Common Questions About Hunting in Colorado
Colorado Deer Hunts
What supplies do I need to bring with me when I hunt at your ranch?
You will need to bring your weapon of choice, hunting cloths & boots, pack, binoculars, range finder, and camp cloths. All towels and sleeping gear are provided at the ranch, along with a fully stocked kitchen where our cook provides homecooked meals. You may want to bring cooler’s or a freezer to get your meat home.
What Game Management Units do you guide in?
Eastern Colorado – Plains Hunt
• Mule Deer: 102
• Whitetail: 101/102
Will I be hunting private of public land?
You will be hunting 100% on our leased private land. We have access to over 20,000 acers of privately managed ground.
Do you charge Trophy Fees?
No, the price of the hunt applies if you harvest a 180” buck or a 200” buck. How big of a buck can I expect to harvest? We target bucks that score in the 185” to 200+” range. We manage for either trophy status or mature bucks that are 5+ years of age. We only take 4 mule deer clients and 4 whitetail clients per year, so this is a very intimate hunt with a high success rate on trophy class or mature bucks.
How much is a Deer Hunt?
Whitetail 6 Day Fully Guided Hunt cost: $6,500 Mule Deer 6 Day Fully Guided Hunt cost: $9,500
What is included in the price of the hunt?
Meals, lodging, guide fees, incredible views, and an awesome experience are all included in the price of the hunt.
What is NOT included in the price of the hunt?
• Hunting license
• Game processing (we will gut and skin your elk and prepare it for processing)
• Guide/Cook Tips (Recommend a minimum of 10% to guide, and $100/hunter or guest to cook)
• Transportation to our lodge from your home (Once you are at the lodge, we transport clients to the daily hunting spots)
How many clients per each guide?
Mule Deer: Our hunts are 1 Client for 1 guide unless two client’s book together, then they will hunt together. Whitetail: Our hunts are semi-guided or fully guided depending on the client’s ability to judge bucks.
How do I get a license to hunt Deer?
Clients will need to draw a deer license. Whitetail deer will require 0-2 points to draw depending on if you’re a resident or non-resident. Mule deer will require 2-6 points to draw depending on if you’re a resident or non-resident. We help all clients with the application process if needed. Landowner vouchers are very difficult to come by, if we can locate one cost will be anywhere from $1,000 - $2,500 depending on the landowner.
Do you help take care of my animal after it’s down?
Yes, our guides will gut the animal in the field. It will then be loaded up on our ranch equipment and taken to our skinning shed to be hung, skinned, and caped.
Do you have a list of references I can talk to who have hunted with you before?
Yes, we will provide references upon request, and you can check out client reviews on our website home page. Scroll down to the bottom to find the reviews, and you can check out more reviews on our Facebook or Yelp pages as well.
How do I book a hunt with I&A Outfitters?
We require a 50% deposit to hold reservations. The hunt balance is then due either 90 days prior to your hunt start date, or by July 30th if your hunting in November.
What if I book a hunt and then need to cancel?
We understand that life sometimes interrupts your plans. Because of our hunt schedule and Colorado’s license system, we most likely will not be able to move you to another date in the same year, however we do allow you to move your hunt to the following year provided that we are notified at least 60 days prior to your hunt start date, anything with-in 60 days of your hunt start date will not allow for any refunds or change in schedule. Cancellations are not allowed.
Do you offer any discounted pricing for youth hunters?
No, we work just as hard for a youth hunter as we do for any other clients, therefore we do not offer any youth hunt pricing breaks.
Do you offer any discounts for more than 1 hunter in a group?
No, with our 2:1 client to guide ratio, we are set up to handle client who come in by themselves or with groups.
What is the closest airport to your ranch?
Denver International airport is 100 miles from our ranch. You can rent a car at the airport and drive to our ranch (drive time is approx. 2.5 hours) We DO NOT do airport pick-ups.
How physically demanding are your hunts?
What kind of weather can I expect on my hunt?
Eastern Colorado has some of the most torrent weather in North America, it could be 20 degrees in the morning, 70 degrees during the day, and drop to sub-freezing in the afternoon if a storm blows in. One thing is for sure, clients should be prepared for all seasons in one day!
What kind of success rate to your clients see?
100% on both mule deer and whitetail deer.
Do you charge guest fees for non-hunters?
Guest’s are allowed and there is a fee, but guests are only allowed if we have room at the lodge. Our priority is the hunting clients, then if room we allow guests at a rate of: $1,950 (6 Days)