White River Hunting
The White River National Forest provides a wide variety of game and terrain for the hunter. However the largest influx of hunters each season is for the elk hunting. The White River elk herd is the largest migratory herd in the world. There is also good mule deer hunting and bear hunting available here.
Guided Hunts at Ute Lodge, Meeker, CO
Here at the Ute Lodge we can provide you with a variety of services to assist you on a successful hunt. We have cabins, RV spaces with full hookups, tent sites and a secluded mountain yurt. We offer guided hunts through Welder Outfitting Services. We can arrange horses on a weekly basis for forest access. We are up and saddling at 3.30 AM so you can be in position for a dawn hunt. We can also arrange for game packing, quartering, and caping.
Colorado Hunting Season
The season usually begins at the end of August for Archery hunting. Black Powder starts in mid September, and the Rifle seasons start in early October (please see Colorado State regulations for exact dates http://wildlife.state.co.us/RulesRegs/RegulationsBrochures/Pages/BigGame.aspx ).
We are in game unit 24; this is a draw area only for Archery and Black Powder and 1st & 4th Rifle seasons. Over-the-counter tags are available for the 2nd and 3rd Rifle seasons for elk. Deer are a draw in all seasons and fairly easy to draw.