Black Velvet Elk Ranch started in 1999 with one bull and three cows.  With a passion for hunting and the great outdoors, we thought there would be no better way to spend 12 months a year than with one of the worlds most majestic animals.

     Born and raised a dairy farmer and working with livestock my whole life, this was a great way to diversify.  Little did I know at that time that some day we would be making a living raising elk and crop farming. With my knowledge of livestock and a great artificial insemination program, today Black Velvet Elk Ranch is the home to 140 head of the best genetics in the industry.  We offer some of the best breeding stock available and are also a major buyer of velvet antler for the Asian market, hard antler for the U.S and Asian markets and stocking hunt ranches with trophy bulls from coast to coast.