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 muzzleload and/or archery 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 3, 2018 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 3, 2018 deadline for application. See our 2019 and 2020 booking policy in this price list.

Hunt #
1
Weapon
Archery/Muzzleload
#Days
7
Pack-In
9/7/18
Pack-Out
9/13/18
1 Guide per 2 hunter $4500.00 per person
1 Guide per 1 hunter $1000.00 additional

Book before December 1, 2017 and we will honor the 2017 prices!

New prices will be posted after December 1, 2017.

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 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. 2018 will be our 52nd 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 April 3, 2018. 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 2019 and 2020 booking policy in this price list.

Hunt #
1


 
Weapon
Archery


 
#Days
7


 
Open
8/25/18


 
Close
9/23/18


 
Pack-In
9/17/18

 
Pack-Out
9/23/18
1 Guide per 2 hunters
5 day hunt 7 days out $3850.00 per person
 
Hunt #
1


 
Weapon
Muzzleload


 
#Days
7


 
Open
9/8/18

 
Close
9/16/18


 
Pack-In
9/7/18

 
Pack-Out
9/13/18

 
1 Guide per 2 hunters
5 day hunt 7 days out $3850.00 per person

Book before December 1, 2017 and we will honor the 2017 prices!

New prices will be posted after December 1, 2017.

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
10/13/18
Close
10/17/18


 
Pack-In
10/12/18

 
Pack-Out
10/18/18

 
See 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
10/20/18
Close
10/28/18


 
Pack-In
10/19/18

 
Pack-Out
10/25/18


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
11/3/18

 
Close
11/11/18


 
Pack-In
11/2/18

 
Pack-Out
11/8/18

 
1 guide per 2 hunters
$4500.00 per person
1 guide per 1 hunter
$1000.00 additional

Book before December 1, 2017 and we will honor the 2017 prices!

New prices will be posted after December 1, 2017.

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
8/25/18

 
Close
8/27/18

 
Begin
8/25/18

 
End
8/27/18

 

1 Guide per 2-3 hunters
Non-hunter
 

$2450.00 per person
$400.00 per person
5.125% NM Sales Tax additional

 

Book before December 1, 2017 and we will honor the 2017 prices!

New prices will be posted after December 1, 2017.

See new deposit requirements under deposits.

**Dates for NM hunts are tentative and should be verified by February 2018.
Be sure to verify dates of hunt before confirming your airline reservations.

HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES/Nonresident*
Mule Deer (CO)
$386.00
Annual Fishing (CO)
$56.00
Bull Elk (CO)
$641.00
1 Day Fishing (CO)
$ 9.00
Cow Elk (CO)
$481.00
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 3, 2018 deadline to apply.

Archery Opens 8/25/18 Closes 9/23/18

Muzzleload Opens 9/8/18 Closes 9/16/18
2 - 6 Hunters
$1750.00 per person.

Book before December 1, 2017 and we will honor the 2017 prices!

New prices will be posted after December 1, 2017.

See new deposit requirements under deposits.

 

RIFLE HUNTS

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

 
Open
10/13/18

 
Close
10/17/18

 


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


 
Weapon
Rifle


 

 
Open
10/20/18
Close
10/28/18


 


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


 
Weapon
Rifle

 

 
Open
11/3/18
Close
11/11/18

Book before December 1, 2017 and we will honor the 2017 prices!

New prices will be posted after December 1, 2017.

See new deposit requirements under deposits.

2 Hunters
$2200.00 per person.
3 - 6 Hunters
$1750.00 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 April 3, 2018. 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 2019 and 2020 booking policy in this price list.


 
2019 & 2020 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 2017 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, 2018.
  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
John Fields
Wrightstown, NJ
(609) 902-7642 cell
Robert Goodrich
Canton, MA
(508) 821-1218
Matt Ptak
Honey Brook, PA
(720) 530-9798

 
ARCHERY DROP
Steve Murdough
Barrington, OH
(603) 393-5518 cell
Joe Werner
Walnutport, PA
(610)554-5729 cell
Greg Ziegler
Lincoln University, PA
(610) 220-2567

MUZZLELOAD GUIDED
Brad Kraker
Hamilton, MI
(616) 218-4879 cell

Chuck Schaap
Holland, MI
(616) 566-1181 cell

 

MUZZLELOAD DROP
Steve Bernardi
Penns Creek, PA
(570)837-1613
Rod Keeney
Bethel, PA
(717)507-2111 cell
Greg Day
Williamsport, PA
(570)323-3026

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

 
Robert Lowe
Peacock, NH
(603)717-1446 - cell
Tom Thompson
Brainerd, MN
(218)820-7478
Art Smith
Cedar Springs, MI
(616)308-0854 cell
John Highfill
Hanover, PA
(717)870-5183 cell
Steve Wendt
Grandville, MI
(616)450-8028 - cell
Frank Carvelli
Houston, TX
(713)449-2832 - cell
Barry Schwab
Oil City, PA
(814)354-2540
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 Thompson
Brainerd, MN
(218)821-1784
George Piltz
Kent, OH
(330)673-2005
Todd McNeilage
Bowling Green, KY
(615)948-8260
Chuck Amyx
Plymouth, MI
(734)709-0823

RIFLE DROP
Ben Wilhelm
Northumberland, PA
(570)809-3182
John Hime
Bolivar, OH
(330)401-1271
Jim Tutt
Longview, TX
(903)738-5557 cell
Dale Hendricks
Longview, TX
(903)663-7567
Tony LaRock
Burt, NY
(716)930-0115
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
Tom Miller
Canfield, OH
(412)848-1339 cell


NM ANTELOPE
Todd & Andrea McNeilage
Bowling Green, KY
(615)948-8260 cell
Tom Evans
Easton, PA
(610)597-2068
Ann Zebrowski
Curfu, NY
(585)547-3546
George Piltz
Kent, OH
(330)673-2005
Dave Collins
Tallmadge, OH
(330)633-0430
Sam Nicolas
Woburn, MA
(781)789-4254 - cell

SNOWBALL CABIN
Sue & Ed Coucilla
Northeast, PA
(814)725-1493
Dale Rook
Beardsley, MN
(320)265-6379
Dennis Bishop
Ortanna, PA
(717)880-4305 cell
 
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 5/1/18. 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 1/1/49 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.


     
big elk hunting  in colorado
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

Colorado License No. 102

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