CO is located on the western slopes about 55 miles west of the Blue Mesa Reservoir.
J & D Outfitters has exclusive caretaker and hunting rights to over 20,000 acres
of private ranches in GMU # 64, 65 and 70, some of which border the Black Canyon
National Park. We continue to procure additional private ranches in the area in
an effort to bring about ample opportunities for our clients from drop camps to
fully guided hunts. As seen with our results, our elk and deer populations continue
to grow in leaps and bounds, while Montrose County continues to be one of the top
counties for producing trophy quality bucks. These ranches will provide excellent
harvest opportunities for elk, mule deer, and bear.
in Montrose consists of an approximately 2,000 square foot lodge and 2 separate
motel type suite cabins equipped with private bedrooms and private bathrooms with
hot showers. All lodging is equipped with electricity and hot running water. Every
morning the hunt will begin when you step out the front door of the cabin, which
is located in the heart of the hunting area. Meat processing and taxidermy shops
are located approximately 45 minutes away. For those who are successful early in
their hunts, there are fishing, skiing, and Black Canyon sightseeing opportunities
Hunting Tactics... We will offer limited archery, muzzleloader and rifle
hunts for elk, deer, and bear hunts on these ranches.
Tactics used during all seasons consist of cow talk, bugling, spot and stalk, glassing
and tree-stand or ground blind hunting. We base our tactics on the temperature,
elk movements and amount of snowfall. This limited amount of hunting pressure and
harvest, along with proper wildlife management techniques, will allow you excellent
harvest opportunities on trophy bull elk, deer and bear.
ranches offer ideal habitat for all species. The habitat on approximately 1/3 of
the ranches consist of pinion pines, junipers, alfalfa fields and oak country. The
ranches consist of deep valleys and gulches, rocky ridges, lush green meadows surrounded
by aspen ridges, large patches of dark timber, and stocked trout ponds. The elevation
on the ranches range from 7,800 to about 11,000 feet. Transportation used during
your hunt will be 4-wheel drive trucks to get you to and from the hot spots of the
The weather in the Rocky Mountains may change very quickly. Hunters should come
prepared for both warm and cold weather. In general, September temperatures are
mild and comfortable with little chance of snow.
On the other hand, October temperatures average around 35-40 degrees during the
day and November temperatures around 15-20 degrees. Snow is probable in both October
Please call for pricing information.