After the Viveash fire in 2000, the hillsides became covered with grasses and scrub oak, creating
a prime elk and mule deer habitat. Each year Cow Creek Ranch sells three to four elk tags, two to three mule deer hunts and several turkey hunts to experienced hunters who are interested in an
unguided hunting experience. The tags are ranch only tags to be used anywhere on the 1,200
acre Cow Creek Ranch property. The benefit of a private land hunt is that there is no pressure
on the land from other hunters.