SPECIALIZING IN 100% FAIR CHASE
TRUE ROOSEVELT ELK QUALIFYING FOR ALL GRAND SLAM ENTRIES.
ARCHERY, MUZZLELOADER & RIFLE
CALLING, SPOT & STALK, STILL HUNTING, ABUSHING & GLASSING!!
GUARANTEED OVER THE COUNTER TAGS!
NON-RESIDENT LICENSE FEES
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.
Our Washington State Roosevelt elk hunting takes place in the Coast Mountains in the Southwest corner of the State. This area is where we grew up hunting as kids and it also has one of the largest elk herds in the state. Roosevelt elk live in the thick dense forest and logging country of the Pacific Northwest. These coastal rain forests have absolutely breathtaking views, but they also average over 120 inches of rain annually, so bring your rain gear. 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 many 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.
Scouting never ends, but it really starts back up for us in the late winter, after the sport shows and about the time elk drop their antlers. During the spring and summer, we will place 10-20 game cameras and maintain miles of trails into new and old hunting areas. During this time, we will find and follow elk herds and keep tabs on as many mature bulls as possible. We will have 1000’s of game camera videos and pictures of elk each year and without questions have several GREAT bulls to hunt. During our scouting efforts we locate herds of cows as well as the bulls, so that we can put our archery hunters in the best locations depending on the stages of the rut.
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 of not having another shot opportunity. We cannot control the number of shot opportunities that you will have during your hunt, but we guarantee that every day 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 - As much as I’d like to say we are 100% our success rates for these hunts are all over the board. On many hunts we are 75-100% shot opportunity and others we are 25%. Your odds of getting a bull are much greater than not getting one but weather plays a big role in our success. We cannot control the weather or animal behavior, but you will be in the animals every day and the odds are in your favor.
HUNTING METHODS - Our favorite and most successful method is still-hunting through timbered canyons and river drainages combined with sitting in blinds in bedding areas and along travel routes. Spot and stalk hunting in open logging country are also a favorite during the sunrise and sunset hours. During the archery season we will add calling to our arsenal for locating bulls. We then close the distance and use bugles and/or cow calling to bring them close.
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, motel, 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, our clientele will be a maximum of 4 hunters (either one hunter per guide or two hunters per guide) per week, per camp, for rifle season and a maximum of 4 hunters per week for all other elk and deer hunts.
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.
Season Dates should be accurate but are tentative until the 2023 regulations are issued in the spring.
2023 WASHINGTON STATE ELK SEASONS AND PRICING
West side Elk tag required
6- or 10-day Archery Hunt SEPT 11-21
Call for pricing on 10-day hunt. Sales tax not included.
5-day Archery EITHER SEX
Nov 29th – Dec 3 or Dec 6 – Dec 10, or Dec 11-15
(3 pt. minimum or cow)
Sales tax not included.
7 - Day Hunt Oct 7-13
NO OPENINGS AVAILABLE
CALL NOW TO BOOK FOR 2023
Sales tax not included.
7 DAY RIFLE ROOSEVELT ELK HUNT
Nov 4-10, 2023
10 DAY ROOSEVELT ELK HUNT
Nov 4-13, 2023 - Now booking 2023 & 2024
Sales tax not included.
This hunt was designed for Grand Slam hunters who want every chance possible to harvest a Roosevelt elk in one trip, and for those who wish to harvest a mature bull in every state. We make it very clear to our clients, that if you are hunting Roosevelt elk you should shoot the first legal bull that you see or risk going home with nothing. This hunt is designed to give you the best opportunity to succeed. The hunt starts out in Washington State for the opening week of rifle season. After 6 days of hunting in Washington we move to Oregon and hunt the opening 4-day rifle season.
This gives hunters the opportunity to harvest a legal bull in Washington State and then hunt for a better-quality bull in Oregon or just give you the added benefit of hunting two opening weeks in two states. Hunters can harvest two bulls on this hunt if they should have the opportunity. Hunters can also donate the meat to guides if they wish.
10-DAY HUNT – 6 days WA – 4 days Oregon – One travel day in between for 11 total days
1 hunter 1 guide – $14,500
2 hunters 1 guide – $8,550
Additional Pricing Information
Non-Hunting guests are more than welcome at a cost of $250 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.