Hunt #5184 Elk/Mule Deer 540 Ac Private Land & Camping

Current Stock:

Hunt ID: CO-5184

About the Hunt Provider:

Pristine Semi-Guided DIY hunt in Colorado but near the New Mexico State line with all the benefits.  A 540-acre honey hole at 8,000' elevation with timber, parks, and water. Then 35-70 acres of Ranger alfalfa has made it the home for all the elk in the area. The reason is, there is no other alfalfa field in at least 5 miles. This honey hole has cover and water which all game need. This private land is only lightly hunted to keep the elk at their present quality and concentration.  When a group is on the ranch, they are the only ones on the ranch.

This is basically a DIY trespass hunt, but the ranch provides someone to get you through the locked gates, into the trailer if needed, where to camp if you are providing your own lodging. Then they will provide a map of the property outlining the fence lines because the property has cattle fence all the way around it so that if you cross the fence, you are on someone else’s land. This is a well-managed working cattle ranch.  If you need him to provide more property boundary detail, he can take you to them, so you do feel comfortable with them. We are here for your safety and success. The property is big being about 1 mile by 1 mile. He will not be with you when you are hunting unless you have a problem and call because you need him for safety or other reasons. 

There is crop farming on the ranch, so the game is accustomed to some vehicles. They are not above helping themselves to some of the crops.


Southern Colorado, GMU085.  Closest town of Valdez is 30 miles away.

Hunt Type(s):

DIY hunting on 540 acres private land and surrounding national forest.

Species & Recommended Seasons:

Elk, mule deer, black bear and Merriam turkey, any season.


Elk archery, bull elk 2nd and 3rd rifle is over the counter but muzzleloader/1st and 4th rifle can be an easy draw.

Cow elk 0 to 1 point and mule deer takes a preference point to draw.

Black bear is over the counter but with a limit.

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

License and Season Information

Party Size:

2 min to 4 max per week or season.

Mode of Travel:

Recommend hunting by foot only although vehicles and ATVs are allowed.

Animal Quality:

When mule deer hunting you will probably see mule deer of the 150-180 class depending on your hunting skills. Elk are a crap shoot for size. You will take bulls 4 point or larger, since many regional elk come here from all around the area every year.  It is not unusual for us to see bulls that we had never seen show up at any time.

Success Rate:

Success rate is not tracked for DIY hunts.

Hunt Difficulty:

Low to medium impact meaning easy to medium hiking.


Elk/Deer/Bear 1st rifle 5 days, 2nd rifle (4.5 days) and 3rd rifle (3.5 days) seasons split in half, 4th rifle 5 days, archery 7 days, muzzleloader 4 days.

Rifle elk or mule deer $2595/person, elk and deer combo $4195

Muzzleloader elk or deer $2095/person, elk and deer combo $3195

Archery elk or deer $1795/person, elk and deer combo $2595.

Black bear archery or muzzleloader add-on to elk or deer hunt $500/person

Spring Merriam turkey 3 days $495/person (groups of 2 min/max per hunt, no fall hunting)

Trailer lodging for $300/group ($100 damage deposit) or camp on property for free.


What’s Included:

  • Access to 540 acres and adjacent public land.
  • Camping on property or camper lodging available at extra cost.
  • Information about the property including a map and surrounding area with recommendations on where/how to hunt it.

What’s Not Included:

  • Hunting Licenses
  • Transportation to Colorado
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Game pack out
  • Game processing
  • Taxidermy

Use the Hunt 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.