We are offering drop camp hunts for all the Spetember and October big game seasons. All of our campsites are located in the West Elk Wilderness Area - Game Management Units 53 and 54. We have campsites in Soap Basin, Kaufman Creek, Ranger Creek, Elk Basin and Cliff Creek.
The furnished drop camps are set up prior to your arrival. The following is a list of what we furnish. A 12x14 or larger cook tent, woodburning stove, 2-burner propane stove, table, at least two 5-gallon water jugs, 2 propane lanterns, 2 dishpans, 1 handwashing pan, 2 skillets, 2 kettles, 1 griddle, 1 large coffee pot, 2 serving bowls, 1 pitcher, knives, serving spoons, forks, turners, etc., adequate table knives, forks, spoons, cups and plates for your size party.
You supply your own food.
For sleeping quarters, a wall tent will be set up for each four people. It will be equipped with a propane lantern, wood stove, and plastic ground cover and either foamrubber pads or cots. If there are less than 4 people in your party only one wall tent will be set up and will serve as cook and sleep tent.
We also furnish an axe, shovel, bow saw, hammer and pliers. Propane for the cook stove and a pit type toilet will also be furnished. You must supply your own food and propane for your lantern.
We do not supply firewood for your camp.
You must furnish your own lantern propane.
We also offer unfurnished drop camps where we drop you and your own equipment at a desirable site.
Included are saddle horses to ride in and out, we allow 1-1/2 pack animals per person. Additional pack animals will cost $300.00 per animal - NO EXCEPTIONS. We have a limit of 150# per pack animal, and this may be even less if items are too bulky or odd-shaped so they don't make suitable loads. The amount loaded on a pack animal will be decided by the packer.
For all hunts, you'll need to bring a variety of warm clothing, warm waterproof footwear plus a change of footwear, gloves, a good two-piece rainsuit, knife, hatchet, small nylon rope, gun and ammo, or bow and arrows, good warm sleeping bag, binoculars, camera, towels, washcloths, chapstick, sun screen and of course proper license or licenses. Game bags and black pepper are good to have especially for archery muzzle loader seasons.
If you plan to drive to our pack station, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is a good idea. If you plan to fly, several rental companies have vehicles to rent at the Montrose or Grand Junction airports.
YOUR PARTY MUST HAVE A SATELLITE PHONE BEFORE WE WILL PACK YOU INTO THE WILDERNESS. PLEASE CONTACT PROVIDER OF YOUR CHOICE TO GET A SATELLITE PHONE.