Because elk are one of the most sought after species in Colorado, these hunts are our most popular hunts. All hunts are a full 5 days with arrival the day before and departure the day after. All transportation is provided while on the ranch. We will provide all field care, deliver your animal to the processor, and it will be ready for your trip home. If you elect to fly, we will meet you at the airport and transport you to the ranch. We are located 45 minutes from Yampa Valley Regional Airport. There is a smaller airport located just 5 minutes from the ranch for those that arrive on private flights.
Almost all of our mule deer hunts are conducted in combination with our elk hunts. The 2nd and 3rd seasons are set aside for these combination hunts. All mule deer licenses are a draw for mule deer state wide. As a result, applications must be submitted by the 1st week in April each year. Buck Peak Outfitters draws a number of landowner vouchers each year, but the numbers vary. These will be made available to hunters that are unsuccessful in the draw. Our mule deer herds are doing very well and bucks over 160 B&C are common to the hunter that is willing to pass up many smaller bucks. Success averages over 90% each year. These combo hunts provide the opportunity to hunt deer after the elk hunts in the morning and before the elk hunts in the afternoon as the deer will be active for longer periods of daylight than elk. Some mule deer only hunts may be available each year on a very limited basis. The chance to take home a nice bull and buck, allows our hunters a unique Western experience.
We offer limited pronghorn hunts each year between the elk and mule deer seasons. All pronghorn license are available by draw only and applications must be submitted around the 1st of April each year. These hunts are conducted in GMU 4 from end of September to around mid October They are 3 day hunts with meals and lodging provided.
Most hunters will enjoy close to 100% success with many opportunities to take a unique trophy. Refer to Dates and Seasons section for exact dates for current year. This an exciting hunt and very appealing to physically impaired hunters and youth as well as all hunters. Unlike elk and Mule deer, pronghorns can be hunted all day.
Our black bear hunts are in conjunction with the elk/deer hunts no bear only hunts are conducted. Due to the limited methods of hunting bears, these hunts are on a no kill no pay basis. Hunters are welcome to obtain a bear license and they will be hunted as we hunt the elk and deer. Baiting, dogs, and spring hunting are not allowed in Colorado and most bears will be taken by chance sightings while hunting elk or deer. Some areas have bears that become a problem and we will do our best to harvest that bear. Check with us on how to obtain a license.
We offer a limited number of cow elk only hunts. Dates are usually the 1st 5 days in October and last 5 days in November. December hunts are available to those who can draw a tag. It may take a couple of years to draw in December. There is an extended cow only season that is easy to draw most years that include the above mentioned dates. These hunts are for a full 5 days, but most hunts are completed in 3 or less. Hunters can expect 100% success on these hunts. These are excellant hunts to introduce young hunters to elk hunting, filling your freezer, and experiencing what Buck Peak Outfitters has to offer. Hunters will stay in Craig and provide their own meals and lodging.