About Us

Our ranch is located in the timbered mountains of south east Idaho. We are five generations of western, hardworking family. Because of my passion for elk, we began offering elk hunts in 1999. We have grown into the premiere elk hunting ranch in the west.

The Hunt

Hunts are fully guided 4 days and 3 nights. Each hunt is catered to your needs and expectations. Meals, lodging, guides, and taxidermy prep are included in the price. We have a great taxidermist available. Mounts can be shipped to your door.



While you are here, there will be no other hunters to compete with, making your stay more personable and private. We have private fish ponds stocked with trophy Tiger trout, rainbows, browns and catfish.

  • Bird hunting is available.
  • Trap shooting.
  • Transportation around the ranch is provided.
  • Awesome home cooked meals.
  • Taking care of the meat, cape and antlers.
  • Transportation to and from the airport.

Why Us?

I will personally guide each hunter. I have a passion for elk hunting and will provide you with a hunt that will surpass your hopes and expectations. We have monster bulls here and the habitat is perfect. You will not be disappointed. We are a family run business spending time with repeat friends and guests year after year.

All Hunts are subject to a 6% state sales tax

Package Price
Management $ 6000
300-350 $ 9500
350-399 $ 12,000
400+ $ 15,000
Idaho Dall Sheep $ 2500
Fallow Deer $ 4000
Buffalo $ Call for availability


Bountiful, Utah

“My nephew and I booked a bow hunt with Thunder Mountain Elk Ranch for the week of Nov. 5-9 2012. This was our first ever guided hunt anywhere. We wanted a chance a big bull unlike we would see in Idaho. I did research the best I could but I was still kind of nervous about how the outfitter was going to turn out. It turned out great. Our guide Billy worked hard to get us on Elk. I had several encounters I will never forget. They have big bulls on all their property and plenty of them. I wish I could go every year and hunt everyday there. My nephew was able to shoot a 368inch bull.

If you’re looking in Idaho, you can’t go wrong with Thunder Mountain Elk Ranch. They spend their time and money on getting you in front of big bulls. There is great lodging, but not the giant lodges that are there to push numbers of hunters through their property. Thunder Mountain Elk Ranch is all about the HUNT, and memories. Overall, it was a great hunt with a great outfitter, that has great bulls.”

- Shawn Hansen

CCF Designs

“If it is the hunting experience of a lifetime that you’re looking for, then look no farther than Thunder Mountain Elk Ranch. My brother-in-law has been asking me to come hunt with him for the last 4 years and last year I finally agreed to go with him and man it was everything he told me and more. He told me you will not be disappointed, they have lots of elk and knowledgeable guides that will do everything they can to put you on that hunt of a lifetime.

Everything he told me could not have been more true and I loved every minute. I am already booked for 2016 and can’t wait to get there, so don’t waste your time looking for a better place to hunt. I didn’t. A big Thanks to the guys at Thunder Mountain Elk Ranch. See ya soon.”

- Brian Owens