Emphasizing Careful Private Management of Prime Utah and Idaho Hunting Grounds
For more than two decades, retired NFL defensive lineman Rulon Jones has maintained a top-notch hunting operation in Utah’s Rocky Mountains, with an additional Idaho ranch in the Blackfoot Mountains. Rulon Jones offers visitors 10,000 acres of high fence and more than 60,000 acres of private free-range ranch land that is ideal for hunting elk, buffalo, Shiras moose, mule deer, and cougar. A key to Broadmouth Canyon Ranch’s success has been a strictly managed preserve that maintains a pristine high-elevation environment ideal for elk herd self-propagation. The 5,000-acre Utah preserve ranges from 4,500 to 9,000 feet in elevation and encompasses a variety of canyon terrains with slopes covered with maple and oak. Carefully managed herds have improved the elk genetics from average to exceptional, and the preserve is augmented by 25,000 acres of exclusive free-range land. Established in 2003, the second 5,000-acre preserve lies in the Blackfoot Mountains, just west of the Tetons, and ranges from 5,500 to 8,000 feet in elevation. Pines and aspens dot a landscape abundant in clear creeks and a crisp skyline. Moose, deer, and elk are also plentiful in the 35,000 acres of adjoining free range, with horses and ATVs used to reach spike camps and prime hunting areas. Rulon Jones and the Broadmouth Canyon Ranch team’s commitment to careful management offers 100% hunter success rates on preserve elk, moose, and buffalo, and 90% on free-range elk and mule deer. This rate far surpasses the 30% or less that is common with private outfitters who operate on state and federally managed public lands.