ELK, MULE DEER AND BLACK BEAR
All of our hunts are 100% Fair Chase on prime private ranch property and BLM Lands. All of our hunts are on a limited basis to properly manage the quality of our big game herds on the lands we lease. Elk hunts are mostly spot and stalk with some tree stand and ground blind setups as well as calling during the rut. Rag-horns to 330-340 B&C bull elk can be expected in these units. We use 4x4 vehicles and ATV's to access different places on the ranches and then hike on foot from there. We do a lot of glassing especially during the Mule Deer hunts. Mule Deer will range from 160-200 B&C or larger. We lease many different properties in GMU's 52, 53, 62, 63, 65 & 521 and are permitted for all BLM land in these units as well. (*All of part of this operation is conducted on public lands under special permission from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management*) We also offer fully guided rifle bear hunts in the month of September or you can harvest a black bear during your elk or deer hunt for a $500 trophy fee. Color phase bears are very common. You will stay in one of our comfortable cabins at 9,000 ft. or guest house at 5,500 ft. depending on the season and species being hunted. Our full service cook will prepare three meals each day along with many snack foods and drinks. We provide clean bedding and a hot shower at both facilities. We can accommodate most individuals with different physical capabilities.
TERMS OF THE GUIDED HUNTS:
Hunts are typically 2 on 1 with 1 on 1 hunts available for an additional fee. All hunts are 5 days unless otherwise stated. We provide airport pickup and drop-off from Montrose, CO (MTJ) or you can fly into Grand Junction, CO (GJT) and rent a car to drive to Hotchkiss, CO. We retrieve your trophy from the field and transport it to the local processor and taxidermist if desired. Caping, processing and taxidermy costs are client responsibility and are not included in the hunt price. If you wish to leave your meat for local donation, you must still pay for the processing.
Deposit and Refund Policy
50% of the hunting fee is required as deposit to reserve a hunt. Balance of the total fee is due in cash, check or Money Order upon arrival in camp. The deposit is non-refundable, except when a tag is not successfully drawn or a replacement cannot be found. A written contract is required and will be provided when the hunt is booked.
MULE DEER GMU 52
We offer a small number of un-guided Mule Deer hunts on a private ranch lease. This is a high success hunt on quality bucks for the "do-it-yourselfer." The ranch consists of hay fields and cedar draws throughout. It is a relatively easy hunt where you can expect to see large numbers of deer each day of the hunt. We provide an ATV for game retrieval, if needed. Food and accommodations are the client's responsibility. You may also contact us to see if our guest house is available.
The local motel in town is the Hotchkiss Inn (970)872-2200.
MULE DEER/ELK GMU 53
We offer a 600 acre private ranch at the end of the road. Excellent access to National Forest Lands as well from this ranch that the general public does not have. Great elk and deer country in the middle of GMU 53 which is rated second best in the state for trophy quality Mule Deer. A fully furnished cabin that will sleep 4/5 comfortably is included on the ranch. Landowner Mule Deer tags are available, price will vary depending on season. Elk tags are Over-The-Counter for all seasons except for 1st Rifle and 4th Rifle seasons, which are by draw. 95% success rate on these draw tags for Non-residents.
MULE DEER/ELK GMU 62
We offer a 1,000 acre ranch in GMU 62 with a fully furnished cabin that sleeps 4 comfortably. Excellent elk hunting here, with the option of quality Mule Deer as well. The ranch has good access and sets in the right place for a lot of elk traffic. Landowner Mule Deer tags are available, price will very depending on season. Elk tags are Over-The-Counter for all seasons except for 1st Rifle and 4th Rifle seasons, which are by draw. 95% success rate on these draw tags for Non-residents.