Montrose, 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 7,000 acres of private ranches in GMU # 64 and 65, some of which border the Black Canyon National Park. We offer limited muzzleloader and rifle hunts for elk, deer, and bear on these ranches. We continue to procure additional private ranches in the area in an effort to bring about ample opportunities for our clients. 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. Our lodging 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.

Hunting Tactics… Tactics used during all seasons consist of cow calls, 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 on approximately 1/3 of the ranches consists of pinion pines, junipers, 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 a stocked trout pond. The elevation on these ranches ranges from 7,800 to about 10,000 feet. Transportation used during your hunt will be 4-wheel drive trucks or Polaris Rangers to get you to and from the hot spots of the day.

Montrose Hunts Includes:

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