One of the finest tasting wild game meats is cow elk. Their lives are much less stressful then that of the mature bulls. Rutting bulls get sporadic chances to eat, and are kept very busy fighting, chasing, mating and just being a bull! Cows are more sedentary, meaning their meat tends to more tender and of better quality. Many seasoned elk hunters have learned that a fat cow eats better than a raghorrn 5X5!!
Indeed, there are actually heart healthy diets that prescribe wild game, due to its leaner composition and it’s all organic lifestyle. All of us here at Hunt Nation relish a nice elk roast, elk stew, grilled chop or elk burger! And a cooked steak, given a quick turn on your bar-b-cue will yield a dish not soon forgotten!
And on top of that, you get to experience the great outdoors to boot. Exercise, great scenery, watching wild game, enjoying the camaraderie and the friendly joshing, all make hunting a cow elk a great experience and a ton of fun.
At Hunt Nation we have watched Cow elk prices soaring in price over the last 5 or so years. Part of it is due to people actually realizing wild game is good for them, and some of it is due to the escalating cost of bull elk hunts. Fortunately, at least for now, we have a solution to those soaring costs. This good Oregon outfitter has been in business for over 20 years; hunts nearly 25,000 private acres and produces cows with great success. And does it all at a very reasonable price.
One very nice thing he offers is a sure thing license- because he gets damage permits. (Hint- that means there are too many elk there!) These hunts take place from December into late February. They are 2 day hunts yielding success rates on either side of 90%, although 2020 was 48 cows for 50 hunters, for a 96% success rate. A slow year can be 80 to 85%- still doggone good! He has indicated to us that hunters normally see anywhere from5 to over 100 animals during their hunts, so this is a top notch opportunity.
They do NOT furnish meals or lodging. Those are available about 8 miles away and motels run around $120/night. They DO gut, skin and quarter your game for you, at no extra charge. Any processing is up to you however. And in rough weather they have a tracked snow-kat- complete with a heated cab! Hunting in style!
LICENSES: Non-residents just need to purchase their hunting license on-line for $172 and Outfitter gets their tags over the counter with ODFW a few days prior to their hunt by using the damage voucher..
PRICING: The 2021 cow hunts are $1700 per person, which we consider a relative bargain these days. Your 50% deposit reserves your hunt.
TRAVEL: The hunts take place in south west central Oregon; roughly halfway between Boise, ID and Portland, OR.
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NOTICE!! OUTFITTER SAYS THIS TO YOU: Due to the fact we hunt solely on private land, we want to avoid chasing the elk off our properties. You must be prepared to make the first shot count. I will not allow you, nor will my guides to “bang away” 3 or 4 times at elk that are running away as we might not see them again for a week or longer if you do. So, make sure your 1st shot counts, as you probably won’t get a second. Be comfortable shooting between 200-400 yards, as this is open country and you may only be presented with this type of shot opportunity. If you shoot and wound an animal that isn’t recovered this is considered a harvested animal. There are no exceptions to this rule. Make sure you are shooting a caliber and bullet suitable for elk. I suggest a .30 caliber rifle or similar.
If you shoot and wound an animal that isn’t recovered this is considered a harvested animal. There are no exceptions to this rule. Make sure you are shooting a caliber and bullet suitable for elk. I suggest a .30 caliber rifle or similar. These are wild elk and there are no promises of success, but we will work hard for you.