During the Hunt
Dear Future White Peaks Hunter:
Your hunt will be one of the best experiences you have had in the rocky mountains, we guarantee it. Make sure you are prepared by reviewing the pages listed below about our ranch and hunting procedures.
Please feel free to give us a call or send us an email if you have any other questions about the ranch or your upcoming hunt. We want your trip to be comfortable and organized. Be sure to check out this website frequently for updated trail camera and summer photos.
We will see you this fall!
What Is Included
· Full service lodging including bedroom and bathroom
· All meals for each day present at the lodge
· Hunting Guide services
· One bull elk / buffalo of the selected trophy class
· Trophy Photos
· Trophy Care: Field Dressing of carcass
· SLC Airport pickup and drop off
· Big screen TV and satellite TV channels
· Linens and Sheets· Bathroom necessities (soap, TP, and towels)
· All required elk licenses and tags
· All sales tax on the hunt package
What Is Not Included
· Meat Processing Services
· Taxidermy Services
· Airplane/Travel Costs
· Tips for guides & staff
We have experienced guides who will properly position you to shoot your elk. If an animal is wounded, and not recovered, this will be counted as your kill. With the quality of our guides we rarely lose an animal, but it could happen in extremely rare cases.
While maintaining all reasonable care and precaution for the safety of our clients we assume no responsibility for any health risks, accident or loss or expense arising there from. If you have any health or medical concerns, medication, or dietary needs please let us know in advance and we will accommodate you. Please let us know of any special diet needs or requests as soon as possible.
A complete contract waiver will be required to complete upon arrival at the ranch. We are fully insured and will make sure your hunt is safe and medical assistance will be summoned if needed.
You may elect to upgrade to a larger bull elk once at the ranch. Your deposit that was previously made will be subtracted from your final balance. This final balance will be due upon your departure from the ranch and after the harvest of your animal.
Lodging at White Peaks
All lodging during your hunt is complimentary from White Peaks Outfitters. We have comfortable, private style rooms for you and your spouse to enjoy your vacation. We have an open dining area where you will enjoy your homecooked meals each day.
If you have any special requests, please let us know prior to your arrival at the ranch.
Food & Drinks at The Lodge
All elk and buffalo hunting packages at White Peaks include complimentary meals for your entire stay at the lodge. Our staff prepares your meals for you daily and helps ensure that you have the energy needed for your trophy hunt.
Homestyle cooked meals are available each day including beef selections, seafood, italian food, mexican cuisine, and barbeque dishes. Drinks including water, soda, and juices are also provided for your entire stay.
Make yourself at home!
ALLERGIES / HEALTH CONCERNS: Please make note of any special requests you have when you fill out your hunter information sheet at the link below.
WEATHER AT THE RANCH
Nounan, Idaho Ranch
August | 48 low / 80 high
September | 39 low / 67 high
October | 28 low / 55 high
November | 22 low / 38 high
December | 14 low / 28 high
January | 15 low / 27 high
Making your trophy last a lifetime.
Approved White Peaks Taxidermists
After the harvest of your trophy animal, great care will be taken by your guide to make sure it is ready for our taxidermists. We have approved taxidermists in Idaho, Utah, and Arizona that will be able to mount your animal and schedule shipping or delivery of the finished trophy to your home. We will have sample mounts, brochures, and prices lists available for these taxidermists when you arrive at the ranch.
You can view some sample taxidermy below and decide how you want to preserve your trophy that you take this fall.
Average Shoulder Mount : $1400 USD
Average Pedestal Mount (without Pedestal) : $1700 USD
Average Shoulder Mount with Bugle (open mouth) : $1800 USD
Average European Mount : $300 USD
Average Skull Plaque Mount : $150 USD
Average Turnaround Time : 9 - 12 months
Take Home Taxidermy
Your guide can cape your trophy and you can transport the cape and antlers back to a taxidermist of your choice. Another option is to have on of our taxidermists flesh and salt the hide, then send it directly to the tannery of your choice. Your taxidermist can take it from there.
Many clients ask about meat processing, so we wanted to pass this information along to you. Idaho Ranch clients have a few different options. RUSH orders for take-home clients will be able to have their meat processed by a local processor in Montpelier Idaho with quick turn-around times available. REGULAR orders for shipping clients (for clients that fly or do not wish to transport meat home following hunt) will be processed at our Utah facility and shipped to your hometown for low shipping costs. See below for pricing
Standard Processing Rates - Hanging Weight Poundage
Paper-Wrapped Packaging $0.70 per pound
(Steaks, Roasts, and burger cuts)
Jerky, Salami, Sausages, and Bratwursts available for extra fee
Rush Fee (add $0.20 per pound)
Vacuum-sealed Packaging $0.90 per pound (Steaks, Roasts, and burger cuts)
Jerky, Salami, Sausages, and Bratwursts available for extra fee
*Please note rush orders can NOT be vacuum-sealed *
Specialty Meat Products
Original Flavor Salami (3 lb stick)
Jalapeno Cheddar Salami (3 lb stick)
Original Flavor Bratwurst
Jalapeno Cheddar Bratwurst
Breakfast Sausage (Bulk)
Mild Italian (Bulk)
Hot Italian (Bulk)
Teriyaki Strip Jerky
Peppered Strip Jerky
Original Strip Jerky
Average Hanging Weights
Cow Elk 240# - 320#
Bull Elk 350# - 550#
Cow Bison 300# - 500#
Meat Bison 500# - 750#
Trophy Bison 750# +
One Pallet of approx 1000# of meat will be able to be shipped nationwide to one location on a refrigerated truck service. The average shipping cost is $500-$800 per pallet. No insulation or ice needed. Four or five elk can be placed on a frozen meat pallet. (Note: antlers may NOT ship with meat, but frozen capes can be included).
This shipping option is very reasonable when the price of coolers, insulation, and dry ice is considered. Your meat can be shipped to your hometown for just $800 and arrives frozen solid.
If you choose to take your meat home with you, plan on 200-250 quarts of cooler space (per bull elk) to pack the meat into after being processed. You will need space for dry ice as well. Also note, that rush processing orders can incur an additional fee and ample freezing time must also be planned for. You may have to stay at a nearby hotel until you meat is frozen and ready for pickup at the processor.
Let us know if you have any questions, otherwise we can explore all of these options for you when you arrive for your hunt! Thank you.
Nearby Visitor Attractions
Make a vacation out of your elk hunt trip
Bear Lake State Park 1 hours
Park City, Utah (Home of 2002 Olympics) 2 hours
Lagoon Amusement Park 2 hours
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 2.5 hours
Grand Teton National Park 2.5 hours
Yellowstone National Park 3 hours
Arches National Park 6 hours
Grand Staircase National Monument 6 hours
Bryce Canyon National Park 6 hours
Grand Canyon National Park 7 hours
Canyonlands National Park 6 hours
Zion National Park 5 hours
Yellowstone National Park 5 hours
Lake Powell – Glen Canyon 6 hours