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2017 HUNT the BEST unit 2 Ranch for Trophy ELK & Mule Deer 
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Listing ID: 2799

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Walker Ranch offers the best elk hunt in Colorado PERIOD!!!

2017:

Hunters that draw a coveted Colorado unit 2 tag please view options below.
(Prices below do not include a tag you must (draw) or have a tag to hunt at the prices stated below)
Fully Guided monster bull hunts
Fully Guided whooper mule deer hunts
Trespass Fees with Cabin Rentals
Trespass Fee with camping
YOUR CHOICE

TROPHY ELK TRESPASS ONLY FEES YOU MUST DRAW A LICENSE

(Prices below do not include a tag you must (draw) or have a tag to hunt at the prices stated below)

MODERN CABIN with hot shower, 3 bed rooms, kitchen right in the very heart of the best elk hunting and mule deer in all of North West Colorado.

Just a walk off the front porch to prime elk country.

 (6 hunters max) 2 openings left for 2017 early rifle season $3,500 + cabin ($750) Trespass/cabin unguided

(2 hunters max) 1 openings left for 2017 muzzleloader season $2750 + cabin ($750) Trespass/cabin unguided

(4 hunters max) 2 openings left for 2017 archery season $2500 + cabin ($750) Trespass/cabin unguided

We never allow more than 5 bull elk hunters on the ranch at any one time whether it is a combination of weapons or overlapping seasons such as archery and muzzleloader.

MULE DEER TRESPASS ONLY FEES YOU MUST DRAW A LICENSE

(2 hunters max)1 openings left for 2017 ARCHERY mule deer $1250 + cabin ($750) Trespass/cabin unguided

(2 hunters max) 1 opening left for 2017 MUZZLELOADER mule deer $1500 + cabin ($750) Trespass/cabin unguided< /span>

(2 hunters max) 2 openings left for 2017 2nd RIFLE season mule deer $2500 + cabin ($750) Trespass/cabin unguided

(3 hunters max) 1 opening left for 2017 3rd RIFLE season mule deer $3000 + cabin ($750) Trespass/cabin unguided

We never allow more than 2 TROPHY DEER hunters on the ranch at any one time whether it is a combination of weapons or overlapping seasons such as archery and muzzleloader.

GUIDED HUNTS UNIT 2 COLORADO ELK AND MULE DEER

(Prices below do not include a tag you must (draw) or have a tag to hunt at the prices stated below)

Our cabin is right in the middle of elk country typically in the elk within minutes of camp. Fully Guided with food & cabin no everyday long and sometimes cold atv ride to the elk. They live on our ranch.

GUIDED  (4 hunters max) 2 openings left for 2017 early rifle elk season 5 days guided with access to ranch for full season $7500.

GUIDED  (4 hunters) 1 openings left for 2017 archery/muzzleloader season $5500. Fully Guided 5 days with food & cabin and you will have access to ranch the entire season.

GUIDED (2 hunters)1 opening left for 2017 2nd season mule deer $6500. Fully Guided 5 days with food & cabin and you will have access to ranch the entire season.

GUIDED (2 hunters) 1 opening left for 2017 3rd season mule deer $6500. Fully Guided 5 days with food & cabin and you will have access to ranch the entire season.

 

BULL ELK DATA PAST HUNTS:

2010 Bull elk season: 2 archery hunters killed 2 bulls, 1 muzzleloader elk hunter took a nice 334" bull, 4 rifle hunters (average score 332") largest one just under 350" and all hunters were tagged out by 10:00 am 2nd day of season.


2011 Elk Report: 8 bull elk 4 archery hunters killed 3 bulls all had multiple opportunities from 300" to 340" bulls. 4 Rifle hunters killed 4 hunters from 330" to 355" 


2012 Elk Report: 4 Rifle hunters took a 352" bull, 342" bull, 310" bull and a 338" 5 x 5 archery hunters killed a 377" unit 2 bull and a 353" gross scoring bull. 100% on trophy mule deer


2013 Elk Report: 2 Archery hunters took a 330" bull and a 319" bull. The 4 rifle hunters 2 women took bulls 1-340" (70 years old...awesome)  bull and the other lady hunter (54 years old) a 322" bull. The 2 male hunters took a 369" bull about 400 yards from our cabin and the 2nd guy took a 345" bull.....100% once again

2014 Elk Report: 4 Archery hunters took 4 bulls from 320 to the biggest bull of 358" 1 Rifle hunter took a 360" bull and the other hunter missed a 370 class bull at 85 yards and later saw a Boone and Crockett class bull that he could not get a shot at before legal shooting hours caught up to him. 2014 was a great season and we had more elk than ever on the ranch with the folks hunting the public land only struggling some to stay in the elk.

2015 Elk Report: 2 Muzzleloader hunters 1 84 year old hunter took a 335" bull, his hunting partner missed 5 different bulls with his smoke pole and went home empty handed (combination of buck fever and parkinson's disease, sadly) 4 rifle hunters were 100% largest bull was 361", 2 archery hunters one took a nice 375" bull and the other shot at multiple bulls but did not score.

2016 Elk Report: 3 Archery elk hunters 1 recurve bow (338" bull) 2 compound archery hunters 348" bull and a 390" bull.
2 muzzleloader bulls both over 350" 4 rilfe hunters largest bull 362" and smallest was 351" gross score so we were 100% successfule and only 1 bull below 340" and 7 of 9 over the majical 350" mark.

 

COW ELK:

2010 Cow Elk Season: 6 rifle hunters took 6 cow elk.
2011 Cow Elk Season: 7 rifle hunters took 5 cow elk.
2012 Cow Elk Season: 8 rifle hunters took 6 cow elk.
2013 Cow Elk Season: 6 rifle hunters took 4 cow elk.
2014 Cow Elk Season: 6 rifle hunters took 4 cow elk.
2015 Cow Elk Season: 8 rifle hunters took 5 cow elk.

2016 Cow Elk Season: 8 rifle hunters took 5 cow elk.
2016 Cow Elk Season: 1 archery cow hunter took 1 cow elk.

 

MULE DEER:

2010 Mule Deer Season: 1 muzzleloader deer, 3 rifle deer  (1-205" buck &  1 -195" buck)
2011 Mule Deer Season: 1 archery deer, 2 rifle deer  (1-204" buck & 1-208" buck) 100% success
2012 Mule Deer Season: 1 muzzleloader deer, 2 rifle deer  (1-190" buck & 2-170+  bucks)  100 % success
2013 Mule Deer Season: 2 rifle deer hunters (1-165" buck & 1 mistake by a hunter LOL) saw a few good bucks that got away
2014 Mule Deer Season: 2 rifle deer hunters (1-185" buck & 1 178")

2015 Mule Deer Season: 3 rifle deer hunters (1-172" buck & 1 -179" buck & 1 183" buck) rut hunt dates were really early for the 2016 season saw 2 bigger bucks but no shot on those the muzzleloader deer hunter took a 184" buck, the 2nd season hunter killed a 172" bucke and the one 3rd season rifle hunter took a 180" buck on the 6th day of season.

2017 Mule Deer Outlook: looking to have several 170" bucks and as always a chance at a 190 to a 200" monster. We have the genetics look at top Boone and Crockett counties in Colorado and Moffat is right there near the top or all time best. The 2016 season we had a 200" plus buck spotted several times on South side of ranch but could not manage to find him while hunter was present also one of the guides spotted a 200" buck during the 3rd season about 20 minutes after our hunter filled his tag.


EVERY HUNT ON OUR RANCH WAS 100% in 2010, 2013 and 2011 and 2012 we were 100% opportunity and only 1 archery hunter went without filling their tag but all of the hunters had multiple opportunities at multiple bulls and/or multiple missed shots. 2014 all archery hunters punched their tags and one rifle hunter missed a big bull 370+ and had ample opportunities to kill 330" to 350" bulls and passed. We had 3 bulls on or accessible to our ranch that we estimate at over 370 and one pushing the 390" mark in 2014, with a 420" bull on video for 2016. (posted on our HuntersDomain youtube account.

2016 Success rate buck deer 100%, bull elk 100%, cow elk 62%


Walker ranch in unit 2 Colorado is surrounded by thousands of acres of BLM (parts of your hunt may be conducted on BLM - public land) and the Dinosaur National Monument (where no hunting is allowed). The monument helps to create a buffer zone with no hunting and is a great asset in keeping the pressure off the elk. The Walker ranch has several springs and waterholes and most of the adjoining BLM has little to no water so the elk eat, drink and sleep on the Walker ranch. Many of the elk stray onto the surrounding lands but always return for that evening drink and nightly rendezvous with the cows (girls). The ranch consists of over 20,000 acres (deeded and lease) and the property location allows us access to thousands of additional acres of BLM that are either not accessible to the general public or extremely difficult to access.

Wanda Walker's Ranch has been famous for trophy Colorado elk hunting and trophy Colorado mule deer hunting in unit 2 for over half a century. The Walkers started guiding trophy mule deer hunters almost 50 years ago, but have since spent all their time chasing cattle.

Hunting cabins in 4 different locations on their property 3 at higher elevations and one at a lower elevation that allow hunters to stay where the elk and mule deer are and not have to spend countless hours driving each day to and from the various awesome hunting spots located on and around our unit 2 Colorado elk ranch.

The south end of the ranch is located just east of Zenobia Peak and the north end is located east of Jack Springs. With nearly 20 springs and water holes on the private ground the big game animals frequent the ranch. These water holes and springs make it great for bow hunting in unit 2 Colorado or just getting a great close up look at unit 2 elk and unit 2 mule deer. There are several roads through the ranch and most areas are accessible via ATV, UTV or horseback. Most hunters utilize 4wd trucks to travel long distances and/or Polaris Rangers for most day to day travel around the hunting ground in Colorado unit 2. The hunting transportation requirements are really up to you and the vehicle you have available. When hunters choose a fully guided hunt the transportation is provided.

Colorado unit 2 elk hunting has long been one of the top 2 trophy elk hunting GMU's or game management units in the entire state. The awesome bull to cow ratio brings the daily sighting of multiple bull elk to the norm instead of the exception. I have personally bugled in over 15 bulls on more than one occasion in the peak of the rut. During one archery season outfitter/guide and good friend Lonny Vanatta bugled in over 25 bulls in one mornings hunt before his hunter arrowed a big Colorado unit 2 elk while it was fighting another bull.

Colorado unit 2 mule deer hunting on the Walker Ranch started with guided hunts back in the 60's with a large group of Texans making an annual visit to the ranch. The trophy quality suffered during the 90's but has stormed its way back to proportions near those of days gone by. The management of our food supply has made a dramatic impact on the number of deer utilizing our ranch during the fall and in some of our upper parks/meadows a hunter can often see 50 to 150 deer in a short drive from Chicken Springs to the Maddux place.

Colorado unit 2 Antelope hunting has been in the "trophy" group of GMU's in Colorado for many years. The best hunting is down in the flats and our guides are great at finding and putting hunters in position to harvest an antelope buck of their dreams.

Colorado unit 2 mountain lion hunting is done from one of 3 locations in the unit and Rod's hounds are well trained and Rod knows the country like the back of his hand. As a life long resident of the Maybell, Colorado area he has spent thousands of hours chasing mountain lions, elk, mule deer, turkey and antelope right here on Douglass Mountain and Bears Ears.

Colorado unit 2 turkey hunting can be done on the Walker Ranch and our ranch holds most of the turkeys in the entire game management unit. The original release of turkeys in this area was done on our ranch and if you wish to hunt turkeys in unit 2 Colorado you need to give us a call. There are very few birds on public ground and in the spring most of the turkeys roost along a ridge that runs right behind the house and one of Wanda's cabins. 

Portions of this hunt may be conducted on BLM public lands. Colorado Outfitter License # 2780

To get more info or to book this hunt for the 2017 season call or text:

Jimmy Horton 936-635-0929 or email landownertags@gmail.com

 

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