Deer Hunts with Colorado Outfitters

Deer Hunting Overview

We offer deer hunts throughout the hunting seasons starting with the archery and muzzleloader seasons followed by the regular rifle seasons (deer licenses are not available first rifle, only available second and third rifle). Within the Mount Zirkel Wilderness, there also is an Early High Country Rifle Season which is in early September (typically coincides with muzzleloader season). It does take several points to draw these tags (see our “Trip Planning” section for points required for all deer licenses; some require no points to draw) but this can offer an excellent opportunity to harvest a trophy buck! We regularly see bucks in the 170-180 class and 200 class bucks are possible in this area!

Our deer hunting tactics are getting up high early, at or above tree line and glassing during the early seasons. Once the regular rifle seasons come on, bucks will look for more cover but glassing and stalking can still be very effective. By the time third rifle season comes around, bucks are moving down in anticipation of the rut and snow. In general, they can be on the move more during this time looking for does so setting up near feeding areas where does regularly visit can be very productive.

Hunters desiring to hunt both deer and elk during the second and third rifle seasons, incur no additional charge from Colorado Outfitters. You pay the cost of a guided or unguided hunt period.

Hunting Information

DIY Drop Camps

For the experienced elk hunters who enjoy doing things on their own, we offer wilderness drop camps.

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Trip Planning

Booked your trip?  Here are some resources and information to help you plan for a successful hunt with Colorado Outfitters!  

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Base Camp Hunts

We offer fully-guided base camp hunts at our Steamboat Lake Destination cabins.

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Rates and Booking

Ready to book your hunt with Colorado Outfitters?  Check here for our most current rates and booking information.  

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Wilderness Guided Camps

For a truly unique hunt, we offer some of the finest guided wilderness pack in hunts in the West.

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Season Dates

See the various season dates and the hunt code published by the Colorado Department of Wildlife.  

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Yearly Highlight Reels

New this year we started collecting pictures and videos from our hunts to put together highlight reels. Enjoy!


Successful Deer Hunts

Colorado Outfitters, LLC
19495 County Road 17
Craig, CO 81625
(970) 319-4866

What Our Clients Say

Myself, Mike Cigich and Marty Moyer would like to thank you for an awesome experience!

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Your satisfied client - Adam Walker

I waited 25 years to draw this tag and I can't say enough about how Colorado Outfitters made my dream come true!

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