4 ELK SPOTS LEFT PRICED AT $7700
This hunt takes place on a 15,000 acre free-range private ranch in northern Utah. This ranch gets 20 bull vouchers per year and the bulls normally average around 280 gross Boone and Crockett points with the best reaching the 300-inch mark.
In 2014, 20 hunters killed 17 bulls and the biggest bull of the season was hit and lost. One archery hunter passed and another rifle hunter had to leave after hunting just 2 days. Bulls ranged from 260-290 inches.
In 2013, 18 bulls were taken for 20 hunters. One hunter wanted a 300-inch or better bull and passed. The other unsuccessful hunter saw several bulls, but just could not hike to them.
Hunts are 5 days from Oct 1 – Oct 5 and include small travel trailer accommodations, meals and 2×1 guide services for $7,700. They only take 4 hunters per hunt. Hunting is done with the use of pickups and quads with good access, not terribly physical at an elevation from 7,000 to 9,000 feet. Hunters pay for their own licenses and fly into SLC and rent a car. Airport pickup can be arranged for $200 per hunter roundtrip. Hunt EK310.
GREAT UTAH CWMU MULE DEER HUNT AT DISCOUNTED RATE
This outfitter has 8 spots remaining and is willing to reduce his rate for a group of 2 reduced from $5600 to $4200 2×1 for 5 days and will include restaurant meals and motel accommodations only 10 minutes from the ranch. If you want to go 1×1 the price will be $4800.
2014 was the first year this outfitter had the ranch and they killed 12 bucks grossing in the 150’s up to the best at 186. They took one archer and he killed a 31-inch buck grossing 175. We are expecting this ranch to be good for solid bucks in the mid-160’s and top bucks reaching the 180’s with some management.
Opening dates for 2015 are the last week of September, any week in October except for Oct 19 week and 2 spots Nov 6-10 which is the last hunt and this should get some rut activity.
Give us a call on Hunt MDWH830 if you are interested!
The favorite hunts for 2015 are either filling fast or are already booked up. Here are a few top end hunts that still have some availability for this coming fall.
COLORADO PRIVATE LAND ELK RIFLE OR BOW
Colorado 4-day horseback elk hunt on private land. Price is right at only $4,700 and this has the traditional elk ambiance with a renovated turn of the century cabin for accommodations, a 45 minute horseback ride up the mountain each morning, good elk numbers with high success and a ride back down to camp and a hot supper each evening. Open dates are November 5 to 8 or 11 to 14. Over the counter tags are good for the first date and the later date will require putting in for the draw, which we expect to be 100 percent. There are also a few open archery spots on this ranch. In 2014 over the course of the complete bow season he had 17 archers kill 9 bulls, cripple and lose 9 bulls and miss 2. This 4-day horseback spot and stalk archery hunt is priced at $5,200. Call on Hunt EK824.
NEW MEXICO ELK PRIVATE RANCH WITH GUARANTEED TAG
The outfitter that has the Chase Ranch recently acquired the hunting rights on the Ponil Ranch that borders the Chase to the north. It has had a real high success rate on big bulls past years and we expect some super 6-point bulls to be taken in 2015. 5-day hunts will be priced at $7,000 with no trophy fees and will include a landowner voucher so the tag is guaranteed, no draw. Dates will run from early October to early December. Hunt EK333.
UTAH RIFLE ELK IN SEPTEMBER $7700
This 15,000 acre ranch is in the CWMU Program allowing them to rifle hunt elk during the September bugle season. The ranch gets 20 landowner vouchers, guaranteed tag no draw, and last fall 20 hunters tagged 17 bulls. Bulls typically range from 260 to 290 gross points, with the best bulls grossing around 300 inches. 5-day hunts start September 7 and run to October 6. Hunts are priced at $7,700 guided 2×1 with meals and camping trailer accommodations. Hunt EK310.
If you were lucky enough to have drawn a Wyoming Unit 7 bull elk tag give us a call as we work with a couple ranches that typically produce some great bulls.
NEBRASKA WHITETAILS RIFLE RUT HUNT ONLY $3500
This rancher/outfitter has 8,000 private agriculture/ranch acres with good whitetail numbers. He normally takes a dozen hunters for each of the 3 seasons, archery, rifle and late muzzleloader. Bowhunters are allowed crossbows and muzzleloader hunters do not have any restrictions. The rifle season starts mid-November right in the heat of the rut. He takes 2 groups of about 6 each for 4 day rifle hunts priced at $3500. Surprisingly there are 4 openings for the first rifle hunt in 2015 November 14 to 17. He utilizes imitation round bale blinds with windows and if you bring a buddy heater with you it will be a cozy sit.
He also has 4 archery spots available October 25 to 29, but keep in mind the full moon is the 27th. Bowhunts are 5 days at $2,750. He also has room for muzzleloader hunters the month of December priced at $3,000 for 4 days. All hunts include lodging and meals. Call on Hunt WD550.
MANITOBA BLACK BEAR $2500
Past HCU hunters have been 100 percent successful on this hunt. He was filled up with 9 hunters for 2015, but a group of 4 have cancelled for May 18 to 23 of this spring. Last year he had 8 hunters take 8 bears, including several archers. One archer took the best bear weighing in at 350 pounds. Bears typically average in the 225 to 250 pound range and about 40% are off color.
6-day hunt is $2,500 and includes the 6% HST tax, but not the $335 license. House accommodations in Hodgson, meals and airport pickup in Winnipeg is included. Hunt BL44.
ALASKA BOAT HUNT FOR MOUNTAIN GOAT $9500
Here is a bargain priced mountain goat hunt out of Prince William Sound. Last year all 3 hunters tagged goats and in 2013; 5 of the 6 hunters bagged billies. Hunters stay on a 28-foot boat with an enclosed cabin and utilize a zodiac to reach shore once a huntable goat is spotted. 7-day September/October hunts are $9,500 and a packer can be hired to assist the hunter for only $800. Hunters are met in Anchorage, no charter flights. 2 spots are open for this coming fall. Hunt MG242.
We still have a few openings for SOUTH AFRICA PLAINSGAME HUNTS. These packages are priced right, for example
6 hunting days, includes day rates and trophy fees on these five animals; kudu, blesbok, impala, duiker, springbok and baboon, all free-range hunting and also INCLUDES AIRFARE for only $7,000. Hunt SAAP.
Additional animals can be taken for trophy fees. Call one of our consultants for more details and available dates.
Our 36 page color 2015 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.
HCU has just started an email list to ensure that our clients get the latest information on any last minute deals that come up through the year due to cancellations and other discounts. We have sent one email to date, if you have not received it, and would like to receive this information over email, please email one of the consultants listed below and we will add your email to the listing.
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