ARCHERS! Have this ranch/farm to yourself to share with the elk and your bow in hand. You will be hunting toward the base of the Famous Spanish peaks, a stronghold of local elk in September with a high number of cows for bait, which bring in the bulls from all directions.
This ranch has not had an archer in during the rut for years 2014 thru 2019, so as a meeting place for the rut there are generations of bulls and cows that call this their place for September socializing and come from all direction.
The cow calls to the calf and the bulls arriving makes the chaos that every archer dreams of. This is a private land walk-in area. The area has very few roads, which is also why the elk feel comfortable and safe here.
The landowner will not come into your ranch, so he does not spook any of your elk.
Lodging is a long distance away. The landowner has friends that provide local lodging at exceptionally good rates. There are only a few but if you do not book early enough the quickly fill up. Camper, trailer, or tent is also allowed. There are no useable blinds on the property, but you are welcome to bring one if you wish.
Southern Colorado unit GMU085.
Semi-guided but DIY hunting.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Elk and mule deer. Archery only 2nd and 4th weeks September only.
Elk archery licenses are either sex (bull or cow) and over the counter. Mule deer archery license is a draw and takes at least one preference point.
This property is 1000 acres and has 140 acres of farmer flooded irrigated rye, barley and wheat on the property so he can graze other cattle in there in January, on whatever the elk leave for them. Your hunt is a mixture of habitat including pine and spruce timber, aspen, small open parks, some sage and some cactus to cover all the elk food groups and plenty of local elk in the month of September. This and the green crop land have built calving grounds for the cows and after calving it is a great place to raise a calf.
Water is gold in this area, the river and solar wells provide year around water and the elk know it. In the summer before the snow falls in October or November it is there water source. They stay there all summer and when August turns to September it gets even better because they are still there, and the bulls know it, and come to this location due to the large number of cows with calves in the area of easy living.
One end of the property is adjacent to state property which allows elk to be pushed into your area but of course not hunters. The fence, signs and natural barriers stops hunters from coming in, but of course does not even slow down the elk. You could say you are in the honey hole of thousands of acres.
This hunt requires 2 archers (3 max) in the 2nd week and 3 archers (min and max) on the 4th week of the archery season.
Mode of Travel:
Vehicle, glass, spot and stalk or sit in ground blinds over water.
Easy walking with altitudes ranging from approximately 7,000 to 8,000 it is an easier altitude to adjust to if you are coming from a lower altitude.
5 day, private land semi-guided archery hunt $1795/person
Access to 1,000 acres in 2 parcels close to each other.
Camping on property allowed
Semi-guided the owner will show you the property and boundaries and make recommendations on where elk feed, water and bed.
Game pack-out help
What’s Not Included:
Transportation to Colorado
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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.