ELK

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Ruggs Ranch is renowned for being home to the largest resident elk herd in the region. For archers, our elk season begins in September. For shooters, the rifle season begins in October and runs through the first week of November. Our Management Cow Elk hunt will commence immediately following our second Trophy Elk Hunt. Your chance to encounter quality big, bugling bulls is terrific, and makes for some serious excitement and an amazing hunt.

Our Big Game Camp is well stocked for your comfort and convenience. Chef Potter and the Ruggs Ranch Staff stay in camp and prepare all the meals on site, as well as making sure your every need is met. Our expert guides and specially equipped vehicles work hard, so all you have to do is enjoy your hunt.

elk image 012017 Archery Elk Hunt Dates

September 4th – 10th – (SOLD OUT)

September 11th – 16th – (SOLD OUT)

September 18th – 23rd – (SOLD OUT)

CURRENTLY TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2018

• Call us for current pricing, prices are per-person, plus tag and license.
• Ruggs Ranch offers three Archery Elk Hunts that are limited to 8 hunters for each hunt.
• Archery Elk Hunts are generally the 2nd, 3rd and 4th week of September.
• Archery Hunts are conducted from our spacious wall tent camps with all the comforts of home.
• Breakfast, snacks, lunch (on the trail or at camp) and dinner are provided.

elk image 022017 Rifle Elk Hunt Dates

October 24th – October 29th – (SOLD OUT)

November 3rd – 8th – (SOLD OUT)

Now taking reservations for 2018!

• Call us for current pricing, prices are per person, plus tag and license.
• Ruggs Ranch offers two Trophy Elk Hunts that are limited to 8 hunters for each hunt.
• Our Trophy Elk hunts are generally the last week of October and the first week in November.
• Actual Rifle Trophy Elk hunt dates are determined by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
• Hunts are conducted from our spacious wall tent camps with all the comforts of home.
• Breakfast, snacks, lunch (on the trail or at camp) and dinner are provided.

elk image 032017 MANAGEMENT COW ELK HUNT

November 10th -12th – (SOLD OUT)

Now taking reservations for 2018!

• Call us for current pricing, prices are per person plus tag and license.
• Our Management Cow hunt commences immediately after our second trophy elk hunt in November.
• Hunts are conducted from our spacious wall tent camps with all the comforts of home.
• Breakfast, snacks, lunch (on the trail or at camp) and dinner are provided.

Be sure to ask about our 2018 hunts as these will typically sell out by Christmas!

Elk Hunt Tag/License Info

2015 OREGON HUNTING TAG AND LICENSE COST

Resident Deer Tag and License – Tag $29.50 + License $24.50 = $54.00

Resident Elk Tag and License – Tag $29.50 + License $42.50 = $72.00

Non-Resident Deer tag and License – Tag $148.50 + License $383.50 = $532.00

Non-Resident Elk Tag and License – Tag $148.50 + License $508.50 = $657.00

John,

I have been to almost a hundred hunting and fishing lodges in my television career, some good, some not, several abysmal and very few exceptional. The list of those who consistently deliver on their promise of excellent hunting and hospitality is short. Ruggs Ranch belongs in that top tier.

Over and above everything (actually, I guess it would be under everything) is the land. I have never seen such variety and sheer volume. One of the reasons my viewers cite for going hunting is to be enveloped in natural beauty. Ruggs has it in spades, from stately timber strands and hushed forests, to limitless vistas of sage and bunchgrass. Thank goodness your string includes cockers for the wicked-thick bunchgrass and riparian areas, and horses for the big-sky chukar hills.

That abundant and high quality habitat leads to incredible hunting. Wild chukars, valley quail and Huns in their native surroundings, elk, deer, turkey ghosting through the pines, and of course pheasants skulking in the CRP and crops. It only gets better when you hunt horseback.

Your staff is top-drawer, driven to meet the needs of guests. Guides go out of their way to help, Gene takes dogs to the highest level, Vicky in the office is relentless in her attention to detail, and of course, Keith’s food is to die for. I warn you every time I visit that you’d better count your cocker spaniels before I leave because someday I will dognap one!

As their leader you’ve instilled in staff a willingness to go the extra mile and strive for excellence. A successful businessman told me years ago that the key to success was to be ten percent better than one’s competitors. In every respect Ruggs is that, or more.

Every time we broadcast an episode at Ruggs, my viewers express awe at the vastness, the “westernness” of Ruggs Ranch. It is every hunter’s dream to “cowboy up,” explore the wild west, be part of our rugged bast. Nowhere but at Ruggs can one live the dream.

Sincerely,
Scott Linden
Creator/host
Wingshooting USA TV

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