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Hunt Big Mule Deer in Colorado

Hunt Big Mule Deer in Colorado

It's no secret that the Gunnison Basin grows some of the biggest bucks in the west! Since we spend countless days in the field in the summer and fall, we are always locating big, mature mule deer.

Our guides know where the big boys live and scout throughout the summer to find them. Your guide, along with AEI Outfitter staff, will field dress and pack out your mule deer trophy for you.

We are located in a haven for giant trophy mule deer. The Gunnison Basin and Colorado Game Management Unit 55, GMU 54, GMU 551, GMU 67 are some of the most sought after mule deer units in the country.

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife manage our areas for trophy quality.  The Gunnison basin deer herd is managed to produce older age class, mature bucks. You have a legitimate chance at finding deer in the 170"+ inch Boone and Crockett range. Over the years, we have successfully harvested bucks over 200".

All guided Colorado mule deer hunts are 1x1 guided and 5-days of hunting. Our early and late season mule deer hunting packages (archery, muzzleloader and rifle) include 6-day food and lodging accommodations.

CO Preference Point Minimums to draw a Unit 55 Mule Deer Tag:

NOTE: The minimum amount of points does not guarantee a tag, but generally, if you add 1 point above the minimum listed below, it guaranteed the current year applicant a tag. Deer tag allocations in the Gunnison Basin can be very volatile based on the previous year's winter conditions, consequently, making the point situation change drastically. This makes it challenging to predict what CPW will allocate on those certain hard winter years. 

Statistics based on 2022 applicants.

  • Resident Archery, Unit 55 - 2 points
  • Non-Resident Archery, Unit 55 - 10 points
  • Resident Muzzleloader, Unit 55 - 2 points
  • Non-Resident Muzzleloader, Unit 55 - 13 points
  • Resident 3rd Rifle, Unit 55 - 4 points
  • Non-Resident 3rd Rifle, Unit 55 - 16 points
  • Resident 4th Rifle, Unit 55 - 13 points
  • Non-Resident 4th Rifle, Unit 55 - 22 points

CO Preference Point Minimums to draw a Unit 54 Mule Deer Tag:

  • Resident 3rd Rifle, Unit 54 - 45 points
  • Non-Resident 3rd Rifle, Unit 54 - 16 points
  • Resident 4th Rifle, Unit 54 - 12 points
  • Non-Resident 4th Rifle, Unit 54 - 22 points

CO Preference Point Minimums to draw a Unit 551 Mule Deer Tag:

  • Resident 4th Rifle, Unit 551 - 5 points
  • Non-Resident 4th Rifle, Unit 551 - 17 points

CO Preference Point Minimums to draw a Unit 67 Mule Deer Tag:

  • Resident 3rd Rifle, Unit 67 - 8 points
  • Non-Resident 3rd Rifle, Unit 67 - 20 points
  • Resident 4th Rifle, Unit 67 - 13 points
  • Non-Resident 4th Rifle, Unit 67 - 22 points
Guided Mule Deer Hunting Rates:

Guided Mule Deer Hunting Rates:

1x1 Guided Archery, Muzzleloader or Rifle Mule Deer Hunt:

  • Call for Hunt Cost and Availability
  • Prices do not include license fees or gratuity.
  • Gratuity is not mandatory but and industry standard and MUCH appreciated!
  • Recommended Gratuity - Guides: 5%-15% of Hunt Cost, Support Staff/Packout Crew: $25 p/p, Head Chef: $50-$75, Asst. Chef: $25-$50.

*All hunts require a deposit of 1/2 the total cost of the hunt unless reserving a hunt beyond the current year. All deposits for future hunts beyond the current upcoming year are 1/3 the total hunt cost.  The deposit is non-refundable unless extraneous circumstances are approved by outfitter or if the hunter does not draw the tag applied for.

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References

References

Kent Giffin (Muzzleloader or Archery Mule Deer)
Somervile, KS
316-207-4446

Chad Converse (Muzzleloader Mule Deer)
Yuma, AZ
928-261-5670