September – November
This veteran outfitter has been offering quality hunts in Utah for years. These hunts take place in northern Utah’s pristine Wasatch Mountains, all on large tracts of game rich private land. WTA’s employees have personally hunted here and we’ve been sending our customers here for several years with great success. The outfitters goal is for you to have the greatest hunting experience you’ve ever had. He has built a reputation of meeting the needs of his hunters and the results speak for themselves. The ranches they hunt are large and hold a healthy population of elk, mule deer and Shiras moose. It’s not uncommon to see several elk a day including many bulls. Typical elk here are 5×5’s and 6×6’s bulls. Archery and even some rifle hunts begin in early to mid September during the bugling season and run through mid-November. The terrain varies from sage brush bottoms to mountain tops ranging in elevation from 6,500-8,500 ft. Success rate is typically 90% or better. Hunting is done by spot and stalk with cow calling during the early season hunts. Bulls are typically found in bachelor groups during the late season hunts and this can be a great time to harvest a bigger than average bull elk. Polaris rangers and 4×4’s are used during the hunt to travel to the many areas to glass for game.
LODGING – Multiple lodging options are available. Both are a short one hour drive from the Salt Lake International Airport. A seven bedroom, six-bath lodge features three levels of rustic, western luxury in 6,000 total square feet. Nearby, there are eight sleeping cabins, each with two beds and a separate bathroom and shower facility. From the exterior, you will find a privately stocked fishing pond with rainbow and cutthroat trout. There are horses and stables, a 12-person hot tub, a shooting range with targets from 100 to 600 yards, and plenty of cedar trees and aspen filling up 75,000 private acres of game rich habitat. Elevations on the property range from 6,000 to 12,000 feet. When you step inside the lodge, you will be struck by its large windows giving you a view of the gorgeous outdoors. With a 20-foot tall rock fireplace in the great room surrounded by mounted animals, you’ll realize the comfort of being in a warm, welcome environment with room enough for your entire party. A wrap-around deck with a commercial-size barbecue, flat screen TV, large kitchen and dining room. Downstairs boasts another living room with a large flat screen TV and a separate entertainment room complete with an air hockey and foosball table. The lodge has all the comforts of home with surround sound, wireless internet, a washer and dryer and even a full-time chef. The second lodging option is the base for multiple ranches surrounded by alfalfa fields, sagebrush, and cedar. At higher elevations, there are aspens and pines located in steep, demanding terrain. The camp itself has several buildings including a recreation center which is the main facility and contains the kitchen, three bathrooms with six showers, and a great room complete with TV, tables, and couches. There are two bedrooms and one bath on the upper floor. The outbuildings are small heated cabins with two bunks each that lie under the shade of beautiful cottonwood trees. Outside of the main building are a pavilion, lawn area, open pit campfire, barbecue grill and amazing vistas of the surrounding mountains.
$9,500 (2×1) $10,000 (1×1)
Non-hunting guest $1000
$885 purchase from outfitter
Fly to Salt Lake City where you will be met by the outfitter and transferred to camp.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.