Western WA Elk and Deer Hunts

 

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SPECIALIZING IN 100% FAIR CHASE
TRUE ROOSEVELT ELK & BLACKTAIL DEER QUALIFYING FOR ALL GRANDSLAM ENTRIES.
WASHINGTON STATE

  ARCHERY, MUZZLELOADER & RIFLE
CALLING, SPOT & STALK, STILL HUNTING, ABUSHING & GLASSING!!
GUARANTEED OVER THE COUNTER TAGS!

NON RESIDENT  LICENSE FEES
WASHINGTON STATE
ELK = $497   DEER =  $430   BEAR= $222   ELK+DEER =$739

 Washington State offers hunters the opportunity to purchase an elk license over the counter, so there is no need to apply for a draw.

ROOSEVELT ELK-
There are only a few areas in the world where you can hunt true pure blooded Roosevelt elk. The coastal mountains of Washington State is one of these areas. Roosevelt elk live in the thick dense forest and logging country of the Pacific Northwest. These coastal rainforest have absolutely breathtaking views but they also average over 120 inches of rain annually, so bring your raingear. With such a huge amount of annual rainfall the forest in this region has huge trees and is incredibly dense with very lush underbrush. A dense forest has many hunting benefits but often makes for very limited visibility. With low visibility most of our rifle shot opportunities are well under 100 yards and often 75 yards or less. Bow hunters often have encounters as close as 5 yards with 20-30 yard shots being most common. Because of challenges with the diverse weather and habitat of the Roosevelt elk, they are said to be one of the most difficult species in the country to hunt.
EXPERIENCE- Your guide and outfitter, Mike Jenkins grew up in these mountains and has over 30 years experience successfully hunting these elk. Mike is a very well known and accomplished professional hunting guide for multiple species with his passion being Roosevelt elk..  Mike has always had a strong commitment to quality, so after a short attempt at expanding a quality guide staff and growing Upfront Outfitters,  has decided to go back to an operation of himself as the only guide with the exception of hunts with larger groups requiring an additional guide..  

QUALITY- We strongly focus on hunting mature and respectable representatives of our species but because of the difficulty of the Roosevelt elk we recommend not passing a legal bull ( 3 point minimum) unless you are satisfied with the possibility on not having another shot opportunity. We cannot control the number of shot opportunities that you will have during your hunt but we guarantee that  everyday of our hunt you will be in elk rich areas that have been well scouted. In Washington State your average Roosevelt bull elk will be a mature 5×5 bull with exceptional 300 + class 6x and bigger bulls being present in all of our hunting areas.
SUCCESS- Our 3 year average success on a 5 day hunt is 60-85% shot opportunity with .50% success, 7-8 day hunt is 75-90% success and 10-12 day hunt has been 100% success. 

HUNTING METHODS- Our favorite and most successful method is still-hunting through timbered canyons and river drainages combined with spot and stalk hunting in open logging country. We will also occasionally use ground blinds and tree stands in productive feeding and travel areas. During the archery season we will add calling to our arsenal for locating bulls and then getting aggressive with them once we’ve gotten close. Although baiting is legal in our state we are very successful and skillful hunters and choose to hunt our game opposed to bait it. Being able to adapt to any and all hunting methods necessary, depending on conditions, will lead to much greater opportunities and better results.
LODGING- There is a wide combination of lodging that can be part of this hunt. Base camps will be conducted from either a rental house or cabin or a tent camp. From there we will hunt several different areas and spike out as needed for success. We will come back to the base camp every few days as needed for food, shower, dry clothes and a good night sleep. For the hardcore hunters, weather permitting, we can stay overnight in hammocks or small spike camps deep into elk territory.
AVAILABILITY and BOOKING-  All hunts are available on a first come basis. To ensure quality and success, as of 2018 our clientele will be reduced to a maximum of 2 hunting groups (either one hunter per guide or two hunters per guide) per week for rifle season and a maximum of two hunters per week for all other elk and deer hunts. Mike Jenkins will be your personal guide on all hunts unless other arrangements are made at booking.
DEPOSITS- All hunts require a 25% non refundable deposit at the time of booking unless other arrangements are made. Hunts booked within 6 months of the hunt start require a 50% Deposit. The hunt balance is due 30 days prior to the hunt. We accept money orders, cashier checks, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We also accept ATM debit cards. Unfortunately we will no longer accept personal checks for final payments unless made prior to the 30 day deadline

Season Dates should be accurate but are tentative until the 2017 regulations are issued in the spring.


2017 WASHINGTON STATE ELK SEASONS AND PRICING
West side elk tag required

EARLY SEASON TROPHY ARCHERY ELK
 

7 day  Archery Hunt SEPT 9-15    SOLD OUT – Call Now for booking 2018 or 2019 – 1 Oregon Trophy hunt available for 2017
• Two hunters One guide $4,550 per Person
• One hunter One guide   $7,550 per Person insley - Copy

add Blacktail at no charge except license fee, sales tax not included

LATE SEASON ARCHERY ELK 
 5 day Archery EITHER SEX
Nov 28th – Dec 2nd

Dec 4 – Dec 8 or
Dec 11-15
(3 pt. minimum or cow
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Two hunters One guide $2,450 per Person
• One hunter One guide   $3,150 per Person
sales tax not included

EARLY SEASON MUZZLELOADER
7 day hunt Oct 7-13   1 OPENING AVAILABLE CALL NOW FOR LAST 2017 SPOT
• Two hunters One guide $4,550 per Person
• One hunter One guide   $7,550 per Person  
Toms #29

 MODERN RIFLE ELK
7 DAY ROOSEVELT HUNT

November 12-16- 2017 SOLD OUT-  Now booking  2018 remaining opening
• Two hunters One guide $6,500 per person
• One hunter One guide   $8,500 per person
sales tax not included
add 5 days of blacktail deer making this a 12 day dual species hunt
 
 

10 DAY ROOSEVELT ELK  HUNT
November 4-13 2017 SOLD OUT – Now booking 2018 remaining opening

• Two hunters One guide $8,000 per Person
• One hunter One guide   $10,500 per Person
sales tax not included
add 5 days of blacktail  deer making this an 15 day  2 species trophy hunt

10 DAY WA/ OREGON ROOSEVELT ELK SPECIES HUNT- Start hunting in Washington state for opening day of rifle. Hunt 6 days and then move the short distance for the opening day of the Oregon 4 day rifle season. Can harvest an elk in both states.
2017  SOLD OUT Now booking 2018 & 2019. 1 opening remains for 2018

• Two hunters One guide $8,550 per Person
• One hunter One guide   $11,550 per Person

HUNTERS- add a 5 day Oregon blacktail hunt to the beginning of any Roosevelt rifle hunt for a two species combo. Species cannot be hunted at the same time. Deer ends the day before Washington rifle elk begins.
WA STATE WESTERN COLUMBIA BLACKTAIL DEER HUNTS

Starting in 2017 all Deer hunts will be conducted in Oregon

2017 RIFLE SEASON

fully guided 5 day Columbia Blacktail October 27-31
fully guided 4 day Columbia Blacktail November 17-20 (rut hunt)
• Two hunters One guide $3,950 per person
• One hunter One guide   $6,000 per person

ALASKA DIY SITKA BLACKTAIL  – any 6 days Sat – Fri
September 1 – Thanksgiving ( includes lodging and vehicle. Meals and processing packages available.)Call for information Dates subject to availability
• Two hunters $2,500 per person
• One hunter  $2,150 per person

 Craigs Beautiful Blacktail

Additional Pricing Information Non Hunting guests are more than welcome at a cost of $150 per day. Price of hunts  does not include applicable sales tax

All hunts include food, lodging, trophy preparation, guide service, and transportation while in camp, airport pickup can be arranged for an additional charge of $300. Price does not include tags or license, state tax, taxidermy, meat processing, transportation to camp, or gratuities toward your guide.

 

 

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Ranked as one of the Top Washington Trophy Elk Hunting Destinations in 2016 by Ranch Review and Outfitter Connection!