This hunt is for rifle or archery hunters. Hunter success is 100% on this unique trophy animal. Harvested trophy elk will score between 250 - 330 gross Boone & Crockett points. 285 net points is the Boone & Crockett minimum, and 65% of harvested animals made Boone & Crockett. The season coincides with the rut.
Tule elk are native only to California and are the most specialized elk in North America because they live in open country under semi-desert conditions instead of temperate climates. In its historic range, the tule elk once occupied much of the central portion of the state. Currently surviving in much smaller areas, the 21 herds of tule elk have estimated numbers of about 3,800.
State: California Season: August
Rifle or Archery: $15,500 + CA hunting license ($160) + Elk tag($500) - 1x1
This 10,000 acre property lies in northern California approximately 20 miles outside of Ukiah in Mendicino County. It is approximately 100 miles northwest of Sacramento. The terrain is varied from irrigated bottoms and orchards to rugged oak covered hills. This ranch has a herd of approximately 100+ head of Tule elk and is involved in California's PLM areas. Through this program we receive four permits per year managed strictly for trophy hunting. The minimum B&C score for Tule elk is 285. Thirty percent of the harvested bulls score 285 or better, and it is not uncommon to kill 300+ bulls.