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The Wilderness Hunting Ranch - Frequently Ask Questions
Below are questions hunters frequently ask. What is your selection of animals? As our inventory levels are subject to constant fluctuation, during our normal busy season we have and incredible selection of Rams, Hogs of all sizes from 150 pounds and up, Fallow Deer, Sika Deer, Whitetail Bucks of all sizes, Elk, Red Stags, Buffalo, Whitetail Does, Sika Does, Water buffalo and Texas Long horns.
What selection of Whitetails do you have? Again, during our normal busy season, we have Bucks scoring from cull size Bucks to 250"+ SCI Bucks priced from $1,250.00 to $12,000.00, Some are as wide as 24”, some have drop-tines and are from 6 to 26 points. (our whitetail prices simply cannot be beat!)
Do you have hunts for meat animals? Yes, Whitetail Does and Sika Deer Does, Texas Longhorns from 1500 to 1700 pounds and Elk Cows when available.
What kind of Hogs do you have? We have Black Russian and Red European.
Are there any specials being offered? When available, we are offer Red Stag hunts from $1,500 to $3,000. We have not sold them that cheap for eight years. Who says nothing comes down!
What are your current prices? Current pricing can be found on the (Rates) page of this website. How much is lodging per night? Lodging is $50 for hunters and $100 for non-hunters. Breakfast and a hot lunch are included for all lodgers.
Can I bring my wife or other family members? Yes we encourage family activities. We have a limited number of private rooms just for couples.
Do you have an age limit for young hunters? No, we leave that up to you. If you feel your children are competent to hunt, who are we to say no. All of our guides are trained on weapon safety and we pass the wisdom on to all our hunting guests, especially young hunters.
Do you have a no kill-no pay policy? Yes, if you do not get an animal you only forfeit your $100 deposit. Do you have any openings? Yes we usually do have openings although some dates (Saturdays) are often booked full. For best dates to fit your schedule call early. Also check out (Availability Calander) to see what dates are open.
What is the deposit required? On our normal selection of animals such as Rams, Boars and Does, a $100 deposit will hold your date. Large animals such as Elk, Stags and Whitetail a 25% deposit is requested. Certain other exotics may require additional lead time etc., so please call the lodge with specific questions. (Note: All deposits are non-refundable. In the event of an emergency and you need to reschedule or postpone your hunt, we will send you a gift certificate for the amount of your deposit)
Where is the lodge located? 3261 Elk Lick Rd Everett Pa. 15537. Maps and detailed routes are also available on our Diections page. FYI, a GPS will get you here, but sometimes the long way around.
Can I book a hunt and change my mind on the animal hunted once I get there? Yes it is your hunt. The choice is yours. Many of our guest choose to take additional animals once they see our ranch and all we have to offer. Can I harvest more than one animal? Yes
Is there a place to shoot my gun or bow? Yes
What are your hunting seasons? There are no seasons. We hunt year round.
Do I need a hunting license for PA.? No license is required on a hunting ranch.
What weapons can I use? Gun, bow, muzzleloader, pistol, ANYTHING, it is your hunt.
What should I tip the guide? That is likely the hardest decision you will make all day. Our guides give 100%. They are here at The Wilderness because they like the outdoors and like to hunt. In our guides eyes a tip is a bonus and is greatly appreciated, but a heart felt thank you means friendship and a job well done.
Is skinning and quartering of the animal included in the price of the hunt? Yes, skinning, quartering and the meat put in your coolers. Ice is available at $1.25 per bag. Our trophy care is second to none!
Do you have butchering? Yes, but not same day. You have to leave the carcass here, then come at a later date to pick it up. That includes having the meat cut up the way you want it, wrapped, labeled and quick frozen. Deer - $100 Hogs $150 Beef type animals $250+. These prices may vary depending how technical the meat order and the size of the animal.
Do you offer taxidermy? Yes, but we do not advertise this because many of our clients and friends are taxidermist and we would never want to offend them, the great work they do and the service they provide to the hunting industry. Do you rent your lodge in the off season? Yes, it has been used for engagement celebrations, honeymoons, bachelor parties, birth days, private getaways, meetings, social events, church youth groups, men’s prayer groups, women’s originations and by hunters just traveling through.