SE COLORADO – GUARANTEED TAG
$3500 RIFLE OR $2500 BOW 3 DAYS
2022 – 11 FOR 11 RIFLE/3 FOR 3 BOW
Here is a moderately priced quality pronghorn hunt located in southeastern Colorado. Priced at only $3,500 with basically a guaranteed tag this is a bargain priced hunt. These properties are located just across the border from New Mexico.
2022 he hosted 3 archery hunters and they all tagged bucks along with his rifle hunters going 11 for 11.
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.
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 $2,500 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 typically runs 2 hunters here for $3,000 on a 3 day hunt.
Bunkhouse accommodations with meals included. 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 $2950
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.
2022 season was typical with pretty much everyone tagging a buck and top bucks were in the mid 70’s.
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.
3 day hunts guided 2×1 are only $2,950.
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. Bunkhouse accommodations along with family style meals and airport pickup in Hayden make this just a really nice fun hunt. 2023 limited openings. HCU’s Craig Green and Cliff Graham have hunted with this outfitter. Hunt PG226. PG226 Hunt Photos.
ALL HUNTERS INTERESTED IN HUNTING WYOMING ELK, DEER OR PRONGHORN IN THE FUTURE SHOULD PURCHASE 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 limited number of hunters, great overall experience and low price of only $2,400. He hunts 2 ranches; 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 either ranch to require 2 points to draw the special or 3 points for the less expensive general draw.
2022 was tough on both ranches due to the longest running drought this area has seen in over 30 years. 12 bucks were taken on the Snowy and only 2 on the Laramie Ranch. Best was in the mid 70’s.
2021 on the Snowy they went 6 for 6 including a monster 82 1/2 inch book buck. The Laramie finished with all 4 hunters tagging out and the top bucks were in the mid 70’s.
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 currently priced about $33 for pronghorn, $53 for elk or $43 for deer. Call us if you need assistance. 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. 2023 is full so book now for 2024 or 2025. Hunt PG558 and PG5586.
NUMBER 1 BOW PRONGHORN
MONTANA ARCHERY 4 DAYS $2350
RIFLE PRONGHORN 3 DAYS $2350
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.
2022 season finished with all 5 archers hitting bucks, although only 3 were recovered and all grossed in the mid-70’s.
2022 rifle season was again 100% and top buck went over 82 inches.
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 bow hunts or 3 day rifle is $2,350 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. Normally it takes 1 or 2 preference points plus you need to purchase an additional point with your application to draw an archery tag. It typically takes 3 or 4 points minimum to draw a rifle tag. Hunters fly into Billings and rent a car for the 3 hour drive. Hunt PGB219.
NEW MEXICO W/LANDOWNER VOUCHER
95,000 PRIVATE ACRES
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.
2022 was a terrible drought up until June causing poor horn growth on the pronghorn. The bucks were so poor they are looking to lower the number of bucks to be taken in 2023. Bucks were taken but just not up to the record book standards of the past 20 years.
2021 they had a good horn growth season and on the first hunt starting in late August all 8 hunters 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.
WYOMING TROPHY UNITS
REQUIRES 6 POINTS AND UP
4 DAYS $3500 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 personal outfitter that typically guides most of the hunters and has been in these units for several years.
4 hunting days guided 1×1 is $3,500 and the hunters stay at a Hampton Inn for approximately $80 a night in Rock Springs at their own expense. Hunters do their own restaurant meals, and the outfitter includes a packed lunch. Season runs September 20 to October 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. Hunt PG371. PG371 Hunt Photos