NORTHSIDE UNIT PRIVATE LAND(S)

These hunting properties are located in the Northside GMU west of John Day Oregon. There are numerous different sections totaling over 20,000 acres. We have archery elk hunts, rifle bull elk hunts and rifle cow elk hunts. The cow hunts start in early August and run through March of the following year. Tags are guaranteed for all hunts.

Brooks ranch – Over 14,000 acres total with a mix of open country, juniper, and big pine forests. The sections are bordered by both public and private lands. This land has some of the best elk hunting to be had in the Northside unit.

Mt. Vernon Ranch – This ranch is about 4000 acres in size and borders the Brooks Ranch on 2 sides, there is very nice log cabin just up fall creek and then another house as well we will be using for lodging. This is another excellent elk/deer hunting ranch.

Old D.R. Johnson logging company properties- consists of about 6000 acres throughout the Northside unit.


COW ELK HUNTS

The cow elk hunts will start August 1st and run through August 20th and then again from February 1st -28th of 2021. The 2020 hunt season runs through March 31st 2020 and hunting in February doesn’t effect future hunting opportunities in 2021. This cow hunt takes place on private land only. This is a 2 day hunt with a maximum of 4 hunters during the August dates. We will hunt on Saturday/Sunday and Tuesday/Wednesday. This is a guided hunt. You are expected to arrive the day before your hunt. You are responsible for your own food and lodging. The closest town is John Day Oregon and its located about 20 minutes from the hunt location. Contact outfitter for details on obtaining a tag. License and tag fees are in addition to the hunt cost.

Amanda's cow

KIds Cow

Terry's Cow

Dates Description Availability COST
August 1st - 20th 2 day hunt contact outfitter $1500
February 1st - 28th 2 day hunt contact outfitter $1500


ARCHERY ELK HUNTS

A majority of our archery hunting occurs on private land. We provide lodging for all hunts. In 2020 our fully outfitted hunts will take place during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of the season. Our self guided hunts which include lodging, GPS coordinates of tree stands/blinds, and everyday assistance from a guide who will be out checking cameras and able to assist in game retrieval will be the 1st and 4th weeks of the season. The lodging is in a 3 bedroom home with all the cookware, stove, BBQ, showers, satellite TV etc. All hunts start on a Saturday and end on a Thursday, full 6 days of hunting.   Below is a description of each of the weeks  I have available in 2020.

1st and 4th weeks of archery season – Do it yourself hunts. Direction on how to hunt the ranch and GPS coordinates of tree stand/blind locations. We have numerous proven tree stands and blinds already in place. Patience is the key to being successful during this time of year. The temperature is generally 80-90 degrees or sometimes even hotter. The elk will still be on their summer patterns during the 1st week so sitting over water or near wallows is the best bet. Trail camera pictures tell the story year after year, if you sit, odds are in your favor. The last week of the season will be from September 22nd-27th. We have a shop for skinning and a walk in cooler available for your use. You are responsible for your own food preparation and transportation to and from hunting areas.

2nd week of archery season- This is a fully outfitted hunt. On the fully outfitted hunts you will hunt over 20,000 acres of private lands throughout the Northside Unit. The hunt will be a 2 on 1 hunt unless otherwise requested. You will stay at our main house and all food/lodging/ guiding is included. Depending on animal movement, moon phases, and estrus cycles will determine how your hunt will progress each day. We take everything into consideration when planning a days hunt.

3rd week of archery season- Same as above

The Northside Unit is located in Grant County. Statistics show that Grant County has one of the largest populations of elk in the State of Oregon. These hunts are a full 6 days of hunting with departure being the morning of the 7th day.

I can’t stress enough on preparation for this hunt. You need to be proficient with your weapon and you need to be physically prepared to put boots on the ground. I do not allow expandable broadheads to be used on any of my properties. 



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Dates Description Price
August 29th- September 3rd Tree stand/ground blind/self guided $3500 *booked 2020*
September 5th - 10th Fully Outfitted 2 on 1 $5000 *4 spots available*
September 12th - 17th Fully Outfitted 2 on 1 $5000 *1 spot available*
September 22nd - 27th Self guided 6 day hunt $4000 *2 spots available*
1x1 hunt Any week of season add $1000 to price


MURDERERS CREEK UNIT 1ST SEASON

The 1st Season hunt is fully outfitted. You will stay in a large log home and have your own private chef. The hunt will be 2 hunters per guide. You will hunt both private and public land on this hunt. We have had a very high success rate on this hunt in the past few years and 300 class bulls are not uncommon. The hunt is for any bull elk. I can guarantee the tag.




Dates Description Availability COST
October 28th- November 1st 1 Bull Elk *booked 2020* $5000


BROOKS RANCH RIFLE BULL ELK 1ST SEASON

This is a fully outfitted hunt on over 14,000 acres of private land including food/lodging/guiding. Lodging will be in a residence on the property. You arrive the day before your hunt (Tuesday) and hunt through Sunday with departure on Monday morning.



Dates Description Availability COST
October 28th- November 1st Any elk (with appropriate tag) 2 available $5000


OLD D.R. JOHNSON LOGGING LAND 1ST SEASON RIFLE BULL ELK

This is a private land hunt on about 5,000 acres of private land located in the Northside Unit. This will be a DIY hunt and you will have exclusive access to the private land. You are responsible for your own food/lodging/ etc. Prior to the season, if available, the hunters will be given a tour of the hunting area in order to be able to learn the property. I can guarantee a landowner tag for this hunt.

Dates Description Availability Cost
October 28th - November 1st Any Elk Private Land 1 available $3000 each