Hunting in Oregon for Roosevelt Elk at Powder Creek Ranch Wilderness Retreat
Powder Creek Ranch is one of those unforgettable places. The kind you hate to leave to return to reality. Our family was fortunate to purchase the Ranch in 1974 from the original homestead family. Powder Creek Ranch is 367 acres but is unique as it is nestled in a private valley of the Oregon Coast Mountain Range that is surrounded by thousands of acres of forest land access. We have nurtured and protected our resident Roosevelt elk from local hunters since 1974 and it has become a large herd that needs thinning and management. We are now offering private access to only four hunters per year.
Self Guided Hunts: They will be self-guided hunts, meaning the hunter will be on his own and should know how to track an animal, dress his kill and be prepared to quarter if necessary. The Coast Range is heavily wooded which means your elk likely won’t run for miles as in open land, however, it’s harder to get a clear shot too. We encourage hunters to stay in good physical condition, exercise for stamina and practice often with your weapon of choice.
Lodging: Included in your hunting package are accommodations in our 5-star Bed and Breakfast Lodge. Coffee and pastry will hold you over until your return to a hearty country breakfast, mid-day snacks and a full course dinner after a long day of hunting. All meals are prepared by the innkeeper and served family style.
Fishing is an added bonus as we are located on the Nestucca River, a class ”A” fishing river boasting Chinook, Coho, Steelhead and Cutthroat. The B&B offers a huge private luxury suite that accommodates four people with two queen beds and en-suite bath. Other comforts of the room include a gorgeous wood burning fireplace, HD satellite TV with movie library, wireless internet, a comfy recliner and private deck and entry. If you get your elk early in the season, there’s plenty of recreation and relaxation to pass the time.
Transportation, Tags, Taxidermy: The nearest airport is PDX in Portland approximately 90 miles from the Ranch. Accommodations do not include hunting license and tags, travel to the Ranch, taxidermist or meat processing.
If requested, we can refer you to local taxidermy or meat processing and will pick-up and ship your meat to you via FedEx at your expense. There is no draw for licenses in this area and are generally easy to obtain over the counter with proper credentials.
Roosevelt Elk Archery Hunts (September) Bow hunting is especially popular in the Coast Mountain Range because of the terrain and vegetation making camouflage easier. This hunt takes place during the rut and is the best time for bugling in the trophy bulls. The 2011 archery season runs August 27- September 25. It can be very warm with temperatures in the 80’s so it’s important to be in good condition. This also is the best time for a realistic opportunity for a successful hunt. All hunts are for 6 nights/7 days. Call us for details and pricing!
Roosevelt Elk Firearm Hunt (November) There are branch bull and spike bull hunts available. November 12-15 This hunt is for mature branch bulls from our resident herd of Roosevelt elk plus whatever gets pushed onto the Ranch by pressure from outside hunters. Hunting these big animals can be a rigorous workout and physically demanding. It’s important to be in good shape. Call us for details and pricing!