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KANSAS DEADLINE APRIL 28
HERE ARE SOME AVAILABLE HUNTS FOR 2017
14 DAY LEOPARD HUNT $20,700 WITH $7,000 REFUND
IF YOU DON’T SHOOT AT A MALE LEOPARD (1 OPENING)
That is correct if you do not get a shot at a male leopard you are refunded $7,000. If you are successful the package price is $20,700. This includes your day rate, trophy fee, field transport, license and permit. This Namibia operator had 4 leopard hunters in 2016 and 3 were successful. In 2015 all 3 leopard hunters took their cat. He will do some baiting before your arrival and the hunter will take some smaller animals like warthog for $100 or large animals for $200 to be used as baits.
This same operator has open dates of July 5 to July 27 for plainsgame hunts this year. 10 DAY PLAINSGAME 2X1 $7500 OR 1X1 $8500 AND INCLUDES TROPHY FEES FOR KUDU, GEMSBOK, BLUE WILDEBEEST, RED HARTEBEEST, STEENBOK AND WARTHOG. Observer rate is only $100 per day and a second observer is free. Gun rental is only $30 per day plus ammunition, so there is no need to take a firearm. These are prime dates so if you are interested in an African safari this summer call us on Hunt NMNES.
UTAH SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER 1X1 TROPHY MULE DEER HUNTS $4500
CWMU W/GUARANTEED LANDOWNER VOUCHERS INCLUDED
This is one of our top outfitters and he only takes about 5 trophy mule deer hunters September 1 to 5 and another 3 or 4 October 2 to 7. These hunts are guided 1×1 and the September hunt has a trophy fee, where as the October hunt does not. September hunt trophy fees are an additional $1000 if you buck grosses 170 to 179, $2000 for 180 to 189, $3000 for 190 to 200 and $4000 if the buck gross scores over 200 inches. October hunts are a flat rate of only $4500.
In 2016 the average buck killed grossed 173 inches, but no monsters were taken. In 2015 they killed a great buck grossing 209 and the rest were in the 170 class. In 2014 the top 2 rifle bucks grossed 212 and 189.
This ranch located in southeastern Utah near Moab consists of over 20,000 private acres with cabin accommodations and home cooked meals. This is one of the most picturesque ranches in the west with high deer numbers. Hunters fly into Grand Junction and rent a car. Hunt MDGE72.
OUR NUMBER 1 ELK RIFLE RUT HUNT
W/GUARANTEED LANDOWNER VOUCHER
2016 AVERAGE BULL GROSSED OVER 340 INCHES
20,000 FREE RANGE ACRE RANCH
TYPICALLY 100 PERCENT SUCCESS
This hunt is normally booked full at least a year in advance, but we had a large group of 7 hunters that has hunted here the past 8 years that were unable to return this fall so we have scattered openings. This is a high priced $15,000 hunt, but you get what you pay for. In 2016 all 16 hunters tagged big bulls on this September hunt. Top bull only grossed a little over 360 inches, but the average bull taken still scored over 340. The best bull an HCU hunter has taken on this ranch grossed over 390 Boone and Crockett. This is a free range hunt, not high fence, on private land in southeastern Utah. This ranch is in the CWMU program that has guaranteed tags and allows September and early October rifle rut hunts. Nice accommodations, meals, guided 1×1 and older hunters are able to do this hunt. Open dates are September 18 to 23, 25 to 30 and October 2 to 7. Years with good moisture typically produce large racks, so we anticipate a good 2017 since there is a good winter snow pack going into spring. Call for more details on Hunt EKGE72.
NEW MEXICO ELK HUNT $6000 PLUS $2000 TROPHY FEE
We have a few openings on this 12,000 acre private land hunt in northeastern New Mexico. Last fall on the first rifle hunt they killed 6 bulls for 7 hunters with the best gross scoring 325 inches. Second hunt was 3 for 3. Third hunt 3 hunters killed one bull, but 2 hunters had to leave early due to an emergency at home. Fourth hunt went 3 for 4. Currently there are available spots for the second and third hunt. In 2015 he had 3 hunters on the second hunt and they killed a 310 and a 300 inch bull. On the third hunt 2 hunters killed 2 tremendous bulls grossing in the 330 class. The average bull taken on this ranch normally grosses around 300 Boone and Crockett inches. The third hunt takes place in late October. 5 day hunt with ranch house accommodations, meals and guided 2×1 is $6,000 with a $2,000 trophy fee paid if you draw blood. Hunters fly into Colorado Springs and rent a car for the 2 hour drive south to the ranch located near Raton. Hunt EK333.
UTAH TROPHY MULE DEER HUNT $15,000
2016-8 HUNTERS KILLED A 209, 203, 199, 196, 192, 3 in the 180’s.
2015-9 HUNTERS KILLED 9 BUCKS WITH 6 GROSSING OVER 200 INCHES.
This is not your typical muley hunt as you can see by the price, but this ranch has terrific potential and has consistently produced really big deer. This hunt is definitely for the trophy mule deer hunter and they realize how difficult it is take deer of this caliber. This outfit does not want you to shoot just a deer late in the hunt and for years any hunter killing a buck that grossed less than 190 was fined $3,000. They no longer enforce this rule, but try to maintain this standard of trophy quality. 35,000 acre private ranch in the CWMU program with landowner vouchers included. This is an October 5 day hunt guided 1×1 in northeastern Utah. Airport pickup in Salt Lake City is included. 2 openings for this fall. Hunt MD255.
COLORADO PRIVATE LAND ARCHERY ELK $4500
We had 2 archers that had to cancel their spots for this fall so there are 2 openings available for this September. This scenic area has good elk numbers, private land with cabin accommodations. Hunters typically get into elk daily and the outfitter has a way to hunt the property without it being too physical so older guys can enjoy this hunt. 5 days guided 2×1 with lodging and meals is $4,500 near the town of Hotchkiss. Hunt EKB163.
GREAT NEW MEXICO PRONGHORN HUNT $2900
This has just been an excellent fun hunt for good quality bucks, nice lodge accommodations, home cooked meals and 2×1 guide service. There are a few spots still available for the September 4 to 6 hunt. This outfit has 95,000 private acres and over the course of 2 hunts they normally only take 16 pronghorn hunters. Guaranteed landowner voucher is included in the price, so there is no drawing. Hunters fly into Colorado Springs and rent a car for the 2 hour drive to Raton. Hunt PG278.
NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA STONE SHEEP DISCOUNTED
This August sheep hunt is normally priced at $42,500 and the outfitter has one remaining opening so he has discounted it to $32,500 with no trophy fee. Last year this outfitter had 8 sheep hunters tag 8 rams, including a Boone and Crockett sheep that was 14 years old and scored 171. In 2015 his 8 hunters killed 6 rams, one rifle hunter hit and lost a ram and an archer spent too many days trying to get on an exceptional ram with no success. In 2014 again all 8 hunters killed rams, including 2 bowhunters. This is a 15 day horseback hunt with guide and wrangler. Additional animals can be taken on $4,000 trophy fees. Hunt SS483.
ALASKA PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND 3 NIGHTS 4 DAYS FISHING DISCOUNTED TO $2000 WITH 2 SLOTS OPEN
JUNE 18-21 AND 23-26
57 foot yacht is used for the meals and sleeping quarters, while the actual fishing is done off his 28 footer. Main fish targeted are halibut, lingcod, snapper and salmon plus many others depending on the time of the trip. Fishermen are picked up in Anchorage, and then driven to Whittier where they board the boat. No charter flights with airport pickup. Only extra cost is your fishing license, alcohol and tips. Be prepared to take a cooler full of fillets home if not more. Fish AK242.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A 2018 YUKON DALL SHEEP HUNT?
If so take advantage of this offer from the outfitter on Hunt DS135. Due to the high value of the U.S. dollar he is willing to offer hunters a great discount. Normal price is $24,000 for a 10 day horseback hunt and is all inclusive, meaning air charter from Whitehorse, license, tags, government royalties and taxes all included. If a hunter books a 2018 dall sheep hunt now and pays 50% down the price drops to $22,000 and if a hunter pays the full price up front the price drops to $20,000. He will also purchase you a grizzly tag and if you take a bear the trophy fee will be $8,000. 2017 sheep hunts are booked full. Hunt DS135.
ALASKA BROWN BEAR BOAT SPRING HUNT REDUCED!!!
This outfitter still has a couple brown bear openings for this spring so he has dropped the price from $17,000 down to $15,000. This is a 10 day hunt that can be scheduled April 23 to May 5 or May 5 to 18. He can take 2 buddies or you can book as a single. Non-hunters are also welcome for only $2,000.
Last spring one of his hunters scored on a monster boar with a 26 inch skull and HCU hunter, Mike Hallam, took home a nice 8 1/2 foot boar. He had 2 other hunters over the course of the spring hunts and neither killed bears. One passed on several rubbed bears the other hunter was older and just could not physically get around.
Spring of 2015 produced 4 boars for all 4 hunters from 8 1/2 to just over 9 feet. Call on Hunt BR209.
HUNTER SUCCESS PICTURES!!!!
Our 36 page color 2017 Big Game Annual will be sent out late January and if you are not on our mailing list please email us your address so you receive the new brochure.
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