Hunting LocationsOur Hunting Areas in Colorado
Nestled neatly on 2,300 acres west of Colorado Springs, Colorado area lies our famous and second longest leased ranch known as the Wilson Ranch. The Wilson Ranch sits at an elevation of 6,800 feet in elevation at the main gate and steadily rises up to 8,500 feet in elevation. The Wilson ranch is composed of pinyon pines, red cedar, juniper and various pines. All hunting on this ranch is conducted from a four-wheel drive vehicle. Hunts start at first light by hunting the low lying creek bottoms throughout the ranch as the deer typically come down out of the hills to water. This is then followed up by a drive to a high vantage point to spot the bucks feeding their way back up the hills to their bedding areas. Once a mature buck is found a stalk ensues for the hunter to bag the buck of his choosing. Deer are in the area during the early seasons but by the 3rd season is usually when biggest bucks decide to show themselves more often as the rut is nearing at this point. The deer licenses are a little more difficult to come by without preference points but luckily we carry a few vouchers per year depending on the outcome of the landowner draw. This property is very tightly managed for quality with bucks ranging in the 170 class to the 190 class with the occasional buck topping that mark.
The Quakey Park Ranch
The Quakey Park Ranch is where it all began and is known for the highest quality hunts we have to offer. Sitting at a breathtaking 9,000+ feet in elevation hunters can expect a very tough and challenging hunt with great rewards to those who dare to take on the challenge. The outfitters family homesteaded on this ground in the 1920’s and has built an astounding quality of Deer and Elk Management. With that being said it should come to no surprise that the outfitter and his guides have a vast understanding of the land and animal habits from season to season.Our Trophy Elk run the gauntlet for size on this ranch as we have a far better than typical “colorado average” on bulls. If wall hanger 6x6 or better Bull Elk is in your sights then this ranch is where you will fulfill all your elk hunting dreams. Bulls will run between 320 and 350+ with our average bull being in the 330 range. This is where quality is even better than quantity We have an off-balance of bulls with a 30 bulls to 100 cow ratio. You won’t find this ratio anywhere else and that is why we are so confident, and successful.
Our Trophy Mule deer run the gauntlet for size since this time of the year the deer are always moving because of the elk hunters in the woods constantly bumping them. We will see bucks that we have never seen before that show up in our private land hunting areas. Weather is an extremely important part of the hunt. As the saying goes, “The worse the weather the better hunting” could never be so true. The trophy hunter as a rule takes bucks between 170” and better depending on when the hunter pulls the trigger. These big bucks are smart and are 3 in 10 on this ranch which is extremely good odds for trophy bucks.
We are committed to providing you (client) the best possible hunt on this very sacred and coveted family ranch. We try to focus on, 170+ Mule Deer hunts and 300+ Bull Elk hunts. There is a limited amount of elk deer taken off this ranch per year. If you are wishing to fill a well-earned bucket list hunt or just enjoy the hunt of a lifetime the quality is here to stay. Come share this renowned quality hunt with us today.
Double K Ranch
Welcome to the center of the earth, the place where you can get to anywhere and yes you can get anywhere you want to from here. But why should you leave here when there are plenty of Mule Deer and healthy elk populations as well as high quality of bucks and bulls. This is a high-density mule deer area and having ranch property and farm property you get the best of both worlds. If you take 10,000 acres and carve out what is the very best area, the place where you always find deer and squish it down to just over 2000 acres you get the Double K Ranch.
We start with the upper portion of the property. The upper part of the ranch is comprised of finger ridges with pinyon, cedar, juniper, and pine, that all funnel sown into secluded parks and large meadows. Water is always an issue in the west so a small creek for the year around creates water even in the winter in this semi-arid ground with a low amount of snowfall each winter. As far as elk there are 2 major herds of elk that are on the property and off the property. We have harvested many 5 and 6 point bulls, as well as cow elk. The mountain property has all of the elk hunting a person could ever imagine.
Now we jump to the lower portion of the ranch which is comprised of the Arkansas River bottom with cottonwood trees and great cover for the mule deer to bed in. Large Ag fields comprise the food source for our deer here. We provide archery hunts on this lower portion of the ranch that is conducted from tree stands and ground blinds amongst many travel corridors and food sources. Yes, you heard us right a tree stand. Double K creates a unique opportunity we have been very reluctant to find anywhere else. This ranch is surrounded on three sides by alfalfa fields. So what’s the catch here? We have the only bedding in a 2-mile radius on the ranch. By having the only bedding we have a phenomenal transition zone for the deer in which we set up tree stands and catch the deer moving to and from their feeding areas. Hunters can expect to see Mule deer groups that vary from 5-20 bucks when they come through. This hunt will start in late August and continue through September while they are still in velvet. Bucks will range from 160-180+ if your patient enough and can stay your itchy trigger finger!
Eastern Plains Ranch’s
KB Outdoors offers exclusive hunting rights on 50,000+ acres for Elk, Mule Deer and Pronghorn on the Eastern Plains of Colorado. These properties allows us to offer high-quality Elk, Mule Deer and Pronghorn hunting that cannot be found anywhere else on the plains of Colorado. The eastern plains are famous for producing high-quality mule deer for many years as well as pronghorn and the occasional elk if you can find the right area. Due to the high popularity, limited draw, limited hunts offered and superb quality of these hunts, they do book at an extremely fast rate. Therefore if you have preference points we NEED to talk!
The Eastern Plains of Colorado are historically famous for producing 180-200+ class mule deer that all boast 30+ inch spreads. If there is one thing this ranch is known for is the wide-racked deer it produces as you will see in the past harvest photos. All deer licenses are obtained through Colorado’s draw process taking 4-12+ preference points to secure a tag. We do have the option to procure landowner vouchers if our hunters that are unable to draw at a separate price being as these vouchers take the ranch just as much investment and time to draw just like the general public draw. If you are interested in hunting the ranch and do not have points give us a call to discuss getting a landowner voucher. Once again if you have points we NEED to talk!
Our ranches provide some of the best habitat the eastern plains’ has to offer for growing high-quality deer. Our ranch consists of a cottonwood creek bottom, numerous pinion, juniper and cedar canyons with mountain mahogany plants as well as various other highly sought after deer browse. In addition to the exceptional feed and habitat one will notice the age class of deer on the ranch which is directly correlated to the limited hunting options in the units the ranch resides in. ONLY 20 tags are given out for the entire unit for the hunting season, if that doesn’t scream high-quality animals I don’t know what does?
The Eastern Plains of Colorado offer a unique opportunity that allows our hunters to begin hunting elk in September on an either sex tag…. With a RIFLE! Yes, you heard me right a rifle. Elk hunts are conducted in September as the bulls are bugling and rutting. Now don’t think this is going to be a cake walk just because we are hunting at 5000 feet and lower this hunt is no different than any other elk hunt in Colorado its all about timing and being in the right place at the right time. Elk densities are much lower than many other areas in Colorado but beings that we can hunt during the rut with a rifle we have significantly increased our chances. Bulls can be observed in the 300-320 range as an average with a few bulls going well over that mark. That is if you’re in the right spot at the right time! IF eastern plains elk is something that catches your eye give us a call or email today to book this very unique and limited opportunity as we only take 4 bulls per year off each ranch.
All hunts are conducted on a spot and stalk basis. We are very methodical in how we conduct these spot and stalks as the main goal is to keep our elk and deer on the property. With that being said patience is the key here it may take a couple days to get the right stalking situation in our favor. We manage these properties very tightly for only the highest quality of animals the area can provide. Not only do we provide high-quality animals but also a high-quality experience. For those of you that are willing to take the challenge and go on the hunt of a lifetime get in touch with us today to take advantage of the great hunting opportunity, the Eastern Plains has to offer!
Lodging & AccommodationsWe take care of you!
Prices are very fair across the board and instead of the high priced 5 star hunting lodge style hunt, you come to KB Outdoors, Inc. to see our guiding skills, not how well we did in home economics and the crust on the cherry pie. Lodging is available at all camp locations in comfortable modern ranch houses with all the amenities of home. Home cooked meals are served daily and are almost guaranteed to fill you up and make you leave amp wishing you had the secret family recipe to the dishes served.
KB Outdoors, Inc.
Colorado License #2955
241 Grand View Lane
Divide, Colorado 80814
Call: (719) 640-3888
KB Outdoors, Inc. is an outfitter and guide service in Colorado with a passion for hunting anything that runs, walks, crawls or flies, the fair chase way!