This veteran Colorado outfitter specializes in full service, archery hunting for elk and mule deer in northwestern Colorado. This is one of the best valued combo hunts in the west. Past hunters have experienced 80% shot opportunity on 4×4 and better bulls. There are three different hunts to choose form here. The most affordable hunt takes place on National Forest in a fully stocked backcountry basecamp. Transportation in is via pack-in horseback and draft team, and is conducted from comfortable carpeted wall tents with woodstove, foam cots, and full service cook tent. This hunt is semi-guided with one guide for four hunters. *Food is not provided.
A step up is a hunt that takes place on a mix of private land and forest, conducted from a full service ranch house with seven bedrooms and six baths. The premier trip takes place from a deluxe lodge and offers access to 8,000 acres of private land. Both of these hunts are full service with meals, cook, packing, and 2×1 guiding. You can mule deer as well if you can draw the tag. An $800 trophy fee applies if a second animal is harvested.
This is an excelllent option for a first time guided elk hunt or for someone looking to put some venison in the freezer!
“I chose this hunt solely on the basis that WTA advertised it. I have been a loyal fan and customer for 15 years and have always had a good experience. Thanks for the help in arranging this trip of a lifetime to help me celebrate my military retirement. I will hopefully be talking with you soon to book another trip.” B.B.
National Forest Semi-Guided DIY wall tent hunt = $2,000 (5-days) $3,500 (7-days); four hunter minimum includes one guide and pack service.
National Forest/Private Land Ranch House Hunt = $4,200 (first two weeks; 5-days), $4,500 (week three & four; 5-days), $6,500 (week four; 7-days).
Private Land Deluxe Lodge Hunt = $4,500 (first four weeks; 5-days), $6,500 (week four; 7-days)
$800 trophy fee on second animal harvested (elk or deer)
1×1 guiding add $1,000 (5-days) $1,500 (7-days).
Approx. Elk $619; deer $350 purchase over the counter. Plus $10 habitat stamp. A hunter safety card is required to purchase a license if born after Jan. 1, 1949.
Fly to Hayden where you will be met and transferred to camp.
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.