This outfitter has been in the professional outfitting business for 30+ years. He operates in a very large hunting area and actually hold permits to hunt in five different hunting units and three wilderness areas here in the state of Colorado. He operates from two different base camps; both camps have cabins, showers with hot and cold running water and a large galley where all the great home cooked meals are prepared. Both camps are located right in the middle of some very good hunting. These camps are a great place to stay while hunting. In addition to hunting elk and mule deer he also offers hunts for antelope, black bear and Merriam turkeys. Antelope hunts are one of his most successful hunts. Bear tags can be purchased for most hunts and can be combined with other hunts. He does some bear hunting during archery and muzzleloader season. Most bear in the area are colors other than black. They have blondes, reds, cinnamon and chocolate. Only about 1 in 10 will be black in color.
Are you ready for a 180-200 point timber buck on your wall? This is the unit and this is the outfitter that can do it. Colorado has made this a trophy area and he continues to pump out trophies every year. If you are a meat hunter save your money. If you are a horn hunter you won’t mind seeing 10-50 bucks a day. We call this a Barney Fife hunt because you will want the outfitter to hold your bullet so you don’t shoot a good buck but wait for a great buck instead.
He specializes in archery hunting for big bulls in the back country of Colorado. There aren’t many elk trails that they don’t know about. Archery shooting will average 25 yards or less and the average bull will be a 5x5 or larger.
Black bear in the area are mostly colors blond, red, cinnamon and chocolate. Only about 10% are black. Bear is mostly hunted in September archery and muzzleloader season and done as it's own hunt or combined with deer and elk.
Elk and deer units GMU066, GMU067, GMU068, GMU681 & GMU082.
Black Bear GMU068 and GMU681.
Antelope GMU082 and GMU681.
The closest large towns are Alamosa and Salida.
Guided hunt 2 on 1 but at times it may be a 1 on 1 hunt.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear and Merriam turkey. Elk/deer/bear archery through 3rd rifle season. Antelope/turkey any season.
You will be in the back country with cabin lodging at 9300 feet. Each day you will set out with your guided down a different drainage so you are hunting fresh areas each day until you find what you are looking for in a trophy class animal.
Single hunters or groups (8 max)
Mode of Travel:
Vehicle and foot.
Elk 280” to 340”, mule deer 180” to 200”.
Very high due to outfitters experience and hunting in and around trophy units.
Medium difficulty but keep in mind a higher altitude where elk are.
Elk and/or Deer
Archery 6 days $4495
Muzzleloader 6 days $4995
1st Rifle 5 days $5195
2nd Rifle 6 days $4995
3rd Rifle 6 days $5295
4th rifle 5 days $4995
1 on 1 guiding upgrade $995
Archery Antelope GMU082 & GMU681 $2795
Black Bear GMU068 & GMU681 $2795
Black Bear as a combo add $1795
Merriam Turkey $395/day (archery/shotgun and 2 hunter minimum)
No extra cost if you have more than one hunting license.
Fully furnished cabin lodging
Home cooked meals
Game pack out.
Transportation during the hunt
What’s Not Included:
Transportation to Colorado
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.