BIG GAME HUNTING
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About...

Keys Guide & Outfitting, LLC offers guided and unguided hunts for Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn, Desert Bighorn sheep and Merriam turkey. If you have ever wanted to hunt that giant "wall hanger" or just put some great tasting meat in the freezer, we have the hunt for you. We offer the options of full service guided, drop camp and trespass fee hunts on both private and public land.

All of the hunts have high success rates with many of them at 100% harvest. Guided hunters will appreciate the skills and knowledge of our professional guides. Our guides are the best in the business and love to hunt. Drop camp and trespass fee hunters will enjoy our support, quality camps and great hunt properties. Local taxidermists and butchers are available to finish your meat processing and trophy mounting. Book your hunt with us this year and hunt Western Colorado with the worlds largest Elk herds and best Mule Deer genetics.

References are available by request.


 

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Guided Elk/Mule Deer Combo Hunt 
Units 41/421


This hunt takes place from 6000-10,000 ft. on private and public lands on the north slope of Grand Mesa approximately 40 miles east of Grand Junction, CO.  The terrain consists of canyons, pinion/ juniper forests, alfalfa fields, oaks and aspen.  The average bulls harvested on this hunt are 5x5s with bigger bulls taken every year. Our mule deer hunting is some of the best anywhere with hunters having 100% opportunity for many years now. Tags for this hunt are available even if you missed the draw.


Each morning your guide will meet you at our farmhouse lodging for breakfast.  From here you will head out in one of our 4x4 vehicles to one of the hunting areas. Most of our ranches are 30 minutes or less from our lodging. Once you are at the hunting area you will be hunting on foot. This hunt is suitable for all ages and physical abilities. Ground blinds and spot and stalk methods are used most frequently on this hunt.

Included in the hunt price:
• 5 days hunting (rifle)
• 7 days hunting (archery/muzzle loader)
• farmhouse accommodations
• all meals
• transportation while hunting
• guide service
• airport pick up (Grand Junction, Colorado)
• field care of your meat and trophy.

Hunt prices per person:
• $6250 with 1:1 guide service
• $4900 per person with 2:1 guide service

Meeting town: Grand Junction or Mesa, Colorado

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Trophy Bull Elk Unit 40

If you have 4 or more Elk preference points you can draw one of Colorado's best Elk units. Unit 40 produces some of the biggest bulls in the state every year. We hunt these Elk from a well supplied tent camp, on foot in the deep canyons of the Black Ridge wilderness and surrounding public land. Hunting methods in this area will be spot and stalk and sitting water holes. This is a great hunting opportunity to harvest bulls in the 320”-340” range.

Included in the hunt price:
• 5 days hunting (rifle), 7 days hunting (archery/muzzle loader)
• tent camp accommodations
• all meals
• transportation while hunting
• guide service
• airport pick up (Grand Junction, Colorado)
• field care of your meat and trophy.

Hunt prices per person:
• $6250 with 1:1 guide service
• $4900 per person with 2:1 guide service

Meeting town: Grand Junction, Colorado

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Pronghorn Units 3/301

Northwest Colorado holds the best bucks in the state.  We hunt private property in units 3 and 301 that is well managed and consistently produces great trophy bucks. Hunts are 3 days in length and we have never failed to fill a tag. These rifle hunts use spot and stalk methods with most shots being under 300 yards. Tags are available through the draw with 1-2 preference points and through the land owner voucher system.

Included in the hunt price:
• private land hunting
• guide service
• transportation while hunting
• lunch daily
• field care of your meat and trophy.

Hunters are responsible for their own lodging, breakfasts and dinners (several lodging options are available, we can help with bookings)

Price on request


Meeting town: Craig, Colorado

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Merriams Turkey Unit 421

Merriams Turkeys have made an incredible recovery in our area, so much that the Division of Wildlife is using stock from our unit to supplement flocks in other areas. Licenses are available “over the counter” and can be purchased on your arrival. If you are looking for a long bearded Merriams give us a call!

Included in the hunt price:
• private land hunting
• property orientation and maps
• pre scouted birds.

Hunters are responsible for their own meals and lodging (several options are available, we can help with lodging bookings).

Price per person:
• $750 with a 3 day hunt.

Meeting town: Mesa, Colorado

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Desert Bighorn Sheep S56/S62

Colorado now offers 1 nonresident and 6 resident Desert ram tags in our permitted areas. Because you can only apply for 1 sheep species in Colorado and most hunters apply for Rocky Mountain Sheep. Colorado has very good draw odds for Desert Sheep, this just might be you sheep tag for either S62 or S56 of if you need help applying, give us a call!

7 day hunt price: $7500 for 1 hunter and 1 observer

Meeting town: Grand Junction, Colorado

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Drop Camps

For the DIY hunter, we offer archery, muzzle loader, and rifle drop camps for Elk and Mule deer in units 40, 41 421 and 521. Camps are in game rich country, to... For the DIY hunter, we offer archery, muzzle loader and rifer drop camps for Elk and Mule Deer in units 40, 41 and 421. With this service you will be able to hit the ground running with more productive hunting time. Camps are in game rich country, clean, dry and warm.
• full camp kitchen
• propane
• water
• maps
• pre-hunt orientation
• mid-hunt check

Hunters bring their own food and personal gear.

5-7 day hunt: $2500 per person

Meeting towns: Grand Junction, Mesa, and Paonia, Colorado

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Colorado 2017 Hunting Season Dates


Elk and Mule Deer...

Archery: August 26-September 24
Muzzle loading rifle: September 9-17
1st rifle: October 14-18 elk only
2nd rifle: October 21-29
3rd rifle: November 4 - November 12
4th rifle: November 15-19

Pronghorn: Early October TBD in spring 2017

Spring Gobbler: April 8-May 21


Desert Bighorn Sheep: November 1-30

Non-Resident License Fees...

Bull Elk: $635
Cow Elk: $475
Mule Deer: $385
Pronghorn: $385
Turkey: $104
Desert Bighorn Sheep: $1390


  • All hunters born after Jan. 1,1949, are required to have a hunter education card to purchase a license and hunt in Colorado.
 
• All hunters must purchase one $10 habitat stamp per year.  This will be charged with your first license purchase.