We have property on the Arkansas River in Southeast Colorado, game unit 127 as well as land on Sandy Creek Southeast of Eads, CO. Hunting is done from tree stands that are already installed for you. While Colorado has some great Deer taken every year these areas should not be hunted by people wanting to take Deer OVER 150". While they're there, there are not a lot of Monsters running around. Our Colorado leases are great for new Whitetail hunters who are happy with Deer from 125 to 140 inches. While I personally took a 158" Deer 1 mile from this lease, that's the biggest Deer I've seen come out of the area. I do have a client, who is now a friend as well as a repeat customer miss a 150" Deer there and took one close to 130 last year, he is available as reference. You will see a lot of Deer hunting on the Arkansas river. Eads will not produce as many to look at but it does have real trophy potential. Last year there was a 170" class Whitetail in the area but my hunters didn't get him.
Red Dog Outfitters has land leased in 5 counties in Northwest Kansas. Much of the land is open crop or grassland. Our Bucks move in after harvest and leave every spring. While we do have some properties where Bucks live year round, that is the exception not the rule. Once the Corn is out the Deer that have been living in that corn run for cover, which is what we have leased, and a LOT of it. Our Creek bottoms are sure to give you the pee shivers. Hunting is done from pre hung tree stands in bottlenecks or near mineral sites. Deer in Kansas can be hunted two ways, semi guided, or fully guided. Semi guided Deer hunters will be given a map of the property with stand locations marked on the map. They will also be given advice daily of where and how to hunt the farm as well as given a picture of every Buck that lives on the farm. This makes it easy to pass a tempting Buck when you KNOW a bigger one, two or three live there. Deer in the 130 and up range live on every farm I have leased. If they don't, I won't have pictures of them and will not put hunters in on that farm.
Fully guided Kansas hunts are for the hunter that wants a special Deer that exceeds 150". These Deer do not live on every farm and must be scouted out and specifically targeted. Fully guided trips run 5 days and are only guided by myself, the owner of Red Dog Outfitters, Tim Clark. I will not hire guides to run my hunters because its not their future, its mine and no one cares about your happiness more than I do. That said, fully guided trips at Red Dog Outfitters are extremely limited. This isn't a 5 star resort, this is a hunt. If that's what you're after, there are a lot of places that have great lodges and cooks. Most every dollar you invest with me will be spent on chasing Deer, not medium rare prime rib and a 60" plasma TV. Hunting with me is a lot of hard work, early mornings, breakfast on the go, brats over lunch and a lot of BS'ing around the BBQ drinking cold ones and talking about days past and tomorrows plans. I don't rest until you harvest your Buck. Generally what happens is I'll put you, or you and your friend in an area where a Buck of your approval lives. This is set up so we can cover the Buck if he zigs, or zags. I drive you in, drop you off and then go scout for other Deer until its time to come get you. I can also sit with you and call, film, score and cuddle :D
RDO was forced to expand this year when the Kansas draw left 10 hunters without a stand to hunt. RDO doesn't say "sorry, see you next year" we try to get you what you paid for no matter what the cost. That said, Tim stumbled into over 5 miles of River bottom in Brady, NE and just couldn't pass it up. Nebraska Whitetail licenses are over the counter for Archery and Muzzleloader. Rifle Deer licenses are limited but if you buy them within a few days of when they go on sale you're sure to get one. Tim was allowed to hunt Turkey on the last weekend of May to scout the place out and found a shed that is a main frame 10, if he mirrors his other side he measures 168.5. We have high hopes for Nebraska and we clearly have MORE Deer on this ranch than any of the others in Kansas and Colorado. Be prepared to see a TON of Deer here. I believe that you'll find Bucks in the 130 to 150 class relatively common and there will be some freaks taken on this place.