Hunt #5090 DIY Archery/Muzzy Elk/Deer Lodge 7000 Ac Private

Current Stock:

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

Hunt ID: CO-5090

About the Outfitter:

Too many elk. The property is 7,000 acres of private land mixed with landlocked public land, high elk density, experienced guides and lodging. There are plenty of bull elk on hay fields and in scrub oak draws.

Archery special, including Muzzleloader for those that want to be put in elk heaven and have the elk still be there when you open your eyes. This outfitter is going to allow 4 hunters per 5 days and provide the lodging but not the meals. He will meet you and take you into the lodge, then go over with you some of the better places to take a bull either at the edge of the hay fields or in the heavily used trails going through the scrub oak brush. If you have 4 hunters, you will have the lodge and 7000 acres to yourself if you have two you may have two others to split the 7000 acres with and the lodge with. Arriving on Saturday morning the guide will show you the lodging then provide you with a map of the hunt area.

In addition, we have the best that your trip, “Out West” has to offer. You will wake up each morning in a cabin right in the middle of your hunting area. Many say, “Will we see elk from the lodge?”. You certainly will. The cabin is unoccupied most of the year, so the elk view it as just another item in this prime elk habitat. Many of the deer and elk are local here year around but the numbers a quickly expanded as the fall weather engulf the foothills like part of the Rocky Mountains that Colorado Boasts about. You will be hunting a mountain ranch that consists of the plateaus with 8 major deep draws and drainages supplying thermal protection for the wildlife and springs for the very precious water source at the head of each draw.

Archery and Muzzleloader are September Bugle Hunts and are during the rut and supply a different hunt many times from the October and November rifle hunts.

We do everything possible to make you successful once you have arrived, we will take you to sight in your gun in case the scope got knocked off during your travels.

We will hunt in the morning and evenings and rest during the day. This helps the wildlife to rest; bed down and not spook out of the area.


Units GMU013 (Covers GMU011, GMU012, GMU023, GMU024 and GMU211) in Northwest CO.

Hunt Type(s):

Archery DIY/Semi-guided and rifle guided on private and landlocked public land. ATV transportation on dirt roads, post up in certain locations recommended by your guide and spot and stalk.

Species & Recommended Seasons:

Elk and mule. Elk and deer the later the better but resident elk and deer are on the property.


Elk 1st and 4th rifle licenses are a draw. 2nd and 3rd rifle are over the counter. Cow licenses are a draw.

Deer licenses are a draw and vouchers may be available 2nd and 3rd rifle. The deer quality has exploded on this hunt. It does take points to draw or a voucher. But because of the preference point requirements and the minimal number of vouchers available there are always more big deer than deer licenses. Deer vouchers are typically $1495 plus license cost. For 2nd and 3rd season it only requires 1 point to draw, 4th season requires 11 points to draw.


Deer Hunt Codes:

2nd Season is DM012O2R Private and Public Land

2nd Season is DE011P2R Private Land only

3rd Season is DM012O3R Private and Public Land

3rd Season is DE011P3R Private Land only


Cow Hunt Codes:

EF011P5R 10/1-11/31

EFO1101R 1ST Rifle

EF011P5R ELK 2ND, 3RD, 4TH And late November private land only.




Bull/Cow Code:

EM011O1R 1st Rifle (private and public)

EE011P1R private land only


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

License and Season Information


Lay of the Land:

Elk are scattered out between feeding and bedding areas throughout the area. Your guides are excellent at using a multitude of tactics to get the elk to expose themselves to a shot for the well-practiced marksman or archer. Basic sit and wait to control drives put the elk in exposed situations with you being set prior to a place to take advantage of their vulnerable habits and traits.

There is minimal dark timber and you will be hunting on plateau that provide a scenic view of 8,000 acres of a mixture of food and cover rich scrub oak, along with pastures of grass and alfalfa that fall away into oak brush cover.

This Mesa is only 6000 feet which makes it much easier for hunters coming from sea level. This is probably the lowest you will ever see free ranging elk. Our transportation will be via 4x4 trucks or ATV. We will spot the animal then do a stalk. We can also set you up in a blind if that is your preferred method.

We recommend tasking it easy until you adjust but in our case the hunting altitude is about as low as you can go and still have good elk populations.

Each of the drainages has roads at the bottom that will take you to the cabin or a paved road and it is extremely easy to feel at ease as to where you are on the property. If you would like to bring a compass or GPS, we do support that thought if it makes you more at ease. Cell phone signals are spotty in the bottom of the valleys but are achievable on some of the plateaus. Your guide will point out landmarks and will be with you for the hunt.

Party Size:

One or more per group. Guided 2 on 1 but no more than 6 per season.

Mode of Travel:

Side-by-side ATV and foot.

Lodging & Meals:

Lodging and meals included (except on cow elk hunts).

Animal Quality:

Bull elk in the 4x4 to 6x6 range. Bucks usually average 170 plus and last years they were just touching 180.

Success Rate:

You are invited to hunt in the famous North West Colorado South of the town of Craig known as the elk capitol of the world. The label is well earned because you will be hunting south of the Elk capitol of the word, Craig Colorado. If you every wanted success hunting anything you want the highest density to sway the odds in your direction. You will be in the area known worldwide as being the highest elk density in the world. The ¼ or less area in the North West corner of the state holds about 200,000 plus elk. To put that is perspective; New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho each only have about 60,000 elk statewide. Yes, you are in elk heaven, pack your rifle, bow or muzzleloader and have the time of your life.

Hunt Difficulty:

With the number of roads and trails through the property and available transportation this hunt can be considered a “Low Impact Hunt to a Moderate impact hunt depending on the route you take for foot travel. Please make your guide aware of your physical ability so he can plan so. 



Bull elk 5 days $2495, 7 days $2995

Deer 5 days $1795, 7 days $2195



Bull elk 5 days $2995

Deer 7 days $2195



Bear 5 day if animal taken $1495

Bear 7 day if animal taken $1995


1st Rifle 5 days

Bull hunt $3695

Cow hunt $1795

Bear if taken $1495


2nd Rifle 4 days

Bull $3495

Bull/cow combo $4495

Cow elk $1595

Deer $1995

Bear hunt if animal taken $1295


3rd Rifle 7 days

Bull $5195

Bull/buck combo $7695

Bull/cow combo $6195

Cow $2295

Deer $2995

Bear hunt if animal taken $1995


4th Rifle 5 days

Bull $3695

Cow $1795

Bull/cow combo $4695

Bull/buck combo $6195

Deer hunt $2695

Bear hunt if animal taken $1495


Other Cow Elk Hunts – 3 days

We can recommend local hotels in Craig, CO. Lodging Discounts Available

Hunt 10/1-3 $1995

Hunt Oct 4-6 $1995

Hunt End of November $1595

Hunt December 1-31 $1995

What’s Included:

  • Guided access to 7,000 acres prime hunting land rifle season, archery semi-guided.
  • Lodging and meals except for cow hunts.
  • Side-by-side ATV transportation on the ranch.
  • Outfitter will show you the property, boundaries, game concentration and travel/feed/water/bedding areas.
  • Field dressing animal and deliver to local butcher.

What’s Not Included:

  • Hunting Licenses
  • Transportation to Colorado
  • Lodging and meals on cow elk hunts
  • 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.