Venku | Deluxe Guided Public Land Hunts

Deluxe Guided Public Land Hunts

Durango, CO

Accommodates
1 to 3
Pet-Friendly
Kid-Friendly
Handicapped Accessible

Your Experience

Our deluxe guided hunts are as good as you will find anywhere! These are classic, Rocky Mountain High Country horseback hunts. Elk are our main target on these hunts, but mule deer and black bears are also common and can be hunted for no additional charge.


To provide the best hunting experience possible, we usually only book 6 hunters per season into our deluxe guided camps. All hunts are based out of a fully outfitted base camp, canvas cook tents, and sleeping tents with wood stoves are provided, along with comfortable cots, tables, and chairs to make camp your home away from home. Each camp is fully staffed with cooks and guides. All food and drinks are provided and prepared for you each day.


Each morning, you will ride out of camp with your guide into the area you will be hunting for the day. You will return to camp each evening to a fresh-cooked meal and a warm fire.


Base price is for 2 hunters per guide. 1x1 hunts are available for an additional fee. All hunts are typically 7 days: 5 full hunting days and 2 travel days.


2021 Dates

Archery - September 2-30

Muzzleloader - September 11-19

1st Rifle - October 16-20

2nd Rifle - October 30-November 7

3rd Rifle - November 13-19

4th Rifle - November 24-28

What's Included

Fully Guided

Full Base Camp

Comfortable Cots

Food & Drinks

Transportation via Horseback

Your Host

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I have hunted and guided all over the world. My wife and I work hard to make sure you feel at home, no matter where you are.

Member since June 2021

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I have hunted and guided all over the world. My wife and I work hard to make sure you feel at home, no matter where you are.

Durango, CO

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Rules & Guidelines

We have a 225lb weight limit for all riders on horseback hunts.


Everything goes by horseback. Each person is limited to 40lbs of gear.


The Area

Our horseback deluxe guided hunts take place in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado, Game Management Units 74, 75, or 751. We have one of the largest and most diverse permit areas in the state. We have many reserved camp locations and most of them are between 6 and 10 miles on horseback from the trailhead. Elevations we hunt range from 8500ft to 12500ft. We hunt everything from lower ponderosa pine and scrub oak country all the way up to alpine meadows. Where you hunt depends on the season. Because of the size of the area, we are able to move our camp and follow the migration pattern of the game. Most areas we hunt can be accessed by horseback and then hunted on foot. Being in good physical condition will greatly increase your enjoyment and success on this hunt.


Draw/Tags

Colorado elk tags for second and third rifle season and rifle bear tags are all available over the counter. All mule deer tags are available by draw only and most do not currently require any preference points. There is a September rifle high country mule deer hunt in Unit 74 that is one of the best hunts in the state and requires 10+ preference points. Archery, muzzleloader, first and fourth season elk tags are also only available through the draw typically with no preference points required. The Colorado draw deadline is always the first week of April. For assistance with putting in for preference points, please contact us.


Colorado State Hunting License Info:

  • Habitat Stamp*: $10.40
  • Cow Elk License (Nonresident): $496
  • Bull Elk License (Nonresident): $661
  • Deer License (Nonresident): $396
  • Bear License (Nonresident): $351

*anyone ages 18-64 MUST buy a Habitat Stamp in order to buy or apply for a preference point or a hunting/fishing license


Please note, there is a 50% nonrefundable deposit included with your payment when booking.

Check In:

08:00 PM

Check Out:

04:00 PM

We have a 225lb weight limit for all riders on horseback hunts.


Everything goes by horseback. Each person is limited to 40lbs of gear.


The Area

Our horseback deluxe guided hunts take place in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado, Game Management Units 74, 75, or 751. We have one of the largest and most diverse permit areas in the state. We have many reserved camp locations and most of them are between 6 and 10 miles on horseback from the trailhead. Elevations we hunt range from 8500ft to 12500ft. We hunt everything from lower ponderosa pine and scrub oak country all the way up to alpine meadows. Where you hunt depends on the season. Because of the size of the area, we are able to move our camp and follow the migration pattern of the game. Most areas we hunt can be accessed by horseback and then hunted on foot. Being in good physical condition will greatly increase your enjoyment and success on this hunt.


Draw/Tags

Colorado elk tags for second and third rifle season and rifle bear tags are all available over the counter. All mule deer tags are available by draw only and most do not currently require any preference points. There is a September rifle high country mule deer hunt in Unit 74 that is one of the best hunts in the state and requires 10+ preference points. Archery, muzzleloader, first and fourth season elk tags are also only available through the draw typically with no preference points required. The Colorado draw deadline is always the first week of April. For assistance with putting in for preference points, please contact us.


Colorado State Hunting License Info:

  • Habitat Stamp*: $10.40
  • Cow Elk License (Nonresident): $496
  • Bull Elk License (Nonresident): $661
  • Deer License (Nonresident): $396
  • Bear License (Nonresident): $351

*anyone ages 18-64 MUST buy a Habitat Stamp in order to buy or apply for a preference point or a hunting/fishing license


Please note, there is a 50% nonrefundable deposit included with your payment when booking.

Check In:

08:00 PM

Check Out:

04:00 PM

Additional Costs

  • 1x1 Hunt

    $2,200.00

    Per Person

  • Additional Guided Days

    $825.00

Non-refundable Deposit

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.

What to Bring

  • Weapon/Ammo/Equipment
  • Hunting Gear
  • Personal Items
  • Licenses/Tags
  • Weather Gear
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Water Bottle with Filter
  • Sleeping Bag

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