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7 08, 2023

Why Rutting Season is the Best Time for an Elk Hunt


For hunters, few experiences can compare to the excitement and adrenaline rush of elk hunting. While elk hunting is a rewarding pursuit, no matter when you get the opportunity, seasoned hunters eagerly await the rutting season for a unique and unmatched adventure. Rutting season, often considered the pinnacle of elk hunting, offers a remarkable blend of challenges, opportunities, and insights into the behavior of these majestic creatures.  At Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch, we plan many of our guided elk hunts at our Idaho ranch during the rut, which typically occurs some time between September 7th and the 25th and these [...]

15 03, 2021

Essential Items for Your Elk Hunting Gear List


At Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch outside of Newdale, Idaho, our professional guides cater the hunt to your level of experience and desired difficulty. We are so confident you'll bring home an elk that we 100% guarantee it! Regardless of how you decide to hunt (rifle, bow, handgun, black powder), there are a few essential items that you don't want to forget. To keep our guests in the know, we've made a handy guide regarding elk hunting gear must-haves that will help maximize your experience. Rifle vs. Archery Hunts Whether hunting with a rifle or bow, you need to be familiar [...]

13 02, 2021

Reasons to Go on a Guided Elk Hunt in Idaho


A guided elk in Idaho is an outdoors enthusiast's dream. Nestled in the mountains of Southeast Idaho, Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch offers unparalleled guaranteed elk hunts in Idaho, as well as other expertly-guided outdoor activities and hunts. While Idaho might not be the first state that comes to mind when people think of the Rocky Mountains, the state is home to 114 mountain ranges that help make up the Rocky Mountains and has peaks that reach over 12,000 feet. With over 120,000 elk that roam from the sage bush deserts to the towering rocky cliffs of the central Idaho mountains, [...]

16 12, 2020

Take a Romantic Hunting Trip to Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch


Whether you’ve just finalized your nuptials or have been with your partner for decades, the last thing you want is to let the adventurous spirit of your relationship slip away like a bull into the woods. One way to inject some excitement into your love life is to embark on a romantic hunting trip to Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch in Newdale, ID. Whether you both hunt or only one of you does, guided elk hunts promote bonding and brings couples closer together as they surmount new challenges. While there are many decent Idaho elk hunting ranches, you’ll want a place [...]

19 12, 2019

Six Interesting Elk Facts 


Even if you're an experienced elk hunter with years of hunting under your belt, that doesn't necessarily mean that you're also an expert on the animal as well. Elk are truly fascinating animals if you take the time to learn a little bit about them. Let our team at Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch share some of the most exciting elk facts as you prepare for your hunting excursions.  If you're wondering how big do elk get, they can weigh anywhere from 325 to 1,100 pounds. Even so, the animal is not even as big as a moose—but are still much [...]

15 11, 2019

Elk Meat Recipes


Most visitors here at Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch visit for our proximity to southeast Idaho’s expansive forests and majestic mountains. This terrain doubles as breathtaking scenery and superb elk hunting grounds. Since all of our visitors are 100 percent guaranteed to have a successful hunting trip, you’ll likely come home with more processed elk than you could ever imagine. Luckily for you, our team put together a list of our favorite elk meat recipes, ranging from whiskey-grilled steaks to elk backstrap.  Grilled Elk Meat Recipes One of the most popular ways to cook elk is on a grill. Since elk [...]

6 10, 2019

Types of Hunting for Elk in Southeast Idaho


There are many factors to consider when selecting your hunting techniques for your upcoming Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch Vacation. How many times have you hunted in Idaho? What type of weapon do you use when hunting Elk in Idaho? Which regions do you usually hunt in Idaho? And more importantly, when is your hunting trip? After answering these questions for yourself, it’s time to read about the various types of hunting that Idaho has to offer. Idaho Elk Hunting Season Elk populations vary from year to year, depending on weather, land management, invasive species, and business development. To have a [...]

3 09, 2019

Elk Hunting Checklist


How many times have you gone on vacation and realized you’d left an essential belonging at home? Whether you consider yourself to be a professional elk hunter or this is your first time taking an elk hunting trip, it’s vital to make an elk hunting checklist. Each guest puts their personal touch on the checklist, but we’re here to prepare you with the basic essentials. To prepare for the best elk hunting around, print out this checklist and reserve your stay at our Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch. Happy hunting! Shooting Sticks Elk are fast, so you have to be on [...]

30 08, 2019

A Guide to Southeast Idaho’s Fall Foliage


Fall is a wondrous time to be out and about exploring Southeast Idaho’s amazing colors and crisp, fresh air. Fall foliage tours and scenic drives are becoming a popular tourist attraction in Idaho. With 27 state byways, each unique to its region, guests can take in the natural beauty. There’s no shortage of fall foliage around here! Luckily, Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch is tucked away in the mountains of Southeast Idaho so that you can see beautiful ever-changing colors right from our wrap-around deck. Check out our top four locations below that you absolutely cannot miss during your vacation.   Mink [...]

6 07, 2019

The Hunt For Idaho’s White Buffalo


Calling all avid hunters! Our Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch is offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the rare White Buffalo. This three-day challenge costs $12,000 to enter and includes meals, lodging and guide service in Southeast Idaho’s mountains. Our hunting lodge offers taxidermy and meat processing for an additional fee. Will you be the lucky White Buffalo Trophy winner? There’s only one way to find out. Legend Of The White Buffalo Many Native Americans view the White Buffalo as a sacred creature. The story of the White Buffalo begins by two young men going out to [...]

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