Clear Creek Hunting LLC offers professional quality rifle Bull Elk Hunts in some of the best Limited Entry and CWMU units in the Western states. These private ranches and Limited Entry hunts have continued to produce some outstanding Bulls year after year. Our rifle elk hunts take place in late September and early October. Both hunts provide us with some classic rut activity and plenty of mature bugling bulls. There are few things in hunting more exhilarating than the bugle of a mature bull elk less than 100 years away, and fortunately we are able to hunt these magnificent animals during the peak of the rut with a rifle or any legal weapon. Our hunts are spot and stock type hunts. In past years all our hunters have had a shot opportunity at a mature Bull.
We hunt in some wide open country with the average shots being 200-400 yards. We have several large ranches on which we conduct our elk hunts. Through these ranches we receive guaranteed, transferable permits, thus eliminating the hassle of state drawing systems for our clients. All of our properties produce quality, mature 6 point Bulls. We hunt out of a nice ranch house facility. Our elk hunts are five days and are guided one-on-one or one-on-two depending on the ranch. Though we do have a high percentage of returning clients, we generally have a few openings at the beginning of each year. These hunts fill up fast so please call early to secure your hunt.
Combo hunts for Mule Deer may also be a possibility depending on what hunt dates you have available.
Our Archery Bull Elk hunts take place on several of our private leases in Northern Utah. These areas are producing plenty of mature bulls year after year. All of these hunts take place during the month of September, the bulls are in rut and very vocal this time of year. It is not uncommon to see large groups of Elk splashing around in a water hole while you watch at less than 100 yards. Over the past few years of archery elk hunting we have experienced all aspects of the rut. Weather conditions will change from day to day and can affect the outcome of the hunt! This is beyond our control, however; we will use different tactics, no matter what the weather is like to make sure you have an exciting and rewarding hunting experience. Shot opportunity has varied from year to year depending on the type of Bull that you are after.
Our muzzleloader Bull Elk hunts are some of the best in the west. The hunt date starts the latter part of September and runs through the first week of October. This is right in the middle of the rut and is sure to promise you the most rewarding elk hunting experience possible. The average shots are 150-250 yards.
We offer some fantastic Cow Elk Hunts on several of our ranches. Cow Elk hunting can be challenging with a mature cow weighing several hundred pounds on the hoof. Many times it takes more than one shot to bring a big cow elk down. Our hunts are all RIFLE only hunts. We hunt in open sagebrush canyons and flats, Cedar pockets and pine tree covered hills. Bring the same rifle you use for your other Big Game hunts. We do our best to get all of our hunters to within 200 yards but suggest you practice shooting out as far as you feel comfortable; ie, 300 plus yards
AUGUST: For a unique hunting experience we offer hunts starting August 1st of each year on the western side of Utah just north of Wendover. This is really an exciting hunt with plenty of Elk to go after. What a great opportunity to get outdoors before all of the other Big Game hunts start. Temperatures are warm so bring adequate coolers as your elk will need to be quartered for transporting back home. We have not had any problem with keeping the meat cool. Light gear is suggested along with a good pair of boots.
NOVEMBER: If you want to go later in the year we have hunts that start November 1st and run through Thanksgiving. Temperatures can be downright cold during November so make sure to bring plenty of warm clothes for layering and warm boots.
All hunts are 3 days and include a Landowner Permit, experienced guide, transportation to and from your hotel and field care of your animal. Price does not include state tax, state license, lodging, meals or supplies. There are usually 2 hunters per guide.