If you have ever wanted that trophy Elk this is definitely the time to book your hunt.  This year has to be one of the best herds in the history of Wilderness Hunting Lodge.  Of course, with any big game it is first come on these big boys.  We have genetics from several of the top areas including Canada, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, and Wyoming.

The big difference at Wilderness is our big Elk come with a Big guarantee.  You can rest assured that you will have a great hunt with a wall hanger that you can brag on for years to come.  The mountains at our hunting preserve in Tennessee are beautiful and at times challenging, so come prepared for an exciting bow or gun hunt for a trophy Rocky Mountain Elk.  Check out the pictures below of just some of this year’s trophy Elk.


2019-2020 Elk Cow Special (Limited Spots Available)

Due to an abundance in our herds, we are offering an incredible hunt November through January only. $2750 for an Elk Cow or Bison Cow or Watusi Cow and we will include a free Boar Hunt. (processing and tax not included) That's right, two Wilderness Hunts for this incredible price. Call now to book as these will go fast.


Our guides take you into a choice area, place you on a stand, stay with you or leave you alone, the choice is yours. Then the guides will bring you back to the camp for lunch and a rest period. Then it’s back to the wild for the evening hunt.

Our professional guides are always within your immediate area should the need arise. They’ll help you field dress or do it for you, whichever you prefer. They will also bring your kill back to the camp for you.

The choices are almost endless when choosing a hunt at Wilderness Hunting Lodge. We're confident we have the best Russian Boar and Razorback hunts available in Tennessee backed by our NO KILL - NO PAY policy.

Trophy Elk Hunting

Elk can be distinguished from other deer by their large size, brown or tan bodies, and yellowish-brown tail and rump patch. They have thick necks and slender legs and can stand as tall as 5 feet at the shoulders. Their long legs enable them to run as fast as 35 miles per hour. Males weigh from 600 to 1,100 pounds and have six-tined antlers that can grow up to 5 feet long. Antlers begin growing in early spring and fall off in winter. The females are smaller, about 450 to 650 pounds, and lack antlers. Mating season is in August or September. Females give birth to one or two calves each spring, and newborn calves weigh up to 40 pounds.

Elk can live in many different environments. When able to move freely, elk like mountain areas in summer and lower wooded dense forests in the winter.

Woods and grasslands abound with various types of elk food, including leaves, sedges, shrubs, mushrooms, and lichens. In addition to eating leaves and bark from trees, elk use seedlings to mark their territory. Males strip off bark with their antlers, and females pull off bark with their teeth. Then both males and females rub the seedlings with chins and muzzles to cover the plants with scent.

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