7-Day 1st & 2nd Rifle Season Hunt in CO Unit 521 - Drop Camp

1-6 Guests • Drop Camp • Public/Private • Any


First Rifle / Second Rifle Season - Elk / Deer / Bear Hunt

Drop Camp Style Lodging / Guided or Unguided Hunt

We are one of "Colorado's Premier Guide and Outfitters" services. We are big game outfitters offering premier Colorado elk hunting during the archery season, muzzleloader season, and rifle season which are prime hunts. Our Colorado Elk rifle hunts are just spectacular. Our guides are experienced and knowledgeable on the elk migration, habitat, and location. The Colorado Elk Guided hunts are 1 guide for 2 hunters. Drop camps are available for the do-it-yourselfers. The hunts are for 7 days (1 day in, 5 days hunting, 1 day out.) We also offer guided horse pack trips into National Forest land.

The Hubbard Creek region of Western Colorado is renowned for its exceptional Colorado big game hunting opportunities. The region is game rich with elk, mule deer, and black bear. We offer specialized elk hunts tailored to the needs of the sportsman. Combination hunts are also available and include pack-in tent camps on National Forest lands with cabin accommodations.

Whether you are a bowhunter, black powder/muzzleloader hunter, or a rifle sportsman, we guarantee you a wonderful experience and the quality hunt of a lifetime. We are a locally owned family business, licensed and bonded as required by the State of Colorado.

Our Colorado big game hunts furnish you with:

  • Top Guides

  • Excellent Cooks

  • Horses - Our well-trained mountain horses are strong and gentle.

  • Vehicles

  • All the camping gear and equipment.

We can provide transportation from Grand Junction or Montrose to your hunting camp and back after the hunt is over. After the thrill of the hunt is over--- we can help with game care of the meat, care for the trophy in the field, transportation to the processor of your game, and transportation of your trophy to a quality taxidermist.

The Hunt

Our access to both public and private property with great elk hunting opportunities is unsurpassed, and our unique setup allows us to hunt the famous Hubbard Creek areas in its entirety, including over 6,000 acres of private lands.

Unguided - We will pack you into our drop camps with all your gear and leave you to experience your hunt with us. All pack-in camps will have tent lodging, toilet facilities, and necessary supplies and equipment. We will provide a Garmin Inreach for you to use at each of the camps to communicate with us, we will also ride in and check on you periodically, while packing out game harvested by Clients.

Guided - Our guides are experienced and knowledgeable on the elk migration, habitat and location. The Colorado Elk Guided hunts are “1 on 2” for drop camps. The guided hunts are 7 days (1 day in, 5 days hunting, 1 day out.); drop camp hunts are from 5 to 9 days. We can customize hunts to your needs and requirements. We also offer guided horse pack trips into the Gunnison National Forest land.

We will transport any game meat to the locker plant and then from there it is your responsibility to pay for meat processing and shipping.

What we will provide for you at Drop Camp

  • 2 16x20 tents waterproofed and tarps —Cot and foam pad for each hunter

  • Wood heating and cooking stove —Firestarter & lighter

  • 3 burner propane stove with propane —Wood cut and stacked

  • Axe and shovel —Water - either natural or water cans

  • All necessary cooking and eating utensils —Small folding chairs or seats

  • Fire extinguisher and med kit —Propane lanterns with propane

  • Plus any other necessary camping equipment - A Garmin Inreach for Communication

  • Solar Portable charger ( for cell phone and Garmin charging)

  • We provide game packing for all drop camps.

If you are being packed into Drop Camp

It is easier to pack in gear if each hunter has the same or close to the size of duffle bag as the group.

Those hunting at the High Country horseback hunt will need to bring a warm sleeping bag/pillow and towels/washcloth.


Be prepared to head into camp between 9am & 11am the day before you hunt starts, the exact time will be determined by Dustin and/or guide 2 days prior to the hunt..

Base Price is per person for a 7-Day Unguided Drop Camp Hunt. Make it a Fully Guided Hunt for an additional fee per person.

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Guided Drop Camp Hunt


Your Host

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Dustin B

from $2750/Experience

You can also pay a 50% deposit now and a final payment before your trip.

$6050.00 Per Person


Base Price

$2750.00 Per Person Per Experience


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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.


  • Experienced Local Guide
  • Mountain Wise Horses
  • High Quality Saddle & Other Gear
  • Garmin Inreach for Communication
  • Solar Portable Charger
  • Game Packing for all Drop Camps
  • All Necessary Cooking and Eating Utensils
  • Water
  • 2 - 16x20 Waterproof Tents
  • Cots & Foam Pad for Each Hunter
  • Wood Heating & Cooking Stove
  • 3 Burner Propane Stove - Propane
  • Fire Starter & Lighter
  • All Necessary Cooking & Eating Utensils
  • Wood Cut & Stacked
  • Small Folding Chairs or Seats
  • Fire Extinguisher and Med Kit
  • Propane Lantern
  • Any Necessary Camping Equipment



Gear List

  • Quiet Rain Gear/ Outer Shell
  • Base Wear (light to medium weight)
  • Hats
  • Blaze Orange Hat and Vest REQUIRED (500 sq inches)

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Rules & Guidelines


  • Personal Gear

  • Hunting or Fishing Licenses

  • Taxidermist Fees

  • Meat Processing or Shipping

The client is responsible for meat, hide, cape, and antlers after they are returned to camp. We will take the animal to the local meat processor and or taxidermist.

Rifle Hunter Gear List

  • Rifle

  • Ammo

  • Quality Scope (non-fog) with Scope Cover

  • Spotting Scope if you would like

  • Shooting Sticks

  • Anti-Fog Wipes

  • Wind Checker

  • Binoculars

  • Range Finder with Extra Battery

  • Hand Warmers

  • Knife, Matches small Survival Kit

  • Orange Flagging

  • Blaze Orange Hat and Vest - State Law is 500 square inches on the head, chest, and back

  • Headlamp and batteries and/or flashlight

  • Daypack or Backpack with water bottle or hydration bladder

  • Hunters Safety Card (if born after Jan 1 1949 Sate Law) UNLESS ALREADY VERIFIED WITH THE STATE OF CO

BE PREPARED: The better shape you are in the better your hunt will be. Practice, Practice, Practice your shots from different angles and positions!

Please read the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Rules and Regulations. http://www.CPW.state.co.us

We recommend that you apply for preference points every year in March for the species you may want to hunt in the future, the CPW could make it harder to get tags in the future!

For ALL of you hunting with us, we do recommend that you DRIVE OUT, shipping costs are extremely high and we have found that hunters find it easier and more economical to drive and take home their meat and heads on their own.

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