Hunt #5188 DIY Mule Deer/Elk Drop Camp San Juans & Weminuche

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Hunt ID: CO-5188

About the Outfitter:

All hunts are personalized, as guiding is done by the owners and family.  There are 2 hunts, one is the private land cabin and the other is wilderness hunts with tent lodging.  

On wilderness hunts game is taken anywhere from 1/4 to 3 miles from camp. We can close out the camp to a group of 4, and the camp size is limited.  Hunt camps can either be the guided package, 1 on 1 guided hunts, or you can mix and match within the camp according to the needs and requirements of each individual hunter.  Walking may be typically about 2-3 miles/day and can be longer or shorter.  Spot and stalk may be done depending on terrain.  Hunting all public land including USFS, BLM and wilderness areas, plus private. 

We do the transporting to the guided camp at the edge of the wilderness area. If you FLY, we can pick you up at the Montrose airport (MTJ) the day before we leave for camp. If timing is tough, we can always work it out.

Generators may be available at camp for c-pap machines. 

Camp in GMU065 9800-10,000’ elevation.

Camp in GMU074 9500-11,600’ elevation.

Camp in GMU075 is more remote, end of the road and difficult access, Weminuche wilderness no 3rd/4th rifle season, 11,600’ elevation.

This detailing gets a little complicated because this Hunt Provider hunts so many properties, elevation along with lodging and meals or not. He is able to shift to lower altitude property as the elk migration triggered by snow depth drives elk to lower properties.


San Juan Mountains Units GMU065, GMU074, GMU075

Hunt Type(s):

Guided hunts or drop camp.

Species & Recommended Seasons:

Elk and mule deer archery through 3rd rifle.


Elk licenses over the counter except for muzzleloader, 1st and 4th Rifle seasons. No preference points needed to draw a license.  2nd and 3rd rifle are over the counter for bull elk.  Deer licenses are draw only and take 1 to 6 preference points depending on the season.

License and Season Information

Party Size:

1 to 6 per group in a guided camp max (can stretch for larger groups).  3+ for drop camps.

Mode of Travel:

Drive to camp and then by ATV and foot.


Rifle guided camp 5 days 1 on 1 $4495/person

Rifle guided camp 5 days 2 or 3 on 1 $3995/person

DIY archery or muzzleloader drop camp at 11,400' elevation, pack out extra (Muzzleloader 70% shot and 50% harvest).  $1495/person 5 days or $1795 7 days.

All camps are 1 day in and 1 day out.

What’s Included:

  • Guided = Lodging, Guide, Meals, Game pack-out
  • Drop Camp = Camp setup with basics, pack out game extra if needed.

What’s Not Included:

  • Hunting Licenses
  • Transportation to Colorado
  • 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.