FAQ : The Experience of Preserve Elk Hunting
We understand your apprehension about booking a hunt on a high fence ranch and we would like to address the questions you might have with this list of answers.
What is the hunting method on White Peaks Ranch?
Our primary hunting method is spot and stalk. During the rut, we use calling techniques, ground blind, and waterhole setups as well.
What is the difference between a hunting preserve and wild hunting?
With current state management programs, elk herd numbers and trophy quality are declining drastically. The years of shooting a 6×6 bull every year with an over-the-counter permit are almost forgotten in today’s hunting world. White Peaks Ranch provides the same quality hunting experience you will find in the wild, with two differences. You WILL see more elk, and you WILL take a trophy home. We guarantee it!
How many acres will I be hunting on?
White Peaks operates over 10000 acres of private land. Elk Hunting takes place on 4000 acres of hunting preserves.
How do I know this is a real elk outfitter in Utah?
Please view the Elk Hunting organization website to see elk outfitters in our area and more information. http://www.elk-hunting.org/
How easy or hard is this hunt going to be?
This hunt will be one of the most exciting hunts you will ever participate in. The elk are skittish and must be stalked carefully. Big Bulls that live on our preserves learn hiding places and tactics that can outsmart even the most experienced hunters. You will be surprised at the challenge that lies before you. Our guides are the most qualified elk callers and hunters in the country, and will be sure to get you into a shooting position. Goto our YouTube page to watch videos of our hunts : http://www.youtube.com/user/WhitePeaksHunting
What does a “guaranteed hunt” mean? What if I don’t harvest an elk?
Our guarantee is that you will be presented with an opportunity to harvest an elk. Our clients do not pay for their hunt package until they harvest the animal of their choice. In a sense; No Kill, No Pay!
Where do the elk on White Peaks come from?
The elk harvested on our hunts are native White Peaks elk. We manage our own herd numbers and genetics, thus producing the highest quality trophies in the industry.
When is the bugle (rut) season?
Generally, you will see bugling elk and rut activity on our ranches between September and October.
What are the weapon restrictions?
There are very few restrictions, however, we recommend a .270 caliber or better for rifles, 40# peak draw weight for bows, and broadheads with a minimum of 100 gr. weight.
Who will my guide be? Are they real hunters?
Your host and outfitter will be Austin Atkinson. He is a professional hunter from Arizona. He currently holds a guide license in Alaska, guiding for Dall sheep and grizzly bear. His experience comes from years of guiding successful clients around the country. He is accompanied by Greg Golightly, an Idaho outfitter and elk expert. A small handful of guides work with these two outfitters each season on White Peaks Ranch. You will come as a client, and leave as a friend.
Why should I choose White Peaks over other High Fence hunting ranches?
With White Peaks you get personal attention to your hunting style. We keep our operation small, so that you can have the quality experience you desire. Our prices are the most reasonable on the market, our lodges are first-class, and our past clients stand behind us. We have spent years aquiring prime land in the Rocky Mountains that provide the World-Class hunting opportunities we desired.