"Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up, as did men of another age, to the challenge of nature. In the hills and on the water the character of a man comes out." Abram T. Collier
Rates and Information
Colorado Trophy Bull Elk$8500
Lone Star Outfitters offers private ranch hunts in the heart of trophy elk country. We provide our hunters with fair chase hunts for trophy, monster bull elk. The famed Vermejo Park and Hill ranches are just 6.5 miles south and southwest of our ranch in Colorado. These ranches now offer over 1,000,000 acres of prime trophy elk habitat and an elk herd of proven genetics. Our goal is to provide reasonable priced hunts for these proven trophy, quality bulls.
Colorado Hunt Schedule
|Hunt Method||2018||No. Avail||2019||No. Avail|
|Archery||Aug 27 - 31||2||Aug 26 - 30||4|
|Archery||Sept 3 - 7||4||Sept 2 - 6||4|
|Archery / ML *||Sept 10 - 14 (A/ML)||FULL||Sept 9 - 13 (A/ML)||4|
|Archery||Sept 17- 21||2||Sept 16- 20||4|
|1st Limited Rifle *||Oct 13 - 17||FULL||Oct 12 - 16||4|
|2nd Rifle||Oct 20 - 24||6||Oct 19 - 23||6|
|3rd Rifle LR||Nov 3 - 7||4||Nov 2 - 6||6|
|3rd Rifle UR||Nov 3 - 7||FULL||Nov 2 - 6||FULL|
|4th LR *||Nov 14 - 18||4||Nov 13 - 17||2|
|4th UR *||Nov 14 - 18||FULL||Nov 13 - 17||FULL|
* Muzzle Loading, 1st & 4th Rifle Seasons are draw only. Success is usually 100% for private land. Hunters born after Jan 1, 1949 must possess a hunter safety card. ** Drawing success has been 100% for these "private land only" licenses. Over the Counter Licenses including Bear go on sale in July 1x1 (one hunter per guide) guided hunts are available for $9500.00. Drawing Deadline is the first Tuesday in April each year. Mule deer can be hunted with elk during combined rifle seasons for a trophy fee of $3500.00
Hunters born after January 1, 1949 must have hunter safety card to purchase license and carry while hunting.
Non-Resident Elk License Fees Bull $644.00 Cow $484.00
Colorado Mule Deer $6500
Lone Star Outfitters offers private land mule deer hunting on 10,000 acres in northern New Mexico; Unit 56. We have been hunting this ranch for antelope for several years and have identified a mule deer herd with numerous quality bucks. This ranch had not been hunted for mule deer in many years and offers a chance at the buck of a lifetime. In 2009 Trophy Bucks scoring 180 inches and 168 inches were harvested along with 2 management bucks. 2010 yielded 100 % success with the largest scoring 178 inches. Hunters missed and spotted several deer scoring over 200 inches leaving high hopes for the future. 2011 yielded a 60% success rate with hunters taking 4 mature bucks over 160 and several deer scoring in the 130 to 155 range. 2012 yielded a 75% success rate with 3 hunters taking bucks in the 145 to 165 range. We are currently not booking hunts on this ranch in New Mexico for 2015 thru 2018 allowing the bucks to mature.
1x1 ( one hunter per guide) guided hunts are available for an additional $1000.00
Colorado Season Dates
|CO Archery *||Aug 27 - 31||Aug 26 - 30|
|CO Archery *||Sept 3 - 7||Sept 2 - 6|
|CO Archery / ML*||Sept 10 - 14 (A/ML)||Sept 9 - 13 (A/ML)|
|CO Archery *||Sept 17 - 21||Sept 16 - 20|
|CO 2nd Rifle *||Oct 20 - 24||Oct 19 - 23|
|CO 3rd Rifle *||Nov 3 - 7||Nov 2 - 6|
|New Mexico Rifle||Oct 21 - 25||Oct 20 - 24|
Colorado Black Bear ** $4500
Black Bear may be hunted with Elk or Mule Deer during archery, muzzle loading and rifle seasons for a trophy fee of $3500.00. Bear license are sold on a first come first served basis beginning in July each year. For more information on tag availability and price, please visit the Colorado DOW
|Archery *||Sep 1 - 30||Sep 1 - 30|
|Muzzle-Loading *||Sep 10 - 14||Sep 9 - 13|
|Special OTC Rifle||Sep 1 - 30||Sep 1 - 30|
|Rifle *||Elk & Deer Seasons Apply||Elk & Deer Seasons Apply|
For best results put in for Black Bear licenses during the April drawing to avoid the cap. Drawing Deadline is the first Tuesday in April each year.
** Black Bear can be hunted with elk during all legal seasons for a trophy fee of $3500.
Colorado Mountain Lion$4500
We hunt mountain lions from the end of the last Elk / Deer Season in November until the end of March of the following year. Approximately 30 cats are harvested from this unit each year. Our success rate is very near 100% because of the way we approach the hunt. We prefer to wait for a fresh tracking snow, find fresh tracks of the size we are looking for and then ask the hunter to arrive within the next 24 hours to chase the cat. This method is very productive and makes an exciting hunt from the first release of the dogs. We have access to approximately 70,000 acres of private ranch lands for the hunt and Cats are very abundant. Be ready for some hair raising excitement.
Colorado non-resident hunting license = $351.00
|Nov 20, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018||5 Day Hunt|
|Nov 19, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019||5 Day Hunt|
& Fall Merriam's Turkey $1950
Lone Star Outfitters has experienced near 100% success hunting these long beards over the last 12 years. Only missed shots and lost birds have tarnished our record. The ranch is blessed with many roosts, 2 creeks and 4 tanks or watering holes that hold these birds for our hunters.
The Spring Turkey Season opens in mid-April and runs through late May. We are offering 10 hunts this year starting mid-April so book your preferred week soon for the best times.
The Fall Turkey Season runs from early September until early October. These dates overlay the fall elk and deer archery and muzzle loading seasons and the early fall bear season. For that reason, we only offer fall turkey hunts the last week of September.
All our turkey hunts are for 2 days, usually filling tags on the first day. Meals and lodging are provided in our comfortable cabin camp. Discount room rates can be arranged, in nearby Trinidad Colorado, for the days prior and following the hunt upon request. We provide all transportation while hunting. Additional hunting days can be provided for $500.00 per day should the birds not cooperate.
Non-resident Turkey License $101.00
Merriam’s Turkey Hunt Schedule
|1st Hunt||May 3 - 4||May 2 – 3|
|2nd Hunt||May 7 - 8||May 8 - 9|
|3rd Hunt||May 11 - 12||May 10 - 11|
|4th Hunt||May 14 - 15||May 13 - 14|
|5th Hunt||May 17 - 18||May 16 - 17|
|6th Hunt||May 21 - 22||May 20 - 21|
|7th Hunt||May 24 - 25||May 23 - 24|
*** Additional days available, if needed, at $500 per day
Colorado License 2067
Florida Spring Osceola Turkey $1950
This 2600 acre private cattle ranch is loaded with mature birds. The ranch lies in Levy County and is recognized by NWTF as having pure Osceola genetics. It is quite common to see 25 to 75 turkeys per day while hunting, with many Toms in groups of 4 to 6. These birds are not call shy, due to the lack of hunting pressure on the private ranch.
The Spring Turkey Season opens in mid-March and we offer 6 hunts running through April 6th. Make this early season hunt your first stop on your quest for the Grand Slam. We have experienced near 100% success on this ranch for the last 6 years.
All our turkey hunts are for 2 days, usually filling tags on the first day. The hunter is responsible for their own meals and lodging in nearby Chiefland, Florida. We provide all transportation while hunting on the ranch. Additional hunting days can be provided for $500.00 per day should the birds not cooperate.
Florida Osceola Hunt Schedule
|Mar 19 - Mar 20||Mar 18 - Mar 19|
|Mar 22 – Mar 23||Mar 21 – Mar 22|
|Mar 26 - Mar 27||Mar 25 - Mar 26|
|Mar 29 - Mar 30||Mar 28 - Mar 29|
|Apr 2 – Apr 3||Apr 1 – Apr 2|
|Apr 5 – Apr 6||Apr 4 – Apr 6|
Colorado Lodging and Meals
Lodging and meals are included when hunting from our cabin camp. Lodging & Meals are the responsibility of the hunter in town. Upon confirmation of your hunt, lodging will be booked for you at a discounted rate with a local hotel in Trinidad, Co. You will pay upon arrival for your room.
NEW MEXICO HUNTING INFORMATION
New Mexico Trophy Pronghorn $3250
These private ranch hunts are on 10,000 acres in unit 56. This fully guided 3 day hunt with 2 hunters per guide has been 100% successful for the past 9 years. Our hunters have bagged 91 bucks in 9 years, all in the 70 - 85 inch range.
We are now offering 10 hunters per year the chance to put a trophy pronghorn on their wall.
Individual, 1 hunter per guide, hunts are available for an additional fee of $600.
Meals & Lodging are at the hunter's expense in nearby Raton, N.M.(approximately $100.00 per day) . Required Land Owner Permits are $1400.00 for the guaranteed pronghorn license and are included. Nonresident New Mexico Hunting License cost is $65.00 and a Pronghorn License is $292.00.
Hunt Dates are August 25-27, August 28 - 30 and August 31 - Sep 2, 2018.
Hunt Dates are August 24-26, August 27 - 29 and August 30 - Sep 1, 2019.
New Mexico License 3553.
Nonresident New Mexico License cost is $283.00, a Game Hunting license is $65.00 and a Habitat management Fee of $5.00.
TEXAS HUNTING INFORMATION
Our ranches in South Texas are within Dimmit and LaSalle Counties near Cotulla and Carrizo Springs. We stay in a local motels during our hunts and dine in local restaurants. Wal-Mart, Circle V Ranch Center , HEB and other sporting goods stores are available. Be sure to join the Los Cuernos De Tejas and Los Cazadores Big Buck Contests on arrival. You may qualify for the great prizes awarded each year for the largest deer harvested in a variety of classes.
Trophy Whitetail Deer
South Texas continues to deliver trophy B&C white tail bucks every year due to the great habitat & genetics that are native to this region. Combine those factors with a ranch that has been in the same family for over 40 years you have a great hunting opportunity. With quality game management in place for over 10 years the trophy quality is unmistakable. Check out the Texas Photo gallery for some blood pumping examples.
Texas Hunting Rates 2018 Schedule
All hunts are for 2 Days with additional days available
CALL ABOUT OUR LIMITED MANAGEMENT BUCK HUNTS for bucks up to 9 points scoring less than 130.
|WhiteTail Deer Archery||Oct 1 - Nov 4, 2017||1 Buck up to 139 inches &
2 does or spikes
|WhiteTail Deer Rifle||Nov 6-Jan 15, 2018||1 Buck up to 139
2 does or spikes
Feral Hogs & Wild Boars
(4 hunters minimum)
|Year Round||2 Hogs & great excitement||$500.00 ea|
|Javelina||Year Round||1 Stinking Pig||$500.00|
|Bobcat||Year Round||1 Cat||$500.00|
* Trophy fees of $1000.00 for each 10 inch increment apply starting at 140 inches.
Texas License Information
SOUTH TEXAS DEER SEASONS 2018
DIMMIT COUNTY RULES & REGULATIONS
|Species||Hunt Method||Season Dates||Sex|
|WT DEER||ARCHERY||Oct 6 – Nov 5, 2018||EITHER SEX|
|WT DEER||Rifle||NNov 6 - Jan 13, 2019||EITHER SEX Limit 3 Bucks|
|JAVELINA||Rifle||No Closed Season||EITHER SEX Limit 2|
|BOBCAT||Rifle||No Closed Season||EITHER SEX|
|ELK||Rifle||No Closed Season||EITHER SEX|
|QUAIL||Shotgun||LIMIT 15 DAILY|
LICENSES SOLD AT ALL MAJOR SPORTING GOODS STORES
NON RESIDENT GENERAL HUNTING LICENSE $300.00
VALID FOR ALL LEGAL SPECIES
Lodging and Meals
Lodging and meals in local motel are at the hunters expense. Upon confirmation of your hunt, lodging will be booked for you at a discounted rate with a local motel in Carrizo Springs or Cotulla, TX. You will pay upon arrival for your room.
A 50% Deposit is required to book & hold hunt dates.
The balance is due, upon invoice, approximately 120 days prior to the hunt.
A full refund is available with cancelation in writing by January 1 of the year of the hunt.
Hunts may be transferred to the following year 6 months prior to the hunt date.
Tips are appreciated by your Guides & Cooks.
Typically 5% of the hunt value for Cooks & 10 – 15% for Guides.
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