Cliff and Bob and their families just returned from a New Zealand/Australia trip in July. They had a fantastic time visiting many places along the way and doing a little hunting in between. Overall just a great trip with the exception of Shosh’s experience snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef that ended in a medical flight, but all turned out just fine. Bob can tell you the story when you see him at one of the winter shows.
IT IS TIME TO GET YOUR WYOMING PREFERENCE POINTS. GO TO https://wgfd.wyo.gov and follow the instructions to purchase points. Elk is $50, deer $40 and pronghorn is $30. By doing this you not only can accumulate points to possibly draw a better than average unit, but may be able to get a tag down the road for the regular price instead of paying for the special tag, which typically cost close to twice the regular tag. Special tags are typically easier to draw and in many cases a general regular tag will require a point or possibly two, where as a special tag may not require any or possibly one point depending on the unit. The tags are basically the same, but one is typically easier to draw than the other.
2017 Wyoming license prices
Regular bull elk draw $591 Special bull elk draw $1071
Regular buck deer draw $326 Special buck deer draw $566
Regular antelope $286 Special antelope buck $526
Here are a few 2017 hunts that are still available for this fall. Many of our top elk and deer hunts are filling already for 2018, so if you are seriously considering a 2018 hunt we recommend you calling one of our consultants within the next couple months.
NEW MEXICO TROPHY BULLS 100% SUCCESS PAST 10 YEARS ON SEVERAL RANCHES TOTALING OVER 100,000 FREE-RANGE PRIVATE ACRES
IN 2016 ALL 8 HUNTERS KILLED BULLS AND 5 GROSSED OVER 350 INCHES
1 OPENING FOR THE FIRST RIFLE HUNT OCTOBER 1 TO 5 AND 2 ON THE SECOND HUNT OCTOBER 8 TO 12, 2017
Best bull last fall gross scored 370 Boone and Crockett. In 2015 all 9 hunters killed bulls and the top 2 grossed 384 and 370. This outfit in northeastern New Mexico typically runs only 2 hunts and with taking such a limited number of hunters on such large tracts of land one hunt is not normally better than the other, both kill big bulls. 5 day hunts are priced at $14,000 guided 1×1, BUT HIS MAIN RANCH JUST GOT 3 OPENINGS AND WILL BE PRICED AT $13,000 ONLY FOR THIS FALL. Hunters fly into Colorado Springs and rent a car for the 2 hour drive to the lodge. If you are really serious about tagging that one big bull call us on this once in a lifetime hunt. Hunt EK278.
ALBERTA WHITETAIL HUNT PRODUCES SOME MONSTER BUCKS
6 DAY HUNTS $4000 CAN BE UPGRADED TO 10 DAYS FOR $1000
2 OPENINGS NOVEMBER 12 TO 17 AND ONE NOVEMBER 19-25, 2017
This outfit runs 12 rifle whitetail hunters per year on private and crown land. Bush hunts are more stay in the stand all day type, while the private farmland hunts are a combination of stand hunting or driving with spot and stalk. Hunting area is just northwest of Red Deer with lodge accommodations. Hunters are picked up at the Edmonton Airport. Call us for more details on Hunt WD357.
2 MONTANA RANCHES OPEN FOR TRESPASS FEES
If you have a general deer tag for Montana and need a place to hunt we have access to 2 different ranches in southeastern Montana. One is a 60,000 acre mule deer property that has a rustic cabin available and a 20,000 acre ranch that is mostly agriculture and river bottoms and is really good for whitetails. Price is $2,000 per hunter. Last year over a period of 5 weeks they had 9 mule deer hunters kill 9 bucks and the better deer were in the 23 to 27 inch class. They had 4 whitetail hunters take 4 bucks and they mainly went in the 130 to 150 category. Price is $2,000 per hunter and they take a very limited amount of hunters. Call us for more details.
3 PRONGHORN OPENINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 7 TO 9
This is our best pronghorn hunt located in northeastern New Mexico where success has been 100 percent on nice bucks in the 14 to 15 inch category with good mass. The outfitter normally takes about 10 to 12 hunters total per year over the course of two hunts. The first hunt late August is full and there are 3 openings for the second hunt September 7 to 9. Nice lodge accommodations with good meals and guided 2×1. Hunt PG278.
NEW MEXICO ELK HUNT REDUCED TO $6000 + $2000 TROPHY FEE
This hunt is normally priced at a flat $8,500 and it has been reduced to fill the last few spots. Average bull taken on this hunt over the past years has grossed over 300 inches with some scoring over 340. Rustic cabin accommodations on this very remote 20,000 private acres makes for a great hunt. Guide service is 2×1 with meals provided. Available openings are December 1 to 5 for a late season hunt and also 3 spots for an archery hunt September 12 to 16 of this fall. Hunt EKP333.
NEW MEXICO ELK ON THE CHASE RANCH
There are a couple scattered openings on the Chase in northeastern New Mexico. Success is typically high on bulls averaging gross scores of 300 inches. 5 day hunts with lodging, meals and 2×1 guide service is priced at $6,000 plus a $2,000 trophy fee. There are a few scattered dates in mid to late October. Call us on Hunt EK333.
MOUNTAIN LION HUNTS AVAILABLE FOR THIS COMING WINTER
We still have a few spots open on our top Colorado hunts. These will fill fast, so don’t delay. Hunts typically start late November and run into late February. Call for more information on Hunts ML675 and ML21.
NOW IS THE TIME TO SCHEDULE AFRICA FOR 2018
We have several top destinations for South Africa and Namibia that provide excellent success and can hunt any style you prefer. Prices are very reasonable, as low as $6500 roundtrip INCLUDING AIRFARE, normally with 90 percent success on all animals. These trips are great for non-hunters as well. Take a side trip sightseeing some of the best National Parks or the visit the coast, as all of this can be arranged. Call us on any of these hunts to schedule dates from March to October.
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.
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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Bushland, TX 79012
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Evans City, PA 16033
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Jefferson Hills, PA 15025