What Should Hunters Take on Texas Elk Hunts?
Elk are highly coveted for their spectacular antlers, and elk venison is widely considered to be one of the most delectable of wild game meats. It’s lower in fat and higher in protein than beef or chicken. It's no wonder why Texas elk hunts are so popular!
As you prepare for your first time hunting elk, you'll want to make sure you bring along everything you will want and need to make this hunt a successful one. When you book your hunt at Stone Creek Ranch, our experienced hunting guides and friendly, accommodating staff goes the extra mile to make sure your stay with us is a memorable one. This includes making sure you know everything you need to take with you.
What Elk is There in Texas?
Before we discuss the hunt, let's talk about the elk itself. While Texas is world-renown for whitetail deer, that is far from the only species worth hunting. When you book your hunting experience at Stone Creek Ranch, you also have the option of an exotic hunt, which allows you to hunt for Texas elk.
Texas elk hunts are typically more affordable, convenient, and successful than hunts in the elk’s remaining natural habitats in the Western U.S. and Canada. Bull elk can weigh up to 1,000 lbs and can attain heights of up to 10 feet, including antlers. Trophy elk typically have Boone and Crockett scores of between 350 and 450. Wow!
What to Bring Along on Your Texas Elk Hunts
If just reading those numbers is getting you excited, you're more than ready to get out there and experience Texas elk hunts for yourself. Before you get too far ahead of yourself, you're going to want to make sure you bring everything you need to bag the bull elk of your dreams.
First and foremost, the number one thing that you need during any type of hunt is camouflage gear. Your main goal is to stay hidden and undetected by any nearby wildlife, so you’ll need to be able to blend in well with the surrounding terrain.
When you’re tracking an Elk, reliable binoculars are a must because you won’t be able to get very close without spooking them off. Find binoculars that provide exceptional clarity and come with a handy neck strap so you don't have to worry about carrying them around. We also recommend you find binoculars that are waterproof, fog proof, and durable, so you’re prepared for elk hunting no matter the weather.
When you are in unfamiliar territory, it’s helpful to have a way to know where you are. Here at Stone Creek Ranch you'll be with an expert guide who knows the terrain extensively, and we encourage you to rely on their expertise in tracking. This expert will accurately guide you during your hunt and make it easier for you to navigate our expansive property.
The checklist above should help you to remember the majority of the things that are important to bring on Texas elk hunts. While this list is fairly comprehensive, it does not mean that's all you need in order to have a successful elk hunt. For any additional questions, we encourage you to contact us.
Texas Elk Hunts at Stone Creek Ranch
At Stone Creek Ranch, we take the elk hunt experience to a whole new level by providing you with the best shot opportunity percentage on a trophy elk. Combined with down-home Texas hospitality and 5-star quality amenities you won’t find at most other hunting ranches, we’ll make sure you have the experience of a lifetime.