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 falls the first week of September. 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.

Read More

Trip Planning

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

Read More

Base Camp Hunts

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

Read More

Rates and Booking

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

Read More

Wilderness Guided Camps

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

Read More

Season Dates

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

Read More

Successful Deer Hunts


Colorado Outfitters, LLC
970-319-4866 (Office)
970-818-1976 (Cell)
19495 County Road #17
Craig, CO 81625

Join our Mailing List!

State of Colorado Outfitters Registration #733

Colorado Outfitters, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and provider, authorized by special use permits from the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office to operate on the White River and Routt National Forests.

US Forest Service