SE COLORADO – GUARANTEED TAG $3500 AVERAGE 75 TO 78 INCHES
Trophy pronghorn hunts have become quite expensive, but that is not the case with this outfitter located in southeastern Colorado. Priced at only $3,500 this is a bargain hunt. These properties are located just across the border from New Mexico.
2021 all 10 pronghorn rifle hunters tagged out on mature bucks and his 2 archery hunters killed a buck and hit and lost a buck.
2020 his 9 hunters tagged 9 pronghorn and 3 were in the 80 inch class. Tallest bucks broke 16 inches.
2019 produced 7 bucks for 7 hunters. Top 4 bucks grossed 80 inches or better and the tallest pronghorn went 17 inches. He hosted one archer and he killed a monster grossing 82 inches.
3 days guided 2×1 is $3,500 October 7 to 14. Hunters apply for the tag, which has been 100 percent draw, but if for some reason you are unsuccessful, he has landowner vouchers available.
Archery hunts are August 15 to September 20 at $2,450 guided 2×1 for 3 days. Archery tags are over the counter.
He also has private land in Unit 134 on about 12,000 acres next to his trophy area where the bucks tend to score a few points less. He will run 2 hunters here for $3,000 on a 3 day hunt and in 2020 both hunters took very nice respectable bucks.
Bunkhouse accommodations with meals in- cluded. Hunters fly into Colorado Springs or Denver and rent a car for the 2 or 3 hour drive. Draw deadline early April. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been on this property. Hunt PG554.
COLORADO PRONGHORN $2750 OPENS AUGUST 15 GREAT FOR STUDENTS GUARANTEED TAG – NO DRAW
This hunt takes place in northwestern Colorado in the Ranching for Wildlife program guaranteeing you a pronghorn tag, no drawings. Rifle hunts start August 15 and continue to run into early November, making for a long season with plenty of flexibility.
2021 season ended with all 10 hunters tagging bucks and the top buck was taken by HCU hunter, Dan Henning.
2020 finished with 13 bucks for 13 hunters averaging over 70 inches.
2019 all 10 pronghorn hunters tagged out with the top buck breaking the 80 inch mark.
3 day hunts guided 2×1 are only $2,750. Elk can be added in early November for an additional $4,900 or $5,450 on the September rut hunt and this includes a fourth day of hunting.
This has been one of our most popular hunts due to the guaranteed tag (no drawing) liberal season dates, 100 percent success on representative bucks with great guides. Bunk- house accommodations along with family style meals and airport pickup in Hayden make this just a really nice fun hunt. 2022 limited open- ings. HCU’s Craig Green and Cliff Graham have hunted with this outfitter. Hunt PG226. PG226 Hunt Photos.
ALL HUNTERS INTERESTED IN HUNT- ING WYOMING ELK, DEER OR PRONG- HORN IN THE FUTURE SHOULD PUR- CHASE PREFERENCE POINTS FROM JULY TO OCTOBER ON THE WYOMING WEBSITE www.https://wgfd.wyo.gov
#1 WYOMING PRONGHORN $2400
3 DAYS SPOT AND STALK SNOWY RANCH OR LARAMIE RANCH
This is our top Wyoming pronghorn outfitter, and the reason is exceptional quality, very limit- ed amount of hunters, great overall experience and low price of only $2,400. He hunts 2 ranch- es; Snowy Ranch in Unit 45 has 20,000 acres and the Laramie Ranch in Unit 38 has 9,000 acres and is east of Laramie.
Currently we expect the Laramie unit to draw a pronghorn tag with 0 points if you put in for the special draw or 1 point for the general draw. The Snowy requires 2 points to draw the special or 3 points for the less expensive general draw.
2021 on the Snowy they went 6 for 6 includ- ing a monster 82 1/2 inch book buck. The Lara- mie finished with all 4 hunters tagging and out the top bucks were in the mid 70’s.
2020 he took 8 hunters on the Snowy and 3 on the Laramie, all with 100 percent success in- cluding a monster that may book and a 16 1/2 inch tall buck.
2019 ranches combined produced 14 bucks for 14 hunters and the top buck grossed over 81 inches, with the rest scoring in the 70’s. The tallest buck was 16 inches. Quality is similar on both ranches, but accommodations are different.
3 day hunt is only $2,400 guided 2×1 with nice cabin accommodations on his family owned Snowy Ranch with home cooked meals. Archery season is in August and rifle season runs from September 15 to October 31. On the Laramie Ranch motel accommodations and restaurant meals are included and the rifle season runs from October 5 to 31.
We strongly recommend hunters to obtain preference points to use down the road. Points can also be shared with fellow hunters, by averaging them in the draw.
Hunters can purchase preference points from July 1 to October 31 so they will be available for future drawings. Go to the web and look up https://wgfd.wyo.gov and follow the simple instructions to purchase preference points cur- rently priced about $33 for pronghorn, $53 for elk or $43 for deer. Call us if you need assis-tance. Draw deadline is May 31.
Hunters fly into Denver and rent a car for the 3 1/2 hour drive or fly into Laramie or Cheyenne and pick up is free. 2022 is full so book now for 2023 or 2024. Hunt PG558 and PG5586.
MONTANA ARCHERY PRONGHORN 4 DAYS $2300
This longtime Montana outfitter recently picked up an additional 9,000 acre lease that has very good pronghorn to go along with his existing properties. The trophy quality is defined by very good genetics along with a very limited amount of rifle tags.
Archery season will start August 15 with the main hunting method is sitting on waterholes. Early in September it can also involve some spot and stalk due to the rut up until about September 22.
4 day hunts are $2,300 2×1 and include ranch house accommodations and meals. Pronghorn draw deadline is June 1. Archery tags are much easier to draw than rifle tags and PREFERENCE POINTS CAN BE ACQUIRED JULY 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30. Some hunters draw archery tags with only the point pur- chased with their application, but normally it takes 1 preference point plus you need to purchase an additional point with your application to draw an archery tag. It typically takes 2 or 3 points minimum to draw a rifle tag. Hunters fly into Billings and rent a car for the 3 hour drive. Hunt PGB219.
LOOKING FOR THAT BOONER? NEW MEXICO W/LANDOWNER
95,000 PRIVATE ACRES 2021 – 16 HUNTERS 16 BUCKS 7 OVER B&C MINIMUM
The outfitter has run pronghorn hunts on this ranch for over 20 years and continues to take record book animals. Rainfall can be a factor for horn growth, but this ranch still produces quality bucks.
2021 they had a good horn growth season and on the first hunt starting in late August all 8 hunt- ers harvested bucks including 4 in the 83 to 85 inch range. Second hunt all 8 guys killed bucks including an 88, 84 and 83 inch.
3 days 1×1 is $8,500 with really nice ranch house accommodations and landowner voucher. Openings are determined by repeat clientele. Hunters fly into Albuquerque and rent a vehicle. Hunt PGWM90.
NEW MEXICO PRIVATE RANCH TROPHY PRONGHORN $4500 TO $6500 INCLUDES LANDOWNER VOUCHER
This outfitter has a several large ranches in southcentral New Mexico near the town of Magdalena. Success has typically run 100 percent and prices include landowner vouchers, no draws.
3 day hunts guided 1×1 are priced from $4,500, $5,500 to $6,500 depending on the quality of the ranch. Bucks tend to score from the 70’s to low or mid 80’s depending on the year. Very basic cabin accommodations but could be upgraded to private lodge accommodations for $80 per night. Hunters fly into Albuquerque and rent a car for
the 1 1/2 hour drive. HCU’s Cliff Graham and Bob Wodzisz have been on this hunt. Hunt PG820.
WYOMING TROPHY UNITS REQUIRES 6 POINTS AND UP
4 DAYS $3000 1X1 RIFLE/BOW AVERAGE 80 INCH PRONGHORNS
This outfitter hunts the best trophy units in south central Wyoming. Success has been 100 percent and depending on the unit most pronghorn taken score in the high 70’s and low 80’s, including archery hunters. This is a small person- al outfitter that typically guides most of the hunt- ers and has been in these units for several years.
4 hunting days guided 1×1 is $3,000 and the hunters stay at a Hampton Inn for approximate- ly $80 a night in Rock Springs at their own expense. Hunters do their own breakfast meal, and the outfitter includes a packed lunch and supper in his home. Season runs September 20 to Octo- ber 31 and earlier is usually best. Draw deadline is May 30 and you normally have results by mid June. Hunters fly into SLC and rent a car or Rock Springs where the outfitter will pick them up.
This outfitter also does some trophy elk hunts in these trophy units, and they do require max points and still the odds are not all that great. Elk archery or rifle is 5 days at $5,000. Hunt PG371. PG371 Hunt Photos