Eastern Colorado is mentioned repeatedly as being among the best areas where a hunter has an outstanding chance of taking a broad-beamed muley or a trophy whitetail. By big, we are talking muleys scoring in the 170 to 200-inch class, and whitetails in the 145- to 160-inch class and up. Many hunters do not realize it, but some of these limited draw Eastern Colorado hunts can be drawn with no points, or only one or two points. You can plan to go hunting in the next year or two and we can assist you in the application process. Just remember, Colorado requires applications to be filed by APRIL 1! If you don’t draw, you get a point. You also have the option of buying just the point without trying to pull the tag. Then, next year when you apply, you have about a 70% chance or better of drawing!
Colorado Park & Wildlife issues vouchers, which work like a landowner tag. If you buy a hunt along with the voucher, you AVOID THE ENTIRE DRAW PROCESS! With a voucher, you have the right to buy your deer tag over the counter. Only limited numbers of vouchers are available. The outfitter’s voucher runs $2,000 each. The five –day hunts are priced at $5,995. Hunts include meals and lodging.
Deer Hunts Five-day guided – $5,995 VOUCHER OPTIONS: $2000.
Muzzle Loading ~ Oct. 13 – Oct. 21
Early Plains – Rifle ~ Oct. 26 – Nov. 5
Late Plains – Rifle ~ Dec. 1 – Dec. 14
This outfitter grew up ranching in the Eastern Colorado, knows the terrain like the back of his hand and has lots of contacts and prime ranches to hunt. His clients have taken whitetails in excess of 182 inches and muleys with a 32-inch spread! The outfitter only accommodates eight to 12 deer hunters per year and only has a couple of vouchers available pre season. The tags are for CO Units 101, 102, 107,109, which borders western Kansas and is one of the country’s premier places to harvest trophy deer of both species.
Hunting the Eastern Colorado Plains is a challenge. Cover is sparse, muleys have keen eyesight and have a knack for disappearing in even the thinnest CRP cover. Whitetails stick tight to the stream bottoms and agriculture. Most of your time is spent glassing until a good buck is spotted before planning a stealthy stalk taking into account the wind, sun and terrain. Sneaking up on an old, trophy buck within gun range on his home turf is a thrill of a lifetime.
The outfitter also has a few antelope vouchers in the same areas. The cost is $1,750. You will have access to areas normally only open to a draw! Antelope quality is exceptional due to the limited access in this area.
Antelope Hunt Three-day guided – $1,750
Unit 101/102 ~ Sept. 28 – Oct. 4
Unit 107/109 ~ Oct. 5 – Oct. 11
NOTICE: HUNTERS BORN AFTER JAN 1, 1949 MUST CARRY AND HAVE COMPLETED A HUNTER SAFETY GUN COURSE — OR IF BOW HUNTING A BOW EDUCATION CLASS!
Apply for all draw tags by about April 1st. (It varies yearly). YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THE APPLICATIONS, BUT WE CAN ASSIST YOU. JUST ASK!! GO TO: www.wildlife.state.co.us. You will find procedures there.