Cripple Creek

cripple creek

Cripple Creek, CO is nestled between the slopes of Pikes Peak and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. J & D Outfitters has exclusive caretaker and hunting rights to over 10,000 acres of private ranch land located in the Cripple Creek and Victor area in GMU # 59 & 581. We only offer elk, deer, and bear combination rifle hunts on this ranch. We hunt archery, muzzleloader and 3 rifle seasons and allow only 10 – 14 hunters per year. Our Cripple Creek ranches continue to offer exceptional harvest opportunities on elk, mule deer and bear. We will continue to pursue additional ranches that will provide our clients excellent harvest opportunities on trophy quality animals. Our lodging in Cripple Creek is rustic but comfortable in heated cabins equipped with propane wall mounted lighting, wall unit heaters and rustic outdoor plumbing. Every morning your hunt will begin when you step out the front door of the cabin, which is located in the heart of the hunting area. For those who are successful early in their hunts, there are fishing, gambling, and historical sightseeing opportunities nearby.

Hunting Tactics… Tactics used during all seasons consist of cow talk, bugling, spot and stalk, glassing and 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. These ranches offer ideal habitat for all species. The habitat ranges from large lush green meadows, nice long valleys with over 15 ponds, big stands of aspens, and many large patches of dark timber. The elevation on the ranch ranges from 8,400 to about 10,800 feet. Transportation used during your hunt consists of 4-wheel drive trucks to get you to and from the specific hunting areas. All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service – Pikes Peak Ranger District.

Cripple Creek Hunts Includes:

  • 2×1 guide service (1×1 available at an additional $1250)
  • Roundtrip transportation from Colorado Springs Airport (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Transportation in and around hunting area
  • Lodging accommodations
  • Home-cooked meals
  • Transporting your meat to processor
  • Transporting your trophy to our local taxidermist