Hunt #5025-BB DIY/Semi-Guided Mule Deer/Elk Cabin & Private Land

Current Stock:

Hunt ID: CO-5025-BB

About the Hunt Provider:

The hunt provider has a cabin on 50 acres private and blocked public land.  He has over 30 years experience guiding in the area.


Western Colorado, GMU421. The closest big town is Grand Junction although there are other smaller towns close by with some ammenities.

Hunt Type(s):

DIY cabin on private and access to very good and difficult to access public land.

Species & Recommended Seasons:

Elk, mule deer and black bear any season except there is too much chance for snow and could get snowed out at the Bull Basin cabin during 4th rifle.


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:

Bull Basin Cabin: A cabin is at the end of the road on 50 acres private with 20,000 acres national forest access 100 yards from the back of the cabin and walking access only.  The terrain levels out 1/4 mile (400 yards) behind and there is a knob hill that is great hunting.  The cabin is near the top of the hills and on the north facing side where the elk hang out.  You will see deer and elk tracks on the road up to the cabin.  There was a 6x6 bull taken in 2023 near the cabin and an Amish group hunts every year and fills most of their tags.  This cabin will sleep 4 hunters and there is a camper that can sleep 4 more.  Not a lot of flash but in the great location.  The property is at 8400' elevation and perfect for elk with closest public access 2 miles away so it takes work for anyone else to get up there.  The cabin is on the back side of the private land, so no one hunts it.  Do not forget you can shoot right out of the cabin door as you leave in the morning. The road to it is accessible by 4WD Truck or ATV. Pockets like this are famous for producing bucks and bulls that no one has ever seen before. The heat is propane stove, cooking is propane and since you are off the grid the electrical is from the cabin generator.  Bring water to drink and you have all the comforts of home in this well insulated cabin.  There is a fire pit and picnic table plus an outhouse available.

Party Size (min/max for booking):

2 or more archery and 4 min to 6 max rifle.

Mode of Travel:

Drive to cabin.  Horses ok too and there is a fenced pen for them.

Animal Quality:

Elk up to 300” and mule deer from 140”-190”.  Lots of bear in the area.

Success Rate:

Success rate is not tracked for DIY hunts.

Hunt Difficulty:

Medium to difficult on higher ground.



All seasons are full season hunting except archery is a 6 day hunt.

Carry as many licenses as you want.

Archery $2395/person, rifle $2895/person.  Recommend 2nd rifle at the latest.

Non-hunters $250/ea for the season.

What’s Included:

  • Cabin Lodging
  • 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.