Hunt #5076 DIY Elk/Deer Cabin, 325 Ac Private Surrounded by USFS

Current Stock:

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

Hunt ID: CO-5076


About the Outfitter:

Use the sweet 450 square foot cabin for your base hunt nestled in the forest at a little over 9,000 feet in altitude. Plus have access to all 325 acres of private land to hunt. There are beds, a dining table and a wood stove that acts as a heat and a cooking source. You will be hunting in GMU062 which is being considered to be dedicated as a trophy unit because of the genes the area holds. GMU061 next door is already a trophy unit.

The cabin blends in well with the wilderness with the interior very comfortable at the end of a day’s hunt. There is no running water but there is an outside outhouse. We usually bring a 5 gallon jug of water and it works well for inside the cabin. We use the small propane lanterns for lighting.

The cabin can sleep four, but another bunk can be added if needed.

You will be given instruction about the cabin, the property boundaries and what to expect from elk and deer as far as feeding, watering and bedding areas to hunt.



Western Colorado, GMU062. The closest town is Montrose, about an hour’s drive to the west.


Hunt Type(s):

DIY on 325 acres private land. Property surrounded by national forest. ATVs and horses ok. Corrals available.


Species & Recommended Seasons:

Elk and deer archery through 3rd rifle season. 4th rifle there is too much chance for snow and could get snowed out.



Licenses are over the counter or draw depending on season, unit and species.

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


Lay of the Land:

Outside your cabin you will be greeted by walls of evergreens with aspen breaks in between. A number of large and small open parks in the area provide the sunshine for the native grasses to grow tall and the elk calving grounds to stay hidden from predators. This property is full of evergreen and aspens, a spot you will want to come back to year after year. Lots of deer and elk have been harvested off this land for many years.


Party Size:

2 to 4 hunters but could squeeze in 5.


Mode of Travel:

Vehicle, ATV, horse and foot.


Animal Quality:

Typical 4x4 to 6x6 elk. Mule Deer to 5x5.


Success Rate:

Success rate is not tracked for DIY hunts.


Hunt Difficulty:

Low impact meaning easier hiking than most hunts. Recommended for those that have difficulty getting around.



Elk and/or Deer

$1495/person for 3 or 4 hunters.

$1595/person for 2 or 3 hunters.

Non-hunting Guest $750.

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


What’s Included:

  • Cabin lodging
  • Access to 325 acres.
  • 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
  • Game processing
  • Taxidermy

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.