Ensign Ranch-Mountain Course

Ensign Ranch-Mountain Course

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Course Overview - ENSIGN RANCH 


Learn to shoot in realistic mountain hunting scenarios with incorporated cross canyon, angled shooting and high winds. At the end of each class, there will be a competition to test the skills learned while attending the course. The top shooters will be awarded prizes which are necessary pieces of long range shooting equipment sure to be used with your new-found skills. This course will put your tools, fundamentals and techniques to the test shooting effectively in challenging winds and arduous angles often encountered in mountainous environments.


Application - Ensign Ranch - The Graduate Course

Learn to shoot in realistic, high mountain hunting scenarios. At the end of each class, there will be a competition to test the skills learned while attending the course. Big prizes on the line!

  • Practical and situational shooting techniques, using round-robin stages, with Gunwerks Crew as your personal advisor

  • Advanced shooting practice in a variety of positions and scenarios  

  • Ultra long range shooting gear & methods

  • Long range hunting techniques

  • Angle shooting, cross canyon, crosswind, headwind, tailwind compensation and targets set up for you to see your coriolis and spindrift

  • This class is the capstone. Bring your own gear and we will provide the environment and situations to stress test you and your kit.


Ensign Ranch, Utah

--Ensign Ranch, Utah--

Ensign Ranches is a privately owned family ranch located on the border of Utah and Wyoming. Ensign Ranches is one of the largest landholders in the state of Utah and has an equally impressive wildlife and hunting program. The ranch setting wide and mountainous and is home to mule deer, elk, antelope, moose, cougars and bears.

The ranch is the ultimate setting for a Gunwerks Long Range Experience!


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We highly encourage you to attend all three Levels before attending Ensign. It is required to have at least attended Gunwerks Foundation and Development Courses to have a basic understanding of Long Range shooting and the complexities of shooting in a challenging environment!


You will be staying at the lodge at Ensign Ranch your lodging and meals are included in the price for the course. The Lodge is approximately 1 hour and 10 mins from Salt Lake City. 


If traveling by commercial plane, you should fly into Salt Lake City, Utah, (airport code SLC).

Car Rentals:

Please make car rental plans with your flight arrangements. Gunwerks does not offer transportation to and from the lodge. 

Lodge Directions:

Please follow the provided directions from SLC, or you will be lost.

Note: You will be required to open a cattle gate that says no trespassing shortly after taking the freeway exit (185). If you don't go through this gate, you will not make it to the ranch house.

All applicants for our training courses must be US citizens not legally barred from possessing firearms. For non-US citizens interested in a training course, please call us directly (307) 296-7300.

All event attendees must complete our liability and media waiver.

Booking Requirements:

To secure an event date, a deposit payment is required. Final payment is due 15 days prior to the earliest event date.

Student Cancellation:

If you need to cancel a training or competition more than sixty (60) days prior to the earliest event date, your deposit will be refunded. If you cancel a training or competition in less than sixty (60) days but more than thirty (30) days prior to the earliest event date, you can rebook the training or competition for an available alternate date. If you cancel a training or competition less than thirty (30) days prior to the earliest event date, your deposit is forfeited and non-refundable. If you cancel a hunting event (other than an African hunt) more than one hundred twenty (120) days from the start of the hunt, your deposit is fully refundable. If canceled less than one hundred twenty (120) days from the start of the hunt, the deposit is forfeited.

Gunwerks reserves the right to change or amend these policies at any time.

Student Rebooking:

If you need to rebook a class MORE than thirty (30) days before your scheduled class date, you may rebook (transfer to another class) without any fee. 

If the rebooking is to a more expensive class, you are responsible for the price difference. If the rebooking is to a less expensive class, you will receive a refund of the price difference.

Gunwerks Class Cancellation:

In rare circumstances, Gunwerks may need to cancel a class. If this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of either a full refund or a move to another course of the same value.


  • Smartphone or Tablet

  • Clothing suitable for training in any weather

  • Your complete hunting kit as if you were going on a hunt!

  • Long Range Rifle System Capable of Shooting <1MOA and with data out to 1300 yards

  • 200 Rounds of Ammunition

  • Hearing Protection 

  • Laser Range Finder

  • Binoculars

  • Bipod, Tripod, or Shooting Sticks

  • Rifle Sling

  • Rear Shooting Bag

  • Wind Reading Device (Anemometer)

  • Hunting Pack

  • Sunscreen

  • Toiletries



I wanted to thank you for the superb Level 1 and 2 classes I attended. Where this was not a result of “1,000 yards right out of the box”, it was a result of you making me confident in superb equipment and taking a shot at 594 yards with a 40 degree angle starting at a 200 foot elevation, 5 MPH left to right wind and 2 degrees Fahrenheit in 4 feet of snow or all translated to 5.2 MOA as instructed by my G-7 range finder. One-shot, all done.

- Ron Dawson