Colorado Mule Deer Hunting Outfitters

Colorado Mule Deer Hunting Outfitters

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Mule Deer Hunts

Our mountain ranches are an incredible migratory destination for giant mountain mule deer. Most bucks live in the high country that surrounds our ranches and migrate down onto the lower sage flats to rut and winter every year. These bucks which are extremely hard to hunt early in the year, become very huntable in mid to late November as they descend on the doe groups that live in the willow bottoms and timber fringes that line the valley floor where our ranches are located. We never know exactly what is going to show up, but we know that there will be some giants which makes the hunt incredibly exciting. Expectations for our late season hunts are bucks scoring north of 180″ with possibilities of 190-200+”. Huge mass, dark antlers, big square heads make these mountain mulies worthy of anyone willing to brave the snow and cold to put their tag on one of these majestic giants!

“All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management”.

Location

Jackson County, CO - Units 6, 16, 17 & 171

Our Mule Deer Hunts are Mountain Mule Deer hunts on our Ranches in Rand, CO. These hunts take place in November during the third and fourth rifle seasons (see the Elk Page for details on dates). These hunts can be booked alone or in combination with our rifle elk hunts. These units are 17, 171, 16, 6. We are hunting migrating bucks in the rut, so we never know what is going to show up, but if the snow and weather is right, be prepared to see mature bucks in the 180+ class. Our goal is to harvest mature bucks with a minimum score of 180 or minimum age of 6.5.

This is not a hunt where you will see a high number of deer, however, the bucks you will see will be mature and huge in both antlers and body. Although we cover a lot of ground on these hunts, we also use heated blinds in proven spots where you will be overlooking open sage and dark timber/aspen patches which the deer use for cover and feed during their migration to winter grounds. This hunt is very dependent upon cold and lots of snow in the high country which pushes mature bucks to their winter grounds.

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CO Mule Deer Seasons

2018 Mule Deer Season Dates

West of I25

Mule Deer Archery

  • August 25 - September 23

Mule Deer Muzzleloader

  • September 8 - September 16

Mule Deer Preference Point Only

  • Hunt Code: D-P-999-99-P

Mule Deer - Early Rifle Season

  • September 24 - October 2

Mule Deer - 2nd Rifle Season

  • October 20 - November 28

Mule Deer - 3rd Rifle Season

  • November 3 - 11
  • Hunt Code: D-M-017-O3-R

    Mule Deer - 4th Rifle Season

    • November 14 - 18
    • Hunt Code: D-M-006-O4-R

    East of I25

    Early Rifle

    • October 27 - November 6

    Late Rifle

    • December 1 - December 14

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