Royal Creek Ranches

Elk and Pheasant Hunts

New York Hunting Lodge
Royal Creek Ranch is located 45 minutes southwest of Salt Lake City in Utah’s most stunning scenery. This wild and rugged land has been preserved so you have the outstanding opportunity for trophy hunts with your choice of weapons such as Bow, Rifle or Muzzleloader.

European Pheasant Hunts

European Pheasant Hunting:

Our European shooting program totally unique. After much research and input from experienced hunters just like you, Chad Hymas, our founder, has created the perfect European Pheasant hunting program. Many pheasant farms have programs similar to ours, but none are quite as perfect as ours. Don’t believe us? Just let us prove it to you.

Royal Creek Ranches is the only resort with birds as amazing as ours. Our bird harvest is around 60%, and there is bird shooting at birds up to 90yds in the sky and at 45mph. Our royalty birds are better than Doves, Ducks, Geese, you name it. These birds literally fly for their lives at such a speed and intensity, that there are no birds like them in the world of Pheasant hunting. Unlike most hunting locations, we are one of the only resorts in existence to incorporate shoot packages. We have packages that no other Pheasant reserve could come close to.

Our course has 10 stations, takes a minimum of 2 shooters per station, for a total of 20 hunters in the morning, and 20 hunters in the afternoon. Our shoots range from 300-400 and 500 bird shoots, to 1,500 bird shoots. Before our shoots we have the Royal Feast. This feast is dutch oven style food prepared by our executive chef. Prepare to eat like kings and queens. You will then be taken to our ranges on a hunt wagon, and meet your gun dogs and their trainers. Few groups have shot over 70% of the birds, and, in three hours, about 2,000 to 7,000 shells are usually used. THE BIRDS HAVE THE ADVANTAGE HERE!

We host almost 45 shoots per year, making us the best program in the U.S.A. We also have 40 dog handlers that are hired to model more than 100 labs trained professionally to make your hunt as amazing as possible. We truly are the best program available in America. Don’t take our word for it, though! Come experience our friendly demeanor, hospitality, birds, dogs, and our many other amazing features for yourself.



Royal Creek Ranch is the largest of its kind in Utah and offers an outstanding experience in Utah’s premier Elk Country. Our Elk Hunts are from August 15th through Thanksgiving and they are 100% guaranteed. Nearly 1,000 hunters have enjoyed harvesting their dream animal at our ranch since 2001. We look forward to helping more hunters achieve their hunting experience of a lifetime in the years to come. We look forward to helping you achieve your elk hunt of a lifetime with your private group.


Thank you for a great hunt and a wonderful experience. Your guide, Owen, was a patient and careful guide. He made sure that we went at our own pace and if we looked like we needed to slow down or stop for a rest, that’s what we did. His scouting and tracking skills were outstanding. He gave me the confidence to make “the shot of a lifetime.” He is a true asset to your Ranch. I hope to one day bring my son to your Ranch as he has just this past week completed his hunter safety course here in PA. He will, of course, have to work his way up to game this large. Once again, thank you for fulfilling a dream that I have had for a long time.
–Chris R.

Chris R

Some of our favorite memories as a family have been spent hunting and camping outdoors in our beautiful state of Utah. Royal Creek Ranches is set in such an amazing place! You will absolutely love to hunt there! The owners are the best people and will take great care of anyone who visits there!! Don't pass up the chance to hunt at Royal Creek Ranches!! You will not be disappointed! Very highly recommended!


Thank you for the hunt and for the experience my wife had. We all had a wonderful time and you, your guides, and those who prepared the meals took good care of us. Our friends who came with us had a good time too. My wife has told people that this experience completed one of her bucket list things to do. Again many thanks!
– Tommy

ROYAL CREEK RANCHES – Hunting around Rush Valley , UT