OREGON ROOSEVELT ELK HUNTING
ARCHERY & RIFLE
CALLING, SPOT & STALK, STILL HUNTING, ABUSHING & GLASSING!!
GUARANTEED OVER THE COUNTER TAGS!
NON-RESIDENT LICENSE FEES
REQUIRED GENERAL HUNTING = $172 / ROOSEVELT COASTAL ELK TAG= $588
Said to be the toughest of the North American big game species to harvest, Roosevelt Elk Hunting is where our hunting passion began as a child. Born and raised on the West coast, we have years of experience hunting these majestic animals in Western Oregon's Coast Range and Southwest Washington’s coastal rainforest mountains. Upfront Outfitters is permitted by State, BLM an USDA-Forest Service to hunt from the Washington to California border in Western Oregon. We scout year around for these animals and have 15-25 game cameras year around throughout the coast. The areas that we hunt is a mix of State forest lands and private timber company land that offers a very diverse habitat. The landscape is mesmerizing with Its deep canyons, streams and miles of vast forests. On clear days you can often see the ocean from the high peaks of the coastal mountains. The units that we hunt have guaranteed tags for archery hunters as long as they purchase the license prior to the start of the archery season in late August. Rifle hunters must purchase a guaranteed outfitter tag or apply for a controlled draw with a deadline of May 15, but nonresidents are guaranteed to draw the tag. This unit is a 3-point minimum with a bow or rifle and has one of the highest elk densities in the state. Not only is it beautiful but its elk rich and a great place to notch your tag.
A successful Roosevelt elk hunt in any of our areas will qualify you for the North America Grand Slam, SCI, Boone and Crocket and Pope & Young awards for the Roosevelt Elk species. If you are interested in a quality Roosevelt Elk Hunting Trip don’t hesitate and call us today. 360-560-7620
Upfront Outfitters is licensed through the Oregon Marine Board and permitted to operate on State, Forest Service and BLM lands.
NOW BOOKING FOR 2023 and 2024
ONLY 1 Remaining OPENING FOR 2023
GUARANTEED OVER THE COUNTER TAGS
6 DAY HUNT - 1 opening for 2023
Sept 2 - 7
1 hunter 1 guide $7,500
2 hunters 1 guide $4,950
7 day pricing - Booking 2024
Sept 9 - 15
1 hunter 1 guide $8,500
2 hunters 1 guide $5,150
10 day rut trophy hunt pricing - Booking 2024
1 hunter 1 guide – $11,500
2 hunters 1 guide – $6,500
Roosevelt Elk Archery Hunters DO NOT NEED TO DRAW A TAG! You only need an general archery over the counter tag.
4 DAY – RIFLE ELK
First Season - BOOKING 2024
$7,250 one hunter one guide
$5,250 two hunters one guide
7 DAY RIFLE ELK – Second Season -BOOKING 2024
NOV 25 -DEC 1
$8,750 one hunter one guide
$6,750 two hunters one guide
Rifle Hunters must apply for and draw a guaranteed tag through a controlled draw (deadline May 15) or purchase a guaranteed outfitter tag prior to March 31.
Unlike Outfitters that guarantee success or shot opportunities, we know that it is impossible to do so on public land or even private land fair chase hunts. This is especially true when it comes to Roosevelt elk hunting in the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest. Our guarantee is that we scout and work hard year around to prepare for your success. This is what gives us a very high shot opportunity rate. We have game cameras set up in several locations throughout the year and we produce hundreds of pictures and videos of the Roosevelt elk that we will hunt during the season.
Not only do we say that we scout but we can prove it by producing more footage than most other Roosevelt elk outfitters combined. We guarantee that we are committed to scouting year around and that you will hunt hard in productive areas from daylight until dark. We do not drop you off in blinds and leave you. We are your guide to success. We guarantee that you will have a great guide and that you will be in or around elk every day of the hunt. We also guarantee that you will be well fed and that we will give 150% each and every day that you are with us. Other than those guarantees we do not guarantee success or shot opportunities, but we do guarantee that we will do whatever we can to make sure it happens. This is fair chase hunting, and nobody wants to succeed more than us.
Terrain and Hunting Techinques
To sum it up in as few words as possible. The terrain on the Oregon coast is mostly steep and brushy. Canyons are one after the other and often filled with tall trees and heavy, dense brush. The forest floor is often covered with brittle sticks and leaves, making it difficult to move quietly without rain. Once you have reached the canyon bottom however, it is often a breathtaking view with grassy creek bottoms, salmon berry thickets and the prefered habitat for mature bulls. Steep and brushy is the typical for Roosevelt elk. Shot opportunities in the timber are most often 75 yards or less. Areas where the timber has been cut down, also know as clear-cuts, can provide early morning and late afternoon feeding, but bulls seldom spend time in these areas during the daylight. During the low light hours of morning and evening we often utilize glassing in these clear cuts, with shot opportunities often reaching 400 yards or more if you are capable. We prefer to sneak as close as possible for the shot. The rainforest is a bad place to wound an animal.
Expect to use methods such as still hunting through heavy timber and creek bottoms, blinds or stands in bedding areas and trails and tracking bulls through the rainforest. We also utilize glassing clearcuts and spot and stalk when appropriate.
Our guides at Upfront Outfitters will do everything in our power to give you a great shot opportunity within a reasonable distance. With that being said, we do not take risks when pulling the trigger. You, as a hunter, have the responsibility to make an ethical, clean and quick kill. Unless you are 100% confident in your shot, you should not take it. As sportsmen, we are responsible for our wildlife. Thousands of animals each year go unrecovered due to poor shot placement.
We understand that things happen and that sometimes a great shot isn't that great. However, we will advocate for the animals every time. Should you shoot an animal that we deem to be mortally wounded and are unable to recover it, we will then be searching for that animal for the duration of your hunt. We do not have a 48 hour rule or a pay to keep hunting another animal rule.
All hunts are booked on first come first serve basis. We take a small number of clients each year and often book hunts a year or more in advance so availability is usually limited. It is important to plan early when booking a hunt with us.
DEPOSITS All hunts require a 30% non-refundable credit card 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 60 days prior to the hunt. We accept money orders, cashier checks, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover for final payments. We also accept ATM debit cards. Unfortunately, we will no longer accept personal checks for final payments unless made prior to the 60-day deadline. CC's will remain on file for final payments should payments not be made by the deadline. Final payments made by CC are subject to + 3% bank charge.
To be eligible to hunt or apply for an elk hunt in the state of Oregon all hunters must first create an online profile on the state website https://odfw.huntfishoregon.com/login and purchase your Resident or Non-Resident hunting license. Once you obtain your state hunting license archery hunters can buy an over the counter tag as long as it is purchased prior to the start of the archery season at the end of August. Rifle hunters must apply for a guaranteed draw with a deadline of May 15 to apply. Once again, this draw is guaranteed for non-residents. You then have until the day prior to the start of your hunt to purchase your tag. If you do not purchase your tag prior to the start of the season you will be unable to obtain it. If you would like to apply for the draw, please call and we will give you the correct hunts to apply for and assist you with your application.
All hunts include meals, lodging, guide service and all transportation once you arrive in camp. Also included is skinning of your animal and preparing meat and hide for delivery to our local butcher shop and taxidermist. We will also assist with preparation of meat and hide for airplane travel. If you wish to donate some or all of your meat, we have a form for you to fill out to make it a legal process.
Not included are tags and licenses, transportation cost to and from camp, motel costs before or after scheduled trip, rental cars, meat processing, taxidermy or gratuities for guides.
Generally the most economical airport to fly is Portland, Oregon (PDX) and then rent an SUV for your travel to camp. Depending on the area that we will hunt you may choose to fly into Eugene, Oregon (EUG) which is sometimes closer to camp. We will determine this after booking and before you purchase your travel.
As in any service business gratuities are greatly appreciated. A recommended amount of 10-20% gratuity for a hard-working guide is standard.