2019 Dates, Rates and Drawing Information

All hunts are 5 days of hunting. You need to arrive in Grand Junction the evening prior to going to camp, rifle or archery hunts.

See Motel Information.  All hunts are one guide for 2-4 hunters. 


Full Service Guided 5 day hunt

$3,500 per person

Hunt #1 – Be in Grand Jct Aug 29, go to camp Aug 30, hunt Aug 31 – Sep 4
#2 – Be in Grand Jct Sept 5, go to camp Sept 6, hunt Sept 7-11
#3 – Be in Grand Jct Sept 12, go to camp Sept 13, hunt Sept 14-18
#4 – Be in Grand Jct Sept 19, go to camp Sept 20, hunt Sept 21-25



Full Service Guided 5 day hunt

$4100 per person

All draw – Be in GJ Sept 12, go to camp on Sept 13, hunt Sept 14-18


Full Service Guided 5 day hunt

$4100 per person

Hunt #1 – Be in Grand Junction Oct 10, go to camp Oct 11, hunt Oct 12-16

Hunt #2 – Be in Grand Junction Oct 17, go to camp on Oct 18, hunt Oct 19-23
Elk and Deer – DEER ON DRAW

Hunt #3 – Be in Grand Junction Nov 1, go to camp Nov 2 hunt Nov 3-7
This is a guided TROPHY mule deer hunt, 4 wheel drive, $3000 per person.

Black Bear

$500 kill fee, you must also have an archery elk license and bear license in order to hunt black bear during this season.

Mountain Lion

$5000 per person for an adult Tom or Female. This is a 5 day Hunt and hunts are scheduled December and January. Call for details and dates available.


License Fees

Please apply for your license ONLINE at the Colorado Division of Wildlife. By applying online, there are fewer chances of errors. License fees not included in cost of hunt.


License Drawing Application Deadline is April 1st.

Colorado Division of Wildlife
6060 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216

(303) 297-1192


Colorado Law requires that anyone born on or after January 1, 1949 must have a Hunter Safety Card from their home state. Contact your Wildlife Division and they will help you get one. Without this you will not be issued a license. Colorado Law also requires blaze orange cap and vest.

Colorado Bear, Cougar, Deer & Elk Hunting Guide & Outfitter from WAY back

Mark is a second generation Licensed Professional Guide and Outfitter continuing the traditions of his father who started the business in 1958. With his 35+ years experience, Mark will give you the best hunt possible.  His lifetime of experience will give you the experience of a lifetime!

Big Game Guided Hunts

You will be hunting big game in the pristine wilderness of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Mark, a seasoned professional guide and outfitter, will guarantee that you get a good honest hunt with guides that work hard for your success.

Hunters Make the Best Hunting Guides!

All of our hunting guides have several years of experience; and were hunting before they became professional guides.  Ask about our 30 day GUIDE TRAINING – working along with a trained guide. We offer this to maintain our own staff.  We do not claim to be a guide school.

Elk Hunting in Colorado

MarkDavies (11)For “everything you ever wanted to know about elk hunting in Colorado”, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (formerly DOW, Division of Wildlife) now offers “Elk Hunting University” online.

No, this isn’t a joke!

Following is the course outline from http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/EHU-CH1.aspx



Of course, Mark & his crew of professional hunting guides do all the “heavy lifting” for you. As a professional guide and outfitter, Mark will provide the scouting, horses, hunting camp gear, the planning, logistics… and LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Mark and his crew are happy to visit and share their first hand expert knowledge – before, during, and after your guided lion, bear, deer, or elk hunting trip!

Elk Hunting in Wilderness areas – Colorado Rocky Mountains

You will be hunting elk, deer and bear in the Colorado Rocky Mountain high country, specifically the White River &/or Gunnison National Forests, &/or on BLM ground.  These areas are known for their high concentration of elk, mule deer, and bear; the elk herd in this region is considered to be the LARGEST in the United States.

Designated as a wilderness area, access is limited to no motorized vehicles, which means hunting will be on foot or by horseback.
Horses provided are gentle and sure-footed on these rugged Rocky Mountain trails.

The base deer and elk hunting camp can be reached by 4WD vehicles; Mark and his crew provide transportation from Grand Junction to camp and back.  Bring your sleeping bag, as you will be camping out in tents in the beautiful high country of the Colorado Rocky Mountains for both guided deer and elk hunts, as well as for the drop camps.

Colorado Hunting Seasons

Deer & Elk Hunting + Black Bear!

Colorado deer and elk hunts begin with Archery Season in August, followed by muzzleloader and rifle hunting seasons, which run from September through November.

Black bear can be hunted during the archery or muzzleloader season, providing you also have an elk license.

Mountain Lion Hunting

The Colorado Mountain Lion Hunting Season begins in November or December and runs through February or March.

Colorado Big Game Hunting Licenses & Draws

Hunting licenses are sold over the counter at Colorado Parks & Wildlife offices and at authorized license agents in Colorado OR by Application & DRAW, which are called limited licenses.  More info, applications and purchasing licenses are also available online.  CPW uses quotas, caps, preference points and Game Management Units (GMUs) to help maintain robust healthy wildlife herds.

Hunters must have completed all the requirements for Hunter Education before applying for or buying a license or before applying for a preference point.


to apply for Limited Licenses

Our big game hunters come to Colorado from… Centennial, CO – Northglenn, CO – Denver, CO – Kokomo, IN – Clearwater, NE – Elgin, NE – Rosa, NV – Arcadia, NE – Oakwood, IL – Byron, MI – Kitchener, ONT – Paris, ONT – Page, NE – Oneill, NE – Forest Lake, MN – Harris, MN – Burton, PA – Manassas, VA – Benton, PA – Orangeville, PA – Wapwalbpen, PA – Picture Rock, PA – Millville, PA – Lincoln, NE – Hackleberry, AL – Russellville, AL – Lexington, KY – Lakemore, OH – Huntington, TN – Jonesboro, AR – Racine, WI – Farmington Hills, MI – Northville, MI – Lewis Center, OH – Dillsburg, PA – Littlestown, PA – Quarryville, PA – Red Lion, PA – Pleasant Hill, MO – Fulks Run, VA – Franklin, PA – Belton, MO – Massena, NY – Norfolk, NY – Constable, NY – Bruston, NY – Fort Covington, NY – North Banger, NY – Columbus, OH – Naples, FL – Dryden, MI – Frederick, MD – Massillion OH – Navarre, OH – Waterford, PA – Roscoe, IL – Baden, PA – Dutton, AL – Hanoverton, OH – East Rochester, OH – Carolton, GA – Watkinsville, GA – Bogard, GA – Lansing, NY – Palmyra, NY – Mosinee, WI – Oshkosh, WI – Hampton, NY – Stanley, NY – Redlands, CA – Sparta, MO – Orange, CA – Fort Smith, AR – Orange County, CA – Marietta, GA – Huburtus, WI – Germantown, WI – Cummings, GA – Dawsonville, GA – Milford, MI – Flint, MI – Runsan, NJ – Fair Haven, NJ – Jersey Shore, PA – Trout Run, PA – Williamsport, PA – Davenport, IA – Grand Blanc, MI – Swartz Creek, MI – Rochester Hills, MI – Oxford, MI – Hartford City, IA – Montpelier, IN – Erie, PA – Huntsville, AL – Grand Rapids, MI – Ann Arbor, MI – Brownsboro, AL – Milford, NH – Spring Lake, MI – Sunnyvale, CA – Gilroy, CA – Santa Maria, CA – Wilson, NC – Nashville, NC – Trumansburg, NY – Lincoln Park, MI – Livonia MI – Hummelstown, PA – New Providence, PA – Zeleski, OH – New Concord, OH – Cambridge, OH – Vincent, OH – Auburn, OH – Williamson, NY – Canastoga, NY – Cicero, NY – Eden, TX – Belleville, WI – Scottsville, NY – Suffolk, VA – Narrows, VA – Fair Port, NY – Rochester, NY – Brockport, NY – Johnstown, OH – Baltimore, OH – Midland, VA – Apalachin, NY – Windsor, NY – Whitelaw, WI – Magnolia, TX – Gainesville, VA – Callepolis, OH – Clayton, DE – Hebron, OH – Bakersfield, CA – Lancaster, OH – Auburn, NY – Williamson, NY – Kirkville, NY – Oswego, NY – No Syracuse, NY – Cicero, NY – Cana, VA – Pfafftown, NC – Mt Airy, NC – Winston Salem, NC – Castlewood, VA – Concord, PA – Dry Run PA – Hamilton, OH – Pennellville, NY – Ridgeway, PA – Douglasville, GA – Atlanta, GA – Angleton TX – Cross Lake, MN – Park City, KS – Augusta, KS – Cambridge, OH – Raleigh, NC – Brooklyn, NY – Boca Raton, FL – Auburn, NY – NewConcord, OH – Mt Joy, PA – Apalachin, PA – Ashville, OH – Midland, VA – Bethel, VA – Pennellville, NY – Bakersfield, CA – Glenford, OH – Health, OH – New Concord, OH – Helotes, TX – Boca Raton, FL – Auburn, NY – Churchville, NY – Gap, PA – Claremont, NH – Reading, VT – Jordon, NY – Confluence, PA – Stephens City, VA – Middletown, OH