With summer practically here, hunters are starting to dream of the fall rut that will be upon us in just a matter of months. It’s that time of year when the leaves are changing, a chill is in the air, and we’ve seen our first snow of the season already on a big game hunting property. For many, the fall season means pumpkin spiced lattes, kids back in school, and prepping for the upcoming holidays. However, for the seasoned hunter, it means boots on the ground and trekking into the back country in hopes of glassing that coveted elk during the rut.
Under $3 Million
Located within one of the premier elk units in Wyoming, and tucked up against thousands of acres of public lands, this elk hunting gem is sure to produce trophy bulls for many years to come. Lush parks and thick ponderosa and aspen stands create a wildlife sanctuary within the boundaries of this exceptional property.
Twenty Hatchets Ranch | Springer, New Mexico – $2,150,000 – Price Reduced!
This spectacular Canadian River Canyon property has been managed as a wildlife refuge (no hunting allowed) for more than a decade. For this reason, New Mexico Game and Fish biologists recognize the ranch as crucial to area big game herds, providing year-round habitat for trophy elk, mule deer and pronghorn, and experts have identified Twenty Hatchets Ranch as an ideal relocation priority for Bighorn Sheep.
Located in a premier elk unit, Area 7, and bordering landlocked public land, this property consistently holds many trophy quality elk and mule deer. Did we mention the incredible fishing on the property in the newly created fishing ponds right of the front deck of the cabin? This property is the whole sportsman’s package, with good hunting and great fishing, all within the confines of this 1,200 acre mountain hideaway.
Singing Elk Ranch provides excellent habitat for a variety of game. The White River Elk Herd, North America’s largest elk herd, is found here and takes up residence in the sprawling Flat Tops just west of the ranch. The property is located in Northwest Colorado’s Upper Yampa River Valley and within GMU #26.
$3 Million to $6 Million
On the eastern front of Montana’s iconic Beartooth Mountain Range lies Trout Creek Ranch, a remote and wild property with habitat for elk, mule deer, bear, lion, and a variety of upland birds. In the fall, elk move down off the face of the Beartooth Mountains, through the ranch, and into the lower reaches of the Stillwater Valley. Located in MT Wildlife Region 5, and Elk & Deer District 520, this ranch provides very realistic opportunities for harvesting nice bulls and big bucks in both archery and rifle seasons with a General License.
Situated in the Wildcat Hills southwest of Scottsbluff, the ranch has all of the attributes of a trophy hunting property and wildlife refuge. With public hunting access on three sides, wildlife find sanctuary on this ranch increasing the opportunities for game.
This luxurious retreat sits on the doorstep of the magnificent Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, possessing its own private, backyard entry into it, where the public rarely, if ever, ventures. See the 350’’ trophy bull elk in the wildlife camera image near the residence? He was harvested later that season by an archery hunter on this property!
Resting next to the Routt National Forest and Dunckly Flat Tops, Fish Creek Lodge is the headquarters of the famous hunting operation at Cross Mountain Ranch. With the perfect improvements for the ideal hunt, the property is complete with an LL Bean designed hunting lodge and processing facilities. Trophy hunting for elk and mule deer on the ranch and adjoining public lands is plentiful, as the famed White River Elk herd calls this hunting property home. Participation in the Ranching for Wildlife program has only enhanced the wildlife quantity, habitat, and access to landowner tags.
$6 Million to $10 Million
Adjacent to Wyoming’s largest wilderness area, this pristine, end-of-the-road high mountain wilderness property is teeming with wildlife, including trophy elk and and several other big and small game species. Owl Creek Ranch is located in renown trophy unit, Elk Unit 64, one of Wyoming’s best trophy bull elk areas.
Egry Mesa Ranch | Hayden, Colorado – $6,500,000 – Price Reduced!
Also part of Cross Mountain Ranch, Egry Mesa offers 3.5 miles of boundary with the Routt National Forest, a combined 5 miles of two rivers, and water rights that irrigate approximately 180 acres of meadows and pastures, providing feed, cover and water for wildlife. North America’s largest elk herd, the White River Elk Herd, calls Egry home as well, with the ranch expertly managed for wildlife.
Year in and year out, the C Cross C Ranch produces trophy 300+ class elk hunting. With over 2,000 acres situated in northwest Colorado’s Upper Yampa River Valley, this property offers excellent habitat and diverse terrain that holds and supports hundreds, if not thousands, of elk each year. Located within GMU #15.
Located adjacent to Pike National Forest with a foothill climate and terrain, a large variety of wildlife is seen on the Dakan Ranch. The property is important habitat for elk, mule deer, and black bear, and it’s rare to have a major big game hunting opportunity this close to town.
Over $10 Million
Boasting over seven miles of live water, pristine grassy meadows surrounded by Public Lands on three sides, and over-the-counter bull elk tags, the Crystal Creek Ranch is a hunting paradise located within one hour of Steamboat Springs.
Situated in southern Colorado at the headwaters of the Huerfano River, this ranch has valuable wildlife habitat for trophy elk, mule deer, bear, and bighorn sheep, as well as several other mammals and raptors. Singing River’s diverse terrain and adjacency to hundreds of thousands of acres of national forest affords endless recreational and hunting opportunities.
Three Meadows Ranch | Carbondale, Colorado – $17,500,000 – Price Reduced!
Available private land holdings of over four thousand acres in the greater Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen are definitely one-of-a-kind, and the critters know this, as the largest elk herd in the region loves to hang out on Three Meadows Ranch’s healthy, expansive habitat, as you can see from this video taken on the property’s largest irrigated meadow. This very lightly-hunted ranch is now ready for a new hunter owner to steward!
Truly the Serengeti of the American West, The Cottonwood is prime habitat for elk and moose and is located in trophy hunting units for mule deer and pronghorn. It offers uninterrupted ecological connectivity with the Green River Basin and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The riparian zones amidst the upland grasslands elevates the ecological values providing superior wildlife habitat diversity for several key species and the longest ungulate migration corridor in the US passes through the valley. The Sublette Shiras Moose and the pronghorn antelope herds are the largest in the US outside of Alaska.
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