Oregon Roosevelt Elk Hunting

Oregon Roosevelt Elk Hunting



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 Oregon and Southwest Washington’s coastal rainforest mountains. Upfront Outfitters is permitted to hunt throughout many of the coastal units in Western Oregon but most of our Roosevelt elk hunts take place in the Northern Saddle Mountain unit. This unit is situated along the Pacific Ocean to the West and borders Washington state and the Columbia river to the North. The area 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 unit that we hunt has 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 apply for a controlled draw with a deadline of May 15 but non residents are guaranteed to draw the tag. This unit is a 3 point minimum with a bow or rifle and also 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 and BLM lands. 

NOW BOOKING FOR 2020 & 2021

Aug 29 – Sept 7 –  10 DAY HUNT
1 hunter 1 guide – $10,500
2 hunters 1 guide – $7,500

Sept 21 – Sept 27 – 7 DAY HUNT
1 hunter 1 guide $7,500
2 hunters 1 guide $5,150

Archery Elk Hunters DO NOT NEED TO DRAW A TAG! You only need an general archery over the counter tag.


NOV 14 – 17 

7 DAY  RIFLE ELK – Second Season1 OPENING
NOV 16 -22 

$7,550 one hunter one guide
$5,250 two hunters one guide

Rifle Hunters must apply for and draw a guaranteed tag through a controlled draw or purchase a guaranteed outfitter tag prior to March 31

OUR GUARANTEE – Unlike other Outfitters that  guarantee success or shot opportunities we know that it is impossible to do so on public land fair chase hunts. This is especially true when it comes to Roosevelt elk hunting in the Rainforests 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 & HUNTING TECHNIQUES – 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. 

BOOKING All hunts are booked on first come first serve basis. We take a small number of clients each year to ensure high success so availability is usually limited. It is important to plan early when booking a hunt with us. A non refundable DEPOSIT of 25% is due when you book a hunt. The balance is due 30 days prior to the hunt start.

LICENSINGTo 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.

WHAT’S INCLUDED – 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.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED – 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.

AIRPORTS – 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.

GRATUITIES– Although not required, as in any service business gratuities are greatly appreciated. A recommended amount of 10-20% gratuity for a hard working guide is standard.