Guided Elk Hunts Give You the Best Chance to Bag a Trophy Bull
In most states, you count yourself lucky if you even draw an elk tag, much less
harvest an elk. Many hunters dream of bringing home a trophy bull. It’s a dream
worth having. There’s nothing quite like looking down the sites at a truly magnificent
bull elk that scores 400 or more inches. Unfortunately, most hunters never manage
to take the elk they’ve been dreaming of, especially if they go it alone. Your best
chance to harvest a bull elk-especially a record book class bull elk- is to go on
guided elk hunts.
For one thing, you don’t need to wait to draw a tag. Most elk hunting outfitters,
especially those who work with a managed game ranch, can handle the licensing details
for you. Why wait to win your state’s elk tag lottery when you can contact elk hunting
outfitters with a proven record of helping hunters harvest quality elk?
For another thing, elk hunting outfitters know how to pattern and where to find
the best elk. Not only do they know the lay of the land on their game ranches, but
in many cases, they have built in food plots which help the elk to grow larger (body
and horns) than they would on public (or even unmanaged private) land. Going on
guided elk hunts with experienced elk hunting outfitters
gives you the best chance of a shot at a record class bull elk.
Guided elk hunts do cost more than heading off into the brush yourself. There’s
no question about that. Still, most of us have no problem spending money on the
latest and best hunting equipment, money on land leases, money on licenses, time
practicing, and time scouting. If we’re willing to invest all that, doesn’t it make
sense to invest extra in guided elk hunts so we’ll actually get to see
a trophy elk? The right elk hunting outfitters can make all the difference in the
world as to whether you have a successful trophy hunt or go home empty handed.
Of course, you should carefully and thoroughly check out any elk hunting outfitters
before you write the check out. Lots of people will tell you they can take you on
guided elk hunts. Make sure the elk hunting outfitters you’re working with actually
have a solid track record for helping hunters harvest the kind of bull elk you want
to take. Do you want a record book elk? Make sure your elk hunting outfitters have
delivered for other clients. See if you can find them in the Pope& Young or
Boone & Crocket record books.
Even if you’re only looking for a “solid” bull elk (and really, any large elk is
a truly memorable trophy), you’ll still want to make sure your elk hunting outfitters
have experience taking hunters of your level of experience on successful guided
Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch in Missouri offers trophy whitetail and guided elk hunts
for serious hunters. We are well represented in the record books and routinely help
hunters harvest bulls in the 400 to 500 inch range. When you’re ready to take home
that trophy elk, contact us and let our team
of experienced hunters and guides help you harvest the elk of your dreams.