Big Game Hunting

Proceed with caution! Hunting can be very addicting

WE DO NOT OFFER BISON HUNTS!

Quick Facts about Us

Big Game Species: Elk, Mule Deer (Draw Only), Black Bear

 

Game Management Unit (GMU): 131

Access: 3,000+ Acres, Private & Public Land, Guided & Unguided

Capacity: 5 Hunters per Season/Species (2 Hunters per Guide Max) 

Types of Trips: Full Service Hunting Cabin, Semi Guided Hunts, Guided Day Trips

Lodging: Furnished Hunting Cabin Drop Camp

2020 Season Dates:

Archery Season: (Elk, Deer, Black Bear) September 2nd - September 30th

During Archery there is a limited concurrent Black Bear Rifle hunting license available. 

Muzzleloader Season: (Elk, Deer, Bear) September 12th - September 20th

Rifle 1st Season: (Elk & Black Bear) October 10th - October 14th (DRAW ONLY)

Rifle 2nd Season: (Elk, Mule Deer, & Black Bear) October 24th - November 1st (NO ACCESS)

Rifle 3rd Season: (Elk, Mule Deer, & Black Bear) November 7th - November 13th

Rifle 4th Season: (Elk, Mule Deer, & Black Bear) November 18th - November 22nd

About Our Hunts and Area

 

Lucky 8 Ranch is a licensed and registered Colorado hunting outfitter. We are firm believers in fair chase hunting. One shot, one kill! We monitor the ranch all year and use our knowledge of the terrain and animal movements to provide you with the best hunting experience.  We will employ different types of hunting strategies, based on weather, experience, fitness, and your comfort. Be prepared to work if you are hunting elk. The ranch has varying terrain, from scrub oak and aspen groves to wide open hay meadows, ravines, draws, saddles, lookouts, creek bed, and breathtaking views.  We start early and end late.  Our camp is conveniently located for ease of access. 

 

Unit 131 is a great unit in Routt County.  It is the least hunted unit in GMU 131 (about 1288 hunters on average per year) and has an above average success rate compared to all other GMU's in Colorado.  The success rate fluctuates from many different variables.  The largest factor is weather. Being able to hunt on private land increases that probability significantly.  We cannot guarantee a successful hunt, but we can guarantee a great hunting experience.

Archery

Archery is our favorite time to hunt.  It is also the most challenging. Archery is very primitive and you have to work for your harvest. Our guides live for this season. Choosing the best week is very difficult for us to suggest.  Every year is different.  The early days usually give a better chance at a larger bull, where as the later days the elk are more vocal and easier to locate.

We offer one 5-Day Hunt During Archery Season.

or

Two 5-Day Hunts During Archery, if booked before a Muzzleloader Hunt. 

Muzzleloader

Another primitive style of hunting where you need focus, composure, and diligence in your shooting kills.  You will usually only get one shot, because by the time you reload the animal will be long gone. You must also be comfortable shooting your firearm at 100 yards. 

Colorado Law requires hunters to wear a blaze orange vest and hat. 

 

We offer one 5-Day Hunt During Muzzleloader, during the 3rd week of Archery

or

If 2 5-Day Archery Hunts book before Muzzleloader, we will not offer a Muzzleloader Hunt. 

Rifle

Do you consider yourself a sharp shooter? It is not uncommon to take an Elk from well over 100 yards in Colorado.  However we prefer to have a closer shot.  During rifle we have many stands, blinds, and lookouts to choose from. 

Colorado Law requires hunters to wear a blaze orange vest and hat

2nd Season has been reserved for private use.

1st, 3rd, and 4th remain available!

Hunt Fees

Day Trips

Semi-Guided: $550 per hunter

2 Hunters per Guide + Polaris Ranger Rental

Private-Guided: $900 per hunter

1 Hunter per Guide + Polaris Ranger Rental

Overnight Furnished Hunting Cabin Drop Camp

 

Amenities

Generator for Power (fuel included)

Wood Burning stove (wood included)

5 Twin XL Beds (bedding included) (2 beds can convert to a king)

Kitchenette (dishes & utensils included)

Dining Table & Chairs

Indoor Lounge Furniture

Outdoor Grill (fuel provided)

Outhouse with Incinerating Toilet & Shower

Fire Pit

Outdoor Lounge Chairs

Outdoor Picnic Table

Non-Guided & No Services: 

Details

Bring everything else you would need, not listed above. Don't worry, we will show you where we suggest to hunt and where the stands are set up. 

Cost

5-Day Hunt (Archery, Muzzleloader, 1st & 4th Rifle): $1,500.00 per hunter

7-Day Hunt (Archery, Muzzleloader, 2nd & 3rd Rifle): $2,000.00 per hunter

Polaris Ranger Rental Available: $425 per day with a $1,500 deposit

Semi-Guided & No Services:

Details

Want to take some of the stress off of planning your hunt? Bring all gear, food, and drink you would need not listed above and we will provide the guides (2 hunters per guide). We will use Polaris Rangers to move to our hunting zones and pack out animals. 

Cost

5-Day Hunt (Archery, Muzzleloader, 1st & 4th Rifle): $2,800.00 per hunter

7-Day Hunt (Archery, Muzzleloader, 2nd & 3rd Rifle): $3,700.00 per hunter

Private-Guided & No Services:

Details

Want to take some of the stress off of planning your hunt? Bring all gear, food, and drink you would need not listed above and we will provide the guides (1 hunter per guide). We will use Polaris Rangers to move to our hunting zones and pack out animals. 

Cost

5-Day Hunt (Archery, Muzzleloader, 1st & 4th Rifle): $4,800.00 per hunter

7-Day Hunt (Archery, Muzzleloader, 2nd & 3rd Rifle): $6,600.00 per hunter

Semi-Guided & Full Services:

Details

Relieve even more stress when planning your hunt? We will do the work for you.  All you will need to pack is your clothes and choice of weapon and ammo.  Semi-Guided (2 hunter per guide). We supply and cook breakfast, lunch, and gourmet dinner. We will supply your beverages. We will use Polaris Rangers to move to our hunting zones and pack out animals. 

Cost

5-Day Hunt (Archery, Muzzleloader, 1st & 4th Rifle): $5,200.00 per hunter

7-Day Hunt (Archery, Muzzleloader, 2nd & 3rd Rifle): $7,000.00 per hunter

Private-Guided & Full-Services:

Details

Want ZERO stress when planning your hunt? We will do the work for you.  All you will need to pack is your clothes and choice of weapon and ammo.  Private-Guided (1 hunter per guide). We supply and cook breakfast, lunch, and gourmet dinner. We will supply your beverages. Polaris Rangers rental included to move to the hunting zones and pack out animals. 

Cost

5-Day Hunt (Archery, Muzzleloader, 1st & 4th Rifle): $7,250.00 per hunter

7-Day Hunt (Archery, Muzzleloader, 2nd & 3rd Rifle): $9,800.00 per hunter

All Guided Trips Include:

Field Dress, Pack Out & Transport to Processor

(Hunter Responsible for Processing and Taxidermy Fees)

Call to Book Today!

(970) 846-5592

ALL HUNTERS MUST KNOW COLORADO HUNTING LAWS & REGULATIONS:

Click Link Below for Colorado Parks & Wildlife 2020 Big Game Hunting Regulations Brochure

https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Brochure/BigGame/biggame.pdf

CPW Big Game Hunting Planner: 

https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Hunting/HunterEd/HuntPlanner.pdf

 

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

Wondering What to Pack: Check out the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundations Website.

Our Address

23850 Tobiano Trail

Oak Creek, CO 80467

Contact Us

TEL: 970-846-5592

E-MAIL: nick@lucky8ranchco.com

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