With 35 years of outfitting the mountains of Colorado providing hunters with successful and quality during archery, muzzleloader and rifle seasons in Colorado Since 1976. We offer elk, mule deer and mountain lion / cougar hunts and black bear hunts on a permit that is administered by the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests. Join us for some of the best hunting in Western Colorado!
Whether you are looking for a fully guided elk and/or mule deer hunt or want to do it yourself on a self-guided drop camp or base camp hunt, we offer a large variety of hunting options. You can also use our base camp as a place to stay for your trophy elk unit GMU061, or desert bighorn hunt in unit GMU062.
Phone communications are available in this area.
If you supply the horse or better yet your ATV it cuts the cost that the outfitter must provide the hunt to you. He then passes the savings to you! ATV’s, Side-by-Sides, whichever you have fit you, make hunting different areas around your drop camp a breeze because in elk hunting the more ground that you can cover the better your odds of bring home horns and meat..... packed out on your ATV.
Hunts take place from 6000’ to 9500’ elevation. You can get to the lowest and highest point from camp in about 90 minutes.
Fully guided base camp hunts for elk and deer
All the conveniences of home in a wilderness setting at 8400’ elevation. 7 day packages include arrival and departure days and 5 full days of hunting. These guided hunts are available on a limited basis. Seven day packages include guide, lodging in our comfortable base camp, meals, transportation to the hunting area from camp and game packing. Meals are served home style with hearty helpings of good energy for the days hunt. Your guide will take care of you in the field as well as taking care of packing your game to the main camp where we can take it to the processor or taxidermist if you choose.
This area holds a good population of resident elk and is adjacent to Trophy Unit GMU061. This is good because GMU061 requires preference points to draw, but GMU062 does not require a point to draw a license! We hunt just over the unit boarder where no points are required to draw a license. Elk and mule deer are very mobile with the rut and the migration so being right next to the unit line is great for spilling some trophy animals into your hunt.
We hunt in a manner that they stay in the area and are not blown out. If you can draw a deer tag you should consider concentrating on hunting the trophy bucks that frequent this area. A combination hunt is available if you would like to hunt elk and mule deer.
Semi-guided base camp hunt for elk and deer:
We offer semi-guided hunts from our base camp at 8400’ elevation. This hunt includes meals, lodging, game packing from the kill site, and some directions as to how to hunt the area and where to start. You do not need to worry about keeping camp, cooking or cleaning dishes! We take care of that for you so all you need to do is hunt. There is no minimum group size requirement so come on your own or bring your hunting buddies. You can bring your ATV or arrange for a rental on this hunt. This camp can be used to hunt any of the areas in GMU062 or GMU061, however we can only pack game in the permit area which is over 200 square miles in each unit.
Our base camp includes…
12 x 15 sleeping tents with electric lighting and propane space heaters.
Hot showers in our shower trailer.
18 x 35 dining tent for meals and kicking back after a long day’s hunt.
Solar electric powered camp with generator back-up. We can accommodate CPAP units if necessary.
We offer a private land mule deer hunt. This hunt includes a landowner voucher for a guaranteed tag, no need to draw. You can use these and keep your preference points. You will be hunting on or near agricultural areas that attract the local deer. Some deer will also be moving into the private areas due to pressure on the forest and BLM adjacent to these properties. You will be responsible for your meals, lodging, and transportation to the hunt area daily. This is a morning and evening hunt with the middle of the day to rest or enjoy some local sights or even do some trout fishing. There are a limited number of tags and these go quick.
Western CO Uncompahgre Plateau near Delta located between GMU061 and GMU062. Hunts are in Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests.
Guided and semi-guided/DIY drop camp.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Elk and mule deer any season archery through 2nd rifle.
GMU061 all licenses are a draw.
GMU062 elk licenses for archery, 2nd and 3rd rifle are over the counter. Muzzleloader, 1st and 4th rifle are a draw. Cow elk licenses are a draw and may take preference points depending on the season. All deer licenses are a draw and can take up to several preference points depending on the season.
Only a limited number of landowner deer vouchers available.
One or more per group.
Mode of Travel:
Guided is by vehicle, ATV and foot. Semi-guided/DIY is on your own with horses or ATVs and on foot. If you have your own ATV, bring it, you can ride in to camp and have it for hunting. If not, we will take you do a drop camp using our ATVs but they will not be left in camp. You can also rent them in local towns.
Unit GMU061 is managed as a trophy unit and GMU062 is next door to it. The elk and deer don’t know the difference. We hunt the border between the two units. The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests boast more non-typical bucks in Boone and Crockett than any other forest in CO and ranks 3rd in state for producing typical B&C bucks.
We have 100% opportunity and success on the private land mule deer hunt. Elk is not tracked.
Second and third rifle seasons book up quickly, but at times there are cancellations.
Base Camp Fully Guided Rifle Hunts 7 Days (5 day hunt)
Archery or muzzleloader elk or deer 2x1 $3195, 1x1 $3695
Rifle elk or deer - 2x1 $3995, 1x1 $4695
Elk and deer combo 2x1 $4695, 1×1 $5695
Base Camp Semi-guided 7 Days (5 day hunt)
Semi-guided archery $1995
Semi-guided muzzleloader $1995
Semi-guided rifle $2595
Horse Drop Camp 7 Days (5 day hunt, 4 to 6 hunters)
Archery horse camp $1795
Rifle horse camp $2195
If you would like to use horses on your hunt and kept in camp add $600/hunter
For Horseback hunts – 235 lbs. maximum hunter weight. Gear weight limit 65 lbs.
ATV Drop Camp Hunt with additional hunters in camp.
Up to 6 hunters/camp, 7 days/5 day hunt.
1 hunters $1695
2 hunters $1495/person
3 or more hunters $1395/person
The 1 hunter in camp is available but not recommended unless you are a very experience woodsman/elk hunts in Colorado. The physical labor of getting a downed elk to a location for 1 person is extreme. It is recommended that you pack a battery Powered Sawzall with 2 batteries to help cut up the load to make your transporting your elk to a place where you or the outfitter can get it on his Side by side ATV. A Sawzall makes this task much easier than a hand saw of any type. This is a pack-in camp hunt. All hunting, gutting, quartering, moving your trophy to an ATV pickup point is like a DIY hunt. The outfitter will provide you with good areas to hunt locations and where he has taken elk out before but come opening day you are hunting on your own.
** If you would like to use horses on your hunt add $600 per hunter.
Guided mule deer 5 days multiple private land properties (booking for 2023 or later)
2nd rifle $5700
3rd rifle $6700
Public Land 200” mule deer hunt (180" to 220" possible) with Outfitter or Head Guide $7500 (only 1 hunt per year)
There is only one $1700 voucher and included with a hunt.
Our Lion hunts are successful. These start in November and run until the unit quota is met. We have 3 hunts available each year for $4,995.00/person.
All guided hunts include meals, lodging, guide, game packing, and transportation of meat to processor and trophy to the taxidermist if desired. We will pick you up in town and get you to and from camp if you fly into the local airport by Gunnison.
Semi-guided base camp includes lodging, meals, direction for hunting and game packout.
Semi-guided/DIY drop camps packing you and your personal gear and food, sleeping quarters with cots, kitchen gear for cooking, radio system for checking in every night.
Packout of you, your gear and trophies.
What’s Not Included:
DIY hunt: food, field prep of game and packing it to your camp. Mules or horses are not left at camp.
Private Land Trophy Deer Hunt: lodging, meals, transportation to the property.
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.