5-Day CO Mule Deer Hunt

1-4 Guests • Tent • Public • Guided


Colorado Archery Mule Deer Hunt GMU 681

2x1 Guided | 5 Hunting Days | 2 Travel Days

2023 Season Dates

Week 1: Sept. 2-8

Week 2: Sept. 9-15 - BOOKED

Week 3: Sept. 16-22

Week 4: Sept. 23-29

The Hunt

We offer a variety of big game hunts as it relates to the license holder.  Hunting dates are determined by CPW and we structure packages on five-day hunts with additional "pack in" and "pack out" days. Hunts include campsite accommodations with a tent, cot, chairs, shower tent, human waste tent, camp kitchen, three meals a day, and heat.  A professional guide will accommodate hunters and assist with calling, navigating, and game retrieval.  Hunters are responsible for travel to and from camp, appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, sleeping bag/pillow, and weapon.  Hunts are structured as one guide and two hunters unless otherwise agreed upon.

The Unit

GMU 681 is located in the Rio Grand National Forest, bounded on N by Continental Divide and Arkansas River Divide between North Pass and Poncha Pass; on E by US Highway 285; on S by US Highway 285 and County Highway 114; on W by County Highway 114.

The terrain is moderate to difficult with a mix of heavy timber, low shrubs, and grasses. Camp is located at 9,100 feet and hunts are conducted at about 10,000 feet. Weather is dynamic with a wide range of weather systems that travel through quickly. Expect the unexpected.


Per CPW: "All applicants must first purchase (online, by phone, or in person at sales agents) or hold a qualifying hunting license for the current license year BEFORE applying for either the primary or secondary draws. Draw applications will not be accessible until you purchase your qualifying license. Licenses must be valid for the current license year. A Habitat Stamp will be automatically added when purchasing your qualifying license, if applicable."

Unit 681 all Deer seasons require a limited license obtained through the draw. The primary draw deadline is typically the first week of April. The secondary draw deadline is June 30th with a 100% priority for youth hunters. This could be a great opportunity for your young one to get a tag that they wouldn't likely get until adulthood. Applicants for Deer usually require 3 to 23 preference points depending on which season and resident/non-resident. Let us help you navigate this process.

Please Visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website for more information on laws, licenses, and unique hunting options (such as youth extended options and hybrid draw) and/or call us with any questions. We are here to help you feel confident with your hunting process and experience.

Hunt Preparation/Travel/Policies

Hunters are responsible for travel to and from the campsite and/or designated meeting site unless agreed upon with a guide. If the hunter harvests an animal, the guide will assist with field dressing/quartering and packing out. After that, it is the hunter's responsibility to take meat and head/hide to the processor, taxidermist, and/or home. We have some great recommendations.

Necessities include a Variety of warm and cool clothing, an abundance of socks/garments, hunting boots, a hunting pack with knives and game bags, orange gear (rifle seasons), gloves, hat(s), sleeping bag, and pillow, the weapon of choice, and ammo.

Horses will be used for game retrieval, only.

We require an Agreement with Disclosures to be signed by all hunters and Outfitters to establish safety protocol, best practices, and Forest Service guidelines. In this Agreement, it's important to note that we have a Wound Policy that terminates the hunt if the hunter draws blood. Every effort will be made to retrieve the animal. Alcohol is permitted under certain circumstances. Illegal drug usage is grounds for dismissal and per the Outfitter's discretion.

Price is per person for a 5-Day Colorado Mule Deer Hunt Guided 2x1. Make it a 1x1 Guided Hunt, add on non-hunting guests, or additional days for an additional fee per guest.

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1x1 Guided Hunt


Non Hunting Guest (Assist in the Field)


Your Host

Henry's Trip

Henry R

from $4950/Experience

Base Price

$4950.00 Per Person Per Experience


$1650.00 Per Person


$2200.00 Per Item


$880.00 Per Item


$550.00 Per Person Per Item


Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Professional Local Guide
  • Tent Accommodations
  • Cot
  • Chairs
  • Shower Tent
  • Human Waste Tent
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Three Meals a Day
  • Calling, Navigating, and Game Retrieval



Gear List

  • Weather Appropriate Hunting Attire
  • Sleeping Bag/Pillow
  • Weapon / Ammo
  • Valid Hunting License / Tag

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Rules & Guidelines


All hunters must possess a hunting license in Colorado. Hunters under the age of 18 may purchase a youth license. Additional licenses, stamps, or permits may be required.

Hunters between the ages of 12-18 may purchase a youth big game license.

Colorado does not offer a hunting license specifically for senior citizens.

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