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Camping at the Big Game HuntThe Gunnison Country Guide Service has just completed our 34th year. We are eagerly anticipating our 36th season of guiding elk and mule deer hunters, riding and packing good horses and mules, laughing and enjoying warm cook tents, and all of the adventure that comes with wilderness horseback hunting. We look forward to having you join us for a great time.

GUIDED HUNTS: In the 2013 season our guided hunts will be conducted from a base camp located at the end of a rough jeep road in the Fossil Ridge Recreation Management Area. From this camp we can hunt on horseback into the roadless parts of the Management Area as well as the Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area where the use of motorized travel and mechanized equipment is prohibited. Plus, we have the flexibility and option to use 4wd vehicles to access an even larger hunt area. The camp features heavy duty, spacious wall tents with wood burning stoves inside for heat. The sleeping tents include sturdy cots with foam pads and lanterns for lighting. All meals are prepared and served in a cook tent provided with seating, tables and counters. Riding horses are available to be used daily to access hunting areas. One guide per each two hunters is provided or you may upgrade to one on one guide service. The packing out of harvested game is included. This camp is situated at an elevation near 10,000 feet.

Prices:
  • ARCHERY & MUZZLELOADER SEASONS: 7 Days (5 full hunt days plus in and out days) - ELK - $3500.00 per person, MULE DEER - $3000.00 per person, COMBO - $3800.00 per person
  • RIFLE SEASONS: 7 Days (5 full hunt days plus in and out days) –
  • FIRST & FOURTH SEASONS (elk only) - $3300.00 per person
  • SECOND & THIRD SEASONS: ELK/$3600.00 per person, MULE DEER/$3100.00 per person, COMBO/$3900
(Additional Hunt Days: $200.00 per day / One on One Guide Service: $150.00 per day additional)
SPECIAL GROUP RATE: If you have a minimum of 6 hunters you can book our base camp exclusively for your group. We will knock
$300.00 per person off the regular rate of our guided hunt. Call immediately to insure we have dates available.
Hunting Information List
 
Camping at the Big Game HuntDROP CAMPS: For experienced hunters who wish to hunt on their own, we offer fully equipped and set up drop camps. These camps are packed in approximately 3 to 8 miles and include canvas wall tents with wood burning stoves for heat and all other necessary camping and cooking gear. A rider will check your camp on a regular basis and pack out downed game from the kill site. No horses are left in camp. Your party members are the only ones sharing your camp. A minimum of two hunters is required. We recommend these camps only for hunters familiar with back country camping and mountain hunting conditions, and who are in good physical condition.
Price: Four or more hunters/$1600.00 per person, 3 Hunters/$1650.00 per person, 2 Hunters/$1700.00 per person for up to 7 hunting days plus pack in and pack out days. You may pack in one or two days prior to the opening date of the season. Food Package: $200.00 additional per person.
Drop Camp Information Sheet
 
YOUTH HUNTS: We offer a 50% reduction on our hunt prices for youths (high school age or younger) accompanied by an adult hunter.
 
2014 SEASON DATES:
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  • Archery: Aug. 30 - Sept. 28, 2014
  • Muzzleloader: Sept. 13 - 21, 2014
  • First Rifle: Oct. 11 - 15, 2014 (elk only)
  • Second Rifle: Oct. 18 - 26, 2014
  • Third Rifle: Nov. 1 - 9, 2014
  • Fourth Rifle: Nov. 12 - 16, 2014 (elk only)
HUNTING LICENSES: Bull elk licenses during the 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons are unlimited in number in our area and may be purchased over the counter on your arrival here. First & fourth season rifle either sex elk licenses, muzzleloader elk licenses, archery elk licenses, cow elk licenses, and all deer licenses must be applied for by drawing (early April deadline). Completion of a hunter safety course is required to purchase a hunting license in Colorado for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1949. D.O.W. Website: www.wildlife.state.co.us
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LICENSE FEES: License fees in 2013 for non residents are: BULL ELK or Either Sex/$586.00, COW ELK/$351.00, DEER/$351.00
 
RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS: A deposit of 50% of the cost of your hunt is required to book a reservation. Deposits will not be refunded (unless you are unsuccessful in the drawing for your license). However, you may transfer your deposit to an alternate person you find to take your place. The remaining 50% will be due on your arrival here for your hunt. Final payment must be made by cash, money order or certified check. Personal checks sent 30 days prior to your hunt will also be accepted for final payment. To make a reservation write or call to provide the following information: NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, SEASON AND TYPE OF HUNT DESIRED, DATES (pack in date, first hunt day, last hunt day, pack out day), NAMES OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY, AND OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION. We will send a contract and confirm your reservation when the signed contract and deposit is returned back here. Contact us well in advance to assure openings for the seasons and dates that you desire.
CONTACT: JOHN NELSON, P.O. BOX 1443, GUNNISON, COLORADO 81230, 970-641-2830 or Email
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Call, Write, or Email for more complete information:
John Nelson, The Gunnison Country Guide Service, P.O. Box 1443, Gunnison, Colorado 81230
Email: packtrip@gunnison.com, 970-641-2830 or Cell # 970-209-7104
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