have numerous advantages for committed hunters and beginners alike. Experienced hunters enjoy exploring new terrain over multiple days alongside their hunting buddies. You don't need to have years of hunting and shots under your belt to appreciate the luxury of a guided hunt.
Hunt with a West Canyon Ranch Expert
Novice hunters can lean on guides' experience to learn how to track, hunt, and shoot. Our local experts are familiar with the area, imparting guidance that will make you an expert by the end of your trip.
Let Us Shoulder the Hassle
The West Canyon Ranch team can help advise you on what is needed to enjoy your hunting trip, including licensing, tags, equipment, and more. We also offer advice on what materials you should bring on your trip, field dressing, how to prepare for a hunt, and more.
Gain Access to a World-Class Private Hunting Ranch
Along with guiding you through preparation and your elk hunt, guided trips also give you complete access to private land. Leave behind the pressure of hunting on public lands. West Canyon Ranch is 4,000 acres of rough terrain situated along the beautiful mountainous region in northern Utah.
Choose Your Game Preference
Our high fence private Utah ranch offers a range of game, including big trophy bulls, elk, bison, wingshooting, and more. No matter your preference, we have the livestock needed to provide a hefty challenge that will excite hunters at any skill level.
Guaranteed Shot Opportunity
At West Canyon Ranch, we guarantee that you will have a chance to shoot your ideal animal. You will come face-to-face (or scope-to-face) with livestock that is native to Utah. While our job is to get you a shot opportunity, whether you hit your target is up to you. No matter what happens, depending on our guided hunt outfitter to make your experience worthwhile.
Guided Elk Hunt Camaraderie
A hunting trip is only as good as its company. Book a guided hunting trip at West Canyon Ranch, and you will surely become part of the Ranch family. Our guides and hunters participate in a shared hunting experience that brings everyone together. By the end of your trip, you will know what it means to spend quality time with the comrades you love.
Enjoy Luxury Accommodations
West Canyon Ranch is committed to making your time on the Ranch well-spent. Along with exploring our 4,000-acre ranch, visitors enjoy five-star lodging, private chef cuisine, and other luxury amenities. Whether you need answers to a hunting question, need advice on how to prepare for your trip, or just want a good meal with good friends while hunting, West Canyon Ranch is here to make it happen.
Higher Trophy Quality and Success Rates
You can expect higher trophy quality and success on a West Canyon Ranch guided hunt than on a DIY hunt. Work with our guides to learn what you can expect and how to plan accordingly. For example, our outfitters will take you to the best spots on your multi-day journey, so you can ask them how to prepare beforehand to hit your target.
Hunting Trip Options at West Canyon Ranch
West Canyon Ranch offers a selection of guided hunting trip packages with customized options to ensure your hunt is everything you envisioned and more. While there aren't many private hunting outfitters that boast the accommodations and amenities that make the cost worthwhile, West Canyon Ranch commits to making our guided hunting trips well-worth the effort. Whether you live in-state or are traveling cross-country, you can find a West Canyon Ranch all-inclusive hunting trip package that works for you. If not, contact our customer service team to discuss further options.
Guided Elk Hunting
As Utah's premiere high fence hunting ranch, West Canyon maintains the finest trophy elk herds in the United States. Our tried and true herd management techniques ensure ideal genetic conditions for record-breaking bulls without the risks of predators. Our guided elk hunting packages include all-inclusive amenities, ranging from two days and one night to three days and three nights.
We also issue permits from the state of Utah to ensure that planning your hunt is as hassle-free as possible. Choose your guided hunt depending on the type of elk species you wish to hunt, including trophy bulls, ranch bulls, management bulls, and cow elk.
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Guided Bison Hunting
West Canyon's 4,000-acre Ranch is home to many of Utah's native bison species. As one of the leading destinations for private guided bison hunting in the United States, West Canyon Ranch provides bison hunters with customizable services to ensure an unforgettable guaranteed bison hunt. Book your hunting excursion from mid-August to December, when our trophy bulls are more attainable than ever. For two days and one night, you will explore the northern Utah mountains pumping from adrenaline as you hunt your next trophy or ranch bull. Work with our experienced guides to hit your mark on a once-in-a-lifetime trophy bull.
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Guided Turkey Hunting
West Canyon's guaranteed wild turkey hunting trips are renowned for the massive turkey size, hunter success rate, and unforgettable hunting experience. Our different guided turkey hunt packages include all food, transportations, lodging, blinds, guides, and field care. You can select from our fully guided turkey hunts in the spring (April to May) and during the fall (October to December). You can also add turkey hunting to any elk, bison, or wingshooting packages for an additional cost.
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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 enjoy our wingshooting accommodations, 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, airport transportation, 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:
- Laundry service
- Massage therapist upon request
- Soaking tub
- Camp set-up
- 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.
You can choose an all-inclusive hunt or half and full-day wingshooting, depending on your availability. 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, transportation to and from the airport, personalized meal plans, lodging details, and more. You can find out how to prepare for a guided elk hunt by checking out our blog.
Guided Hunting Packages Cost Breakdown
Booking a guided hunt can cost anywhere from $2,000-$15,000. The price range is largely dependent on the type of animal you hunt, which outfitter you work with, and where you hunt. However, it is an experience worthy of the cost. Various states set different quantities or types of animals available, impacting the total cost of a hunt.
Those who embark on guided big game hunts, like trophy bison or bull elk, will most likely pay more than those who choose guided turkey hunts or wingshooting. Regardless of the animal, you must also pay for various other expenses during your guided hunt.
To learn more about how much guided hunting trips cost, here is a cost breakdown that typically plays a role in any guided hunting package:
Paying for a guided hunt includes more than paying for a turkey, elk, or bison. You pay for everything that goes into an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. More than anything, you will pay for a guide's expertise and competence. These guides know the land, the breed, and everything it takes to find shot opportunities for your group.
West Canyon Ranch guides are experts at what they do. They spent years developing a comprehensive knowledge of our 4,000-acre Ranch. They understand relevant local laws and regulations and even know the latest outdoor survival techniques to ensure you are safe during your stay.
Not only can you depend on our guides' emergency training, but you can rest easy knowing our specialists will set you on the right path headed towards your goal. Each of our guides has countless years of hunting experience, using their knowledge to perfect each guest's hunt, as well.
Add all of this knowledge together, and it is no wonder that a competent guide doesn't come cheap. A hunting guide is absolutely priceless, considering everything they bring to the table.
Booking transportation to and from an airport is not only pricey, but it is a hassle that most hunters don't want to take on. Since most hunting ranches are far from the closest airport, outfitters often include airport transportation as part of their accommodations. West Canyon Ranch includes transportation costs in our guided hunt packages. You can expect to have transportation for your entire group waiting at the airport upon arrival with all the storage needed to fit your bulky hunting gear.
Field dressing is a dirty, time-consuming job no matter if you are a novice hunter or have been doing it all of your life. Even field dressing a straightforward elk can take more than 2-2.5 hours. But most of the time, conditions aren't that straightforward, and you will spend the bulk of your day dressing an animal. Factors that often play a role in field dressing time include remaining daylight, weather conditions, animal size, and experience level.
Field dressing also requires specific tools and expertise. Storing these tools until the appropriate time also takes a toll on the hunter carrying them. You will also need to worry about packing the animal out. Elk hindquarters can weigh between 85-90 pounds. Pack that for 3-5 miles, and the weight of that section alone can take a toll.
A guided hunt will remove all of the mess, hassle, countless hours spent quartering, field dressing, and packing out any downed animal, with a price included in the hunt's initial cost.
Lodging on a guided hunt is usually included in the total price. Along with not worrying about the cost of lodging on top of paying for your hunt, West Canyon Ranch includes five-star accommodations in all of our hunting packages. Stay in cabins and tents located right next to your game that are much nicer than your usual field accommodations. You will be only minutes away from your trophy bull, with private-chef meals waiting for you after your exhausting hunting excursions. Once you lay down on a comfortable bed after a full day of hunting, you will know our guided hunts are worth every penny.
Meals, Drinks, and Snacks
Hunters need proper nourishment to track down a prize-winning trophy bull. Ditch freeze-dried meals or standard field fare. Experience a guided hunt that offers fine cuisine even on the trails.
Most guided hunt packages include the cost of food. Forget the potato chips and trail mix. West Canyon Ranch's private chef prepares freshly-cooked meals that make every hunting experience unforgettable. On the last night of your stay, you will eat West Canyon's Signature meal — a 50 oz bone-in tomahawk steak cooked over charcoal briquets, complete with a garlic mash, seasonal sautéed veggies, and a dessert of your choice.
Big Game, Hunting Licenses
Attempting to get a hunting license on your own can be incredibly expensive. While the cost of licenses and tag depend vary by state, you can expect to pay a steep price. Most states distribute tags using a random draw, but there are options to buy elk tags over the counter. Nonresident tags can cost around $1,000 each, with no guarantee of marking a trophy bull.
One of the advantages of booking a guided hunt is that you won't need to worry about waiting for a tag or paying the cost for a license outright. West Canyon Ranch provides all necessary tags and a guaranteed shot opportunity.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 $2,000-$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.
Explore Guided Hunting Packages at West Canyon Ranch
West Canyon Ranch is the private hunting ranch you can count on to make your experience next to none. You can book a guaranteed elk hunt, as well as hunting bison, turkey, and wingshooting trips. Our Ranch has an abundance of natural resources and tremendous views that you can enjoy during your full-scale private hunting visit, half-day, or full-day hunting excursions.
Book an elk hunting trip to our Utah private ranch, by contacting West Canyon Ranch today. Soon enough you will be out on the Ranch with your trophy hunt in-hand and a smile on your face!