Hunting mule deer in colorado

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Check our hunting rates online here. Hunting elk and mule deer in colorado and new mexico with Backcountry outfitters guided and unguided hunting in the san juan national forest. Big game hunting for elk, big horn sheep, antelope, mule deer, bear hunting in new mexico and colorado. Our hunting horse pack trips are located in southwestern Colorado.


Hunting elk and mule deer in new mexico



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    Elk Hunting and Mule Deer Hunting

    Also Big Horn Sheep hunting, and Bear hunting in Colorado and Antelope Hunting in New Mexico.

    Weminuche Wilderness

    Archery & Muzzleload Trophy Hunt

    These hunts take place in the Weminuche Wilderness and are horse pack in hunts 16 miles to a base camp at 11,500' altitude. These hunts are designed to accommodate a maximum of 4-6 hunters. The terrain is very rugged and the area has produced quality 6x6 and 5x5 bull elk and 25“-30“ mule deer bucks. We have enjoyed a higher than average success ratio in the past and have had a higher percentage of opportunities for elk and deer and have had a high percentage of sightings of animals. Your success will depend on your physical ability and the weather condition at the time of the hunt. You need to be in good physical shape for this hunt.

    Hunts are 5 day hunts, 7 days out. Our method of hunting will depend on whether the elk are rutting moderately or not at all. In cases where the elk aren't bugling, we will primarily use ground stands and cow calling, no walking or stalking(patience) as the main method to hunt. However, if the elk are more aggressive at bugling, we will be bugling, cow calling and stalking the elk. In the many years of hunting this area, we have found these methods to be the most successful.

    Our camps are tent accommodations with wood burning stoves, cots w/foam mats, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) provided, packing out trophies and trophy care. Our staff is very experienced and will put forth their utmost effort to make your hunt successful. We have cell phone communication to provide emergency assistance if needed. All you need is your personal gear and license. Muzzleload licenses for elk and deer are by drawing only with an April 1, 2014 deadline for application. Hunters who have preference points for elk and deer have an advantage. Archery elk licenses are unlimited. Archery deer licenses are on a drawing with an April 1, 2014 deadline for application. See our 2015 and 2016 booking policy in this price list.

    Hunt #
    1
    Weapon
    Archery/Muzzleload
    #Days
    7

    Pack In
    9/12
    Pack Out
    9/18
    1 Guide per 2 hunter $4250.00 per person
    1 Guide per 1 hunter $750.00 additional

    See new deposit requirements under deposits.

    Archery - Muzzleload - Rifle
    Horse Pack-In
    Elk and/or Deer     Colorado

    Piedra Primitive Area

    These hunts are horse pack in 8 miles to two wilderness camps. We pack in 2 1/2 hours horseback and use a horse as a vehicle to reach various areas we hunt. The hunting area encompasses approximately 25-30 square miles per camp covered with aspen, spruce and meadows. Our style of hunting for the archery and muzzleload hunters is bugling, cow calling and stalking to some tree stand hunting. Our style of hunting for the rifle hunters is from still hunting to stalking to stand hunting in meadows in the mornings and evenings to some bugling and cow calling depending on the hunt. All of our hunts are tailored to most everyone's ability. Our camps will accommodate a maximum of 6-8 hunters and are located at an altitude of 8500'-9000'. Our guide ratios are one guide for two hunters or one guide for one hunter. The archery hunts have averaged 20%-30% ratio with some hunts having 50% shots taken and 100% sightings of game. Our rifle hunts have enjoyed an overall 50% ratio on elk and deer and/or have had hunts 60%-80% and higher. Like all hunting, the success ratios are dependant on the weather and the physical condition of the hunter at the time of the hunt. Our hunts are 5 day hunts 7 days out.

    Our base camps have tent accommodations heated with wood burning stoves, cots with foam matting for sleeping comfort and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided and highlighted with homemade desserts. Our cooks and guides are very experienced and will put forth their utmost effort to make your hunt successful. Everything is included other than personal gear and licenses. A list of suggested personal gear is furnished at time of booking. We have radio communication in our camp to provide emergency assistance if needed or if one has an emergency at home. 2014 will be our 48th year in these hunting areas.

    Archery hunts for elk have guaranteed licenses and deer and bear licenses are by drawing. Muzzleload hunts for elk, deer, and bear have licenses by drawing. Rifle Hunt #1 has an either sex elk license by drawing. Hunt #2 and Hunt #3 have guaranteed bull elk licenses and cow elk and deer licenses are by drawing. Deadline to apply for all drawing licenses is 4/2/14. Hunters who have preference points for elk and deer have an advantage and generally draw their licenses. Hunters without preference points for elk and deer have a very high percentage of chance to draw their licenses. See 2015 and 2016 booking policy in this price list.

    Hunt #
    1


    Weapon
    Archery


    #Days
    7


    Open
    8/30


    Close
    9/28


    Pack In
    9/22

    Pack Out
    9/28
    1 Guide per 2 hunters
    5 day hunt 7 days out $3850.00 per person
     


    Hunt #
    1


    Weapon
    Muzzleload


    #Days
    7


    Open
    9/13

    Close
    9/21


    Pack In
    9/12

    Pack Out
    9/18

    1 Guide per 2 hunters
    5 day hunt 7 days out $4250.00 per person
     
    See new deposit requirements under deposits.


    RIFLE HUNTS

    - Elk and Bear (Either sex elk - licenses by drawing - Bear Licenses w/cap)
    Hunt #
    1


    Weapon
    Rifle


    #Days
    7


    Open
    10/11
    Close
    10/15


    Pack In
    10/10

    Pack Out
    10/16

    See new deposit requirements under deposits.


    Elk and/or Mule Deer & Bear
    (Unlimited Elk licenses and Bear licenses w/cap- deer licenses by drawing)
    Hunt #
    2


    Weapon
    Rifle


    #Days
    7


    Open
    10/18
    Close
    10/26


    Pack In
    10/17

    Pack Out
    10/23


    Elk and/or Mule Deer & Bear
    (Unlimited Elk licenses and Bear licenses w/cap - Deer licenses by drawing)

    Hunt #
    3


    Weapon
    Rifle


    #Days
    7


    Open
    11/01
    Close
    11/09

    Pack In
    10/31

    Pack Out
    11/06

    1 guide per 2 hunters
    $4250.00 per person
    1 guide per 1 hunter
    $750.00 additional



    RIFLE
    LODGE HUNT
    ELK and/or DEER       COLORADO

    Our rifle late season hunt is in the Piedra River drainage and private ranch land.  The hunt includes lodging and meals in our cabins at Piedra River Resort.  Transportation to the hunting area can be by vehicle, foot or horseback.  We are hunting areas where game has migrated to.  Maximum of 4 hunters on the hunt. Snow can make this hunt more predictable. The hunt ratio will depend on the snow and the hunter's ability to hunt.

    Both elk and deer licenses for this hunt are on a drawing.  Deadline to apply is 4/01/14.  Elk licenses are fairly easy to draw while deer licenses take at least two preference points to draw.

    Hunt #
    1


    Weapon
    Rifle
    #Days
    7


    Open
    11/12

    Close
    11/16


    Begin
    11/11

    End
    11/17

    1 Guide per 2 hunter
    $4250.00 per person
    1 Guide per 1 hunter
    $750.00 additional

    See new deposit requirements under deposits.

    RIFLE
    PRIVATE LAND*
    ANTELOPE ONLY            NEW MEXICO**

    Our antelope hunts are strictly private land hunts on various ranches in northeastern New Mexico. The rifle hunts are 3 days long and are guided-one guide for two hunters or one guide for three hunters. We have enjoyed a high percentage of success in past years and have put a number of bucks in the record book. Average bucks are 14 1/2" and 16" bucks are possible on the ranch. Hunter needs to provide personal gear and license. This hunt has a guaranteed license (no drawing, landowner permit). We base in Raton, NM and provide motel lodging, all meals, guides, private land permits and trophy care on these hunts. Hunter needs to arrive the day before the hunt by 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. This hunt is catered to all ages and physical condition. We very rarely have more than four hunters on one ranch at one time. These ranches encompass an 18 square mile area.
     

    Hunt #
    1


    Weapon
    Rifle


    #Days
    3


    Open
    8/23

    Close
    8/25

    Begin
    8/23

    End
    8/25

    1 Guide per 2-3 hunters
    Non-hunter

    $2250.00 per person
    $350.00 per person
    5.125% NM Sales Tax additional

     

    *These hunts are non-horse hunts. Some transportation by four-wheel drive where necessary.
    **Dates for NM hunts are tentative and should be verified by February 2014.

    HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES/Nonresident*
    Mule Deer (CO)
    $361.00
    Annual Fishing (CO)
    $56.00
    Bull Elk (CO)
    $601.00
    1 Day Fishing (CO)
    $ 9.00
    Cow Elk (CO)
    $451.00
    5 Day Fishing (CO)
    $21.00
    Bear (CO)
    $351.00
    Habitat Stamp
    on 1st license (CO)
    $10.00
    Antelope (NM)
    $299.00
    Habitat Stamp
    (NM)
    $5.00
    Game License (NM)
    $ 65.00
       

    *All license fees subject to change by CO Division of Wildlife or NM Dept. of Game & Fish



    UNGUIDED HUNTS


     

    Archery - Muzzleload - Rifle

    These drop camps consist of our packing you and your personal gear and groceries to any of four remote camp locations. We furnish all camping equipment necessary to run your camp. A list of the exact equipment will be furnished to your group at the time of your booking with us. We also have these camps completely set up and ready to go including a pre-cut wood supply. We furnish the saddle horse and one pack animal for you and your personal gear to and from our camp. Our packer will contact you daily by radio for your needs and check your camp at a prearranged time. Our package also includes packing out any game you have harvested within a 3 1/2 mile horse trail of your camp. We will pack game out from point of kill providing we can get a pack animal to the site. Camp locations are at approximately 8500' in mountainous terrain with a mixture of aspen, spruce and meadows. Camps will accommodate 6 hunters maximum and are 2-8 miles from the trailhead. They have enjoyed an average of 30%-40% harvest and as high as 75% depending on the hunters physical condition and the weather at the time of the hunt. The pack in and pack out dates are crucial to serving all of our camps better. We can no longer pack out early or change dates due to man power, pack animals and saddle horses available for earlier pack out dates. Your pack in and pack out dates will be set at time of booking and depend on hunts open. Rifle camps generally pack in 2-3 days prior to opening date of season.

    Archery-Muzzleload

    You the hunter, can choose your own pack in and pack out dates. Deluxe drop camps are priced on 8 day outing including packing in and out days. Minimum of 2 maximum of 6 hunters. We will furnish 2 tree stands depending on the size of the group upon request.

    Archery hunts for elk have guaranteed licenses
    . Archery deer licenses are on a drawing. Muzzleload licenses for elk and deer are by drawing only. Bear licenses during September are on a drawing. All drawing licenses have an April 1, 2014 deadline to apply.

    Archery Opens 8/30 Closes 9/28

    Muzzleload Opens 9/13 Closes 9/21

    2 Hunters
    $1850.00 per person.
    3 - 6 Hunters
    $1650.00 per person.
    See new deposit requirements under deposits for Muzzleloader season.


    RIFLE HUNTS

    Elk and Bear
    (Either sex elk licenses by drawing. Unlimited bear licenses w/cap.)
    Hunt #
    1
    Weapon
    Rifle


    Open
    10/11

    Close
    10/15



    Elk and/or Mule Deer & Bear
    (Unlimited Elk & Bear licenses w/cap - deer licenses by drawing)
    Hunt #
    2


    Weapon
    Rifle




    Open
    10/18
    Close
    10/26




    Elk and/or Mule Deer & Bear
    (Unlimited Elk & Bear licenses w/cap - deer licenses by drawing)
    Hunt #
    3


    Weapon
    Rifle



    Open
    11/01
    Close
    11/09




    Elk and/or Mule Deer (Both licenses by drawing)
    Hunt #
    4


    Weapon
    Rifle



    Open
    11/12
    Close
    11/16




    See new deposit requirements under deposits for 1st & 4th rifle seasons.

    2 Hunters
    $2400.00 per person.
    3 - 6 Hunters
    $1800.00 per person.

    **Camp #1 Davis Creek in 3 1/2 miles, Camp #2 Lost Elk Springs in 2 1/2 miles, Camp #3 Ford Springs in 6 miles ad Camp #4 Beaver Ponds in 8 Miles.

    Note: All pack in and pack out dates will be reconfirmed prior to hunt. Changes could occur due to our bookings.
    Rifle Hunt #1 has an either sex elk license by drawing. Rifle Hunt #4 has both elk and deer licenses by drawing. Hunt #2 and Hunt #3 have guaranteed bull elk licenses and cow elk and deer licenses are by drawing. Deadline to apply for all drawing licenses is 4/1/14. Hunters who have preference points for elk and deer have an advantage and generally draw their licenses. Hunters without preference points for elk and deer have a very high percentage to draw their license. See 2015 and 2016 booking policy in this price list.

    PRIVATE LAND DROP CAMPS

    Elk-Deer-Bear

    big game elk hunting colorado

    This hunt takes place on the 320 ac. Snowball Ranch north of Pagosa Springs CO at 8,000' in altitude with a mixture of aspen, spruce and meadows or mountainous terrain. The ranch is bordered by USFS public land. We're offering four different hunts with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 hunters. We furnish a single room cabin with fireplace for lodging which can be reached by 4WD vehicle in early hunts and we suggest ATV 4WD in later hunts. We will pack out any game you have taken and get it to your vehicle. A list of exact equipment that we provide such as cots, cookware, etc. will be furnished to your group at the time of booking with us. You, the hunter, will provide your food, personal gear and license. Various license options are available on hunts listed below.
     

    Hunt #
    1
    2
    3
    4
    Open
    10/11
    10/18
    11/01
    11/12
    Close
    10/15
    10/26
    11/09
    11/16
           
    2 - 4 Hunters $1800.00 per person

    See new deposit requirements under deposits for 1st & 4th rifle seasons.


    DRAWING STATISTICS - UNIT 77 - 2013

    SEASON
    DRAW %
    HUNT CODE
    LICENSE QUOTA
    Archery deer                  
    57%
    DE077O1A
    175
    Muzzleload elk                
    34%
    EE075O1M 
    150
    Muzzleload deer              
    80%
    DM077O1M
    175
    Rifle elk 1st season         
    68%
    EE07701R
    750
    Rifle deer 2nd season     
    51%
    DM077O2R
    600
    Rifle cow elk 2nd season
    30%
    EF077O2R
    125
    Rifle deer 3rd season     
    48%
    DM077O3R
    430
    Rifle cow elk 3rd season
    12%
    EF07703R
    70
    Rifle elk 4th season      
    61%
    EM07704R
    80
    Rifle cow elk 4th season
    31%
    EF077O4R
    50
    Rifle deer 4th season     
    25%
    DM077O4R
    105

    Note: Based on 2013, be sure to check hunt codes in hunting proclamation before applying for a license on a drawing hunt.

    2015 & 2016 BOOKING POLICY

    Archery, Muzzleload and Rifle
    It is our policy for those hunters booking a hunt a year or more in advance that a partial non-refundable deposit of 25% of the normal 50% deposit on guided hunts or a partial non-refundable deposit of 25% of the normal 50% deposit for each hunter in a drop camp will guarantee the hunt at the current price and the first choice of dates if booked by July 1.. An additional deposit equaling 50% of the total hunt price less the partial non-refundable deposit shall be received in our office no later than before December 1 of the year preceding the hunt or the booking may be considered as a cancellation and may be sold to someone else.

    For those booking 1-2 years in advance that are interested in hunts with licenses on a draw, we suggest you apply for the preference points in the 2014 drawing so to give you better odds at drawing a license in the year you choose to hunt. The advantage of booking well in advance is as follows:

    1. Save on price increases as much as two years in advance if booked by July 1, 2014.
    2. Book now and you will not have a large dollar amount invested until December 1 of year preceding hunt when final deposit is required.
    3. If booked in advance, you can choose dates and hunts you desire.
    4. If you are planning one of our drawing hunts, you can accumulate preference points to give you better odds at drawing your license in the year you want to hunt.
    TIPS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED


    REFERENCES

    ARCHERY GUIDED
    Reid Goodrich
    Chicago, IL
    (312) 520-9836
    Robert Goodrich
    Canton, MA
    (508) 821-1218
    Michael Cortellini
    Rutledge, PA
    (610)604-9783




    ARCHERY DROP
    Steve Murdough
    Barrington, OH
    (603) 393-5528 cell
    Dave Tobin
    Meadville, PA
    (814)425-7528
    Greg Ziegler
    Lincoln University, PA
    (610) 220-2567

    MUZZLELOAD GUIDED
    Gordon Kragt
    Holland, MI
    (616)836-7046 cell

    Kent Stapleton
    Millersville, PA
    (717)872-5628

    Walt Klingerman
    Ashland, PA
    (570) 875-0474


    MUZZLELOAD DROP
    Steve Bernardi
    Penns Creek, PA
    (570)837-1613
    Wayne Cornelius
    Greenwood, IN
    (317)902-3647
    Greg Day
    Williamsport, PA
    (570)323-3026

    RIFLE GUIDED
    Scott & Nancy Powell
    Pagosa Springs, CO
    (970)264-0370 - r
    (909)744-4427 - cell

    Brian Braun
    Ann Arbor, MI
    (734)368-1736 - cell
    Scott Gulliver
    Wapwallopen, PA
    (570)379-3167
    Art Smith
    Cedar Springs, MI
    (616)308-0854 cell
    Rick Beukema
    Grand Rapids, MI
    (616)540-4773 cell
    Eric Edwards
    Tallahassee, FL
    (863)228-1699 - cell
    Frank Carvelli
    Houston, TX
    (713)449-2832 - cell
    John Alberti
    Silver Springs, MD
    (301)325-1202
    Dave Collins
    Tallmedge, OH
    (330)633-0430
    Brian Wetcher
    Dickerson, MD
    (301)514-9939 - cell
    John Simonelli
    West Chester, PA
    (484)459-5984 cell

    Kathy & Tom Thompson
    Brainerd, MN
    (218)828-4232
    George Piltz
    Kent, OH
    (330)673-2005
    James Raab
    Allegan, MI
    (616)928-8765
    Steve Haak
    S. Wales, NY
    (716)225-0229

    RIFLE DROP
    Ben Wilhelm
    Northumberland, PA
    (570)809-3182
    Bobby Hall
    Big Stone Gap, VA
    (269)523-1177 cell
    Jim Tutt
    Longview, TX
    (903)738-5557 cell
    Dale Hendricks
    Longview, TX
    (903)663-7567
    Erich Mischke
    Fairfield, OH
    (513)892-4725
    Rich Hardt
    Kalamazoo, MI
    (610)952-9142 cell
    Donald Hayes
    Freeport, MI
    (616)765-5192
    Don Hardwick Sr.
    Mahopac, NY
    (845)528-5814
    Rodney Briggs
    Bergholz, OH
    (740)768-2437
    Coby Jent
    Markelville, IN
    (765)623-6825
    John Simonelli
    West Chester, PA
    (484)459-5984 cell
    Matt Stout
    Russellville, AR
    (870)613-1222


    NM ANTELOPE
    Greg Fox
    Hamburg, NY
    (716)648-6206
    Johnny & April Schaus
    Bliss, NY
    (716)816-9861
    John Durham
    Franktown, CO
    (303)475-0487
    George Piltz
    Kent, OH
    (330)673-2005
    Dave Collins
    Tallmadge, OH
    (330)633-0430
    Jerome Gerik
    Santa Fe, TX
    (409)761-0971

    SNOWBALL CABIN
    Tom Miller
    Canfield, OH
    (412)848-1339 - cell
    Dale Rook
    Beardsley, MN
    (320)265-6479
    Ed Samuelson
    Santa Rosa, CA
    (707)546-2161

    DEPOSITS


    A 50% deposit is required to secure a booking and is payable by cashier's check, money order, personal check, VISA, MASTERCARD, OR DISCOVER.

    NEW! Another option is to make a 25% deposit at time of commitment to book a hunt with the remaining 25% due in our office by 5/1/14. Any hunts with guaranteed licenses booked after 5/1 for the current year require a 50% deposit. Deposits for muzzleload, 1st rifle and 4th rifle seasons will require a 25% deposit to secure the booking and another 25% payment upon our notifying you that you drew the license in June. Deposits will be treated as to the terms of our normal requirements. Balance of fee is due thirty days prior to hunt and is payable by cashiers check, money order or personal check. No credit card accepted for final payment.

    The terms of the deposit shall commence upon execution and continue until terminated by the client with or without cause by written notice for hunts mailed to the outfitter at: P.O. Box 4190, Pagosa Springs, CO 81157.

    Deposits on public land hunts are non-refundable but are transferable to another hunt that we may have openings or can be carried forward for up to 2 years without a price increase. Deposits on private land hunts can't be carried forward to another year, but can be transferred to another new hunter for the same hunt. On a drawing hunt, we will refund a deposit if the client doesn't draw a license if we are able to rebook the hunt with another hunter.

    TRANSPORTATION - Airline service is available to nearby Durango CO. For those wanting this pick up and return service, you need to make a motel reservation at one of the motels in Durango and take a shuttle to the motel. We will pick you up on the day you pack in at that motel and return you to that motel on the day you pack out. Fee of $30.00 per person round trip will be invoiced with final payment.

    MOTELS-There are several motels in Pagosa Springs and Durango. We will be happy to make reservations for you. We will try to book you in one of our cabins if you are driving if they are available. Accommodations for the night before you pack in or after you pack out are not included in the price of your hunt.

    LICENSE-Orders must include a copy of your driver's license and Hunter Safety Card if born on or after 1/l/49 for Colorado and are under 18 in New Mexico. If you have hunted in Colorado since 1994, a copy of your CID# is also requested. Separate check for license purchases is appreciated. For those that are required to have a Hunter Safety Card, please be sure to bring your card with you when you come for your hunt. You are required to have the card on you at all times.



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Backcountry Outfitters
Hwy 160 & Piedra River
P.O. Box 4190
Pagosa Springs, Co. 81157

Voice Line - (970) 731-4630
Toll Free - (800) 898-2006
Email : backcountry@elk-hunting.com

http://www.elk-hunting.com

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