Elk Hunting in Texas

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Texas Hunt Lodge is the Premier Destination for Trophy Elk Hunts.  From mid-August to the end of February, we offer hunts for Big Trophy Elk Bulls. There are no seasonal restrictions on hunting the Elk in Texas, so if you want an Elk Bull in Velvet, we ask that you come in August, otherwise September 1st, all of our Big Elk should be hard-antlered. 

We typically let our hunters choose the method of hunting Texas Trophy Elk that they prefer. Hunters of Trophy Elk can choose the Spot and Stalk method, Bow Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Black Powder, Safari Style Hunting, Handgun, as well as hunting from a Blind. We can accommodate hunters of any age and experience level, as well as hunters which have physical disabilities or may be confined to a wheelchair. Our preferred method of hunting Elk is Safari Style so that we can cover more land in a shorter period of time, but sometimes, we'll just sit at a water-hole and wait for the big bulls to come in for a drink. 

The Trophy Elk that we offer on our Texas Hill Country Ranches range from 6X6 Bulls in the 300 inch range up to World Record Class Elk Bulls well over 500 inches SCI or B&C. Most of these Rocky Mountain Elk have genetics that were brought into Texas many generations ago, and are genetically and physically superior to the Elk you will find elsewhere in Texas or New Mexico...these Elk typically yield around 300 lbs of meat at the processor. Texas Hunt Lodge holds multiple World Records for Elk Hunts. 

Elk Trophy Fees

  • Elk Bulls 5x5 Under 290": $7,950
  • Colorado Elk (290 - 349 SCI) Trophy Fee: $9,500
  • Monster Elk (350 - 399 SCI) Trophy Fee: $12,250
  • Record Book Elk (400 - 425 SCI) Trophy Fee: $18,500
  • Elk 426"-450" Trophy Fee: $22,500
  • Elk 451"-499" Trophy Fee: $28,500
  • Elk 500"-549" Trophy Fee: $37,500
  • World Record Elk 550" to 600": Price on Request
  • Cow Elk Trophy Fee: $2,950

Trophy Fee is in addition to $350 per day which covers All-Inclusive Hunt Package.

Non-hunting guests may accompany the hunter for an additional $150 per day which covers lodging, meals and amenities as well.

The Pending World Record Elk will be World Records for different categories including Method, i.e. Crossbow, Handgun, Bow, Muzzle-loader, etc as well as Typical and Non-Typical Elk. 

We have local meat processors and taxidermist to take care of your trophy if you choose, or we can prepare the trophy for you to take home with you. Most local meat processors charge $1.25 per lb to process the meat. We have an excellent local taxidermy studio for your Trophy Rocky Mountain Elk whom charge anywhere from $1595-$2050 for an Elk Shoulder Mount depending on the style you choose, i.e. regular Shoulder mount, Bugling Shoulder Mount, Wall Pedestal Mount, etc. The turn-around time for these taxidermist is from 6 - 11 months.

We will score your Elk after the hunt SCI, Safari Club International, or TGR, Trophy Game Records of the World. The SCI Score is the Gross B&C Score.

The Elk is one of the largest species of deer and is one of the largest mammals in North America.  Only the males have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each winter. The largest antlers may be 4 ft long and weigh 40 lb.

A great trophy Elk can score anywhere from 300 to 450.  The largest Boone and Crockett score is 455, recorded in 2006.  The Elk you will hunt with Texas Hunt Lodge range from 300 inches upwards of in the high 500 inch range.

 A mature Elk bull will weigh from 800 lb to 1,000 lbs.  Elk range from 4-6 feet at the shoulder and can be as tall as 10 feet including antlers.                

Texas Elk hunting usually takes place from September 1st until antler drop, sometime in late January. 
Older Elk bulls usually shed their antlers in early February while younger Elk bulls can be hunted through the month of February if still available.  Elk Bulls usually remain in rut until late November. Texas Elk Hunting from October through December is usually best because of the lower temperatures.

Elk hunting with Texas Hunt Lodge will ensure you have a perfect trophy Elk to hang on your wall, and very few meats in the world can compare to Elk venison.  


Below are some of the trophies taken from our Elk hunts over the years.

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