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12-03-2016, 12:07 PM

Lets see some bucks, Here's my bow kill.

12-03-2016, 04:17 PM
Nice buck, congrats!
Nothing for me this year. Course didn't get out much either.

12-03-2016, 07:22 PM
My 10pt rifle kill.

12-04-2016, 08:50 PM
My 10pt rifle kill.

Great buck, looks like old buck

byr 13
12-24-2016, 10:33 AM
yes it does

01-05-2017, 10:47 PM
This is my brother in laws deer he got during muzzleloader season in Iowa.

01-09-2017, 12:46 PM
Sorry, from the state down below... 55459

01-09-2017, 06:09 PM
some great bucks there guys, congrats
bad yr here, so few I knbow even seen a buck never mind get one, BUT on a side note
I did see maybe the largest buck I ever seen here in PA< last day of rifle season, sucker ran out in front of me on the HI way, I missed him by about 3 inches I think, got a SUPER close up view of him, an easy 180 class buck, just huge in every way, then watched him run across 5 lanes of traffic and 500 yrd open field
I almost think if I had my old truck and NOT my new one I might have hit him LOL
a true once in a life time type buck, and all the more so here in PA

01-24-2017, 09:21 AM
this is the big one I chased all season, saw him during bow...

I settled for an embarising 7 pt if you are hunting for racks but he tastes good!!
was shot the monday after gun opener by an old guy around the corner just out to fill a doe permit.....55733

08-18-2017, 12:26 AM
I had a few deer hunters that didnít draw their licenses which leaves some rifle hunts open for elk hunting at our property in the Flat Tops that was featured in the current issue of Petersenís Bowhunting Magazine (Sept issue out now). I would appreciate it if you would share this with other hunters you know who might be interested.

The following are the hunts I have available for this year. We do not charge any additional fees. Your license is not included and is paid to the state of Colorado and there are thousands of licenses available for cow elk. As I mentioned on the phone you are allowed to get both a cow and bull elk license for the hunts in our unit. There is no meal service but you could pay for a chef and you could pay a local outfitter to pack out an animal and you could rent horses or pay an outfitter down the road to do some day guiding it you wanted. None of those services are included in your fee as detailed below. We do have a land line for telephone service and satellite Internet.

2017 available hunts (all archery and rifle 1 and the 1st part of rifle 2 are sold out):
Rifle 2b (Oct 25-20)
Rifle 3a: 11/2-8 (9am check-out)
Rifle 3b: 11/8-13
Rifle 4: 4th Combined Limited Deer & Elk 11/15-11/19

2018 available hunts:
Archery Week 2: 9/1-8 (9am check-out)
Archery Week 3: 9/9-16 (9am check-out)
Rifle 1: 1st Separate Limited Elk 10/13-10/17
Rifle 4: 4th Combined Limited Deer & Elk 11/14-11/18 (2 hunters are booked but have spots for up to 9 more hunters)

We are about 1 hour SE of Craig, CO on the northern end of the Flat Tops. The7 day stay/6 day archery hunts and 4-5 day rifle elk hunts go for $2300 per adult hunter. If you wanted all of rifle 3 I could go as low as $2900 plus taxes if you had at least 7 hunters. If you had more than 7 I could toss in another discount based on how many more you had. Please do have anyone you know that is interested in our place visit our website www.flattopshunting.com for photos of the area, animals taken and views of what our cabin looks like or have them give me a call at 970.926.0216.

Because we have the largest elk herd in the world, the opportunity to harvest is greater than anywhere else you could hunt (high fence excluded as we are 100% fair chase and we cannot compete with high fence on stats). Most of our terrain is between 8,400-11,500 feet.

Here are the basics youíll need to know:
1. We have a secluded 4 bed/3.5 bath cabin in the Flat Tops (easily can sleep 11 individuals in comfort or more if couple as we have 5 queen beds and 3 sets of twin bunkbeds). It is surrounded on three sides by the natíl forest and just 2 miles from where the Flat Tops Wilderness starts. So, essentially you go right out the door to hunt on a million acres of federal land that surround three sides of the property.
2. For the rifle hunt and GMU 12 draw archery, game trails galore can be found on our property which is located in the heart of that E6/White River Elk herd. So one could stay on the deck of our cabin and potentially get an elk shot from there.
3. E6/White River Elk Herd numbers approx. 39,000 elk with a cow to bull ratio of 4:1
4. Our unit is one of the few where you can get A and B tags so you can buy both a cow and a bull elk license either for the same season or two different ones (i.e. but not limited to these combinations many more options: over the counter bull elk during rifle 3 and an OTC cow elk during archery).
5. Our cabin is the only lodging available to the general public to stay for a DIY hunt within a 12-45 mile radius of our location. Surrounded by private land to the north and only camping available in the other directions for miles.
6. For the rifle hunts and all GMU 12 archery hunts, due to the topography (we are on the NW corner at the end of a chain of mountains and have a river that cuts through our property below the first ridge along that last mountain), it makes the areas accessible through our property more difficult for the general public to access giving you access to more limited access federal land to hunt.
7. The archery hunts available for this year are in GMU 231 which starts 2.5 miles north of the cabin but the trailhead I would recommend you hunt is about 5 miles up the road. That trailhead is surrounded by private land on three sides and has a mountain on the fourth side and there is a Ĺ mile easement through private land to get to the public land to hunt. This makes it a less attractive trail to camping hunters so they tend to ignore the trail but it has been a successful area for a lot of my hunters.

Our 2016 Archery hunter had this to say:
This was my 4th time hunting with Wild Skies, but my first time heading out on a hunt with my son. All of my hunts with Wild Skies have been memorable and enjoyable but this one ranks at the very top. I have been on over 40 elk hunts in various states and the hunt this year ranks in the top 3 of all my hunts. It was textbook perfect. I patiently waited for a mature 6x6 bull elk to respond to my call and took my shot and got it done on my second day of elk hunting. I can hardly wait to come back again next year!
-Mike Brower, Monroe, Louisiana

Lisa Bennett
Wild Skies Cabin Rentals
www.wildskies.com and www.flattopshunting.com