There were very few cow elk on the ranch this year, which was disappointing since we had a ranch tag for a cow hunt. However, we were seeing some tremendous bulls... darn. This next season should be strong in both cow and bull hunts with the return of steady rains and a solid growth of grasses coming in.
Deer hunting was tougher than normal, mostly due to the drought and unusually warm weather. The acorn crop wasn't what we expected. We didn't see the number of big bucks we usually do, most likely due to the drought and scarcity of acorns. Despite the challenges, however, we are happy to say that all of our hunters were successful.
Sal, Walnut Creek, CA
Ray, San Francisco, CA
Luke, Windsor, CA
Dennis with wife Katie, Chehalis, WA
Rob, Central Point, OR
Pig hunting was also tough this year... we didn't have much spring rain so there was very little grass this summer and fall. However, we started seeing a few pigs at the first part of summer, so we took Luke out and he was successful. Sorry to the guys we had to turn down this year, but we don't want to take you out if the pigs aren't around. The pigs should rebound quickly--this year is looking hopeful given the amount of rain we've already received and the new grasses and clover already coming on.
Luke, Red Bluff, CA
Spring turkey hunts were good--a lot of birds this year. Here's a couple of the hunters would came to the ranch this year. Blain joined us all the way from Pennsylvania to bag a Rio Grande Turkey. There's a lot of carry-over turkeys this year; they had a good hatch. It should be another great spring hunting season.
Luke, Windsor, CA
Blaine, York, PA
If you would like to book a hunt for Rocky Mountain Elk, Blacktail Deer, Pig, or Rio Grande Turkey, call Dave at: 530.941.2112