Early Rifle Season: Late Oct./Early Nov.
Late Rifle Season: Dec. 1-14
Eastern Colorado has firmly established itself as one of the Wests’ elite destinations for hunters in search of trophy mule deer. Such a track record can be largely attributed to the fact this area is dominated by large, privately owned farms and ranches. These lands are strictly managed to allow bucks to mature to their maximum genetic potential. The landscape will be comprised of rolling hills containing native grasses, sagebrush and yucca with intermittent irrigated and dry-land crop ground. All of these factors create a near perfect environment for growing trophy mule deer bucks as well as being extremely conducive to harvesting said bucks.
Hunters can expect to spend much of their time glassing vast expanses of land in search of a trophy buck. Once located, a stalk can be planned and executed upon with the assistance of your veteran guide. Shot opportunities on bucks ranging from 170-190 are near 100%. This outfitter has historically produced three to five bucks a season that surpass the magical 200 inch mark. Hunters must expect shots in the 100-400 yard range.
This hunt does require you to draw a tag. Historically speaking, clients will need 3 or more preference points to draw a tag. Landowner vouchers are issued but they are not always readily available. If you’re considering this hunt you need to be applying for points. If you have further questions regarding this great mule deer hunting opportunity or would like assistance applying into the Colorado deer draw please contact WTA TAGS at 1-800-755-TAGS (8247).
$8,500+ $1000 Harvest/Wound Fee (2X1)
Deer Tag: $600 (approx.)
License & Stamp: $90 (approx.)
Lodging will be dependent on the area you will be hunting. One can expect to stay in local motels, bed and breakfasts or ranch houses. Regardless of lodging you will have quality home cooked meals throughout the hunt.
Hunter will fly into Denver, CO where a vehicle must be rented then drive to camp approximately 2 1/2 hours northeast to the hunting area.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.