2018 Upcoming Season – Guided Deer Openings – Leftover Tags 2nd and 3rd Rifle
House Keeping for 2018 Booked Hunts
All of our booked hunters for 2018 should have received final hunter packets. Because of the multiple attachments and links enclosed in the email, these emails often end up in the spam folder. If you did not receive this packet, please let us know. It includes final preparation guidance, pack-in/pack-out times, balance due and directions. All 2018 Fall Hunt balances are due by August 15th.
All over-the-counter tags go on sale online August 9th. We recommend you purchase these as soon as possible so they arrive before you depart for your hunt.
It has been an incredibly dry year, but we are still seeing game in the usual places up in the high country. We had one small fire in our area that was fully contained within days. Most the larger wildfires in the region have been controlled and conditions have improved with some recent monsoonal moisture.
Leftover Tags and Lodge Mule Deer Hunt Openings
The leftover tag list is out and these tags will go on sale 8/7 at 9AM (phone, online, and at retailers). For the list, visit here.
Two notable tags for our hunts are available, 2nd Rifle buck tags (DM025O2R) and 3rd Rifle buck tags (DM025O3R). It is astonishing that 3rd rifle tags are available, so keep in mind that they will go quickly on the morning of 8/7.
Due to two late cancellations, we can accommodate 1-2 additional hunters for both 2nd and 3rd rifle from the lodge. For details on the hunt check this page out. These are horseback hunts from a comfortable lodge. We primarily hunt the wilderness area but also have access to some private land for these hunts. Elk can be added, but we recommend that hunters wait to purchase the tag until we know the snow conditions closer to the hunt dates. These deer hunts average a success rate of 70-95%, harvesting bucks in the 150″-200″+ range. All bookings (both 1×1 guided and 2×1 guided) are priced at $4,500 per hunter. The below picture includes bucks all harvested in 2017 during these seasons:
By Cliff Gray
Cliff is a registered outfitter in the State of Colorado, guiding and outfitting over 100 hunters a year for elk, bighorns, goats, bears and mule deer across wilderness areas in Colorado and British Columbia. He has years of experience hunting big game via remote backpacking and horse/mule packing.
Cliff is a private pilot, certified wilderness first responder, and an official measurer for both Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young records programs.