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Hawk's Hill Elk Ranch


Certified Humane Slaughter

Cheri and Joel Espe raise purebred registered elk on their family owned and operated ranch. where their elk meat products have won over 4 national and international meat competitions including Best of Show numerous times.  Their grass-fed elk are free of anti-biotics and live in a stress-free free range fenced environment.  Hawk's Hill regularly welcomes University of Wisconsin animal science classes in which students learn how to raise and handle elk in a humane manner.  Joel has served on the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Advisory Council for all livestock and speaks at conventions across North America.  The Espe's have been recognized for their work as national leaders in their industry.  At the GCM, they provide recipes and cooking instructions for their heart-healthy steaks, roasts, burgers, brats, tenderloins and more.  For a quick snack at the Market, try one of the award winning jerky or snack stick flavors

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Hawk's Hill Elk Ranch


Joel and Cheri Espe
608 938-1137
W4840 Pierce Road
Monticello, WI 53570
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Meats & poultry

elk meat, dog bones


  • All year (outdoor and indoor markets)
  • Saturdays

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Location & hours

May through October
South End of Lincoln Park at the intersection of Clark and Lincoln.
Wednesdays and Saturdays

November through April
Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive
Scheduled Saturdays, 8am–1pm
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Business office:
2732 North Clark Street
Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 880-1266

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