Hunt #5025 DIY/Semi-Guided Mule Deer/Elk 3,000 Acres Private

Current Stock:

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

Hunt ID: CO-5025

About the Outfitter:

The outfitter has 3,000 acres of private land with the lodge or a drop camp on the edge of private with public land hunting up high. The mountain is public at the top but you have to get through private land to get there so this is the perfect setup. And public hunters below the private are pushing them up to you.



Western Colorado, GMU421. The closest town is Collbran.


Hunt Type(s):

Drop camp public land DIY hunting or lodge with private land DIY hunting. Ranch mule deer hunt is guided.


Species & Recommended Seasons:

Elk, mule deer and black bear. Archery and 1st rifle season for drop camp. 2nd through 4th rifle at the lodge and any season at the ranch. There is too much chance for snow and could get snowed out at the drop camp and cabin during 4th rifle.



Muzzlelaoder, 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:

  • The 3,000 acre ranch runs from 7,000’ to 10,000’ elevation. So there is a mix of open parks, ponds, springs, creeks, aspen and pine. Some of the area is steep and other easier hiking. The public land you can hunt is inaccessible by public hunters unless they walk for miles.
  • Drop camp is at top of property on private at the edge of public land.
  • Lodge has 3,000 acres private and is lower altitude.


Party Size (min/max for booking):

Drop Camp 2 to 4, lodge 4 to 8.


Mode of Travel:

Vehicle to lodge, ATV to drop camp and on foot from there. Recommend ATVs for getting to/from lodging or game retrieval only so as not to spook game. Horses ok too.


Animal Quality:

Local herd of about 100 elk hang out on the property. Elk in the 270”-300” range 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:

Low impact meaning easier hiking than most hunts on the lower part of the ranch. Medium to difficult on higher ground.




Drop Camp for 2 to 8 is $1795/person.

Lodge for 4 to 8 during 2nd or 4th Rifle $2495/person, 3rd Rifle $3295/person.

Ranch guided muli-locations for mule deer $2495/person.

Non-hunting Guest extra.

No extra cost if you have more than one hunting license.

Deer vouchers may be available.


What’s Included:

  • Lodging (drop camp or lodge)
  • Meals (guided mule deer hunt at the ranch only)
  • Guiding (ranch mule deer hunt only)
  • 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.
  • Game pack out from the drop camp.

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.