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Guided Hunting Trips

Get in touch with the land! MHCO offers a unique experience for anyone in good physical condition looking to connect with nature. We offer guided hunting trips as well as drop camps for those looking to head out on their own. Both private land hunting and forest hunting is available. Some hunters choose to hunt at basecamp, while others prefer site camps. The average hiking time per day is four to five hours. Our hunts are primarily completed on foot; however, you will take a horse ride to the base camp, and we will haul all equipment in on animals. We have a maximum capacity of six hunters per season, ensuring that each client receives a personalized experience and that we don't overhunt the land. While we cannot guarantee that you will harvest a deer or an elk, our staff will put forth 100% effort to locate them and provide optimal opportunity. If the hunter is successful, we will pack the game out and make arrangements for processing. For an unforgettable hunting experience with a few close buddies, book now for next season!

Before Your Trip

Whether you are seeking deer or elk, there are important steps you should take to prepare for one of our guided hunting trips. It is strongly recommended that you go through physical conditioning, as weight and health restrictions are in place. We want to ensure your safety while you endure miles of hiking on foot, high elevations (10,000 feet), and potentially extreme temperatures. During the off-season, biking, stair climbing, hiking, and flexibility exercises can help you prepare. We recommend a high-quality rifle scope that is moisture-resistant and a bolt-action rifle, sited at 200 yards.

We recommend shooting before you begin your trip. Bring a wide variety of clothing, including several thin layers and hiking boots. We'll send you a full list of supplies to bring after you book a hunt. Keep the weight of your pack in mind as you will have to haul it with you throughout the hunting area. Because we use pack animals, please limit your gear to two bags of no more than 30 pounds each. You may also want to take a horseback ride before your hunt, so you know what to expect during this part of the trip.

Little Boy with Hunting Gun
Teen Hunter with Elk

Mule Deer Hunting

Southwest Colorado has a thriving population of mule deer. Preference points are the only way to obtain a deer tag in Colorado. These are earned by applying each year at cpw.state.co.us. We are committed to helping you find a trophy buck during archer, muzzleloader, or rifle season. Enjoy covering ground and glassing mountain terrain while looking for bucks. There is a good chance of seeing several mule deer each day of your hunting trip. You can also hunt doe with the appropriate tags. Additionally, we offer lower elevation private land deer hunts.

Our all-inclusive deer hunts include nutritious, plentiful meals served at breakfast and dinner, with items available for packing a lunch. Upon harvesting, we'll work with you to preserve and package the meat. We offer fully guided archery and muzzleloading hunts in September, and three seasons of rifle hunts in October and November. For additional information, you can also visit the Colorado Division of Wildlife website.

Elk Hunting

Experience the thrill of elk hunting season! Our guides have a high success rate of finding mature bulls. Our access to public and select private property is unsurpassed compared to other outfitter companies. Archery, second rifle, and third rifle tags are easy to obtain over the counter with no preference points. Muzzleloader, first rifle, and fourth rifle tags usually take two to three preference points to draw a tag.

Our all-inclusive elk hunts include high-quality meals served at breakfast and dinner. We also provide lunches and snacks that we pack with us on our day-long hunt. When you harvest an elk, we'll dress out the meat and take it to a meat processor if you so desire. We can also ship your meat in the mail.