This hunt is available for both Archery and Rifle Seasons. A mix of private land, forest service and wilderness area will be hunted. Horseback hunting will be our primary means of transportation, but 4×4 and hiking will be used to access some areas. The majority of hunting will be done on public land. Lodging and meals are provided in our high-end lodge adjacent to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. A small wilderness spike camp may be available also for overnight hunts. You can focus on several species (including elk, mule deer, and bears – based on season/tag availability) or focus on a single species.
Lodge hunts are afternoon arrival, 5 full days of hunting, morning departure.
|September Seasons Sept. 2nd-30th 2020||$6,000 per hunter for 1×1 guided, $5,500 per hunter for 2×1 guided||Rifle Bear, Archery/Muzzy Mule Deer, Archery/Muzzy Elk|
|1st Rifle Oct 10th-14th 2020||$7,000 per hunter for 1×1 guided, $6,000 per hunter for 2×1 guided||Rifle Elk, Rifle Bear|
|2nd Rifle Oct 24th-1st 2020||$7,000 per hunter for 1×1 guided, $6,000 per hunter for 2×1 guided||Rifle Elk, Rifle Mule Deer|
|3rd Rifle Nov 7th-13th 2020||$7,000 per hunter for 1×1 guided, $6,000 per hunter for 2×1 guided||Rifle Elk, Rifle Mule Deer|
|4th Rifle Nov 18th-22nd 2020||$7,000 per hunter for 1×1 guided, $6,000 per hunter for 2×1 guided||Rifle Elk, Rifle Mule Deer|
Hunters are housed in our 3,500 square foot lodge. Hunters booked as a 2×1 should expect double room occupancy with their booking partner. The lodge includes all the comforts of home, right next to our horse facilities and the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.
Success Rates, Tag Availability and Other Information
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Dedicated 5 day hunt – 75%+. As an “opportunity” tag added on to a deer/elk focused hunt – 20-25%
All of these hunts are true wilderness hunts where being in good shape, being able to ride a few hours each day and being able to bare inclement weather will pay off with the hunt of a lifetime. Rifle hunts average 40-80%+ shot opportunity on legal bulls for those that hunt every morning and afternoon/night of their hunt. Archery hunts run roughly 1/2 the success rate of rifle hunts. The biggest variable is weather and the hunter’s persistence. The majority of bulls are medium sized, 4-6 point animals. Roughly 1/10th of our harvested bulls score 300+.
During 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons our hunters with deer tags have 50-80% shot opportunity on bucks. 4th Season rifle hunters generally have a 90-100% opportunity to harvest a mature buck. Dedicated muzzleloader hunters will have a 50-70% chance of getting an opportunity at a mature buck. Archery deer hunts are highly variable on the hunter’s shooting abilities. Shooting opportunities under 70 yards are 60-70% on a five day deer-focused hunt.
The primary focus of these hunts will be mature mule deer in the 160″+ class. We have taken many deer in the 170-180″ class and some over 200″.
September – Archery Deer are easy to draw, Archery Elk are over-the-counter, Rifle Bear are easy to draw
Muzzleloader – Deer tags are easy to draw, Elk tags require 2-4 preference points.
1st season – Elk are easy to draw, Bear tags are over-the-counter
2nd season – Deer are easy to draw, Elk are over-the-counter
3rd season – Deer require 0-1 preference points to draw. Elk are over-the-counter
4th season – Deer require 2-3 points for residents, non-residents should expect to draw with 4-6 points. Bull tags take 0-1 points to draw.