Meet the Owners & Learn the History

I am delighted to have this opportunity to welcome you to Sage Peak Outfitters and share its incredible wealth of history with you! Having worked with the previous owners Kurt and Melissa Puckett for years, it is an honor to take over the reins of Sage Peak Outfitters and continue its success, bringing not only my own dreams to fruition but also those of its previous owners.  It is a blessing to be involved with a business of such deep history and tradition. Vick Bensen started the Covered Wagon Ranch in 1925 he put the hunting wilderness camp in 1927 where it still sits today. In the early 1980’s the permits split becoming Covered Wagon Ranch-Guest Ranch and Covered Wagon Outfitters-Outfitting. Ed Hake took over the hunting and Will King took over the guest ranch. In the early 2000’s Ed passed over the business, Covered Wagon Outfitters to Dennis Alverson who Kurt bought the business from in 2005. The business name then changed names to what it is today, Sage Peak Outfitters. In 2009 Kurt approached the Sitz and Rice ranch to lease their ranches for Private Ranch Hunts. Upon agreement we started leasing the 40,000 acres for Private Ranch hunts in addition to our Wilderness Hunts. I am excited to follow in the footsteps of those who have built Sage Peak to what it is today and will continue to develop and adapt for the betterment of our hunts and hunter’s experiences. It is my goal to maintain the legacy left behind from the Bensen Family, Ed Hake, Dennis Alverson and the Puckett’s. I hope you will take a moment to visualize yourself sitting horseback preparing to stalk one of nature’s most majestic creatures in the absolute most breathtaking big sky country, and then give me a call.


Josh Abbott