Bearpaw Outfitter's Utah cow elk hunts are some
of the most exciting and successful elk hunts
available. Past hunters have commented that
they’ve never seen so many elk while hunting
during an open elk season. Bearpaw Outfitters
have guided hundreds of successful cow elk
hunts, they know when and where
to hunt for the best success.
Cow Elk Hunts
3-Day Unguided Lodge......$950
DIY Hunting Map...............$295
Utah manages elk herds carefully to maintain good
numbers. Cow elk hunts are authorized in areas to
reduce elk numbers. In spite of
the high elk numbers in Utah, this is still real
hunting for wild elk and these hunts can be
a real challenge. But
Bearpaw Outfitters know where to hunt for
the best success so elk are normally seen
every day and over 1,000 elk have been
spotted in a single day. Combo Hunts are also
offered which can include a second cow elk,
cougar, coyotes, and small game.
Hunting Methods and Best Time
elk hunting methods include using 4x4 truck,
for access, glassing, spot and stalking, or watching feeding
areas. Most hunts are not that physically tough and can be
suitable for hunters with physical limitations.
November, December and January are usually the
best months to hunt in most cow elk units.
cow elk weigh from 400 to 600 pounds and on the
average yield enough cut and wrapped meat to
fill about three 48 quart coolers.
opportunity in most areas runs 80% or more and many
years we are 100% successful. Many hunters shoot elk on the
first or second day of their hunt, but plan to hunt up to
days if needed. Shots often range from 100 to 300 yards so
sight your rifle dead on at 200 yards.
Licenses and Hunter Ed
Cow Elk applications are due in June. Cow elk is
$218 and the Hunting License is $65. Bearpaw
Outfitters will apply for your license in the
best areas. There are often left-over licenses
available in August if you miss the June
deadline. A Small Game license will allow you to
take cottontail rabbits. Hunters must have
Hunter Ed if born after Jan 1, 1965.
Hunting areas are located
throughout central and northern Utah. Most hunt areas are
only a 2 to 3 hour drive from Salt Lake City. Some hunts
open as early as August and there are hunts open until
January 31. Many of the best hunts occur in November,
December, and January.
Hunts”: Stay at a motel in town.
Bearpaw will pick up & return guided
hunters daily. Unguided hunters
drive themselves. Motel and restaurant meals are not
included so budget for these
unguided hunts during October from a very nice lodge with meals
included. We also provide a map and hunting directions.
This is a
modest camp with
heat in the sleeping quarters and kitchen and
includes easy to
prepare meals. Call before the
hunt to verify that conditions are suitable to camp. Bring
a warm sleeping bag.
Early fall will have frosty nights but the days
often warm up to 50 to 70 degrees. Late fall and
winter temps often range from 0 to 50 degrees
and snow is expected. Check current
weather forecasts with the
Weather Link on this website. Utah highways bare off quickly after a storm
and travel is usually not hampered for long.
Bring insulated boots, gloves, thermal
underwear, and plenty of warm clothing for snowy conditions.
What's Not Included
Your personal gear, sleeping
bag, motel rooms, restaurant meals, meat processing and shipping, taxidermy,
licenses, gratuities, and any other items not
listed as being included.
Travel and Itinerary
If you fly into the Salt
Lake City Airport rent a car and
it’s only about a 1 to 3 hour drive to meet Bearpaw.
Arrive the evening before the hunt. Stay at a
motel near the butcher shop the last
evening so you can pick up your meat from the butcher the
next day before departing for home.
Contact Us Today
Email with any questions or to book a hunt.
If sending a deposit by postal mail, use the
to verify your details. "We
look forward to meeting you and hunting with you
Dale, Tara, and The Staff