High Fence Elk Hunting and Why Canada is Best Value Place To Go
I felt my clients at Top End Adventures would find it valuable to learn how high fence elk hunting bulls are raised and how that effects the choices of where to hunt them. You have to remember that the “ranchers” raising these bulls, are in business and profit as well as the quality of the bulls they produce are their main objective. The goal is the biggest horns in the shortest period of time, therefore creating the highest margin once they sell their elk for high fence hunting where the value is based on what their horns will score and horn configuration that is most desirable.
High Fence Elk Hunting and Why Canada is Best Value Place To Go – GENETICS
People hunting these bulls are traditionally looking for inline typical bulls that are huge 6 x 6’s or 7 x 7’s. So genetically the elk ranches are breeding in these horn traits much the same a cattle rancher would breed in certain traits in a cow he is raising to sell. Many of these operations are either currently using embryo implantation or have lines that were developed from that science. The best operations in the world doing this are out of Canada and that is where 90% of the American high fence elk hunting providers are getting their bulls. Now, as of 2021 concerns with CWD has stopped the importation of bulls from Canada into the states and crippled the American market in having enough bulls available for clients wanting to hunt them.
You Can Go Hunt High Fence Elk In Canada Now
Now, if you are finding yourself in this dilemma and wanting a spot to go, I have that for you HERE. The place to go now and in the future for the best value for high fence elk hunting is in Canada and I can dial you into the right operations as many of the outfitters to the North unfortunately leave a lot to be desired in their land and approach to outfitting. Another thing to note is that Canadian high fence elk hunting as a rule is much more affordable because they are grown locally. I find this can save you as much as 25-40% on the cost of your hunt. In the above operation I mentioned as of 2022 you can take bulls 380-400 B and C for $10,500.
To finish the ranching aspect of this game, in the end, bulls are both genetically and nutritionally optimized to have huge antlers, quite young. Big bulls pushing into the 400’s often will get there as a 4-5 year old bull. They are fed massive diets of protein and minerals optimizing horn growth and they do a tremendous job of their craft. The bulls are then allowed to go “hard horned” often in late August and shipped to the hunting operations to be hunted shortly after arrival. That is why hunting in September can be beneficial for a couple reasons. One is you get more bulls to look over as many of the more preferable bulls get taken early and the bulls will be bugling which is always magnificent. If you are looking for the optimum hunting experience for high fence elk hunting I highly recommend you give me a call or fill out the contact form and I’d be glad to call you. 208 867 6675 Marc