Trophy California Tule Elk Hunts
Oak Stone Outfitters manages private ranches primed for Tule elk hunting. Our ranches work with the state of California to receive guaranteed landowner tags for Tule elk bulls and cows. Every year we receive 3-5 cow tags and 3-5 bull tags. Those tag numbers are reassessed every year based on the population of elk on our ranches. Moreover, the elk herds are managed for trophy-quality bulls.
Our PLM (private land management) tags are valid for use from July 1st through December 31st. We schedule our hunts from mid-July through September, during the peak of the rut. Bull elk hunts are scheduled for five days of hunting; additional days may be added. Cow elk hunts are scheduled for two days of hunting. Trophy bulls average between 285” – 330” with some exceeding 340” long. Most bulls make the Boone and Crockett Club minimum, with multiple bulls ranked in the top 10 for B&C and SCI record books. Spot and stalk methods are used as well as traditional calling tactics during the peak of the rut.
What To Expect
Hunters can expect delicious meals and exceptional accommodations throughout the duration of their Tule elk hunt as well as plenty of action to go with picturesque views. We have a number of different lodges to suit any needs you may have. Hunts are conducted in the mornings and evenings with a lunch break taken midday. A total of 5 days is allocated for hunting; however, due to our intensive scouting and well-sustained habitat, there is a good chance you will have an elk down before the 5th day. Oak Stone Outfitters is located amongst beautiful wine country and only 25 minutes from Paso Robles, which further affords you and your guests the chance to explore the grand Central Coast of California.
Tule Elk Hunting Packages
La Panza Unit Draw Tag Package: $9,500
For those hunters that are fortunate enough to draw Tule elk tags for the La Panza unit in California we offer private land access and fully guided and outfitted hunts. This is the best opportunity for a trophy class bull with a draw tag. Bulls on these hunts can be expected to score between 285″-330″.
Fort Hunter Liggett Draw Tag Package: $5,000
California Department of Fish and Wildlife offer limited entry draw tags on the Fort Hunter Liggett Army Base. With extended knowledge of the habitat and wildlife which makes up this hunt unit we have had great success with hunters who have drawn this tag. Hunts are offered as weapon specific for archery, rifle, or muzzleloader.
PLM Hunting Package: $29,000 – $38,000
Contact us for more details.
Cow Elk PLM Tag: $5,000
Cow elk hunts are conducted over a 3-day period
*Wounded animal policy – If an animal is hit, it will count as a harvest and your tag will be used.
*Non-hunters can be added for an additional $200 (does not include lodging or meals).
What’s Included In Hunts
- Elk tag (with PLM hunts)
- Cleaning and skinning of game
- Lodging & meals
- Transportation to and from the airport
- Wild pig may be taken at no additional charge
Tule Elk Hunting Details
- 5-day guided hunts with lodging and meals included
- Best opportunities are mornings and evenings, however all-day hunts are an option and have been successful
- If there are any specific meals that you would like to be prepared for you and your guests please let us know ahead of time
- The option to take a wild pig with no extra cost is available to the hunter
What to Bring on Tule Elk Hunts
- A valid California hunting license
- Rifle or archery equipment
- Copper ammunition if hunting with a rifle
- Good hiking boots
- Warm clothing