Colorado Guided Whitetail Deer Hunts - Free Range Hunts
Our Whitetail Deer Hunts take place during the month of October and November on the Eastern Plains of Colorado. This is a fair chase hunt with open ground and lots of agricultural fields where the majority of the Whitetails feed. The terrain holds sand hills, sage bluffs, and river bottoms where the Whitetails like to bed. Our agricultural fields consist of corn, milo, wheat, and soybeans providing a variety of food sources all of which the Whitetails love.
Fair Chase Whitetail Hunts in Eastern Colorado
With open ground, this is an extremely challenging hunt, some of the Whitetails will bed in the cottonwoods that dot the river bottom, some will bed up in the sand hills and sage bluffs, you can see for miles, so seeing the deer is not the difficult part, it’s getting one close enough for a shot that provides the largest challenge. Client are placed in 1 of 2 elevated blinds or post up along fence corners depending on what the deer are doing, these spots are between the feed and bedding so there are opportunities for both stand hunting, as well as, spot and stalk opportunities.
Hunting Area in Eastern Colorado
The buck to doe ratio on our ranch is very close to 1:1; and may in fact be just over that in favor of the bucks. There is very little pressure on these deer, so they are not overly spooky once they leave the agricultural feeding areas.
The genetics in our area are crazy, we are targeting bucks in the 160 class and you will have a legitimate opportunity at bucks scoring in the 170 – 180” mark, they are not around every bush, but they are in the area.
Colorado Whitetail Hunting Packages - 5 Days
All Inclusive Packages = $5,500 + $1,000 Harvest Fee = $6,500
All of our hunts are semi guided. Meals & Accommodations included. We only take 8 hunters for the entire season.
Semi Guided Whitetail Hunts Eastern Colorado
Our semi guided hunts are 6-day and include meals and lodging. The Eastern Colorado ranch house is close to the hunting area, so no long drives to the hunting spots. Whitetail clients are booked for 6-day hunts with a total of 4 clients booked each year, keeping the pressure very low. Whitetail hunters will be sharing camp with our Mule Deer hunters, but they are hunting a completely different area than the Whitetail hunting clients. Our whitetail deer hunts are semi guided, meaning you will have the run of the ranch. Semi guided hunts require some experience and hunters must have experience to score a buck on the hoof. Shots can be as long as you can shoot, but we prefer you limit your shots to 300 yards and under to eliminate wounded game animals. This is wild and open country and you can see for miles, but typical of whitetails, they can sneak up on you even in this open terrain. It's very important to keep your eyes open and be looking in all directions on a consistent basis.
Contact us for more information about our semi guided Colorado Whitetail Hunts.
Common Questions About our Whitetail Hunts
What is included in the price of a Whitetail or Mule Deer 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 your Colorado Mule Deer or Whitetail Packages?
• 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)
What is the closest airport to Ivory & Antlers hunting 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.
What kind of success rate do your clients see?
100% on both mule deer and whitetail deer.
What Game Management Units do you guide in?
Eastern Colorado – Plains Hunt
• Mule Deer: 102
• Whitetail: 101/102
Will I be hunting private or public land?
You will be hunting 100% on our leased private land. We have access to over 20,000 acres of privately managed ground.