Hunt 1 – River bottom Elk
This hunt is a limited quota area. It will take preference points to draw this area. Over the last ten years in this camp we have had a success rate of 37 out of 38 trophy bull hunters. This area has easy terrain making it one of the easiest and most successful hunts in the State. This area has a high bull to cow ratio making it an archer’s dream. You will be spending a lot of time glassing rolling hillsides and hay meadows looking for the right trophy bull.
Hunt 2 – Foothill Elk
This is a General area making tags more available then limited quota but you will still have to draw this tag. Deadline is January 31 of each calendar year. This ranch is easy to hunt we have four wheel drive access to all parts of the ranch. It has gentle rolling hills covered in ponderosa and lodge pole pine. The elk herds range in sizes of 5 to 250 depending on the time of year you hunt them. These elk usually stay in the meadows during the morning and evenings and head up to the dense pine for mid day cover.
Hunt 3 – Mountain Elk
This ranch is new to the Tyler Sims Outfitting operation. 2012 was the first year we guided on this ranch and with 100% success on trophy bulls we could not let this ranch go. Before 2012 this ranch had not been hunted for 15 years. You will again see herds from 5 to 250 depending on the time of the year you book your hunt. We only offer a limited number of hunts on this ranch. This ranch is the most physical elk hunting ranch I have to offer but the rewards are worth it. You will be glassing rolling foothills, timber parks, and two different drainages. This hunt is also a tent camp. You will be staying in wall tents and guides will prepare meals for you on the spot. Once you fill out you will be transported to our main lodge.
How your elk hunt will go:
Eat breakfast before daylight. Following breakfast we will drive up twenty miles on highway, county roads, or two tracks. We will then hunt 30 minutes before sunrise looking over numerous parks, meadows, willowed hillsides, and swamps to find the right bull. After the morning is over and if the hunt is unsuccessful we will head back to the bunk house for lunch. At the bunk house you will have the comfort of television, wireless internet and camp entertainment. We will allow the elk to stay in their beds for the mid part of the day. Mid afternoon we will head back out and set up before the elk start dropping into the meadows at night.
Archery hunters plan on shooting the maximum distance of 40 yards. It is very important to practice well before the hunt. Elk are a very tough animal and you will need to make a good lung shot to take down your trophy.
Rifle hunters plan on shooting distances up to 300 yards. Don’t bring the biggest gun you can find!!! Bring a gun that you can shoot well. I have seen many 270 Winchesters take down some of the biggest trophies.
This hunt works out great with an elk/antelope combo. During the day, after an unsuccessful morning elk hunt, is the perfect time to put a sneak on an antelope. We have three great antelope areas to choose from.