Hunt #5025-2000 DIY/Semi-Guided Elk/Deer Private Land

Current Stock:

Species required
Combination Hunt required
1 on 1 Guide Option required
2 on 1 Guide Option

Hunt ID: CO-5025-2000

About the Hunt Provider:

The hunt provider has private and blocked public land with ranch lodging, cabins and trespass.


Western Colorado, GMU421. The closest town is Grand Junction.

Hunt Type(s):

DIY cabins with 2000 acres private land.

Species & Recommended Seasons:

Elk, mule deer and black bear any season.


Muzzleloader, 1st and 4th rifle for bull and cow elk tags are a draw.  Archery, 2nd and 3rd rifle elk licenses over the counter.

Mule Deer all licenses a draw.

License and Voucher Watchdog will get you the licenses you need.

License and Season Information

Lay of the Land:

Mountain Cabin:  The cabin has road access with or without snow and 2000 acres private land sits at about 8500' elevation, perfect for elk and deer. It has timber, parks and a creek and it's adjacent to national forest.  It has a place for horses or bring ATVs but best not to be driving around on them as you will spook game off the property.  It's best to use them for game retrieval.  It can take 4 to 6 hunters. The area surrounding you in most directions is the Uncompahgre National Forest. Research will provide you the stats on this well-known area for elk and deer, with archery, muzzleloader and rifle every year. You can park your horses, ATV or truck here and pick your place where you want to hunt every morning. Bring your maps, GPS and compass because this is a self-guided hunt.  Elk are bedded and secure where they are safe mid-day.  Snow is common depending on what season you hunt.  Snow is your friend after September because it makes the elk move and are more exposed.  Warm weather makes the elk bed during the day when you are hunting so they will be there but makes them difficult to find.  There are 2 cabins, one for sleeping and one for cooking.  There is a propane cook stove so bring propane bottles and the sleeping cabin has a wood stove (see picture of interior above).  He has water available but you probably want to buy some bottled water and/or bring a 5gal can.  Bring some lanterns as people tend to walk off with them.

Party Size (min/max for booking):

Mountain Cabin 4 minimum to 6 max.

Mode of Travel:

Drive to cabins. Recommend ATVs for getting to/from lodging or game retrieval only so as not to spook game. Horses ok too.

Animal Quality:

Elk up to 300” and mule deer from 140”-190”.

Success Rate:

Success rate is not tracked for DIY hunts. Guided mule deer 99% success rate in muzzleloader season and 100% rifle season.

Hunt Difficulty:

Medium to difficult on higher ground.



Mountain Cabin for 4 to 6 with 2000 acres private land $2495/person.

Additional $995 for 2nd animal, 3rd animal free, licenses extra.

Non-hunting Guest extra.

Deer vouchers may be available.

What’s Included:

  • Lodging
  • 2000 acres private land and access to public land that is difficult to get to by public hunters.
  • Information about the property and surrounding area and recommendations on where/how to hunt it.

What’s Not Included:

  • Hunting Licenses
  • Transportation to Colorado
  • Meals
  • Guiding
  • Game pack out
  • Game processing
  • Taxidermy

Use the Hunt 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.