CA Bull Elk Ranch is not your ordinary farm or ranch! We are a working elk ranch We also have some of the usual farm animals (chickens, geese, and of course the family dogs & cats). CA Bull Elk Ranch is 800 acres located in beautiful Richfield ID.

CA Bull Elk Ranch began as a dream. Calvin & I (Gail) both came from farming and ranching backgrounds and have always wanted a ranch of our own. Of course we didn’t want just an ordinary ranch we wanted an ELK ranch. After many years of working toward that goal We purchased 160 acres that was in need of much tender loving care. Rolling up our sleeves, and with the help of our two sons (and a great bunch of friends), we began making the transformation. The ranch began in 2002 with only 20 bred cows and one good bull. This became known as CA Bull Elk Ranch.

In 2007 we began hunting pheasants. In 2010 we added bobwhite quail and 2011 we added courtnix quail. The spring of 2012 we added chukar to the bird mix. I (Gail) am ranch owner/manager (which really means I is the hands on day to day feeder, waterer, fence builder, bookkeeper, salesperson, and all around help). Calvin worked on the road as an equipment operator to fund the ranch as it was getting started (it isn’t cheap to raise elk).

Trip Itineraries

10 Summer Favorites to Add to Your Southern Idaho Bucket List

Every summer, it’s the same: You swear you’re going to get out more. Camp more. Hike more. Fish more. But then — boom! — it’s Labor Day, and summer is gone. Don’t make the same mistake this year! We’ve rounded up 10 bucket-list worthy summer activities.

5 Southern Idaho Music Fests You’ll Regret Missing

Southern Idaho is rocking out this summer. From megafests with classic rock legends on the banks of the Snake River to one of the West’s most respected cowboy music gatherings, this is the season to take in family-friendly concerts. There’s something for just about every type of music lover here — which one will you pick?

Make plans to visit Fairfield for Camas Lily Days June 2

When the time is right, the camas lily blooms in Southern Idaho's Camas Prairie are an amazing sight to behold. A sea of purple lilies punctuates an emerald-green landscape in the Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area while songbirds and ducks sound off in the ponds and waterways.

Plan Your Trip for This Year’s Superbloom

This year’s unbelievable snowpack is receding slowly from the mountains and revealing an abundance of wildflowers throughout Southern Idaho.

Where to Find Southern Idaho’s Best Beers

Idaho has become a craft beer mecca, and Southern Idaho’s breweries are making a name for themselves in a crowded ...

Skiing Is Still On In Southern Idaho

It’s been snowing in Southern Idaho! Pomerelle Mountain Resort and Magic Mountain Resort are keeping ski season going with fun ...

Southern Idaho Ski Season Is Here!

It may be a little later than usual, but most of Southern Idaho’s ski resorts are finally open! Never experienced the region’s stress-free skiing? Here’s a snapshot: No lift lines.

Add a Little Luxury to Your Outdoor Weekend at the Willow Glamping Yurt

The Willow Glamping Yurt isn’t your typical hardscrabble backcountry lodging. This is outdoor living at its best, with a king-size bed and soft linens, a huge deck, electric heat, and amenities like a built-in fire ring and a propane grill. The yurt is situated in a grassy meadow, and nearby Almo Creek curves through stands of willows.

Barns Put Southern Idaho’s History In Plain Sight

In the first decades of the 20th century, farmers flocked to Southern Idaho to participate in the “magic” that created ...

Lincoln County: Where the High Desert Comes to Life

Lincoln County is a paradise for explorers. In one weekend, you can descend into deep and unusual caves and see ...