Elk hunting is very special on the Martinsdale Ranch with a variety of different terrain areas: from the high country that we call Pole Camp, to the very rough, rocky area that we call Wiglow, to the hilly area called The Butte. There are many places with harder access to call or rattle for the bulls in archery season, and other places easier access to hunt during rifle season. The ranch is encompassed by forest and mountain areas that the elk travel between regularly.
The weather plays a big part in the elk's location and their travel patterns. Late in the season, heavy snow in the mountains will bring the elk down into river country, while the rest of the season can be some of the most challenging hunting you will find. You will have an excellent chance to see 6 point or larger bulls.