Semi-guided/DIY hunt with lodging hunting on national forest around the back side of the 600 acre private ranch where no one can get to. The same area that the big bucks and bulls travel through to get to the ranch. They only guide 4-5 hunters per season so the pressure is minimal for such a large area.
You will be hunting the area around the ranch which includes BLM land and national forest. There is no access to the public land against the back side of the ranch due to natural boundaries that prevent anything except for a mountain goat to come in that way from the other side of the mountain. The deer and elk know that and stay in this protected area. The elk in these areas come out on the ranch and then at daylight go back into cover. The people around you push elk toward you and the ranch. They are all the same deer and elk, that the guided ranch people hunt and just move around the ranch and jump the 3 strand barbed wire fence that surrounds the ranch to keep the summer cattle on the pasture.
Over the last 25+ years hunting these units clients have harvested the best trophies. Full service guided hunts are always booked in advance.
Near Fairplay, CO hunting units GMU037, GMU049, GMU050, GMU500, GMU501 and GMU581.
Semi-guided cabin hunt on public land behind private ranch.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Elk, deer and black bear.
All licenses are a draw and can take at least a preference point to draw a license for bull elk except GMU037.
Licenses for GMU037 are over the counter for archery, 2nd and 3rd rifle.
All buck deer and cow elk licenses are a draw. All muzzleloader, 1st and 4th rifle licenses are a draw.
Ranch is 600 acres but access to public land behind the ranch or out the front gate. DIY hunting is not done on the ranch. You have access through the ranch to the public land outside the ranch border. Guided hunters hunt the ranch.
Parties of 2 to 8.
Mode of Travel:
Vehicle, horses if you bring some or by foot.
Consistent harvest of 160 to 190”+ and even over 200” mule deer bucks at times. Bull elk of 310” to 380” on the ranch every year.
DIY hunting success is not tracked. This is a good elk hunting area. If he sets a hunter success number for the average hunter, then the question is raised how good your hiking is, hunting skills.... average or better than average. Then there is no way of saying at what level the earlier hunters’ skills were to grade it off. If your skills are better than average, then your success rate will be better than average.
Hunting cabin on the ranch $1795/person. Daily guide available for $400/day/person, 2 person minimum.
Cabins fully equipped and bunk beds.
Kitchen fully equipped with coffee maker, pots/pans & utensils.
Cabin does not include paper goods, trash bags, dish soap, dish towels, dishwasher, condiments/spices or microwave.
Semi-guided 5 day hunt
Information about the area and where elk have been taken before.
Daily guide for a fee. See pricing above.
Access to fire pit, charcoal grill, game pole, meat shed and bone yard.
Fishing in private pond and creek.
Firewood for wood stoves.
Dishes and cookware
Game packout available for extra cost.
What’s Not Included:
Bedding or towels
Transportation to Colorado
Field prep of game and retrieval
Use the Outfitter Request Form or call us using the phone number at the top of the page to check on availability, ask questions or book it.
Disclaimer: All prices are per person unless otherwise noted. No additional fees for booking, the price is the price except for NM adds sales tax. Unless otherwise noted price is per person, no licenses/tags included, game processing and taxidermy costs extra. There is no guarantee in hunting. Availability and prices subject to change by the outfitter or landowner and they have the last word. If there is a discrepancy between our posted price and what they say it is then we do our best to negotiate for you but offer no guarantee. We do our best to audit them making sure what they say they offer they actually do by visiting them or going on hunts we pay for. No refunds for early tag out. No guarantee on filling hunting licenses.