About This Hunt
Description of Hunt
Located in historic Jackson County, Colorado. This region is comprised of over 1 million acres and holds one of the strongest elk migration routes in the state of Colorado. In fall and early winter the herd, which is estimated at over 10,000 strong, migrate down from the surrounding local mountain ranges and as far away as the Rocky Mountain National Park and move directly through our ranches towards The Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge located less than 10-miles to the north of our ranches where they will winter until spring.
You will be hunting just outside of the towns of Rand and Coalmont, CO. Rand is located about 3-hours Northwest of Denver at the base of Parkview Mountain at the south end of the North Park Region of Colorado. Coalmont is located 25-miles to the west of Rand and sits at the Eastern end of the Rabbit Ears Pass. The North Park Region is surrounded by mountain crests of the Park Range, Medicine Bow Range, and Never Summer Range. This area offers open sagebrush country, willow flat marshes surrounded by aspen, fir, and pine forests all reaching up to elevations beyond the tree line. With breathtaking views of Parkview Mountain to the south, the Never Summer Mountain Range and the Continental Divide to the southeast, and the rugged Buffalo Peaks to the west, you will truly find your place in the world!
You will have the opportunity to hunt four (4) private ranches (35,000 acres) along with approximately 1,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management land which reaches up to an altitude of well over 10,000 feet. With only 36 percent of Jackson County being private property, pressured Elk seek out those private lands for safety, which is where the majority of our hunting takes place.
The ranches are on the fringes of the timber and offer significant agriculture opportunities making this prime Elk habitat and very productive for our hunters. The Elk herd stands at almost 20 bulls for every 100 cow elk and the Colorado Department of Wildlife’s studies show this ratio is increasing, which means your opportunity for a bull is significantly higher than public lands throughout other parts of Colorado. In 2009, studies showed that the harvest success rate for all Elk across the state was around 18 percent. In the last five years, our success rate was far better than the state average.
Archery/Muzzle Loader Hunts are 100 percent Spot and Stalk, while our rifle hunts encompass both stand hunting from elevated heated box blinds and spot and stalk methods. We hunt timber, choked willow bottom rivers, hay fields, aspen stand, dark timber stands, and open sagebrush.
Elevation starts at 8,900 feet at the lodge and lower hay fields, and heads up to over 10,000 feet on some of our dark timber/aspen leases.
“All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.”
$6,500 (Bull Elk 5-Day Hunt)
$4,500 (Bull Elk 3-Day Hunt)
$2,500 (Cow Elk 3-Day Hunt)
$3,500 (Cow Elk 5-Day Hunt)
Archery Hunt: $6,500
Muzzleloader Hunt: $6,500
Cow Hunt (any weapon): $3,500
Guest Fees: $1,625 for 5 Day Hunts, $975 for 3 Day Hunts
All hunts are guided, the guides each take two hunters. We can accommodate up to 6-hunters per 5-day hunt. If you have more than 6-hunters who desire to hunt in your party please let us know.
Arrive the day prior to hunting by 1:00 PM, depart the day after hunting by 8:30 AM
September 2 – September 6 – 2-Spots Available
September 8 – September 12 – Fully Booked
September 15 – September 19 – 2-Spots Available
Muzzle Loader (September 8 – September 12) – 1-Opening Available
Private Land Only Cow Elk Rifle
August 15 – August 17: Fully Booked
August 18 – August 20: Fully Booked
August 21 – August 25: Fully Booked
August 25 – August 28: Fully Booked
August 29 – September 1: 3-Spots Available
5 Day Hunt (October 13 – October 17): Fully Booked
3 Day Hunt (October 20 – October 22): Fully Booked
5 Day Hunt (October 24 – October 28):- 6 Spots available
5 Day Hunt (November 3 – November 7): 2-Spots Available
3 Day Hunt (November 9 – November 11): Fully Booked
5 Day Hunt (November 14 – November 18): 1-Spot Available
After the harvest, the guides will prepare your game for processing. All animals will be processed in the field, taken back to the ranch house at which time they will be skinned and caped and made ready for transport to the game processor. A local game processor offers limited custom game processing options and will freeze your game to prepare it for transportation back home. If driving out, bring large coolers as you will have a lot of meat, especially if you harvest multiple animals. You can purchase dry ice in Winter Park on your way back to Denver. If flying into Denver, you can make arrangements with the processor to ship your game back home. Just keep in mind it will be very expensive as it has to be shipped via overnight delivery to get it into your freezer as quickly as possible.
50% of the Hunt is due within 10-days of booking the hunt. The balance of your hunt fee is due 90-days prior to your arrival.
License, airfare, game processing, alcohol, taxidermy, and transportation to and from Denver are not included in the price of the hunt.
Lodging and meals are included.