A beginner hunter with a guide on an elk hunt

If you’re new to hunting, the idea of heading out into the wilderness to track and hunt animals can be daunting. There’s so much to know – from scouting hunting areas to following tracks and signs to effectively using calls and decoys to properly field dressing your harvest. The learning curve is huge.

That’s why beginner hunters can benefit immensely from going on a guided hunt. Experienced hunting guides can provide invaluable knowledge, coaching, and expertise to ensure you have a safe and productive hunt. Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch offers guided elk and buffalo hunts at our ranch in Newdale, Idaho. We happily offer guided hunts to hunters of all skill levels. Here are some of the biggest advantages of going on a guided hunt, especially for beginners.

Effective Techniques & Strategies

From glassing techniques to stalking methods to setting up blinds and stands in ideal locations, guides can coach you on all the skills and strategies needed for an effective and ethical hunt. You’ll learn proper shot placement, field dressing, quartering techniques, and more from the pros. 

Knowledge of the Land & Animals

Hunting guides spend countless time scouting hunting areas and studying the movements and behaviors of the animals. They know the prime areas to hunt, the typical transit routes of the herds, the most effective calling techniques, and all the subtle signs to look for. This knowledge accumulated over years in the field is simply impossible for a beginner to replicate.

On-Site Lodging

Many guided hunting operations, like Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch, have comfortable lodges and cabins right on the property. This allows you to stay immersed in the hunting experience throughout your trip.


Remove the potential frustration of an unsuccessful hunt with Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch. We offer success-guaranteed hunts. When you hunt with us, you can feel confident knowing that you will take down an elk or buffalo. One of the biggest hurdles for beginners is getting over the disappointment of an unfruitful hunt; some quit hunting due to that reason. Our hunts let you taste success and provide you with the skills you need to get out on your own.

The Bottom Line

For beginner hunters, going on a guided hunt is simply a smart way to kick off your hunting pursuits. You’ll learn invaluable skills and knowledge from experienced professionals who are happy to help you learn the ropes. Plus, when you hunt with us, you can feel good knowing that you’re in for a successful hunt. 

Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or a beginner, we’d love to host you at the ranch for an unforgettable guided hunt. For more information, please visit our about us page or call 208-351-7301.