Mule Deer Hunting


If you are looking for guided trophy mule deer hunts with everything from top notch luxury lodge accommodations to excellent back country camps look no further.  Estes Park Outfitters offers a wide range of opportunities to hunt quality mule deer bucks. For the do-it-yourself kind of person that likes to "rough it" try one of our drop camps.  Either location offers excellent hunting opportunities!

Unit 29 is easy to draw your deer license every year.

Our package starts out with a Five Day Archery/Muzzleloader Drop Camp. Our drop camps are best with 2 hunters per camp. We offer a drop camp in restricted access portions of unit 29 in Roosevelt National Forest. These areas are considered remote and are only accessible by horse back or on foot. Each drop camp consists of a wall tent containing cots/mattress, tables, chairs, lights, cooking utensils, wood stoves, propane stoves, fire wood, drinking water, bear proof containers (for food), and a latrine. Hunters need to bring personal gear, food and drinks. There is a 75 lb weight restriction per person on personal gear not including food.  Transportation to camp can be by horseback & pack horse and no more than 2 hours to camp.  Each camp will be checked, by radio every day during the hunt for game that needs to be packed out. All game taken will need to be brought to a packable location for the pack animals to retrieve and taken to the processor.

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Our next option is a Five Day Archery/Gun hunt where we provide lodging and meals.  Our 9,200 Lodge has all the amenities which will allow you to relax in the evenings and have our in house chef prepare dinner and breakfast.  These hunts will generally have one guide for two hunters and will be around the rut.

Our premium package which includes lodging is for Unit 20, which offers exclusive hunting on over 2,000 acres of private ranch property, along with over 100,000 acres of Roosevelt National Forest bordering Rocky Mtn. National Park, (a non- huntable area.)

Our top package is our fully guided, "one on one", 5-day archery/muzzleloader back-country hunt in Indian Peaks Wilderness area. You will be camping at 10,000 ft and hunting some of the most spectacular country and some of the biggest bull elk in Unit 20. It is not for the faint of heart, this hunt is physically demanding and requires fitness and stamina, however the rewards are great!

All hunts are 5 days in camp with transportation to and from camp the day before and the day after.

Archery season is roughly four weeks long, during which we offer four separate hunts.

The early Rifle seasons are roughly a month long from the second week of October to the third week of November.  During this time we offer four separate hunts. All Rifle lodge hunts are 5 days long and are 1 guide per 2 hunters (maximum of 4 hunters per season.) In addition to the regular season, we offer one late elk season in early December. This season typically take about 3-4 preference points to draw the license. This special season was added to help cope with an over abundance of elk in adjacent Rocky Mountain National Park and the local community of Estes Park.  Rocky Mountain National Park consists of 265,000 acres of non-huntable land since 1915.

Online Hunting Application

2019 Dates

Week Dates Type
1st Week 8/31 thru 9/04 Archery
2nd Week 9/7 thru 9/11 Archery
3rd Week 9/14 thru 9/18 Muzzleloader
4th Week 9/21 thru 25 Archery
Week Dates Type
1st Rifle 10/12 thru 10/16 Rifle
2nd Rifle 10/19 thru 10/23 Rifle
3rd Rifle 11/2 thru 11/6 Rifle
4th Rifle 11/13 thru 17 Rifle


$5850 Per Person

5 Day Hunt
1 Guide 2 Hunters
Meals Included
2 - 4 Hunters
Unit 20
Deposit $2925
Deposit Due Time of Booking
Elevation 9,200 ft
Transport by Horse, Vehicle, Walk
Spot & Stalk
Packed out by Horse/ATV
Field Dressed by Guide
No Weight Limit
1,000 Exclusive Hunting Acres
150,000 Public Hunting Acres
Sleep in Mountain Lodge
License Approx $620.00
Lottery Required
Lottery Deadline April 1st
September - November


$2500 Per Person

5 Day Hunt
No Guide
Meals Not Included
2 Hunters
Unit 29
Deposit $1250
Deposit Due Time of Booking
Elevation 8,500 - 10,000
To/From Camp by Horse, Walk Hunt
Spot & Stalk
Packed out by Horse
Field Dressed by Hunter
75lbs Weight Limit
150,000 Public Hunting Acres
Sleep in Outfitter Tent
License Approx $620.00
Lottery Required
Lottery Deadline April 1st
September - November