Sheep Mountain Outfitters

Oregon Elk

Oregon is quickly becoming well known for rising elk herds and quality bulls.  Elk are amazingly adaptable and can live almost anywhere – forest, deserts, mountains and plains.  Ironically, Oregon is very diverse and provides all types of terrain.

Oregon Private Land Hunts:
Our primary private land hunting area takes place within the Lookout Mountain Unit (64).  Our Lookout Mountain hunt is a lodge/cabin style hunt with full amenities.  Access is private, success rate is 100% and we provide a hunt to all skill levels.  We have guaranteed Land Owner Preference (LOP) tags available for all rifle hunts.  Archery tags are over the counter.

Lookout Mountain – At this time we are not accepting reservations for our Unit 64 private land hunts. We are booked through the 2027 season.  If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email us at ( and we will keep hunters updated as opportunities open up.

Public Land Hunts:
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) manages the eastern portion of our state with a controlled hunt draw, which includes a preference point system.  As a result, a good portion of our premium hunts take several years to draw and, in most cases, are “once in a lifetime” tags.  The responsibility of providing premium hunts is what drives us.

Mt. Emily, Walla Walla and Wenaha Units:
Consistently, Oregon’s best elk hunting units, “The Big 3”, are considered by most as once-in-a-lifetime hunts.  SMO’s team of professional elk hunting guides are passionate about harvesting mature bulls, whether archery or rifle.  The majority of our hunts include western hospitality with wall- tent camps and outdoor cooking.

The key to our success is scouting. There is never a shortage of help as our staff is well equipped and our pack string of horses are always ready. Maximize your opportunity and invest with team SMO.  Our business is your success!

Our goal is to maximize the potential of each tag and strive for top end trophy success.  We have combined our passion for harvesting the biggest / most mature animals possible with our drive to be the best in our business.  With those goals guiding us, we treat every hunt as if it were our own and do everything possible to turn the odds of success, in each hunter’s favor. Depending of our client’s success in the controlled draw, our knowledge and expertise allows us to operate under special use permits provided the by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Forest Service (FS).  Whether it’s a bivy hunt in the high country or wall tent camp in the mountains, we can service your needs.

Oregon statewide tags and Premium Tags:
With our passion and goals of harvesting the best animals Oregon has to offer, every year we find ourselves traveling the eastern part state hunting elk.  Whether it’s with an early or late season tag holder, scouring the winter ranges videoing or shed hunting, we are always looking for mature bulls.  If you have an interest in our services for a statewide or premium hunt, please don’t hesitate to contact SMO.   We have a statewide network of hard-core hunters.

We have extensive knowledge and a rich history of hunting in the following units:
Lookout Mountain, Snake River, Keating, Chesnimnus, Wenaha, Mt. Emily, Walla Walla, Ukiah, Heppner, Fossil and Columbia Basin.

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