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 2022 & 2023
GUARANTEED OVER THE COUNTER TAGS
7 or 10 DAY HUNT
Aug 27 - Sept 5
Sept 16 – Sept 25
10 day pricing
1 hunter 1 guide – $10,500
2 hunters 1 guide – $6,500
7 day pricing
1 hunter 1 guide $8,500
2 hunters 1 guide $5,150
6 DAY HUNT
Sept 9 - Sept 14
1 hunter 1 guide $7,500
2 hunters 1 guide $4,950
Archery Elk Hunters DO NOT NEED TO DRAW A TAG! You only need an general archery over the counter tag.
4 DAY – RIFLE ELK – First Season –
NOV 12 – 15
$6,500 one hunter one guide
$4,250 two hunters one guide
7 DAY RIFLE ELK – Second Season
NOV 20 -26
$8,500 one hunter one guide
$5,650 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.
5 DAY – RIFLE ELK – First Season –
NOV 12 – 16
$8,500 one hunter one guide - ONE OPENING
7 DAY RIFLE ELK – Second Season - ONE OPENING!
NOV 19 -25
$10,550 one hunter one guide NOW BOOKING FOR 2022!
Rifle Hunters must purchase a guaranteed outfitter tag based upon availability + License fee of $172. Or apply for a guaranteed draw in the public drawing.
Deadline to purchase a guaranteed outfitter tag is March 31. Deadline to apply for the public drawing is May 15.
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.
To sum it up in a few words 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. Once you reach the canyon bottom however it is often a breathtaking view with grassy creek bottoms and a Roosevelt elks paradise. Steep and brushy is the typical for Roosevelt elk hunting and shot opportunities are most often 75 yards and less with a rifle. Areas where the trees have been cut down, known as clear-cuts, provide early morning and late evening opportunities for glassing but a wise bull rarely spends his time in these areas. Expect to use methods such as still hunting in the thick forests, setting up in bedding areas, tracking and the occasional spot and stalk should we be lucky and catch them in the open. We often utilize ground blinds in bedding areas or on ridge top saddles between canyons as we wait for elk to move from bedding to feeding areas and vice versa. During archery season we will spend time calling as we work ridge tops, benches and saddles that are bedding areas for the elk.
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.