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Colorado Elk - Hunt #74-E




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If you like elk meat, here is a hunt in NW Colorado that is hard to beat because you can harvest a cow and a bull in archery and rifle seasons. This is an excellent hunt if you don’t need to kill a 300 inch bull but are looking for high success rates on legal bulls. Shot opportunities typically run 90% on bulls for archery, muzzleloader and rifle seasons. Every year several 300 inch bulls are taken but 250-270 is the norm.

Hunting takes place on private ranches that have resident elk herds and then pick up more elk throughout the fall. Hunting methods include spot and stalk, calling and sitting on water holes. A modern lodge located on one of the ranches serves as home base.

An added bonus is that if you obtain a cow tag, you can harvest a bull and a cow. Bull tags for archery (either sex), 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons are unlimited and over the counter. 1st and 4th rifle season bull tags are via the draw but have been 100% draw odds with zero preference points. Muzzleloader (either sex) tags require one preference point to draw. Cow tags are “List B” tags which allows you to buy a cow tag in addition to a bull tag. They are available over the counter for archery season and as leftovers for 2nd, 3rd and 4th rifle seasons.

A late season cow elk hunt is also offered.

Includes: meals, lodging, 2×1 guiding, airport pick and drop off, field care of your animals and delivery to processor.

License cost is $604 for bulls and $454 for cows plus a $10 habitat stamp. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply – Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states. Application deadline is early April.

This hunt can also be done as a mule deer/elk combo during 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons. It will require one preference point to draw the deer tags but landowner vouchers are often available to obtain a deer license if you didn’t draw. See Hunt #74-EMD for more information and photos.

5 Day Elk Hunt – $4750

5 Day Late Season Rifle Cow Elk Hunt - $1250 (guiding is provided but not lodging or meals

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Wyoming Elk - Hunt #71-E




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Here is an outfitter that offers three different hunts and all have a history of extremely high success rates in both archery and rifle season. In 2013 they had 100% shot opportunity in archery and rifle season. Historically archery kill rates have been 40-50% and rifle kill rates run 90-95%.

Two of the hunts are in “General” units and the elk license can be drawn with no preference points. The other hunt is in a limited draw area and will require preference points. They kill some very good bulls (over 300 inches) even in the General unit hunts.

All three hunts are on private ranches that have resident elk herds. Private land hunting is the key to their high success rates as they are not dealing with public land pressure. Lodging is at the same location for all three hunts.

Option #1 is in a limited draw unit. In 2013, it took 4 preference points to draw the tag. This is a lowland hunt that is physically easy.

Option #2 is in a general unit and the elk license can be drawn with no preference points going the “Special License” route. The terrain here makes it an easy hunt.

Option #3 is also in a general unit that can be drawn with no preference points. The terrain here is more rugged and physically challenging so hunters need to be in better shape for this hunt.

A typical day sees hunters hunting in the morning, going back to camp for lunch and then returning in the afternoon to catch the elk going back to their feeding areas. The guides and hunters leave the bedding areas unmolested which keeps the elk on their ranches.

The license application period for an elk license is January 1 -31. Cost for the Special License is $1071. It is recommended that hunters apply for a preference point ($50) during the July 1 – September 30 period – even if you want to hunt the General unit hunts. With draw odds getting harder each year, having a point will assure that you get drawn.

Includes: meals, lodging, 2×1 guiding, field care and retrieval of elk to camp, caping of animal, delivery of animal to processor. 1×1 guiding can be provided for an additional $150/day.

Archery hunts are held September 15-29 and rifle hunts are held October 1-13. Can also add an antelope hunt for $1200. On the elk /antelope combo you hunt elk morning and evening and antelope mid-day.

Option #1 – 7 Day Archery Hunt or 6 Day Rifle Hunt - $6000

Option #2 - 7 Day Archery Hunt or 6 Day Rifle Hunt - $5500

Option #3 - 7 Day Archery Hunt or 6 Day Rifle Hunt - $7000

Cow Elk Hunts - 3 Day Hunt - $2000 (Oct. 1 - Nov.14)

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New Mexico Elk - Hunt #43-E




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This is a private land hunt with guaranteed tags. One of the outfitter’s parcels borders the Jicarilla Indian Reservation. This is one of those hunts that is either a perfect fit or the worst fit depending on what you are looking for. If you’re looking for a high country hunt that tests your stamina and you want to chase elk all day long, then stop right here and look at some of other elk hunts.

If you are looking for a hunt that is about as easy as it gets physically, with great success rates and you don’t mind spending a good part of the day back at camp, then read on. This hunt is a great hunt for someone who isn’t in mountain shape, thinks they are too old to hunt elk or is looking for a laid back hunt. It is rare to have a hunt that is this easy to have such high success rates. Shot opportunity runs 75-100%. Bulls are typically nice 5×5’s and 6×6’s that run 280-310 with an occasional bigger. This is not a trophy hunt and when the guide does his job and gets you on a nice bull, you are expected to shoot it.

This hunt is on some of the flattest ground there is for elk and the elevation is only 7000 feet. The total time spent hunting each day is about 2 ½ hours. Here is the scenario - each night the elk leave the Jicarilla and cross onto the ranch to eat the lush grass and to water in the ponds. Before daylight, the guide and hunters walk a short distance in the dark to get within shooting distance of the meadows. Bugling bulls can normally be heard during the walk in. First light can be amazing as the meadows normally hold many elk including multiple bulls. But soon after daylight, the elk start heading back to the safety of the reservation. The morning hunt is usually done in less than an hour after daylight. The rest of the day is spent at camp, sightseeing or looking for Indian artifacts. In the evening, hunters go back out for the last couple of hours but on different parcels that do not adjoin the reservation.

The elk are winched into the bed of the truck and taken back to the dump near camp where the hunters are responsible to help field dress the animal. There is a sawzall available for quartering.

Includes meals, lodging, 2×1 guiding and retrieval of elk back to camp. License cost is $576.

Hunts held during the month of October.

5 Day Hunt- $5000

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Colorado Elk - Hunt #70-E




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This hunt is in west central Colorado in units that have over-the-counter tags for archery, 2nd rifle and 3rd rifle seasons. 1st rifle and 4th rifle are via the draw but are 90% draw odds with no preference points. Muzzleloader tags take 3-4 preference points to draw depending upon the unit.

The outfitter has excellent private ranches that hold good numbers of elk and mule deer. The elevation ranges from 5,000 – 10,000 feet and the habitat is a mix of open meadows, sage brush, cedar, oak brush and aspens. Lodging is in the guest house or cabins depending on the ranch.

This hunt offers excellent success rates and respectable bulls. Shot opportunity is often 90% and harvested bulls are typically 5 or 6 points with some scoring over 300 inches. The ranches have resident herds of elk and then gain additional animals throughout the fall.

An added bonus is that a bear may be harvested during this hunt for a $500 trophy fee – must purchase a bear license prior to hunt to do this. Many bears here are color phase being brown, cinnamon or chocolate.

License cost is $601 plus a $10 habitat stamp. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply – Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states. Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

Includes: meals, lodging, guiding, field care and caping of animal, delivery of meat to processor, Montrose airport pick up.

5 Day Hunt – Archery, 2nd & 3rd Rifle Seasons $4,500 for 2×1 guiding and $5000 for 1×1
1st Rifle and Muzzleloader Seasons - $5000 for 2×1 guiding and $5500 for 1×1

Cow Elk Hunts – $2000 for 2×1 guiding

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Colorado Elk - Hunt #51-E




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If you are looking for a classic, high-country, horseback hunt in some of Colorado’s most scenic backcountry, look no further.

Hunters leave from camp each morning and return each evening via the horses. Once the hunters arrive at their hunting locations, the horses are tied up and hunting is done on foot. The hunt area is a public land wilderness area. Consequently, no motorized vehicles are allowed - it is also very hard to access without horses. It is recommended that hunters arrive in shape. Hunters not in shape can be accommodated as long as we know this up front.

Only 4-6 hunters are taken per hunt. Shot opportunity is very high in all seasons. The success rate for the past 3 seasons has been 70%. This area contains a good number of respectable 5×5 and 6×6 bulls along with some trophy bulls over 320 inches.

The hunt is held in a trophy unit where licenses are obtained via a draw - there are no over-the-counter licenses. The 2013 draw results show that non-residents needed the following amount of points to draw: archery 4; muzzleloader 14; 1st rifle 75% drew with 2; 2nd rifle 1; 3rd rifle 60% drew with zero. No 4th season hunts are held at this camp. Resident hunters can draw some of these tags with zero points, please email or call for more information on draw odds. We can also assist non-resident or resident hunters in obtaining a preference point - deadline is the first Wednesday in April. The final cost of obtaining a preference point can range from $13-$38 depending on whether or not various Colorado fishing or hunting licenses have been purchased.

Non-resident elk license cost is $601 plus a $10 habitat stamp. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply - Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states. Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

Camp is accessible via 4wd vehicles and consists of heated wall tents. Hunt staffing includes guides, a wrangler and a camp cook. Includes: meals, lodging, guide, use of horses, field care of your meat and trophy, delivery of meat to processor and delivery of cape/antlers to taxidermist.

5 Day Archery Hunt - $4500 1×1 guiding - Aug. 30 - Sept. 28, 2014

5 Day Muzzleloader Hunt - $4500 - 2×1 guiding - Sept. 13-21, 2014

5 Day Rifle Hunt - $4500 - 2×1 guiding - 2014 dates: 1st season Oct. 11-15; 2nd season Oct. 18-22; 3rd season Nov. 1-9

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Colorado Mule Deer / Elk Combo - Hunt #74-EMD




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Hunt private ranches in NW Colorado for mule deer and elk. This hunt is a great value for a two species hunt.

This area has excellent numbers of elk and deer. The elk are typically legal bulls that score in the 250-270 range. Deer however are better than average and selective hunters have a chance of killing a 170+.

Bull tags for archery (either sex), 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons are unlimited and over the counter. 1st and 4th rifle season bull tags are via the draw but have been 100% draw odds with zero preference points. Muzzleloader (either sex) tags require one preference point to draw.

Deer tags require one preference point to draw but landowner vouchers are often available for 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons.

Includes: meals, lodging, 2×1 guiding, airport pick up and drop off, field care of your animals and delivery to processor.

License cost is $604 for bull elk and $364 for deer plus a $10 habitat stamp. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply – Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states. Application deadline is early April but over the counter tags can be purchased when you arrive for the hunt.

5 Day - $5550

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New Mexico Elk - Hunt #38-E




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Hunt southern New Mexico with muzzleloader or rifle. This is a public land hunt but shot opportunity has been 100% for the past 15+ years.

Unit 34 hunts are conducted from the outfitter’s home which is at 7000 feet right in the elk habitat. This is the least physical of the areas offered. The hunting here is at lower elevations with the option to hunt a variety of terrain types. Living in a remote part of the unit affords the outfitter continuous opportunity for pre-season scouting. This unit contains a large elk population.

Unit 36 hunts are based out of a travel trailer or motel. Hunting is normally done above 8000 feet. This unit is ideal for locating animals by glassing as some of the higher peaks allow visibility for miles. This unit is more remote and requires more walking in steeper country. There aren’t as many elk as in Unit 34 but some very large bulls are taken in this unit each year.

On the Unit 34 and Unit 36 hunts, a few bulls over 350 are regularly taken but hunters typically take decent 5×5’s or 6×6’s scoring around 300.

Unit 37 hunts are also offered and are based out of a travel trailer. Elk densities are lower here but due to it’s remoteness and private land holdings within the unit, bulls can grow big here. Hunters need to be in good shape for this hunt.

New Mexico has no bonus or preference points. However, applying in the “outfitter’s pool” of licenses greatly increases the odds of being drawn. To do this, you need to have a signed contract with the outfitter prior to applying. We will help with that and also with the application process.

Application deadline is March 19, 2014. Drawing results will be posted online beginning April 23, 2014. To apply, applicants need to buy a $65 Game Hunting License which can be refunded if you do not draw. Elk licenses are $555 or $780 depending on the hunt. Successful applicants also need to buy a $5 Habitat Stamp and a $4 Habitat Management and Access Validation Stamp.

Includes: 1×1 guiding, meals, lodging, packing out of elk (hunter expected to help if possible on first load out).

These hunts are an excellent value when you consider the shot opportunity, 1×1 guiding and normally only two hunters taken per camp. An added bonus is that on many hunts, a spotter is also employed. The spotter continues to locate bulls during the hunt allowing hunters to be moved to a new area where good bulls have been spotted.

5 Day Muzzleloader Hunt - $4250 -Oct. 4-8 or Oct. 11-15, 2014 (scopes & sabots are legal)

5 Day Rifle Hunt - $4250 - Oct. 11-15; Oct. 18-22 or Oct. 25-Oct. 29, 2014

5 Day Unit 37 Hunt - $4750 for muzzleloader or rifle.

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Colorado Elk, Mule Deer or Elk /Mule Deer Combo - Hunt #50-EMD




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This outfitter has three hunt options available. The hunts can be for elk or deer as a single species hunt or as an elk / deer combo. The price is the same whether one species or two is hunted.

Non-resident license fees are $601 for bull elk, $451 for cow elk and $361 for deer. A $10 habitat stamp is also required. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply - Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states. Application deadline for limited licenses is April 1, 2014.

Option 1: This hunt takes place on multiple leases in western Colorado. The terrain is from 6000-8000 feet and consists of canyons, pinion/ juniper, alfalfa fields, oaks and aspen. The average bulls harvested on this hunt are 5×5’s with bigger bulls taken every year. Bucks are respectable 3×3 and 4×4 points.

A farmhouse serves as base camp. Hunters are taken afield via 4×4 vehicles to the various ranches. Hunting is by spot and stalk or out of blinds. The hunting method is determined by the property hunted and the physical condition of the hunters. This hunt is suitable for all ages and physical abilities.

Elk archery tags are either-sex and available over-the-counter. Muzzleloader bull tags are via the draw and have been taking 3 preference points to draw. First and fourth season bull tags are via the draw but have been 100% draw with no preference points. Second and third rifle season bull tags are unlimited and available over- the-counter.

Preference points needed to draw a deer tag in 2013 were as follows: 2nd and 3rd rifle season - 70% odds with zero points. If you don’t draw the deer tag and still want to hunt deer, the outfitter can coordinate getting a landowner voucher for you - cost is normally in the $1000 range.

Includes: meals, lodging, transportation while hunting, airport pick up (Grand Junction, Colorado), field care of your meat and trophy.

The prices below are for a single species hunt or the two-species combo.

7 Day Archery Hunt - $4500 2×1 guiding or $5750 1×1 guiding - Aug. 30 - Sept. 28, 2014

7 Day Muzzleloader Hunt - $4500 2×1 guiding or $5750 1×1 guiding - Sept. 13-21, 2014

5 Day Rifle Hunt - $4500 2×1 guiding or $5750 1×1 guiding

2014 dates: 1st season Oct. 11-15; 2nd season Oct. 18-22; 3rd season Nov. 1-9.

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Option 2: This is a cabin-based do-it-yourself hunt situated on 700 acres of private land that has public land on 3 sides. The private parcel has excellent bedding and feeding areas and consistently holds elk.

The cabin has wood heat, propane cooking stove, 4 beds, cold water, lanterns for lighting and an outhouse. It is accessible via 4×4 (in good weather) or quads and is behind a closed gate. Hunters bring their own food and get their game back to camp on their own. This one always sells out fast so plan accordingly. Group sizes needed to book are: 2-4 for archery and muzzleloader season and 3-4 for rifle season.

Elk archery tags are either-sex and available over-the-counter. Muzzleloader bull tags are via the draw and have been taking 3 preference points to draw. First and fourth rifle season bull tags are via the draw but have been 100% draw with no preference points. Second and third rifle season bull tags are unlimited and available over- the-counter.

Preference points needed to draw a deer tag in 2013 are as follows: 2nd rifle season - 19% drew with zero points and 3rd rifle season took 2 points.

Includes: lodging, water, wood, propane, maps, pre-hunt orientation, private and public land hunting.

The price below is for a single species hunt or the two species combo.

$2500 per person

Archery - Aug. 30 - Sept. 28, 2014 - 7 day hunt

Muzzleloader - Sept. 13-21, 2014 - 7 day hunt

Rifle - 2014 dates - 1st season Oct. 11-15 - 5 day hunt

2nd season Oct. 18-22; 3rd season Nov. 1-9 - 7 day hunt

4th season Nov. 13-17 - 5 day hunt

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Option 3: Unit 40 trophy elk hunt. If you have 5 or more preference points and are looking for a hunt in an area known for producing trophy bulls, this hunt is one to consider.

This is a tent-based public land hunt. Hunting methods in this area will be spot and stalk and sitting by water holes. This is a great hunting opportunity to harvest bulls in the 320-340 range.

Preference points needed to draw an elk tag in 2031 were as follows: archery 6; muzzleloader 13; 1st rifle season 20; 2nd rifle season 11;  3rd rifle season 11 and 4th rifle season 10.

Includes: meals, lodging, transportation while hunting, airport pick up (Grand Junction, Colorado), field care of your meat and trophy.

7 Day Archery or Muzzleloader Hunt - $4500 2×1 guiding or $5500 1×1 guiding

5 Day Rifle Hunt - $4500 2×1 guiding or $5500 1×1 guiding

2014 dates: 1st season Oct. 11-15; 2nd season Oct. 18-22; 3rd season Nov. 1-9

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British Columbia Elk / Mule Deer / Bear Combo - Hunt #30-EMD




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Hunt southeastern BC in the heart of the Rockies for Rocky Mountain elk. Hunting is by horseback and on foot.

This is one of those rare opportunities to hunt elk during the rut with a rifle. Archery hunts also occur during the early part of the rut. Bulls must have at least 6 points on one side to harvest. Shot opportunity has been approximately 75% on 6×6 or better bulls.

Elk are the primary species on this combo hunt and once your bull is down, the emphasis changes to mule deer. Past clients who have killed their elk early in the hunt, have enjoyed a 70-80% success rate on mule deer. Mule deer must have at least 4 points on one side. Average score is right around 160 B&C with some better.

Black bear can also be harvested at no additional cost, except of the license fee. Black bear numbers are down but there is still a decent chance of seeing some. Color phases include blond, various browns and black.

This is a hunt where a client’s physical condition has a great bearing on his success. The terrain is steep and elevation is 6000 - 9000 feet. Elderly hunters and hunters not in “mountain shape” can be accommodated and can hunt out of stands overlooking meadows.

The main camp can be reached by truck and has multiple cabins, shower house and even a cabin for a couple. Other cabins are reached by horse and are used as needed.

Hunters can fly into Cranbrook, B.C. and be met at the airport or fly into Kalispell, MT., rent a vehicle and drive 2 1/2 hours to meet the outfitter. Another option is to fly into Spokane, WA and drive to meet the outfitter. Airfare at Spokane is usually more affordable.

Included: meals, lodging, guiding, game retrieval and care of game.

License fees: Elk $250; Mule Deer $125; Black Bear $180. Licenses subject to 12% tax. NRHPF (Non-Resident Hunting Preservation Fund) fee of $150.

8 Day Hunt - 1 hunter per guide, $6800.00 U.S. (plus 6% GST) (Sept. 10-17), (Sept. 21-28) (Sept. 30-Oct. 7)
8 Day Hunt - 2 hunters per guide, $5800.00 U.S.each (plus 6% GST) same dates as above
7 Day Archery Hunt - $4750.00 U.S. (plus 6% GST) (Sept. 1 - Sept. 9)

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Colorado Elk – Hunt #68-E (Estate Hunt)




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Here is a high fence hunt that has a lot going for it. Located in the scenic Colorado high country, this 3000 acre parcel contains perfect elk habitat, big bulls, comfortable lodging and a quality experience.

Hunts are tailored to the client’s desired hunting methods. Some clients opt to walk and spot and stalk, others choose to sit in a blind by a wallow or waterhole while less mobile hunters can locate the elk via truck. Many clients end up doing a combination of these methods.

Hunting is done via archery, muzzleloader or rifle. Guaranteed shot opportunity. No license required.

Includes meals, lodging, guiding, field care and skinning of animal, transport of meat to processor, transport of head/cape to taxidermist, airport pick up and drop off.

Hunts held late August – December

3 day hunt - 280 - 350 in. SCI - $6500
351 - 399 in. SCI - $10,500
400 - 425 in. SCI - $13,500

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Wyoming Elk - Hunt #64-E




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Here is an outfitter that offers a multitude of options for elk. They hunt in 4 different units on both private and public land. The shot opportunity for all of these hunts has been over 90%.

Please note that the draw odds listed below are based on an applicant buying the more expensive “Special” license and not the “Regular” license. We would encourage hunters looking for a quality elk hunt to apply for a license in one of the units below, especially unit 45. If you don’t have enough points to draw, you may still get lucky and draw one of the random tags. If you don’t draw, you will get a preference point which will increase your drawing odds in future years. The application period for elk is January 1 -31 and the draw results are posted by late February. We will assist you with applying.

All of the tent camps include wall tents with wood and propane stoves for heating and cooking. Cots and mattress are supplied as well as lanterns. A camp cook is also on site.

Check out this offer. If you book an archery elk hunt for the unit 35 or unit 45 hunts and have the Type 1 license and you don’t kill a bull, you can return in rifle season for $1500 for a 3 day hunt and if you need more days, can continue to hunt by paying a very reasonable daily rate.

Crossbows are legal to use during archery and firearm season.
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Unit 34 - Private ranch hunt - lodge or cabin based depending on ranch hunted. Very limited number of hunters taken so book early!

The ranches are a favorite wintering spot for elk due to their mild winters, secluded locations, excellent bedding/thermal cover, running water and an abundance of good grass in the meadows. Hunting is done in the morning and evenings via spot and stalk or stand hunting. Mid-day is spent back at the lodge or cabin or hunting antelope. This is not a physically demanding hunt. These ranches hold some tremendous bulls -  some scoring over 350.

Draw odds in 2013 were 100% with two preference point and 46% with one points. There were also 12 tags in the random drawing, where everyone regardless of points, has an equal chance to draw.

Includes meals, lodging, 1×1 guiding, field care and skinning of animals, airport shuttle to and from Sheridan airport.

Hunt dates are Oct. 15 - Nov. 15

5 Day Hunt - $6900 includes 1×1 guiding plus a spotter. If you don’t get a reasonable opportunity at a mature 5×5 or better, you will receive a $1500 refund. Can also add an antelope hunt for $1200.

3 Day Cow Hunt - $1695 (ranch hunt, 2×1 guiding)

4 Day Cow Hunt - $1995 (high country hunt not on the ranch, 2×1 guiding)
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Unit 35 - Public land archery and rifle hunt. Tent camps are used in archery season and cabins in rifle season. Hunters see a lot of elk on this hunt. This unit has a good number of 280-300 inch bulls and some larger.

2013 draw odds for rifle - 100% drew with 3 points - archery 100% drew with 4 points. There were also 2 rifle tags and 1 archery tag in the random drawing, where everyone regardless of points, has an equal chance to draw.

Includes meals, lodging, guiding, field care and skinning of animals, airport shuttle to and from Sheridan airport.

Hunt dates are Sept. 1-30 for archery and Oct. 15 - Nov. 5 for rifle.

6 Day Archery Hunt - $4750 (1×1 guiding)

5 Day Rifle Hunt - $4750 (2×1 guiding - add $750 for 1×1 guiding)
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Unit 36 - Public land archery hunt - tent camp. The outfitter does not rifle hunt in this unit. If you are looking for a horseback hunt in an area that holds good numbers of elk during archery season, this is one to seriously consider.

The 2013 archery draw odds were 100% with two preference points. There was also 1 tag in the random drawing, where everyone regardless of points, has an equal chance to draw.

Includes meals, lodging, guiding, field care and skinning of animals, airport shuttle to and from Sheridan airport.

Hunt dates are Sept. 1-30.

6 Day Archery Hunt - $4750 (1×1 guiding)
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Unit 45 -  Public land - tent camp. Horses are used to get into the backcountry where few hunters roam. This unit has it all - lots of elk and some really big bulls. They killed a 370+ bull here in the 2012 archery season.

In 2013, it took 6 points to draw in rifle season and in archery season. There were also 5 tags in the random drawing for rifle and 2 in the archery draw, where everyone regardless of points, has an equal chance to draw.

Includes meals, lodging, guiding, field care and skinning of animals, airport shuttle to and from Sheridan airport.

Hunt dates are Sept. 1-30 for archery and Oct. 15 - Nov. 4 for rifle.

6 Day Archery Hunt - $4750 (1×1 guiding)

5 Day Rifle Hunt - $4750 (2×1 guiding - add $750 for 1×1 guiding)

4 Day Cow Hunt - $1995 (2×1 guiding) - if you don’t get an opportunity at a cow 300 yards or less, you will be refunded $495.

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Colorado Elk - Hunt#49-E1




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This hunt is held on game-rich properties in western Colorado. These properties are some of the best in the west when it comes to habitat and game management. Food plots and irrigated alfalfa fields help draw and hold animals on the properties. The outfitter also has hunting rights to some bordering BLM land.

Two lodges are utilized. The main lodge utilizes multiple ranches totaling over 15,000 acres. The leases vary in size from 500 to over 4000 acres. Properties are rotated and clients often hunt several ranches during the course of a hunt. The hunting here is more physical and hunters should be in shape. However, there are some elevated blinds and places that require less walking. Elevations range from 6000′ to 8000′.

Lodge “B” sits on a ranch having approximately 8000 acres so the hunting is done right there. The hunting at this location is as physically easy as it gets for elk hunting. In fact, much of it is out of elevated box blinds overlooking alfalfa fields. Hunters of any age or physical condition can do this hunt. This ranch has a large resident elk herd and draws in additional elk in the fall. Elevations range from 6500′ - 7500′.

Archery, muzzleloader and rifle hunts are held. Hunting is done from stands, spot and stalk or by calling depending on timing and situation at hand. Archery tags are either-sex and available over-the-counter. Muzzleloader bull tags are via the draw and have been taking 3 preference points to draw. First and fourth season bull tags are via the draw but have been 100% draw with no preference points. Second and third rifle season bull tags are unlimited and available over- the-counter. Application deadline for limited licenses is April 1, 2014.

The success rate for the past 3 seasons has been 80%. Many of the bulls are respectable 5×5 and 6×6’s with an occasional 320+ bull.

License cost is $601 plus a $10 habitat stamp. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply - Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states.

Includes meals, lodging, 2 hunters/guide, field care and skinning of elk.

5 Day Archery Hunt - $3500 Main Lodge first two weeks and $4000 last two weeks. At Lodge “B” $4500 all weeks. Archery Season runs Aug. 30 - Sept. 28, 2014

5 Day Muzzleloader Hunt - $4000 Main Lodge - $5000 Lodge “B”- (Sept. 13 -21, 2014)

5 Day Rifle Hunt - 1st Season - $5000 Main Lodge - $6000 Lodge “B” (Oct. 11-15, 2014)
5 Day Rifle Hunt - 2nd Season - $4500 Main Lodge - $5500 Lodge “B”  (Oct. 18-26, 2014)
5 Day Rifle Hunt - 3rd Season - $4500 Main Lodge - $5500 Lodge “B” (Nov. 1-9, 2014)
5 Day Rifle Hunt - 4th Season - $4000 Main Lodge - $4500 Lodge “B” (Nov. 12-16, 2014)

See Hunt #49-EMD for Elk/Mule Deer Combo hunts with this outfitter. You can add mule deer to the 2nd and 3rd rifle season elk hunts for an additional $500 - $1000.

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Colorado Mule Deer / Elk Combo - Hunt #49-EMD




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(This is the same outfitter that offers Hunts #49-MD and #49-E for mule deer and elk separately.)

Many hunters choose to do a combo hunt and hunt for two species on one trip. The hunt offers excellent odds to harvest both an elk and mule deer. These combo hunts are held in archery season, the first 5 days of the second rifle season and the first 5 days of the third rifle season.

Non-resident license fees are $601 for elk and $361 for deer. A $10 habitat stamp is also required. Application deadline is April 1, 2014. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply -  Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states. Application deadline for the deer tag is also April 1, 2014.

Please look at Hunt #49-MD and Hunt #49-E1 for more specifics such as hunting methods and license information.

5 Day Archery Hunt - $5000 at Main Lodge and $6000 at Lodge “B” (Aug. 31-Sept. 29, 2013)
5 Day Rifle Hunt - 2nd Season $5500 Main Lodge - $6000 Lodge “B” (Oct. 19-23, 2013)
5 Day Rifle Hunt - 3rd Season $6000 Main Lodge - $6000 Lodge “B” (Nov. 2-6, 2013)

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Colorado Elk - Hunt #60-E




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If you’ve been accumulating elk preference points to hunt one of Colorado’s premier trophy areas, this hunt is one to take a hard look at. In recent years, the number of points needed for a non-resident to draw in this GMU are: archery 7; muzzleloader 13; and first rifle 18. If you don’t have preference points, limited landowner vouchers may be available - please inquire for availability and price.

This is a private land hunt on 16,000 acres. The properties hold some exceptional bulls and bulls scoring over 370 have been taken. The average usually runs around 320. This is a place where hunters can look over multiple mature bulls to make the best use of their preference points. Shot opportunity has run 100%. Hunts are held during archery, muzzleloader and first rifle seasons.

Muzzleoader and rifle cow tags are List B tags with good odds of being drawn as a 2nd choice. A cow hunt may be added to a bull hunt for $750. Hunts for cows only are also held - muzzleloader and rifle tags can be drawn with no preference points. Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

A typical hunt will see the hunters leaving the cabin before daylight via truck and then going on foot to areas where elk are known to frequent. Many times hunters will hunt until late morning, head back for lunch and return in the afternoon to await the elk as they return to known feeding areas. There are areas of the ranch that can be hunted by older hunters or hunters not in the best of shape.

Includes meals, lodging, guiding, field care and retrieval of elk.

7 Day Archery - $5300 2×1 or $6700 for 1×1
5 Day Muzzleloader - $5500 for 2×1 or $6500 for 1×1
5 Day Rifle - $5500 for 2×1 or $6500 for 1×1
Muzzleloader or Rifle Cow Hunts - $2000

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Colorado Elk - Hunt #49-E2




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Are you looking for a high country, horseback hunt? Are you a hard-core hunter in good shape and willing to go after the elk? Do you want the assistance of a guide versus being dropped off on your own? If you answered yes to all of the above, this western Colorado hunt may be what you are looking for.

Hunters are expected to help the guides with the cooking duties. Lodging is in tents or a cabin and the use of each can be rotated throughout the hunt. Hunters are packed into camp the day before their hunt starts and packed out the day after the hunt ends.

Hunting is done on both private and public land depending where the elk are during the hunt. This hunt has produced some exceptional bulls in the past.

Archery tags are either-sex and available over-the-counter. Muzzleloader bull tags are via the draw and have been taking 3 preference points to draw. First season bull tags are via the draw but have been 100% draw with no preference points. Second season bull tags are over- the-counter. Due to the altitude and the probability of heavy snowfall, no 3rd or 4th season hunts are held here. Application deadline for the limited licenses is April 1, 2014.

Non-resident license cost is $601 plus a $10 habitat stamp. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply - Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states.

Includes lodging, meals, 2 hunters/guide, field care and packing out of elk.

5 Day Archery Hunt - $3500 first two weeks and $4000 second two weeks (Aug. 24 - Sept. 22, 2013)
5 Day Muzzleloader Hunt - $4500 (Sept. 14-22, 2013)
5 Day Rifle Hunt - $4000 - 1st & 2nd Season (Oct. 12-16, 2013 and Oct. 19-23, 2013)

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Colorado Elk - Hunt #46-E




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Are you a Colorado resident with 7 or more preference points or a non-resident with 16 or more points? If so, this is an excellent hunt to use your points on. In 2012, their hunters in archery, muzzleloader and rifle seasons had 100% shot opportunity on 6×6 bulls.

Limited landowner vouchers are also available for hunters who do not have enough points to draw the tag. Openings are always limited so plan accordingly. Non-resident license fees are $601 for bull elk plus a $10 habitat stamp. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply - Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states. Application deadline for the limited licenses is April 1, 2014.

Hunts are conducted in archery, muzzleloader and rifle seasons. Shot opportunity has been 100% for 10+ years. Guiding is listed at 3/1 but is normally 2/1 and adjusted as hunters tag out.

Hunting is done on both private and public land. Trucks are used to get to hunting areas and then hunting is by foot. If needed, horses are used to pack out elk.

Lodging is heated wall tents in archery, muzzleloader and 1st rifle season and then switches to a cabin in 2nd, 3rd and 4th rifle seasons. Four hunters are typically taken per hunt in archery and muzzleloader season and 6-7 per hunt in the rifle seasons.

Includes meals, lodging, guides, caping of elk.

5 Day Hunt - $5000 with drawn tag and $10,000 with landowner voucher

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Wyoming Elk - Hunt #01-E




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Hunt the beautiful Big Horn Mountains for Rocky Mountain elk. This hunt held on the national forest out of heated wall tents. Pick-ups and ATV’s used to get to and from hunting areas.

The Big Horns Mountains are more rolling and not as steep as the Rockies. This particular area is excellent elk habitat consisting of lodgepole pine and spruce for bedding cover and shade and open parks for feeding. The openings also provide the hunters with an opportunity to spot elk as they graze or pass through the parks. The mountain streams are teaming with wild trout and a fishing license is included with your elk license. Some hunters choose to do some trout fishing during mid-day or after they have killed their elk.

Hunting methods include calling and spot and stalk. Many past clients have killed bulls scoring 300-350 with some even larger. Success rates have averaged 70% over the past few years with 90% shot opportunity for hunters willing to put the time and effort into the hunt.

It is recommended that hunters apply for a preference point ($50) during the July 1 - September 30 period - we can assist with that process. Draw odds in 2012 for rifle hunters were 15% with no points, 15% with one point, 79% with two points and 100% with three points. For archers, draw odds were 7% with zero to four points and 100% with five points. These odds are based on buying the special license.

It is also recommended to allow us to apply for you in the January elk draw - application period is January 1-31. Draw results are posted in late February. License cost is $591 for the regular license and $1071 for the special license plus $12.50 conservation stamp. A hunter’s safety card is required for rifle hunters if born after January 1, 1966 - not needed for archery hunters. Crossbows are legal to use during archery and firearm season.

Archery hunts are also conducted in Unit 37 and the draw odds are much better there - in 2012, 50% draw odds with no preference points and 100% drew with one point.

Includes guides, lodging, meals, transportation during the hunt, delivery of meats and mounts to taxidermist or processing plant, airport pick-up and drop-off (Sheridan airport).

6 Day Archery Hunt - $4250 for 1×1 guiding (Sept. 1-30)

5 Day Rifle Hunt - $4250 for 2×1 guiding or $5000 for 1×1 guiding (Oct. 15 - Nov 5)

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Wyoming Elk - Hunt #06-E




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Wyoming Elk

Hunt one of Wyoming’s best elk units - Unit 38. Hunting is done primarily on a private ranch but the outfitter also has the surrounding USFS land under permit. The ranch has a resident herd and picks up additional elk in the fall.

Bulls typically score 280-320 with some 350+. Shot opportunity has been over 90%.

Methods include calling during the rut and spot and stalk.

It is recommended that hunters apply for a preference point ($50) during the July 1 - September 30 period - we can assist with that process. Draw odds in 2013 for rifle hunters were 100% with 3 points. For archers, draw odds were 100% with 6 points. These odds are based on buying the special license. It is also recommended to allow us to apply for you in the January elk draw - application period is January 1-31. Draw results are posted in late February.

License cost is $591 for the regular license and $1071 for the special license plus $12.50 conservation stamp. A hunter’s safety card is required for rifle hunters if born after January 1, 1966 - not needed for archery hunters. Crossbows are legal to use during archery and firearm season.

Includes meals, lodging, 1 hunter/guide for archery hunts and 2 hunters/guide for gun hunts, airport pick-up and drop-off, transportation of meats and mounts to processing plant or taxidermist.

5 Day Archery Hunt $6500 (Sept. 1-30)

5 Day Rifle Hunt $6500 (Oct. 15 - Nov. 5)

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Wyoming Mule Deer & Elk Combo - Hunt #06-EMD




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Private ranch hunt combo hunt for deer and elk. This hunt offered on a very limited basis — only four hunters per week.

A high % of the bulls score from 300-350 B&C with some larger and the mule deer 150-170 B&C with an occasional 180+. Considering that the shot opportunity has been over 90%, this hunt is a great option for the hunter looking to harvest two western trophies on one trip.

Hunting method is primarily glassing and then spot and stalk.

It is recommended that hunters apply for a preference point for elk ($50) during the July 1 - September 30 period. Having the point greatly increases the odds of being drawn. We will assist with applying for the preference point. It is also recommended to allow the outfitter to apply for you in the elk draw. It may take several years to obtain this tag. No preference points are needed to draw the mule deer tag.

Application dates are January 1-31 for elk and Jan. 1 - Mar. 15 for deer. Elk licenses are drawn usally drawn around February 22 and the deer license deadline is March 15 so a hunter desiring the combo hunt can wait to see if he draws the elk license before applying for deer which is 100% draw odds. The outfitter will also put you in for the deer draw after you draw for elk. A hunter’s safety card is required for rifle hunters if born after January 1, 1966 - not needed for archery hunters. Crossbows are legal to use during archery and firearm season.

Includes meals, lodging, 2 hunters/guide, airport pick-up and drop-off, transportation of meats and mounts to processing plant or taxidermist.

7 Day Hunt - $8400 (Oct. 15 - Nov. 5)

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Utah Elk - Hunt #35-E




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Do you want to take a trophy bull without waiting a decade or more to draw a coveted tag? Do you want to kill a trophy bull without making ten trips to do it? Would you like to use your weapon of choice, including a rifle, during the rut? If you said yes to these questions, this may be the hunt for you.

This large private ranch in southern Utah has guaranteed tags but they are very limited. Bulls in the 380-400 range have been harvested along with many more in the 350-370 range. Shooting opportunity has run 100%.

This is open country and relatively flat - about as easy as it gets for elk hunting. Hunts are conducted by spot-and-stalk, ambush and calling in the bulls.

Hunts are held in September and early October. Only 3 hunters taken per week. License cost is $860 and obtained through the outfitter.

Food and lodging are not included. However there is a cabin hunters can use if they choose to for no charge.

It is best to plan a year or two ahead on this hunt because of the limited number of hunters taken and the high demand for this premium hunt.

6 Day Hunt - 1 hunter per guide - $17,500

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Colorado Elk - Hunt #15-E




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Hunt west central Colorado. This is a high country hunt at 10,000 - 12,000 feet elevation. Hunting is on private land or on national forest. This outfitter offers archery, muzzleloader and rifle hunts. Guiding options include guided and semi-guided.

Guided Hunts - require the hunter to arrive in shape for a high altitude hunt. The big bulls are usually in the out-of-the-way places and if you are not in shape, you can’t go after them. If you know you cannot be in shape for the guided hunts, then look into the semi-guided hunts below.

Semi-Guided Hunts - This is a great option to enjoy the Colorado high country without having to be in the best of shape. The outfitter has over 40 stands overlooking food plots and other areas that elk frequent. Hunters are taken to stands via quads and dropped off for their hunt and then picked up.

The semi-guided hunt is on private land. Hunters can apply for an either-sex private land tag for the first rifle season and harvest a cow or a bull - draw odds are 100%.

Shot opportunity on bulls in previous years: archery 70% and muzzleloader 90%.

Base camp consists of modern log cabins. There is a shower room with private showers. Meals are excellent and enjoyed in the large dining room. This hunt provides all the comforts of home after a day in the mountains.

Licenses: Rifle - 1st Season rifle tags are either sex and by draw. Draw odds run about 50% with no preference points and 100% with one preference point. For semi-guided hunters, the private land tags are either sex and no draw is required.

Muzzleloader - by draw (will need at least 3 preference points) - either sex.

Archery - by draw but has been 100% draw for this unit - either sex.

Non-resident license cost is $601for bull elk and $361 for cow elk. A $10 habitat stamp is also required. Application deadline for the limited licenses is April 1, 2014.  Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply - Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states.

All hunts are 5 Day Hunts.

Muzzleloader: September 14-22, 2013
Rifle: 1st Season October 12-16, 2013
Guided: 2 hunters/guide: $3700 or 1 hunter/guide: $4200
Semi-Guided: $2750

Archery: August 24-28, 2013 — September 2-6, 2013 — September 16-20, 2013
Guided: 2 hunters/guide: $3500 or 1 hunter/guide: $4000
Semi-Guided: $2500