What are the conditions like in the Upper Trask Mountain Range?

Hunting in the Oregon Coast range is rugged. You can expect terrain to be steep and challenging.  Weather conditions are diverse with mild weather in September to snow in November and everything else in between.  We do not use pack horses and most of the ground is covered by foot.  Hunters should be up for the physical requirements of a demanding and intense hunt.

Are ranch hunts available in the Upper Trask area?

Absolutely not.  Game are not fenced nor are they baited with food or groomed vegetation in any way or at any time of year.  Our guides are experts at what they do.  We know the area that we hunt and this is the key to our success.  Game are brought in using bugles and other tactics ensuring a true hunting experience that is fair and square. 



Bugle for Elk Oregon Hunting


What is your success rate?

Typically, hunters will see elk every day and have opportunities at legal bulls several days a week.  The Upper Trask area has many resident herds which stay in the area year round. We work hard to continually scout and locate game to ensure your hunt in Oregon is a success. Obviously, there is no guarantee, but our success rate runs close to 90%.

How do we travel?

Mostly on foot.  You can expect to be walking, hiking and climbing most of the day.  Boots that have been broken in well area must or your feet will be in rough shape very quickly.

​What are the accommodations like?

​We offer rustic but comfortable tent style camping.

Will I pack out my elk or deer?

Your guides are primarily responsible for cleaning and packing out your animal.  For the full experience, you are most welcome to participate in any or all aspects of cleaning and packing.  Some conditions allow Upper Trask Outfitters to assist removal with quads but packing out on foot is highly probable.

How many hunters can you accommodate?

Two on one for personal service.


What happens if I wound an animal?

We respect the animals that we hunt and we will make every effort to track a wounded animal.  If necessary, we will track an animal for days.  We monitor for tracks and signs of blood and movement to determine the severity of the injury. Typically, hunters do not shoot another animal after an animal has been hit. We agree with and operate under this philosphy.