Guided Hunting Expeditions at Bear Basin Ranch
Private Land Hunts (October)
*We also hunt archery & muzzleloader season’s (call for more details)
We set aside exclusive use of the six square miles of Bear Basin Ranch for a very special Deer hunt for Bucks. Each season we limit deer hunting on our ranch to just two small party hunts for buck deer and a later season hunt for elk.
The rugged rocky hills and timbered slopes of the ranch are a protected and choice habitat for large antlered deer. Later, herds of migrating elk, sometimes numbering more than a hundred, graze across the ranch’s Bone Yard Park on their way to lower winter pasture. Last season we filled every tag with a nice sized buck. Several were in the 30 inch plus spread category with green scores of 180 and 190. See Dirt King’s Hunting University TV special on our 2007 trophy hunt.
The Colorado deer hunting action begins on Friday, October 13th, 2:00 p.m. We pick you up at the location of your choice in nearby Colorado Springs, or you may decide to drive yourself. After moving your gear into our cow camp quarters or the ranch bunk house, we assemble at the Bear Basin corral for an introduction tour of the ranch on horseback. The guides talk about how and where we will hunt while sharing the colorful history of the region
As we trot along the ancient pathways. Later, ponies out to pasture, saddles back on their racks, we gather around the big dining table. We enjoy an excellent wine or perhaps a single malt appetizer as the chef puts final touches to the evening meal. The second Colorado deer hunt begins at 12:00 p.m. on October 20th. Arrive at the Ranch at noon, introductory tour then begin hunting that afternoon.
The day starts early, out before dawn. Deer hunters are selectively placed with a good view of areas where we know the big ones hang out. Although we travel along the old wagon tracks around the ranch by vehicle, we walk quietly into our positions some distance from the drop-off. Later, for those who are not yet successful, we may change tactics and locations. The next days are spent deer hunting from stands with some easy hiking. For hunters in good health and moderate physical condition.
On a Bear Basin guided trip, a Colorado deer hunting guide will always be with you or if you are on a stand, nearby (we have a 2:1 ratio – 1 guide per 2 hunters). After you have tagged your kill, we clean and transport it to camp, either by pack horse or if inaccessible, we de-bone the meat and backpack to a pack horse, leaving only inedible parts behind. Heads and capes are handled with care.
What is Included:
Rustic ranch lodging, very experienced Colorado deer hunting guides, ranch transportation, and quality meals. Over the counter license is purchased with a ranch provided state issued voucher upon arrival.