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    Best Private Land Elk Hunt

    Hey guys,

    My Dad and I are planning an elk hunt for my college graduation present for fall of 2014. We have been looking at a few outfitters and I wanted to get yalls opinion on them. We tried to book with Vermejo Ranch in NM, but they were full, however theres a 50% chance of a cancellation. So that could be one option. Trinchera Ranch or Tercio in CO with Lancasters Outfitters is another option. Wagonhound in Wyoming has been recommended, so thats an option. And were also considering somewhere in or near the Gila in NM, or a CWMU hunt in Utah. What would y'all consider to be the best option from either the ones I mentioned or another outfitter in the same price range that i have not mentioned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger10 View Post
    Hey guys,

    My Dad and I are planning an elk hunt for my college graduation present for fall of 2014. We have been looking at a few outfitters and I wanted to get yalls opinion on them. We tried to book with Vermejo Ranch in NM, but they were full, however theres a 50% chance of a cancellation. So that could be one option. Trinchera Ranch or Tercio in CO with Lancasters Outfitters is another option. Wagonhound in Wyoming has been recommended, so thats an option. And were also considering somewhere in or near the Gila in NM, or a CWMU hunt in Utah. What would y'all consider to be the best option from either the ones I mentioned or another outfitter in the same price range that i have not mentioned?
    If you are a bowhunter, the Tinchera Ranch w/ the Lancasters is a no brainer. I know the ranch a little and Pat Lancaster is as good as there is.

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    I doubt very many people on this forum have had experience with the type of hunt that you're after.

    That said, the UU Bar Express or whatever the heck it's called looks to be pretty darn good. It better be for the price they put on it.

    I don't know anything about it besides what I've seen on TV and their website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkoholic307 View Post
    I doubt very many people on this forum have had experience with the type of hunt that you're after.

    That said, the UU Bar Express or whatever the heck it's called looks to be pretty darn good. It better be for the price they put on it.

    I don't know anything about it besides what I've seen on TV and their website.
    Yea the UU Bar keeps being brought up. I really don't like their trophy policy. Its $12,500 up front then a $2500 harvest fee. Not worth it.

    Trinchera seems to be a good deal.

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    I don't know much about guided hunts, but wouldn't wagonhound take a significant amount of PPs being in unit 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobbhunts View Post
    I don't know much about guided hunts, but wouldn't wagonhound take a significant amount of PPs being in unit 7?

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    You dont need PPs if you have $ !

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    BKC - Doesn't matter how much money you have in Wyoming- You can only get one PP per year. I guess a governor tag for 50k is an option...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltop View Post
    BKC - Doesn't matter how much money you have in Wyoming- You can only get one PP per year. I guess a governor tag for 50k is an option...
    There are Commissioner tags that are far less money. Last I heard was they were in the $8K range. Which brings up an alternate strategy. Buy a commissioner tag and hunt Unit 124. You should kill a 330-350 bull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltop View Post
    BKC - Doesn't matter how much money you have in Wyoming- You can only get one PP per year. I guess a governor tag for 50k is an option...
    Ranger10 never said they were using PPs. I think his dad is going to use $. They are looking to buy a hunt. If you had enough PPs to draw on these ranches in NM, CO, or Wyo, I think you would be older than college age.

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    I hadn't heard of the commissioner tags? That's not a terrible price. Can you hunt state wide?

    You can get pp at age 14- at age 22 you would have had max points if he started 8 years ago. I just drew a blue chip tag with 7 points.

 

 

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