SC2 Outdoors Client Cover Story Eastmans Hunting Journal Issue 170
Rocky Mountain Elk (C. canadensis nelsoni), Roosevelt Elk (C. canadensis roosevelti), Tule Elk (C. canadensis nannodes) can all be hunted in the Golden State. In California obtaining that tag may prove to be the most difficult part of hunting elk in California. While some of the more popular bull hunts will most likely prove to be a once-in-a-lifetime tag, there are chances to buy private land ranch tags from time to time.
Our California Elk hunting takes place primarily on private ranches with tags obtained through the California Big Game drawing. We will also offer guiding on public land for all species please contact us if you have drawn a tag and need information.
California gives the hunters some of the best elk hunting of any western state. California obviously does not offer the abundant elk hunting or over the counter tags as many western states such as Colorado, Idaho or Montana. It does not provide the quantity of 380 plus bulls that Arizona, Nevada and Utah produces annually. California elk hunting does provide the potential to produce monster bull elk and incredible elk hunting. California is also your only destination for Tule Elk.
Draw a tag for any of the species found in California and you have the potential for the opportunity to have a once-in-a-lifetime elk hunt. Contact SC2 Outdoors, we specialize in calling monster bulls and close encounters, we may have public or private land options.