Hwy 160 & Piedra River
180 County Rd 166

PO Box 4190
Pagosa Springs CO 81157

bco.elk@gmail.com

Colorado License No. 102

Big Game Unit 77

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"There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature."

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Unguided Hunts

BackCountry​ Outfitters appreciates the wild's call of independence, for those hunters who accept that call, we offer multiple options for drop camps. We will provide a saddle horse and pack animal, and our staff will pack you, your personal gear, and groceries for your journey to and from one of our remote camp locations. As with any hunt, weather and physical condition of the hunter play a role in success. However our remote camps tend to enjoy a 30-40% harvest rate, and up to a 75% harvest rate is not unheard of. 

Our camps lay in mountainous terrain with elevations between 8500-9500', and 2-8 miles from the trailhead. A maximum of 6 hunters per camp will be surrounded by spruce, aspen, and meadows. We'll furnish all of the camping equipment you'll need (a complete list will be presented at time of booking). All camps will be set up ahead of your arrival, including a supply of pre-cut firewood. Tree stands can/will be available upon request.

Staff will communicate daily with our camps, at a prearranged time. 2 of our camps are reachable via radio, while the other 2 will need to contact our office using their personal cell phone. This will allow us to assist with any game down, or supply needs you may have. While these hunts are unguided, BackCountry Outfitters is happy to pack-out any game harvested within a 3-1/2 horse trail of your camp. If accessible by pack animal, we can pack-out directly from point of kill.

Your pack-in and pack-out dates, will be set at the time of booking (depending on availability of hunts). Needless to say, setting these dates is crucial to providing top notch service to all of our clients. Pricing is based on an 8 day excursion, including pack-in and pack-out time. Rifle camps typically pack-in 2-3 days in advance of season opener. All pack-in and pack-out dates will be reconfirmed prior to hunt, changes may occur due to other bookings.

Licenses

-Archery - guaranteed for elk, while deer and bear licenses are by drawing

-Muzzleload - elk, deer, and bear are by drawing

-Rifle Hunt #1 - either sex elk license by drawing

-Rifle Hunts #2 and Hunt #3 - guaranteed bull elk licenses, while cow elk and deer licenses are by drawing

For more info about licenses, please visit the licenses page.

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 still have very high odds to draw their licenses. See our booking policy for further information.

open/close - 8/31 to 9/29

2-6 hunters

$1850/person

Elk and/or Mule Deer & Bear

open/close - 9/14 to 9/22

2-6 hunters

$1850/person

Elk and/or Mule Deer & Bear

open/close - 10/12 to 10/16

2 hunters

3-6 hunters

$2400/person

$1900/person

Elk & Bear

open/close - 10/19 to 10/27

2 hunters

3-6 hunters

$2400/person

$1900/person

Elk and/or Mule Deer & Bear

open/close - 11/2 to 11/10

2 hunters

3-6 hunters

$2400/person

$1900/person

Elk and/or Mule Deer & Bear

Camp #1

Davis Creek

3-1/2 miles

Camp #2

Lost Elk Springs

2-1/2 miles

Camp #3

Ford Springs

6 miles

Camp #4

Beaver Ponds

8 miles