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Hunt ID:5013-CO-G-L-085-$1495-ElkMDeerAntelopeTurkeyBearLion-LARA5GUI-C7OT-ANIE8LD-Late Season

Special Note: Hunts on this ranch for 4th season bull or cow, or late season Cow hunts only. The cow hunts are $ 1495 and the 4th season Bull hunts are $ 3495.

Some Highlights of this Hunt are the Low Prices That cause him to book up early every year.

These hunts are limited in number so be certain to contact us as soon as possible so

Someone else doesn’t get your slot. With the exception of the Trophy Mule Deer Hunt

by Trinidad our hunts are low to some moderate impact hunts but mostly low impact.

All hunts are guided except for spring and fall Merriam’s Turkey hunts which are semi-guided.

With the exception of antelope and Trophy Mule deer all hunting is done in GMU085

Antelope hunting in in GMU133 and GMU134 with Trophy Mule deer is in GMU140.


Bull Elk Muzzleloader, Archery or Rifle $ 4500 reduced down to only……………………………………. $ 2895

Everyone asks, “When is the best time to get a big bull”, the answer is always, “During the Rut.”  During September the bull that hide all year suddenly appear out of nowhere chasing cows and bugling. It is not unusual to see many bulls over 310 during this time. This Magical Time of the Rut, is not just enjoyed by the bulls but also the primitive weapon shooter. Archery and muzzleloader are the only weapons allowed in September. Archery equipment has grown in popularity and extended ranges are a product of skill and practice with them. Muzzleloader hunter can collect on bulls with almost twice the range as the archer. With the use of Powerbelt bullets, and Blackhorn209 powder the legal weapon muzzleloader kill ranges are exceptional even with Colorado limitations as no scope, no pellet powder and so on.(See Colorado hunting regulations for weapon requirements) We do all of the elk calling for you by setting you 20 yards in front of us. The way the bull coming to the cow calls can hang-up like a 1000 pound turkey 100 yards out land he is still raking, bugling and tearing apart the forest within 80 yards of you and you modern day in line muzzleloader.


On this hunt the dinner meals, lodging and private property access in not included initially but because of complications coordinating the departure time of the ones staying at the lodge with the ones in town arriving late is now provides them and at discounted prices. They are defined below. The complete package would have been $5500 but has been reduced down to only $ 3495.


These would be an additional $1000 but the outfitter is offering them at only $300 for the private land access. The outfitter is very conscious about the problem when hunters stay in Trinidad and don’t arrive at the lodge at the set time and all of the hunters are ready to go, it becomes a very difficult arrangement. Because of this conflict he is offering his 5 days of dinner meals and lodging at $ 600 discounted in half for only $ 300. This makes the total $ 3495 instead of $ 4500, a great deal to jump on.


I had encouraged everyone to take advantage of those options at their great discounted price. I had some that didn’t and they were the reason for making the whole group late in the field in the morning which was not fair to the rest of the group. The concerned guide hated to leave for the mountain without them thereby causing a dilemma that was not a satisfactory in everyone’s mind. So the dinner meals and lodging with the discounted price must be included making the booking for the hunt, making the complete package only $ 3495. The value of hunting private land cannot be over rated for success over hunting public land with your guided hunt. In addition the closest lodging is over 30 minutes away at about $75 per night. Add that to $40 per day and a round trip drive, plus getting up earlier for drive to the lodge to meet up with the guides. A late arrival will not hold up the group enroot to the place where the elk are located. We don’t mean to be hard on this but we cannot wait for late arrivals when everyone in the lodge is loaded up and ready to go. Staying at the lodge allows the guides to pick you up each morning, and you are right in the middle of the action.

(Requires 0-1 point to draw muzzleloader bull elk license but 1st and 4th season zero points.

Archery, 2nd rifle and 3rd rifle are over the counter, point to draw a buck deer license)




Rifle Cow Elk late seasons 3 day $2500 without Dinner Meals, Lodging and private land access fee

Discounted down to only……………………………………........................................................................   $ 1495

Private land access fee is $100 and the dinner meals and Lodging $ 100 for the 3-day hunt.




This is a great meat hunt, to fill your freezer,

(Requires 0-1 Point to draw, there are 3 late seasons in November, December and

January, with specific cow elk licenses for each.

We run 95% success on our cow elk hunts on private land and usually take 15-20 cows every year.

It is extremely weather dependent. Dinner Meals and lodging is not included on this hunt. Many of these places

lower altitude private river valley locations that are semi-clear of trees. Because of this the shots can be

longer than normal. Practice on a 24”x24” target at 300 yards and your shot will be more like 200 yards.

If you don’t practice as luck would have it your elk will be at 300 yards.


(Before applying confirm that the outfitter is not booked during that season date and reserve your spot.

If you don’t draw you can get a refund, roll over or a different hunt with that deposit.)



Muzzleloader Cow elk 3 days’ hunt guided with dinner meals and lodging.....................................  $ 1495

This is a great time to be in the woods during the elk rut. If there are bulls

there are always cows in the herd this time of the year. Good weather and

low to moderate impact hunting.

(Requires 0 point to draw a muzzleloader cow elk license, leftovers

Licenses are usually available.)


Rifle season Cow Elk during Bull Rifle Seasons $2000 reduced down to only.........................    $ 1495

This is a great father and son or husband and wife hunt with one carrying

a bull license and the other one carrying this cow license.

(Requires 0 point to draw a cow elk license)




(Mule Deer licenses usually require a voucher hunt unless you have points to draw)

Mule Deer GMU085 area non-trophy $2495 discounted down to only.........  $ 1495

(Requires 1 point to draw a buck deer license)

This is a 2 on 1 guided hunt which even at this low price has been a 100% hunt success.

1 on 1 pricing for guided hunts is $1000 on the 5 day hunt.



** Special Trophy Mule Deer Hunt

This is a great opportunity to shoot a good Muley on a 1 on 1 hunt and the price cut way back because the meals and lodging is reduced. The Colorado landowner Voucher for GMU140 is included in this deer hunt, and if you wish an elk can also be added. My goal is to make this deer voucher hunt as reasonably priced as possible for a good Trophy Mule Deer Hunt.

This outfitter books up quickly. If you would like to put a $200 security Deposit down on a hunt you may do so and it is well advised to do so with the balance of the 50% deposit due February 1st, of the hunt year.


As you know it has been extremely difficult to get mule deer licenses in the west due to the cutback on mule deer licenses being released by the different Game and fish departments across the western states. You will hunt the lower rolling Pinyon, Cedar and Pines for the deer.


This a special 1 time only Mule deer hunt 8000 acres guided 1 on 1 the last half of the 2nd season for         $ 3500. Then there is a $2500 landowner Deer Voucher with the hunting 1 on 1 on a ranch adjacent to the famous Ranching for Wildlife Ranch, “Crazy French” and others along the Colorado/New Mexico border. These bucks are managed and main their 180 plus reputation with 190’s the common outcome but breaking 200 is very possible depending on shooting ability and how hard you want to work for the buck.


The outfitter has agreed to provide this hunt at a discounted rate.  Instead of $6000 he is willing to reduce the hunt and voucher for only $ 4495 for 2016. Additional if two hunters will but both hunt and be guided 2 on 1 instead of the 1 on 1 he will reduce it down another $ 500 for each hunt to only                           $ 3995! 


The first hunter purchasing thus hunt has priority as to on hunter or 2 on 1 or 1 on 1 and his choice of hunting dates either the first 4 ½ day or the last 4 ½ days of the 9 day season. Meals and lodging are not included in this hunt but the outfitter will provide you some reference on lodging in Trinidad, Colorado.


As you know it has been extremely difficult to get mule deer licenses in the west due to the cutback on mule deer licenses being released by the Game and fish departments. You will hunt the lower rolling Pinyon, Cedar and Pines for the deer.


This a special 1 time only Mule deer hunt 6500 acres guided 1 on 1 the last half of the 2nd season for $ 2500. Then there is a $2500 landowner Deer Voucher with the hunting 1 on 1 on a ranch adjacent to the famous Ranching for Wildlife Ranch, “Crazy French”. The outfitter has found that the hunt is so easy he is going to provide the hunt and voucher for only $ 3495 for this year.




(If you are an archer no problem all antelope east of I-25 is over the counter!

(Antelope licenses usually require a voucher hunt rifle or muzzleloader unless you have 1 point to draw while Archery Antelope licenses are unlimited and available over the counter.)


Trophy Antelope Buck Gun GMU133 and GMU134 $ 2500 discounted down to only..............    $ 1495

This is a guided 3 day Rifle hunt or 5 day muzzleloader or archer hunt. We pre-scout the water holes before you arrive and find which antelope are using which water hole to make you hunt as short as possible.


The antelope taken average scores ranging 13” to 15” and some breaking the 80” line on 12,000 acres of prime antelope ground of taken open pasture, and water holes. 8 permanent blinds on water holes are in place with ground blinds available for other locations. Lodging on the ranch is included with your hunt.


Water hole blinds can be used for archers, or muzzleloaders. Also on special occasion father and son teams for the sons first antelope hunt.


New Mexico is famous for big bucks but require a $ 1500 to $ 2000 landowner voucher. We are close to the New Mexico border, just a few miles into Colorado. So instead of the high dollar voucher we just require 1 point to draw a license for this large area of private land. The mild winters and cattle with water sources in the summer allow these bucks to get to that trophy age and the genes in the area support that growth.


The Late Season Doe Antelope hunts usually have Leftover licenses available for sale October 1st.

Otherwise it is a 100% draw if applied for in March, even as a point first choice and an antelope doe license second choice.

It is a great meat hunt for the rifle hunter. There is no lodging included in this hunt but on ranch lodging is $ 149.95 for rifle and $ 199.95 for the 4 day archery hunts. Either way that breaks down to less than $ 50 per night and your guide will pick you up right at the home lodge. The only other lodging available is over 30 minutes away in Trinidad and about $75 plus per night. In addition if some stay at the lodge and some in Trinidad you have a possibility of running late and missing the group leaving for the hunt.

In addition we will provide free meat processing for your antelope on all hunts except for the doe hunts.


Archery Season Dates are usually………………………08/15 to 09/20

Muzzleloader Season Dates are usually…………….09/21 to 09/29

Rifle Season Dates are usually…………………………..10/01 to 10/07

Rifle Late Season Doe hunt Dates……………………..12/01 to 12/05




Semi-Guided Merriam’s Turkey Hunt 3 Day $1000 Discounted down to only ......................  $ 495  

$ 150 per day after the 3 days.

Spring season is April and May dates, while fall season is the month of September but with minimal bookings, due to archery and muzzleloader deer and elk seasons.     

This Semi-guided hunt includes a map of the property boundaries, also marking where the turkeys are most often spotted and other tips. You will be hunting without a guide but he will be available via cell phone.

The spring season can be drawn with 0 points you just need to put in for the Spring Turkey Application Period in January of the year you are to be hunting. If time slips away you can pick up a license at any Parks and Wildlife Office for GMU085 over the counter.

You can shoot 2 tom turkeys if you wish but you must draw a license and get one from the draw. The hunt price is an additional $395 for the extra turkey if approved by the outfitter first.



Mountain Lions


Only a few Mountain Lions Hunts are provided on this vast country inhabiting deer and elk, there natural food supply. These cats have fed well but snow conditions and snow machines with dogs leading the chase is on that you will never forget as you look at you beautiful mounted Mountain Loin and remember the extreme adrenaline rush with this chase.


High success Lion on call hunts for any cat $6000 reduced down to only $ 3995 for hunter being on an on call basis. Lion hunting is all about snow on the ground when hunting. The deeper the snow the sooner the cat will tree and GAME OVER.

This outfitter wants to see hunters go away with a cat so he make the price as low as possible and does it on a on call basis so that when a good storm comes in that is when you go. That is why his success is so high.


A 5 day hunt taking any cat that, “trees” above 110 pound Shemale is $ 3995. For those that want the 180 pound toms…. They don’t grow on trees; so to speak those hunts are   $ 5495.You will be hunting with dogs on 30,000 plus acres in 4 wheel drive trucks, ATV’s, Side-By Side ATV’s and ATV’s with snow tracks. I have hunted and Guided in South Western Colorado successfully for many years. With 1300 acres of my own private ground plus much more we can go where the game is not just where we are. With many trophy deer and elk taken by my hunters I may not be a know it all but I guarantee that my glass is half full.

I cannot guarantee that you will kill an animal, but my honest values will ensure you receive the most professional enjoyable and hopefully successful hunt. I’m a sportsman with strict ethics and I’m committed to the fair rules of hunting.

I hope you understand that you get a real hunt. The animals you see are not penned up; they live in the wild – roam free and have still their wild instincts. There is no baiting and we do not plant corn fields to attract them. Remember – you get a fair hunt.

Of course we have first aid training, but so far we haven’t had to use our knowledge, which proves that we know what we are doing. I professionally guide you for the lowest possible price, without sacrificing the success.

5 Day Mountain Lion Hunt with dogs and snow equipment for $ 6000 discounted down to only …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…..$ 3995

Black Bear

Bear hunts are in September. These hunts follow Colorado Wildlife regulations of no bait or dogs used for the hunt. In the morning we cover a lot of ground and do spot and stalk bear hunting in areas that have natural bear feed, Scrub Oak acorns, berries, and found animal kills. The bears are eating 20 hours out of 24 to prepare for winter. They will be out eating until the colder weather comes and stops the food sources from providing any more food for the bear.

Most of our black bears hunt you will find that 50% of the bears are shades of brown or blonde. These are beautiful bears for rugs and mounts since a color phase bear is not common throughout the rest of north Americas bear populations at this high rate of occurrence.

In the afternoons we focus on water holes that the bears use to water in while gorging themselves. This time of the year the day time temperatures can reach as high as 80 degrees so watering multiple times per day is a must for these gorging deer.

These hunts include lodging also.

Guided 5 day bear hunt $ 3000 discounted down to only …………………………………………………… $ 1995


With time, about 25 years we have seen our hunter’s age and desire a different type of hunt to match their age and comfort. Your lodging will be 3 bedroom size homes with full shower, heating and the things you desire as you travel over the 50 year mark. This and the way we hunt, along with the country we hunt we call it LOW IMPACT HUNTING (LIH). This doesn’t mean that we are not successful but on the contract we are highly successful because although our hunters are over 50 what they have sacrificed in leg strength they have much more replaced with experience and knowledge of hunting.

We have a high return rate with some hunters with us for 7 and 8 years. Sorry to say to other that because of this our openings each year are minimal, but we welcome you if we have an opening.

My Guide’s or myself pre-scouts the areas before we hunt even if they traditionally are good hunting.

We offer a guided, 5-day hunting trip. All hunts have exclusive access to our 5,000 to 10,000 acres of private mountain property. One guide is available for a maximum of 2 hunters. No crowding or excessive hunting. Hunting opportunities on this ranch are strictly limited. Because the properties are mostly private ranches the access is very beneficial providing high success rates on low to minimal impact huts.

We had a very high success rate, not just opportunity this is the hunter sealed the deal when provided a fair shot to make a success rate of approximately 80% over the last years. You hunt wild animals. They are not penned up nor artificially attracted in any way.

Licensing in Colorado is a bit complex. The main deadline for applying for licenses is just after March 31st. – you need a State Hunting License. There are several types of licenses available in Colorado. You must be booked before you apply for licenses to assure you have a place to hunt when you draw your license. There over the counter 2nd and 3rd season Bull elk licenses and all archery except for deer is over the counter. Other than that they are draw or leftover after the draw. Get with us in early March and we will assist you in getting the correct licenses.

We are committed to doing everything on our part to make your hunt as enjoyable and successful as possible.

We guide only fair hunts which is a part of why we cannot guarantee a 100% success rate. We expect that you will do your part with equal determination in your shooting experience and recent practice and skill level. You need to know your rifle and ammunition. You need to arrive with proper clothes and hunting equipment.

•             We help you retrieve and dress your kill at no additional cost

•             Meat processing and packaging is available locally at an additional cost

•             Transportation to and from your lodging to the hunting site is included

•             Prices are subject to change

•             Gratuities you feel appropriate will be greatly appreciated


Colorado has a very complex license application process which we know inside and out, and unless you hunt Colorado on an annual basis may not. Please allow us to assist you in applying for the license drawing so there is no question you will be hunting with us. Colorado’s license application refund options are extremely minimal short of death of the applicant, and we don’t want that.

We are a State licensed, insured and bonded outfitter business. When making your reservation you will be required to read and sign our business terms, conditions and disclosure form.

We are a reputable, honest and hardworking outfitter. We cannot be responsible for weather, animal behavior or other circumstances beyond our control.

Regarding taxidermy: We have a local accomplished taxidermist.

Regarding Meat Processing I have part interest in our local facility and see that my hunters get some discounts for using that service.

You will be hunting part of approximately 10,000 acres of private land available for prime hunting in the heart of the Rocky Mountains east of the Spanish Peaks area.  He also has the exclusive hunting rights for several other surrounding ranches. Numerous arrowheads and spear points have been found on the property, indicating that this has been an excellent hunting ground for hundreds of years.




Additional Muzzleloader Hunting Details

Hunting is much like hunting with a long range bow on steroids. The way to hunt is about the same in fact if some of your group drew either sex muzzleloader and the other’s don’t want a cow only muzzleloader license they can get an archery license and still hunt with you. The archery and the, “Bull” muzzleloader are both either sex. There are very few units in the state in any that this is all possible.

Keep it quiet but this is one place that you can draw a Muzzleloaders either sex or cow elk every year.

With Either sex muzzleloader elk as your first choice and muzzleloader cow elk as second choice you will be in the driver’s seat. More than ½ the time you will draw the either sex every year, and for the times that you don’t you will get a muzzleloader cow license with a guaranteed muzzleloader either sex the following year. Because Muzzleloader hunting for elk during the September rut has become so popular and successful that the general rule across the state is that you will require at least 2 points to draw in any unit, or GMU. This is definitely the exceptions to all the rules to the hunters benefit.

One down side is that this outfitter manages his elk number and only books lightly every year so book first before putting in so you will have a place to hunt when you draw.

                                             Res                      Non-Res

Drawn Out At                  0 Pref Points       0 Pref Points

# Drawn at Final Level   35 of 77               6 of 59

% Drawn at Final Level  45%                      10%


You must put in either sex elk as a first choice because the selection never got to the second Choice

If you have a hard core muzzleloader they could put in for Muzzleloader Bull first and muzzleloader cow second for GMU085 and always muzzleloader hunt elk and more than ½ of the time they will draw a Bull license.


Additional Archery or Bow Hunt

Regardless of whether you are looking for elk, deer, bear, antelope or turkey, bow hunting is a totally different challenge than hunting with a rifle. You have one chance. You can fire one arrow – that’s all it takes.

Bow hunting is silent but deadly. It is a true hunter / sportsman experience. Most of all kills with a bow are made at a relatively short distance, on average approximately 30 yards. Bow hunting requires patience, excellent hunting skills and good reflexes and, of course, top-notch hunting gear. Success includes the animal, the hunter, the guide, the location and a little bit of luck.

Here in Colorado we offer unforgettable bow hunts for deer, bull and cow elk, bear, antelope and turkey. Our archery hunts are very limited. We suggest that you use one of our permanent tree stands. You can bring your own, but wild animals are easily spooked by any changes and new scents.

If you are an experienced bow hunter, you know what to expect. If you are a novice bow hunter, here are a few tips:

•             Wash your hunting clothes two months in advance

•             Do not use any soap or detergent

•             Store these clothes where they can’t pick up additional scents. I.E.-don’t put them near a BBQ-

               Grill or in a garage etc.


•             Store and transport your hunting clothes in a sealed bag or container

•             Change into your hunting clothes when you arrive at your hunting area

•             Don’t wear hunting clothes at the campsite, bar etc.

•             Shower and wash with neutral, non-scented soap like Ivory

•             Avoid eating garlic, onions and other strong seasonings

•             Eat breakfast and drink coffee AFTER your morning hunt

•             Do not eat fried chicken, donuts or ice cream before your hunt. You want to be the hunter, NOT

               the bait!


•             Don’t use any bug spray or mosquito repellent.

•             Know your bow

•             Make certain your sight is properly adjusted.

•             Make sure you nock your arrow correctly

•             Wear the right clothes adjustable with weather conditions

•             Make sure your guide does the same. (Just kidding – we know what we’re d