texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
oldrancher, JHarris006, Sports Penn, Txhunter7178, Tmott
65386 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 93,303
bill oxner 55,060
stxranchman 54,687
SnakeWrangler 45,949
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,430
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,564
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics432,138
Posts6,275,584
Members65,386
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Looking for future pack in hunt #5555044 01/21/15 05:08 AM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 9
T
TSU_Texan07 Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
T
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 9
A few of my hunting buddies and I are looking into rifle pack in hunts for WT, mulies, or elk. The ones that we are most interested in are pack in on horseback and camping for a few days. We have mostly researched montana, wyoming, and colorado. The two main issues are money and season dates. I'm a teacher so it needs to be in a state that the season is still open over thanksgiving week. Anybody on the board have experience in a state or with a specific outfitter? Typically when we hunt together we do a lot of spot and stalk before harvesting, and enjoy the challenge that provides. We are open to traveling anywhere, but prefer to keep the expenses (excluding licenses, tags, and travel) under 5k (I know limited options but I am a teacher).
Thanks in advance.

Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: TSU_Texan07] #5555185 01/21/15 12:43 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,301
E
Elkhunter49 Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
E
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,301
I have no outfitters to recommend but be aware that most western states are pretty well finished with all hunting seasons by Thanksgiving. You may find a 4th season hunt but you aren't going to get back into the mountains by horesback because the snow is usually deep by then. Most of the late season hunts are on the flats since most of the game has migrated out of the high country due of the snow! Good Luck. Baker


A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your heart.
Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: TSU_Texan07] #5555293 01/21/15 02:00 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 54,687
S
stxranchman Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 54,687
Look into a West Texas hunt. Call the Longfellow Ranch and see if they would do a package for that for your group.



Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: TSU_Texan07] #5555314 01/21/15 02:16 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 371
K
Kansas Droptine Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
K
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 371
www.jacobsden.net

Call for more information

Chris

3182720146


chris tizian
Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: TSU_Texan07] #5556113 01/21/15 08:03 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,765
S
sparrish8 Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
S
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,765
I would check with Gary Webb in New Mexico Gila area, not sure how the seasons line up but he was highly recommended everywhere I looked.

Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: TSU_Texan07] #5556608 01/22/15 12:04 AM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 9
T
TSU_Texan07 Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
T
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 9
Thanks for the fast replies and info. I knew when I got home from work I could expect something to help direct our search. I guess I really am Texan all through since I didn't even think about snow depth in Nov. Not opposed to taking days off, but most of what I saw was a 6 day minimum and that's simply not allowed in teaching. I will check into the three places listed. Thanks for taking time guys.

Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: TSU_Texan07] #5557224 01/22/15 06:24 AM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 104
E
Ethan Savitsky Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
E
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 104
In Northern New Mexico- You don't want to pack in on horseback to a wilderness camp that late.
Over Thanksgiving week, we offer Lodging Accommodation- Ranch Only Bull Elk Hunts, Mountain Lion Hunts, and Youth Only Mule Deer Hunts.
For all of our latest news, photos, and info- check our www.facebook.com/BarXBarRanch

Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: TSU_Texan07] #5557382 01/22/15 01:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 54,687
S
stxranchman Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 54,687
Also, the Nail Ranch at Albany(I think it was the Nail) used to offer a horseback only hunt, with tent camp and a chuckwagon. You also had to use rifles with open sights only. They only did one hunt per season.



Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: stxranchman] #5557574 01/22/15 02:24 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 25,790
N
Nogalus Prairie Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
N
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 25,790
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Also, the Nail Ranch at Albany(I think it was the Nail) used to offer a horseback only hunt, with tent camp and a chuckwagon. You also had to use rifles with open sights only. They only did one hunt per season.


I so want to do that hunt someday.

Ditto what everyone else said on the high country hunts in November.


Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: Nogalus Prairie] #5557593 01/22/15 02:32 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 54,687
S
stxranchman Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 54,687
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Also, the Nail Ranch at Albany(I think it was the Nail) used to offer a horseback only hunt, with tent camp and a chuckwagon. You also had to use rifles with open sights only. They only did one hunt per season.


I so want to do that hunt someday.

Ditto what everyone else said on the high country hunts in November.

I know years ago when I hunted the Nail it was booked so far out they would not even mention it. Said it was there most popular hunt. I do not know if they still have it or even advertise it.



Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: stxranchman] #5557643 01/22/15 02:54 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 25,790
N
Nogalus Prairie Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
N
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 25,790
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Also, the Nail Ranch at Albany(I think it was the Nail) used to offer a horseback only hunt, with tent camp and a chuckwagon. You also had to use rifles with open sights only. They only did one hunt per season.


I so want to do that hunt someday.

Ditto what everyone else said on the high country hunts in November.

I know years ago when I hunted the Nail it was booked so far out they would not even mention it. Said it was there most popular hunt. I do not know if they still have it or even advertise it.


I just checked their website-it is not mentioned.


Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: TSU_Texan07] #5558360 01/22/15 08:20 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 628
J
jefeh Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
J
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 628
Go to the link and give the Division of Wildlife a call. They will tell you what your options are. This may be the one time they are actually helpful!
http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/PlanYourHunt.aspx

Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: TSU_Texan07] #5563181 01/25/15 03:29 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,877
M
Mr. T. Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,877

I rent my cabin out to deer and elk hunters who hunt around Pagosa Springs, co. There are no seasons left during the week of your Thanksgiving holidays. I'm also a teacher in Texas and would have gone to Colorado every year if there was a season that overlapped the Thanksgiving holidays.
Here is the 2015 dates.
Rifle Deer/Elk/Moose
Moose Oct. 1–14 Oct. 1–14
Separate limited elk (1st season) Oct. 10–14 Oct. 15–19
Combined (deer/elk) (2nd season) Oct. 17–25 Oct. 22–30
(3rd season) Oct. 31–Nov. 8 Nov. 5–13
Combined limited (deer/elk) (4th season) Nov. 11–15 Nov. 16–20
Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Oct. 24–Nov. 3 Oct. 29–Nov. 8
Late plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Dec. 1–14

Oh, if anyone is interested, you can see my cabin and rates at www.pagosaspringscabin.com


Ski cabin rental in Pagosa Springs.
www.pagosaspringscabin.com
Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: Mr. T.] #5563486 01/25/15 06:31 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,765
S
sparrish8 Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
S
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,765
Originally Posted By: Mr. T.

I rent my cabin out to deer and elk hunters who hunt around Pagosa Springs, co. There are no seasons left during the week of your Thanksgiving holidays. I'm also a teacher in Texas and would have gone to Colorado every year if there was a season that overlapped the Thanksgiving holidays.
Here is the 2015 dates.
Rifle Deer/Elk/Moose
Moose Oct. 1–14 Oct. 1–14
Separate limited elk (1st season) Oct. 10–14 Oct. 15–19
Combined (deer/elk) (2nd season) Oct. 17–25 Oct. 22–30
(3rd season) Oct. 31–Nov. 8 Nov. 5–13
Combined limited (deer/elk) (4th season) Nov. 11–15 Nov. 16–20
Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Oct. 24–Nov. 3 Oct. 29–Nov. 8
Late plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Dec. 1–14

Oh, if anyone is interested, you can see my cabin and rates at www.pagosaspringscabin.com


What unit is your cabin in?

Re: Looking for future pack in hunt [Re: TSU_Texan07] #5563600 01/25/15 07:29 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,877
M
Mr. T. Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,877
It siting in Pagosa Springs which is right where three units come together, 77,78,771


Ski cabin rental in Pagosa Springs.
www.pagosaspringscabin.com
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3