Shults Cow Camp Elk & Mule Deer Hunts
Shults Cow Camp Elk & Mule Deer Hunts
Shults Cow Camp Elk & Mule Deer Hunts
Shults Cow Camp Elk & Mule Deer Hunts

Shults Cow Camp Elk & Mule Deer Hunts

5.0 (2 Reviews)
1,280 acres

Shults Cow Camp Elk & Mule Deer Hunts

Hosted by Todd S/

About this Property

The Shults Cow Camp property is part of a working cattle ranch in a beautiful system of canyons with sage brush​,​ timber​,​ lush meadows​,​ & water sources in multiple places (stock tanks & a resevoir). We have two pieces of property that you have access to which are connected by BLM. There's a lot of steep ground and an ATV is very valuable to be able to see all the country you have access to through our property. The property has a primitive hunting cabin that you can stay in with running well water access (solar well pump) that provides delicious fresh water. We have a great fire pit for evening fires to cook over or just enjoy the peace​,​ quiet and beautiful views with a couple refreshing beverages. The property can have elk​,​ mule deer​,​ grouse​,​ cougars​,​ & coyotes on it at any given time. This property is for DIY hunters for the bowhunting season and all rifle seasons. We are not an outfitting company and are looking for hunting parties able to hunt game on their own. Located in the area 22​,​ Joe Bush Mountain region. The property offers access to thousands of acres of BLM as well. Hunters are responsible for acquiring their own hunting licenses​,​ applicable big game tags​,​ etc. We are an over-the-counter (OTC) unit for archery​,​ 2nd​,​ & 3rd rifle elk seasons and a draw unit for out of state mule deer. You can see all the hunting regulations at CPW's brochure here: _________________________ Minimum 5 day bookings. Access fee allows sportsman to hunt on our 1280 acres and access the BLM land. For an additional $50​/​day your group can stay in the old cabin. The cabin is booked on a first come​,​ first serve basis and can sleep up to 8 for one group. Price is non-negotiable.

Property Information


Nearest Town:Meeker

Game Management Unit:22


  • Mountains
  • Fields
  • Woods
  • Water Source
  • Public Land Access


  • Lodging
  • Parking on Property


Hunters must close and lock gates coming & going. Hunters must be self sufficient and looking for a DIY hunting experience. Hunters must pack all trash out with them when they leave.

Also Enjoy:

  • Camping
  • Campfires
  • ATVs
  • Drive-in Access
  • Walk-in Access


Reviews (2)

  • Jacob W

    Wow! When thinking about beautiful country, think here! When considering true openness and untamed wilderness, this is the place! What an amazing hunt we had at the Shults' Cow Camp. Todd and Michelle are absolutely, top-notch people. They run a beautiful ranch on some of the best hunting grounds I've ever seen. The cabin we stayed in was rustic, charming, rugged, warm and made for an excellent place to gather your thoughts for the next morning. Plus, the solar powered water well provided a very well received wash down after a few days of hunting! The cabin is wired for lights although you would need to bring your own generator. We found camp lanterns and headlamps to be sufficient. The terrain is rugged but has several two-track roads/paths that made travel quite easy with an atv. This was my first Elk bow hunt and I came up short. I blame myself, this place has them, along with Mule Deer (we saw several) Black Bear, Mountian Lions, coyotes, etc. etc. Todd & Michelle, Thank You!

    Jacob WOctober 2019

  • Nic D

    I had the privilege of hunting the Shults' property with my brother-in-law as well as meeting Todd & Michelle during my stay. First, they're an amazing, hardworking family who are 5th generation cattle ranchers. Michelle was fantastic at prompt communication surrounding the planning of our trip and Todd also showed us around when we first arrived. The ranch is absolutely beautiful and offers easy access to thousands of acres of BLM land to hunt in addition to the two sections of private land that makes up the Cow Camp ranch. There's of water in and around the ranch in the forms of stock tanks and one large reservoir that sits on the Shults' property. We stayed in the hunting cabin and used it as our base camp for the trip. While I give our trip a 5-star rating, the hunting cabin is not a 5-star accommodation, which was clearly communicated to us by Michelle prior to our trip. It's a very bare-bones cabin but has a wood-burning stove which is a welcomed luxury on freezing nights and a bunch of wood-framed beds that you can throw your bedrolls on. I'd suggest bringing sleeping mats and/or cots along with your sleeping bags as well as your own plates/cutlery/cups. There's also a solar-powered well right next to the cabin that pumps out delicious drinking water as long as there's sunshine. Also outside the cabin, there's a massive fire pit that we used to cook steaks over and keep us warm while we enjoyed the beautiful, silent, star-filled nights with some bourbons. I'd highly suggest you bring an ATV/side-by-side or horses to fully access everywhere on the ranch and adjacent BLM. Finally, to the hunt. We did an over the counter archery elk hunt which ran us out-of-staters ~$670/tag. We were able to locate elk on our second day by hearing a few different pairs of bulls fighting and doing some light bugling but, of course, they were in the steepest, nastiest timber on the property. Unfortunately, it was full moon 2 nights of our hunt and it turned out that the elk went nocturnal. We'd find steaming elk scat at first light and sat water we knew they were using until dark but to no avail. While we never got our eyes on the elk, we also never saw another hunter & we had a fantastic trip that we'll be talking about for years to come. Thanks, Todd & Michelle, can't wait to book our next trip!

    Nic DOctober 2019

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Todd S

Hello, I'm Todd S.

Hello, my name is Todd Shults. I am a 5th generation cattle rancher in Rio Blanco County. My wife Michelle and I have 3 kids, 1 daughter 13yrs, and 10yr boy/girl twins.…

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Hello, my name is Todd Shults. I am a 5th generation cattle rancher in Rio Blanco County. My wife Michelle and I have 3 kids, 1 daughter 13yrs, and 10yr boy/girl twins.…