FAQ

FAQ

We understand you have questions before you choose to book a trip here.  Just click on what applies for you.  Don’t find the answer?  Email us at info@royalcreekranches.com, or give us a call at 435-841-1345 and we will be happy to help and answer your questions.

WHERE IS THE RANCH LOCATED?

The ranch is located 45 minutes west of Salt Lake International Airport.  Follow I-80 west toward Tooele about 15 miles.  You will exit at Lake Point onto Highway 36.  Follow Highway 36 approximately 20 miles until you pass the town of Rush Valley.  You will turn right on Highway 199 and follow that road about 5 miles until you see the Royal Creek Ranches entrance.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?

January 39° / 20°
February 44° / 25°
March 53° / 32°
April 61° / 38°
May 71° / 46°
June 82° / 56°
July 90° / 64°
August 88° / 61°
September 78° / 52°
October 64° / 40°
November 49° / 29°
December 39° / 21°

WHAT IF I JUST WANT TO STAY THE NIGHT?

YES! We do take overnight reservations in one of our 6 refurbished cabins or 23 sheep camps. Call our office 435-841-1345 to make reservations.

HOW MANY DOES THE SHEEP CAMPS AND CABINS SLEEP?

The sheep camps sleep 2 people in a queen bed.  The refurbished cabins sleep 4-8 depending on which one you choose.

HOW DO WE GET TO THE ELK RANCH?

The Elk Ranch is a 23 minute helicopter ride or a 2 hour drive from Royal Creek Ranches. We can arrange that transportation for you depending on which you prefer.

WILL THESE BIRDS FLY FAST?

We guarantee the best birds in the field. They are not tame or weak birds like some of our competitors. Just ask our references!  WATCH THE VIDEOS ON THIS WEBSITE, THESE ARE NORMAL BIRDS LEAVING THE GROUND TO OUT OF GUN RANGE IN 3 SECONDS!

RULES WE ENFORCE:

• No Shot Larger than #6 Allowed FOR SAFTEY REASONS.
• Reservations required, we advised booking as early as possible.
• Hunting season from September 1st  through March 31st.
• We have LOANER guns in case you don’t bring yours.

HOW MANY ACRES DO WE HUNT?

We have several thousand acres of prestige elk hunting ground and several thousand acres of premiere pheasant habitat.  Low creek beds to brush flats to high timber with our European pheasant hunt make our property unique.

HOW MANY HUNTERS PER GUIDE?

EACH GROUP MUST BE MIN. OF 2 HUNTERS FOR THE GUIDES, IF YOU DON’T HAVE 2 HUNTERS WE CAN PARTNER YOU WITH OTHERS. OR YOU CAN GET A THIRD PACKAGE AND SHARE THE COST AND SHOOT MORE BIRDS. WE WILL TAKE 5 IN A GROUPS AS WELL. WE TAKE 9 GROUPS PER DAY AT THE RESORT. THOUSANDS OF HUNTERS A YEAR! SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH MARCH 31. SEPT 10-20 RESERVED FOR CHAD’S ”TOP100” ELITE LEADERSHIP MEMBER RETREATS AND ELITE SAFETY ROUNTABLE RETREAT. ANY NUMBER OF HUNTERS CAN JOIN A EUROPEAN SHOOT. YOU MUST CHECK OUT OUR EUROPEAN HUNTS ON THIS WEBSITE! WE ARE OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS AT OUR RESORT.

LICENSES

Utah licenses are included with your hunt.  You do not need to purchase them ahead of time.

WHAT IS THE NIGHTLIFE LIKE?

We are 45 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.  There is anything from sporting events, shopping malls, theaters, concerts and plenty of delicious restaurants.  There are several bars, however no casinos since gambling in Utah is not permitted.

TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING OPTIONS

Airport pickup and return to SLC International airport is available.  We have 4 host hotels in Tooele, 20 minutes from the Ranch.  We have a special room rate of $88/night with a king bed or two queens.
JUST CALL 435-841-1345 TO BOOK A HUNT OR EUROPEAN SHOOT,  it is a perfect company event!

WHAT IS A NORMAL HARVEST?

Due to our excellent habitat, the birds stay close to the farm.  WITH OUR HIGHLY EXPERIENCED GUIDES, PLUS GREAT GUN-DOGS  most hunters harvest 90% of the birds stocked. THIS IS REAL HUNTING so weather and your shooting skills ==PLAY A BIG PART IN HUNT HARVEST AS WELL.   Our guides will make every effort possible to get you shooting at every bird.  ALSO NOTE, BIRDS MISSED BY OTHER HUNTERS CAN BE TAKEN BY YOU FREE, NO BAG LIMIT HERE!

WHAT TO BRING?

Each hunter should bring walking boots and normal outdoor wear.  Hunter Orange is required, a vest and hat.   We have orange caps and vests in case you didn’t bring yours.  Walking is in native grass and milo.  Basic field hunting cover.  Brush pants not needed.    Shotguns can be un-plugged here.  Ice Chest to take the birds home is a good idea.  We dress all the birds and place in freezer bags for you.   Advise any shotgun if a 12 ga. for the field hunts.  For the European shoots we highly advise auto-loaders and take the plugs out.  Note, no shot larger than #6 is allowed, for safety reasons.  ALL HUNTERS GETTING LICENSES AT OUR OFFICE MUST BRING THEIR SS NUMBER!