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Colorado Trespass, DIY Hunt in Northwestern Colorado, Mule Deer, Antelope, Mountain Lion and Bear

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Colorado Trespass, DIY Hunt in Northwestern Colorado, Mule Deer, Antelope, Mountain Lion and Bear

Hunt Info

Hunt Type
  • Muzzleloader
  • Rifle
  • Archery
Unguided Hunts Available
Yes

Location

Location
USA
GMU
  • 1
  • 2
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 211

Contact Info

Phone
303-776-7528

Small Game

You have spent a life time hunting, how about the hunt of a lifetime! 

 Located in northwest Colorado in the heart of big game country 20 miles north of Meeker and about 30 miles south of Craig this outfitter had guided, semi-guided, and trespass or DIY hunts. The DIY’s start as low as $995 per week to a fully guided elk hunt at $4750. There are truly some trophy animals taken off this ranch each year.

The hunts are for rifle and archery mule deer hunting, elk hunting, pronghorn antelope hunts, and predators, including mountain lion, black bear and coyote, with a progressive approach to wildlife management and quality hunting. , We are in the middle of the largest elk herd in the nation, boasting a resident elk herd exceeding 40,000 animals. 

Hunts take place on a combination of public and private land located in Northwest Colorado, primarily in Game Management Units 11, 12, 13, & 211, and trophy hunts in units 1, 2, 10, &  211.  With almost 15,000 acres of premium private land and permits to hunt on miles of B.L.M. land, hunters will find there is no shortage of excellent wildlife habitat for all seasons.  Our hunting properties are managed for quality as well as quantity. We are dedicated to wildlife habitat management and genetic improvement, and our amazing success rate is a testament to our commitment. With our diversified topography and numerous hunting opportunities we are able to accommodate any hunter.  Whether you prefer to move along with a spot and stalk style of hunting or would like take advantage of elevated blinds and tripod stands, we are able to accommodate any hunter or hunting style.  Our Hunting has the means and understanding to give you “the hunt of a lifetime."

All or part of this operation is conducted on public land under special permits from the US Bureau of Land Management.

Northwest Colorado Rifle Elk and Mule Deer Hunts

Rifle hunters will stay and hunt primarily on the 10,000 acre Yellow Jacket Ranch, located between Meeker and Craig Colorado.  The Yellow Jacket Ranch’s diverse topography allows for excellent deer and elk hunting any time of the year.  The ranch borders the White River National forest for 8 miles along its eastern border where deer and elk can be found grazing in high alpine meadows or bedded in aspen pockets, during the early fall.  Once winter weather comes you can find animals by the hundreds migrating through the high oak brush covered ridges that make up the heart of the ranch.  When snow finally blankets most of the area you will find large herds of game taking refuge on the south facing rim rock slopes that make up the western side of the ranch. 

Hunters will make their accommodations in one of the cabins located in the ranch yard.  The cabins are very clean, comfortable and an easy walking distance to the main house, where meals are served.  You will be served three gracious home style meals a day. A typical day’s hunt will begin with a light breakfast before daylight, you will then be assigned a guide and you and your guide will travel by vehicle to a predetermined area of the ranch for your morning hunt.  Once the wildlife activity has slowed we will return to the house for lunch and to take care of any game that may have been harvested during the morning hunt.  We will then return to the field in a similar fashion to the mornings hunt for the evening hunt and conclude the day with a large dinner, refreshments and lies about the day’s activities!

Northwest Colorado Archery  Elk and Mule Deer Hunts

Archery Elk and Mule Deer Hunters will hunt on a combination of private and public property, which allows us more mobility and options to suit each hunter’s individual needs and desires.  Our private ground on yellow jacket pass is a lush alpine setting that has a very large resident heard of both elk and mule deer.  If your day’s hunt takes you out west were we have large BLM permits we find ourselves in more sparse cedar covered rolling hills, and although hunters may not see the numbers of game that can be found on our private ground the trophy quality can be truly exceptional.  Guides and staff spend months in the field prior to hunting season scouting this vast area for elk and mule deer, and especially ones of trophy size.  The area's general location puts its borders along renowned trophy game management units where we are also offer hunts, however a hunt in these units can take as many as 18 years to draw.  The close proximity and similar topography of the area offer archers a unique opportunity at true trophy quality animal on an easy to acquire license.  Accommodations in the newly built Creek side Guest Cabin, located along the Williams Fork River, are a great central location and staging area for day’s hunt.  Hunters will travel from there to any number of areas by vehicle in the morning returning in the evening for a hearty meal and stories of the day.

 

Elk Hunting 

Elk hunting with us is the opportunity and adventure of a lifetime. We take a limited number of hunters on some of the premiere private property in Colorado. With our diversified landscape and numerous elk hunting packages we are able to accommodate any elk hunter. We employ a professional staff of guides that are dedicated to making your hunt a success. We have the means and understanding to give you the elk hunt of a lifetime. 

Elk Hunting Packages:

 

Rifle Elk Hunts: $4,745.00 Discounted Down to only $4250

Hunters will be able to experience a variety of hunting styles, from spot and stalk to the comfort and convenience of strategically placed tree stand and ground blinds. These blinds are productive in both archery and rifle seasons. However, there is no experience comparable to spot and stock hunting for elk and the scream of a rutting bull.

 

Hunt Includes:

-Five day hunt

-2 on 1 guiding (rifle) 

-1 on 1 guiding (archery)

-Lodging and meals

  -TV, phone, and internet access

  -Shooting ranges

  -Tripod and Ground Blinds

  -Game retrieval and care

  -Over 15,000 acres of private ground

  -Private trout fishing

 

 

Drop Camp Hunts:

Drop Camp Hunts will take place In the Sleepy Cat Basin and Three Points Mountain region of the White River National Forest. Main camp is a wall tent camp with all the amenities you would expect in a high mountain camp. Other spike camps are located within a few hours ride and will be used when necessary to maximize a hunter’s chance of success.

 

Guided Drop Camp: $3,745.00

Hunt Includes:

-Five day hunt (7 day's total, 1 day on each end for pack in, pack out)

-2 on 1 guiding (arrangements can be made for 1 on 1)

-Lodging and Meals 

-Game retrieval and care

-Two way radios

 

Unguided Drop Camp: $2,245.00

Hunt Includes:

-Five day hunt (7 day's total, 1 day on each end for pack in, pack out)

-Lodging 

-Game retrieval and care

-Two way radio

 

DIY Trespass Elk Hunts: $995.00

A second Cow is only $ 695.

(To be guided add $ 100 per person, per elk)

If you are just looking for some private ground to get away from the crowds with a better chance at success, this is the hunt for you. Comfortable lodging can be arranged in our 1400 sq. ft. creek side cabin. For those of you who are looking to fill the freezer and enjoy a wonderful late season hunt this is the one for you. Our cow elk hunts are generally done by spot and stalk and our high success rate on these hunts (99%) makes them an excellent introductory hunt for youths. Trespass Hunts: $745.00

If you are just looking for some private ground to get away from the crowds with a better chance at success, this is the hunt for you. Comfortable lodging can be arranged in our 1,400 sq. ft. riverside cabin.

We have the land and the cows are on it during these two day hunts. Here is a great way to have a low cost elk hunt and fill the freezer also. These are private land hunts with area 12 cow tags that he hunter needs to get. In Colorado you can have a total of two elk licenses as long as at least 1 is a private land cow license.

Cabin Rental: $200.00-$300.00 per night for up to six people.

Hunt Includes:

-Exclusive hunting on 125 acres of private land

-3,500 acres of land locked BLM 

 

Cabin Rental Available: $150.00-$250.00 per night for up to six people.

Hunt Includes:

-Guided two day hunt 

 

Mule Deer Hunting 

Our Hunting takes a limited number of hunters to ensure high success rates for both archery and rifle mule deer hunters with rates being around 90%, on trophy mule deer. Most bucks are in the 150” to 175” with some exceeding 200” and getting bigger all the time. With diligent management practices we have been able to cultivate a large mule deer herd with a good buck to doe ratio. By only allowing the harvesting of mature trophy bucks and the culling of inferior genetics, we are able to offer a mule deer hunt where hunters have a realistic chance to harvest a record book animal. 

Mule Deer Hunting Packages:

Hunts are available for both archery and rifle seasons.

 

Private Land Trophy Mule Deer Hunts: $4,745.00 Discounted Down to only $4250

We don’t believe in trophy fees, only trophy bucks. We are committed to giving our hunters every opportunity to harvest a record book animal. Spot and stalk methods of hunting allow hunters and guides to assess their game before committing to the hunt. 

Hunt Includes:

-Five days of hunting

-2 on 1 guiding

-Lodging and meals

-TV, phone, and internet access

-Shooting ranges

  -Tripod and Ground Blinds

  -Game retrieval and care

  -Over 15,000 acres of private ground

  -Private trout fishing

 

Private Land Management Hunts: $995.00

Hunters who are hunting elk with us can combine it with a management deer hunt to enhance their experience at a reasonable cost.

Hunt Includes:

-Five days of hunting

-2 on 1 guiding

-Lodging and meals

-TV, phone, and internet access

-Shooting ranges

-Tripod and Ground Blinds

-Game retrieval and care

-Over 15,000 acres of private ground

-Private trout fishing

 

Lodging available

If you are just looking for some private ground to get away from the crowds with a better chance at success, this is the hunt for you. Comfortable lodging can be arranged in our 1,400 sq. ft. riverside cabin.

Cabin Rental: $200.00-$300.00 per night for up to six people.

Hunt Includes:

-Five to eight days (Depending upon season length)

-Exclusive hunting on 125 acres of private ground

-3,500 acres of land locked BLM

 

  

Pronghorn Antelope Hunting 

Pronghorn Antelope are abundant on all of our antelope hunting Hunting’s property.  With very little hunting pressure, bucks grow to true trophy quality size for Colorado antelope.  Hunters will have the opportunity to look at many bucks before they harvest their trophy.  With Bucks in the 14-16 inch range common, and our success is near 100%.  Antelope hunts are by drawing only, and hunters can expect that it will take 2 to 8 preference points depending on the area and season they want to hunt.  Antelope hunts are 3 days and include lodging at Creek side Guest Cabin, or Yellow Jacket Ranch, meals, guiding and all transportation.  

 

Pronghorn Antelope Hunts: $1,945.00

We take a very limited number of antelope hunters on thousands of acres. With little hunting pressure our antelope have the chance to mature, and give hunters the opportunity to harvest a quality buck.

Antelope Hunt Includes:

-3 days of hunting

-Guiding

-Lodging and meals

-TV, phone, and internet access

-Shooting ranges

-Over 15,000 acres of private ground

-Private trout fishing

 

Predator Hunting 

We offer a variety of different hunts for predators. We have over 20,000 private acres in Northwest Colorado on which we hunt Black Bear, Coyote, and Mountain Lion. We have an amazing 90% success rate on all three species. 

On most of our predator hunts we use game calls to attract the animals, or spot and stalk, which can make for a very exciting hunt. The sight and sound of one of these animals at only a few yards can be very intense.

Black Bear Hunts: $4,495.00

Black bear hunts include lodging and meals as well as one on one guiding. Black bear licenses can be bought with any deer or elk license for the same season or can be bought separately. 

Mountain Lion Hunts: $4,495.00

During the winter months (late February to late March) hunters have the rare opportunity to harvest an elusive Mountain Lion.  Lion hunts are a truly exhilarating experience, which with luck; end with a close encounter with one of nature’s most efficient predators.  Lions are hunted using hounds, and once the dogs are on the track the excitement begins.    There are few places in the world that can rival the mountain lion population that inhabits our hunting area, and success rate on Mountain Lion is over 80% with almost everyone getting at least an opportunity at a cat.  Lion hunts are full service and include lodging in Creek side Guest Cabin, meals, guiding, and all transportation.

Coyote Hunts: $250 a day

Coyote hunts can be conducted any time of year but are most productive in the winter. Coyote hunts include lodging and guiding. 

 

 

 

Lodging 

Our Hunting offers a variety of accommodations to meet your needs. All of our lodging features the modern comforts of home and ranges from solitary cabins for couples to larger units that will sleep groups up to eight. If you have any special or specific needs as far as lodging, please let us know when you book your hunt and we will do our best to accommodate them.

 (*Cabin is located on the west side of Highway 13, approximately 1/4 mile north of the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 93, between Mile Markers 76 and 77)

Hunting License Information 

*All hunters are responsible for the purchase and acquisition of required hunting licenses.

Hunting Licenses may be purchased online at: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/

Approximate Hunting Season Dates 

For complete details on dates and licensing go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/

Archery August 29 through September 27, Approximate 

Muzzleloader September 12 through September 20, Approximate

1st Rifle Season October 10 through October 14, Approximate

2nd Rifle Season October 17 through October 25, Approximate 

3rd Rifle Season October 31 through November 6, Approximate

4th Rifle Season November 11 through November 15, Approximate 

 

 

 

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Limited License/Preference Points page

Although the deadline is over, there is still a chance to obtain licenses. There are deer and elk licenses left over. See the Leftover List. You may also buy over the counter licenses. 

The Regulations Brochure can be viewed online and printed.

Nonresidents apply at the same time and on the same application forms as resident hunters. They may purchase an over-the-counter license just the same as resident hunters. 

 

 Maps of Colorado: Includes local, state and federal government, Colorado counties, political and administrative districts, commercial map sites and GIS related links. 

 U.S. Forest Service: Information and maps 

 USGS: Topographic Maps 

 Colorado Bureau of Land Management: Information and maps

More Links 

 Click» for more big game hunting links and Colorado hunting information

 

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License Application Deadline March 31st with only a few left over licenses after that ! 

Additionally, persons aged 19 - 64 are required to buy a Habitat Stamp for $10 the first Colorado hunting licenses purchased that year.

Hunter Safety Card required for hunters born after 1949. It is not required to be a Colorado Hunter Safety Card it can be from another state. There is also an on-line hunter Safety Class available.

The link to the Colorado Game & Fish web page is: http://wildlife.state.co.us/

303-297-1192 and mailing address is 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216

 

Additionally, persons aged 19 - 64 are required to buy a Habitat Stamp for $10 the first Colorado hunting licenses purchased that year.

Hunter Safety Card required for hunters born after 1949. It is not required to be a Colorado Hunter Safety Card it can be from another state. There is also an on-line hunter Safety Class available.

The link to the Colorado Game & Fish web page is: http://wildlife.state.co.us/

303-297-1192 and mailing address is 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216

 

Hunt ID: CO-Elk MDeerAntelopeLionBearVarmint-All-Hamilton-TT- Brandan

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