Guided hunting and pack trips in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado: Over the Hill Outfitters

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There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.

-Aldo Leopold

 

 

You can see what man made from the seat of an automobile.

But the best way to see what God made is from the back of a horse.

-C.M. Russell

Guided Hunting Trips in the Weminuche Wilderness, Southwest Colorado

Archery Hunting | Blackpowder Hunting | Rifle Hunting | Drop Camps | Packing Service | Turkey Hunts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
Lambert's Highcountry Blackpowder Buck

Elk and Mule Deer Hunts...

Hunting is what we do best. Hunting is what Over the Hill Outfitters is founded upon. We live to hunt. If hunting is what you love to do, this trip is for you. There is nothing quite like being in the high wilderness after a three inch snow, tracking a small herd of elk through the whiteness, knowing that they are just across the next ridge. Your heart beats, your nose filters the air, your eyes scan every inch of the horizon. You are as alive as is possible. You are in the hunt.

 

One of the bulls of the 1999 season
Frank's 6X6 Rifle Bull
Hunting near Oliver Lakes after a fresh snow
Riding from Camp before First Light

Our camps are similar to those of our Pack Trips, with woodstove heated wall tents, cots with pads to sleep on, and a chef to prepare incredible meals. Everything is provided except for your personal and hunting gear. We strive to meet your every need within the realm of the wilderness area that we are visiting.

All of our hunts are strictly first class with one guide for each hunter to maximize your opportunity for success. Other options are available. Our guides join us because of their love of hunting. They are skilled in horses, outdoor living, people skills and of course hunting. We at Over the Hill Outfitters have overwhelming pride in our guides. We can assure you that they are of the highest quality and are dedicated to providing you with the best hunt possible.

Season Dates & License Information (Colorado Division of Wildlife Site)

Archery Hunting...

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
Paul's 6X6 Archery Bull with Guide, Randy

Our favorite hunt is the Bow Hunt. This is quintessential hunting where man and animal are engaged in the ultimate experience of nature. This is the most exciting time to be immersed in the hunt. The elk are in rut, the weather is a little bit nicer (usually) and there are a lot less hunters out. The elk are often in larger herds. A herd of 300 elk may not be the easiest to hunt, but it is something to behold. Join us at Over the Hill Outfitters for the bow hunt of a lifetime. You won’t regret it.

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
Tommy's 6X6 Archery Bull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bow Hunt Prices & Dates

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
Paul's 6X6 Blackpowder Bull

Blackpowder Hunting...

The same can be said of the Black Powder Hunt. It too is one of our favorites, with the season coinciding with the archery season. This time of year the elk are generally in the rut adding excitement and the ability to call in bulls. This hunt is a test for the primitive weapon hunter and one of the most enjoyable hunts that we offer.

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
Ricky's 6X6 Blackpowder Bull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Powder Hunt Prices & Dates

 

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
Syd's 4X4 Rifle Bull

Rifle Hunting...

The combination rifle season is the highlight of the year. This is the hunt we’ve all been waiting for. Often times the elk are still in the tail end of rut, letting us know where they are. Other times they know that they are being hunted, making this truly a hunt. Either way, we aim to provide you with the best possible hunt. Come join us. We know you will be glad you did.

 

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
Rick's 4X4 High Country Rifle Bull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
Richard's 5X5 3rd Season Rifle Bull

 

 

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
Ronnie's 5X5 High Country Rifle Bull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
John's 5X5 4th Season Rifle Bull

 

Hunting near Oliver Lakes after a fresh snow
Hunting in the Emerald Lake Basin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rifle Hunt Prices & Dates

 

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
Richard, Janet & Sam's 6X6 Drop Camp Rifle Bull

Drop Camps...

We also provide drop camps for hunters. These have similar equipment to our full service camps with woodheated wall tents, cots, pads and cooking equipment. You must provide all of your food, personal items, and hunting gear. There are no horses left in camp, but we will check on you every other day. If you want the hunting experience without the guide, this may be for you. We can also provide a cook if you desire.

 

 

 

Drop Camp Hunt Prices + Dates

Packing Service...

Hunting near Oliver Lakes after a fresh snow
5X5 Pack Service Bull

We also provide drop camps for hunters. These have similar equipment to our full service camps with woodheated wall tents, cots, pads and cooking equipment. You must provide all of your food, personal items, and hunting gear. There are no horses left in camp, but we will check on you every other day. If you want the hunting experience without the guide, this may be for you. We can also provide a cook if you desire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packing Service Prices

 

Two 6X6's and One 5X5
Melanie's Merriam's Gobbler from the Ranch

Spring Turkey Hunts...

Turkey hunting in the spring will test out your hunting skills, many which crossover with elk hunting. These wary gobblers respond to a call much as a bull elk does to a bugle. We put limited hunting pressure on these birds which makes them responsive to the call. Join us as we hunt for a Merriam’s Turkey on the 1200 acres of the Palmer Ranch or out in the San Juan National Forest and enjoy a truly special time of year in the woods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey Hunt Prices & Dates