1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Private Hunting Ranch Accommodations for Out-of-State-Hunters

    Elk hunting is a sport like none other. You spend hours in the wilderness chasing bulls, using your instincts and years of experience as your guide. However, it can take loads of planning, plenty of hard work, some money, and years of hunting trips before you reap any reward. Any seasoned elk hunter…Read More

  7. 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

  8. Elk Hunting Utah | Guided Trophy Hunts | West Canyon Ranch

    Preparing for Your Guided Elk Hunt

    When you book a guided elk hunt, you might think that is all you need to do, but there are a few things you can do to get the most out of the experience. Actually, many hunters say that the first guided trip is the most challenging. It will push you in ways that your usually hunting excursions haven…Read More