To connect with Winterhawk Outfitters, join Facebook today. It is well known as some of the very best elk and deer country anywhere. The rancher sent a rider through every day to exchange water bottles and pack out our Elk . We are an Equal Opportunity Provider. I would personally hunt anywhere in CO that I have never been to-before I would go back there. He has a pilot’s license and is a certified wilderness first responder. Hunts are offered for Archery, Muzzleloader, and first, second, and third Rifle Seasons. We operate from our private ranch that borders the Flat Tops Wilderness Area outside of Vail and Eagle, Colorado. Lost Solar Outfitters is owned by Gary Stagner. The White River National Forest has the largest elk herd on EARTH and the Routt National Forest to the North is not far behind. Located on the edge of the majestic Flat tops wilderness, we are a short drive from Vail, Eagle, Aspen and Glenwood springs. Winterhawk Outfitters. I think you can buy surplus mulie and bear tags OTC, but that is about it. ... Do not hunt the the Flat Tops unless you like seeing lots of hunters and very few elk. The fact is that most non-western hunters just want the opportunity to get a shot at an elk and these two forests are the best in the West in terms of opportunity. A.J. A mix of private land, forest service and wilderness area will be hunted. Does anyone have any info on the area? Join Facebook to connect with Rich Zayas and others you may know. I've been pouring over onx and dialed in an area that seems ideal but then I heard that it tends to be heavily used by outfitters so now I'm thinking it might not be the best option. This camp is located on the South Fork of the White River National Forest within the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, covering 235,000 acres. Join. Don’t sign until in front of customs agent. Colorado State Outfitter License #2975. For it to come back to me is a true blessing. ft. log lodge. Log In. The Flat Tops Wilderness Area is over 240,000 acres of road-less and forever wild land protected by the Wilderness Act. Start Hunting Series. Knowing basic self trauma first-aid, remote communication and wilderness field craft. If you’re quiet, you may have the opportunity to see wildlife, such as moose, mule deer, elk, coyotes or maybe even a bear. Explore the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, all from the beautiful, historic cabins at Ripple Creek Lodge. Ripple Creek Lodge also offers fully outfitted drop camps located deep into the remote wilderness for Archery, Muzzleloading and all four Rifle seasons. The Flat Tops Wilderness Area is over 240,000 acres of road-less and forever wild land protected by the Wilderness Act. This area has the largest elk herd in the world with a cow to bull ratio … Our staff has guided hundreds of big game hunts across North America and have also run some of the world’s largest outfitting services. The majority of hunting will be done on public land. Knowing how to live in a wall-tent camp and an extreme lightweight backpack camp. We offer full service guided trophy elk hunts at our Fowler Peak Camp. Lone Tom Outfitting offers two high country drop camps. I really dont know where to start and any info is apprechiated. Its literally my back yard and where my wife and I grew up. I'm just wrapping up the purchase of an outfitters business here in Colorado. Wildlife in the area include elk, mule deer, black bear, big horn sheep, mountain , antelope, and an occasional moose. Confident in your ability to choose mountain species (elk, mule deer, sheep, goat, bear) guides and outfitters with precision. Welcome to Colorado and the famous big game rich Flatops mountains. Drop Camps: Our wilderness drop camps are situated in beautiful pine and aspen tree rimmed areas (areas that elk love!) Hey guys! I remember a thread about it a while back, but I can't recall the name of it. We operate from our private ranch that borders the Flat Tops Wilderness Area outside of Vail and Eagle, Colorado. Our 3-Day Advanced Seminar will prepare any hunter for the challenges and opportunities presented during extreme mountain hunts. and are accessed only by horseback. Mulies are an obvious exception, although we have seen most of the big boys feeding in the meadows at around 10,000 feet. Rich Zayas is on Facebook. First-Time Hunter Seminar Location, Location, Location!!! We specialize in Northwest Colorado elk hunts in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Horseback hunting will be our primary means of transportation, but 4×4 and hiking will be used to access some areas. Exposed to riding horses in rough terrain, knowing the ins/outs of how pack animals are utilized, and understanding safety precautions around horses and mules in the mountains. Send Message. Our farthest camps are 9+ miles and over 3,500 ft elevation gain into the area. Budge's Flattops Wilderness Lodge has recently undergone new ownership and is now owned and managed by Wolf Creek Outfitters, LLC. Plenty of trails to hike, fishing, horseback rides, photo trips, wildlife, drop camps, hunting. No motorized transportation is allowed in wilderness areas. Our hunting, like the rest of the services, starts horseback. In three years I have never seen another hunter in the woods while hunting and only once passed another outfitter packing in their crew to a distant camp (at mid-day). The one piece of good advice I will give you for bow season in the Flattops (at least in Unit 24) is to hunt 9,000 feet and above. We offer the finest in Colorado elk hunts, big timberline mule deer, trout fishing and summer horseback vacations. Our closest camps in the Flat Tops Wilderness are 2 miles and 1,800 ft. elevation gain from our base camp. Winterhawk is Colorado's premier wilderness outfitter, offering elk hunting, mule deer hunting and fly fishing adventures in the spectacular Flat Tops Wilderness area and White River National Forest. This course will teach you the important details involved in capeing, turning and salting in remote environments. Flat Tops Wilderness Guides, LLC PO Box 5977 Eagle, CO 81631 (970) 343-4460 Booking@FTGuides.com Elk hunting is the main attraction in the Flat Tops Wilderness and White River National Forest but contact us to discuss bear, moose or mule deer hunts. Starting July of 2018, all new resources/gear-lists not directly related to our Flat Tops Wilderness Deer/Elk hunts will be published on our TrueHunts.com website. 4 of 5 stars. We maintain a herd of 35+ mules and horses, a 3,000 sq. FLAT TOPS WILDERNESS ELK HUNTS all 5 day hunts plus a day riding into camp, and a day coming out (7 days) Our secluded hunting cabin is surrounded on three sides by the Routt National Forest, approximately 2 miles from the Flat Tops Wilderness. Canadian Firearm Declaration Needed at Customs. Lodging and meals are provided in our high-end lodge adjacent to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Great hunt , but Grizzly is right , the outer perimiter of the Flattops is a 3 ring circus complete with ballons and clowns . Colorado Game Management Unit (GMU) #24, and South of the North Fork of the White River. Whether you want one of our Drop Camps or just dropped off at your own location, we take you in with horses and a pack string. Hayden, USA, CO is a luxury real estate listing for Sale by Mansion Global. I tried to buy this business 9 years ago but it wasn't the right time. Cliff is a registered outfitter in the State of Colorado with commercial special use permits for hunting, fishing, and remote horse packing in the White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness Area of the Rocky Mountains. Horseback riding is the best way to experience the majestic Rocky Mountains. Brink outfitters At Sweetwater Lake Resort offers Horseback rides, Cabins, Motels, Camp sites, Fishing, Boat Rentals and even a full service restaurant! The Flat Tops Wilderness lies within the Routt and White River National Forest and is one of the largest primitive areas in the Rocky Mountains. The Flat Tops Wilderness Area is the 2nd largest Wilderness area in Colorado at 235,214 acres and was designated in 1975. This class will equip new hunters, or hunters with limited Western big game hunting experience, with the skillset to be able to plan and execute their own hunts. We only need top of form filled out. We're heading out to Colorado to hunt the flat tops on our first elk hunt and will be packing in and setting up a basecamp in the backcountry. At least that has been my experience. “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. Every experienced international hunter and sheep hunter can tell you a story of a guide botching field work. Welcome to the Flattops Wilderness A paradise for sportsmen, fishermen, photographers and explorers alike who wish to indulge in Colorado’s world-class mountain adventure. There are, however, good numbers of mule deer in that unit and some real doozies - especically at the higher elevations. There are a handful of reputable drop camp outfitters in the area and I would certainly recommend using one, although Unit 24 is draw only and the drawing has passed for this coming season. Gary's family has been in western Colorado since the 1800′s. Wild Skies’ Flat Tops cabin is located in Game Management Unit (GMU)12 in Colorado’s Routt National Forest on the northern end of the Flat Tops Wilderness where the Routt National Forest abuts the White River National Forest and just 2.5 miles from GMU 231 (OTC archery elk). ft. pack station, bunkhouse and a 3,500 sq. Sable Mountain Outfitters Meeker, Colorado License #2657 Bonded & Insured 970-878-4765 Email Us Pack Trips We offer a guided horseback trip across the Flat Tops Wilderness for those seeking adventure in the high country. View 1 review. As with most responses you will get with this kind of question, search it. or. Gary is a local from Craig, Colorado and has been hunting Northwest Colorado all of his life. High Timber Outfitters operates under special use permit on the White River National Forest, Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Maybe PM a couple guys from this thread. View information and photos of this property. I don't care where you are hunting, the key with elk hunting the Flattops is to get the heck away from the masses - the elk certainly will! “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. Don't seem to be many at the higher elevations. Call, Email or Write with any questions or concerns. Some of the outer edges of the Wilderness is in OTC units. Thanks.. Adam. The first hunt pushes them off down into all of the lower private land. Welcome to Northwest Colorado, home of the Flat Tops! The Flat Tops Wilderness Area is the 2nd largest Wilderness area in Colorado at 235,214 acres and was designated in 1975. There is absolutely no vehicle access into the area. Cliff and crew have written dozens of articles on all aspects of hunting and provided thousands of hours of hunting related content via YouTube. Located in the center of the largest Elk herd in the world, Ripple Creek Lodge offers fully guided Big Game Hunting for Elk, Mule Deer and Black Bear in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area and White River National Forest of Colorado GMU 24. The Flat Tops Wilderness – Home to an Elk Herd of 39,000. All of our seminars involve hands-on instruction, from glassing wild game in the field to working through game processing with actual animals. The terrain in Fawn Gulch Outfitters territory ranges from deep, remote, and heavily forested (Aspen and Spruce) canyons, to a beautiful flat mountain top ranging from 8,500 - 11,500ft, encompassing thousands of acres of timber and meadows, creating an ideal environment for both game and hunters. Advanced Mountain Hunting Seminar Knowing the basics of field care for high value animals. 3 Days of Hands-On Experience, Classroom Lectures and In-The-Field Teaching, Each students will get hands on experience for Day 3’s “Hands on Game Processing” Segment, Each Student will Leave with an Implementable Plan for a Western Big Game Hunt on Public Land. Join Guidefitter to connect with Flat Tops Wilderness Guides (FTWG) and be part of a growing community of sportspeople and hunting outfitters who share your love of the hunt. We offer summer family vacati... on packages where you can stay in one of our on site cabins and enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing, photography and more! All activities on public land are operated under a special use permit from the US Forest Service. Public access is by foot and horseback only. However, we use a drop camp outfitter and hunt what amounts to a 4 hour hike from the closest trailhead. Message: More: About. Saddle and pack horses are used to get you and your gear to camp and back. JML Outfitters is located 30 miles east of Meeker on the Flat Tops Scenic Byway in the White River National Forest Flat Tops Wilderness area. The spectacular White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness areas are accessed by numerous trailheads making each trail ride unique. Our facility is built to accommodate wilderness hunting trips and remote summer expeditions. 4.0. Do not hunt the the Flat Tops unless you like seeing lots of hunters and very few elk. We were 3 out of 4 on Elk and the 4 th guy turned down a bunch . At the edge of the Famous Flat Tops Wilderness Area, nestled deep in the heart of the White River National Forest of Colorado you'll find your hunting passion for deer and elk. After that they're almost extinct in the area. Bonded and Insured. We will cover choosing domestic and international providers. 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