HUNTING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Species of animals can we hunt and what unit(s) do you provide services in?
We offer hunts for Elk, Mule Deer, Bear, Mountain Goat and Bighorn Sheep. In Elk and Deer units 43, Mountain Goat Units G12, G11 and Bighorn Sheep Unit S25.
Do you require a deposit for a camp and how much is it?
We require a 50% deposit for each hunter in your group along with a signed contract.
If we don't draw our tags what are our options?
Fortunately our unit has many OTC (Over The Counter) options, such as Archery Either Sex Elk, 2nd and 3rd Season Bull Elk. All Mule Deer tags are draw only. But if those don't fit your schedule
we can credit your deposit for the following year or years.
Do you rent horses for us to use without you being there or to keep in camp with us to use?
Unfortunately, we do not lease our horses to hunters to use without us being there. If you would like to have horses in camp we can give you suggestions of business's who lease horses that we have a working relationship with for an extra cost.
We have our own camp and just want you to pack in our gear, can you tell us where to go, or put us in one of your camp locations, and do you have stipulations on where we can go?
We call these Spike Camp Hunts. We have a certain permit area we are allowed to provide our services, we will put you almost anywhere you want to go as long as it is safe to get our horses there. We will not put you into one of our camp locations, and also will not put you in an area that we already have clients booked in out of respect for them. If you have an idea of where you'd like to go contact us and we will tell you if its possible and we have openings.
Do you Pack out harvested game?
Yes, we pack out harvested game but due to how busy we are it may take a day or 2 to get there. We suggest you call us before your hunt and let us know where you are so we can have an idea that our services may be needed. We also require the game be on a horse accessible trail, if we need to dismount and pack the game to a trail there is a charge of $75/hour that we have to pack it by hand.
You hunt public land will we run into other hunters in your camps?
Since it is public land we cannot guarantee you will not see other hunters, we put our clients away from each other so they should
not run into each other, although it has happened.
What options do you have for hunting season and what do they entitle?
We will start with our lowest cost and work up, Spike Camps are
your camp to your location prices are one way, Drop Camp is 7 days total our camp our location you DIY hunt, Semi Guided is our camp our location and a guide in camp for a number of days, Fully Guided is 7 days our camp our location with a guide and food provided. Drop camp and Fully Guided include game pack out, pack in and pack out. Extra days can be added to Drop Camps
and Fully Guided Camps for extra prices.
I have a family member or friend that wants to go along how much will it cost for them to accompany me?
We charge 50% of the hunts cost for non hunters or kids, this
covers food and pack in and pack out. A kid 16 and under even when hunting is 50% of the cost. We love getting kids into the
sport of hunting especially when accompanying a mother or
What is your success rates on your hunts?
Our success has many aspects from weather, how hard a hunter
hunter hunts, missed shots, lost opportunities, passed shots, ETC. So we like to base our hunts on opportunities our drop camps will have roughly a 60% opportunity, guided hunts are around 85% opportunity. This changes yearly but that's our
What Caliber of gun do you suggest?
This topic is always asked, our opinion... a .243 Winchester is legal in CO for big game, it can be effective. We suggest shooting a gun that you are comfortable with, practice is key as well as shot placement. KNOW YOUR GUN, YOUR YOUR AMMO, KNOW YOUR CAPABILITIES, AND STICK WITH THEM!!!! If your gun makes you flinch and its a high caliber we suggest shooting a gun you are comfortable with, and don't sway from that. If you are comfortable out to 300 yards don't stretch it, knowing your boundaries is the number one rule.
What are the average shots i will get in your terrain?
Archery shots can be 5 yards to 75 yards know your distance of what you are comfortable with and don't stretch it. Muzzleloader can be 5 yards to 125 yards. Rifle shots can be 5 yards to 1000 yards, we suggest knowing your distance, most shots are under 300 yards so being comfortable to 350 yards is a good plan. But also be ready for a close shot we have open meadows to thick timber, you may get a shot at 20 yards in the timber, always turn your scope down to the lowest setting when moving just in case. Don't stretch it you owe the game your respect of clean kills, and if you shoot we always suggest checking the area to make sure you did miss or hit. Do you really want to walk all the way to the other side of the ravine to check for a miss? If you don't want to make that hike on a miss don't take the shot, we always suggest if you shoot you check regardless of how many people may confirm a miss, bullets do weird things inside a body and a "clean miss" through the binoculars may be a clean kill.