Hunting off horseback in Colorado

Colorado Muzzleloader Deer Hunts 2×1

Reverse 7 L Colorado muzzleloader deer hunts take place in units 223233, 42, and 105. Muzzleloader deer season runs through the middle of September in Colorado. These tags are generally easier to draw than rifle season deer tags. Hunting access during muzzy season can be by truck, ATV, horseback or foot. Colorado muzzleloader season runs from September 14-22, 2024. Colorado muzzy hunters can have elk, an add-on bear tag and turkey tag in their possession during this hunt.

As mentioned above, deer tags are draw only. Colorado muzzleloader deer hunts and tags in these units are not guaranteed. If you have questions or need assistance with obtaining the right tags, contact us and we will get you sorted out.

Private Land Muzzleloader Deer Hunt Cost: Click to view pricing page.

Combo Deer/Elk Hunts Cost: Click to view pricing page.

Black Bear Kill Fee: $850

While hunts are based on 2×1, 1×1 guided hunts are available for an additional cost (based on 5-day hunt).

Important Colorado Muzzleloader deer hunting information.

Colorado Muzzy Deer Season Dates: September 14-22, 2024.

Tags Available: Buck Only, Doe Only.

Units We Deer Hunt:  223233, 42, and 105.

Accommodations: Included with hunt, and you can view our cabins here. Meals included on all deer hunts.

Colorado Muzzleloading Deer Hunting Photos

Muzzy Deer Frequently Asked Questions

Does Reverse 7 L Outfitters offer drop camp hunts?

No, we only guide muzzleloader mule deer hunts on private land in the game management units mentioned above.

Does Reverse 7 L have trophy fees?

No, kill a 140″ or 200″ buck and it’s the same price.

Can I have a scope on my muzzleloader in Colorado?

Only open or iron sights are legal during muzzleloader seasons. You may use sights with fiber optics or fluorescent paints are legal. Scopes or sights using artificial light, batteries, and other electronics are prohibited.

What is the minimum bore requirement for deer muzzleloader in Colorado?

The minimum requirements for deer, antelope, and bear are a conical projectile that is at least .40 caliber or a round ball that is at least .50 caliber.

How do I book my Colorado muzzleloader hunt?

Simple, call us or fill out the form on our contact page here.

Do I tip my hunting guide?

Yes. Our guides work hard to provide you with an exceptional hunt. 20% is standard. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please do not hesitate to bring a matter to our attention so that we can correct any issues you may have. Tipping our cooks is also appreciated and recommended.

Do you guys see a lot of typical or non-typical deer?

We see a fair amount of both typical and non-typical mule deer bucks.

Do you hunt any trophy mule deer units in Colorado?

Yes. While all Colorado hunting units are known to hold big mule deer. We have a property in GMU 105 where we offer trophy mule deer hunts.

Do I need hunter education to hunt deer in Colorado?

Colorado law requires that anyone born on or after January 1, 1949, complete an approved hunter education course before applying for or buying a Colorado hunting license.

What GMU do you guide deer in?

We are currently guiding Colorado deer hunts in the following units.

  • Unit 22 Private Land Deer
  • Unit 32 Private Land Deer
  • Unit 33 Private Land Deer
  • Unit 42 Private Land Deer
  • Unit 105 Private Land Deer
Do I need to draw a muzzleloader deer tag to hunt with you?

Yes. All muzzleloader deer tags in the units we hunt are draw only for deer. You will need to apply for the draw in March. We have limited land vouchers available to purchase for those that are unsuccessful in the draw or just want to purchase that did not apply for the draw. They are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you do not draw a tag you can apply for the secondary draw.

How many guides hunt with me?

Muzzleloader mule deer hunts are 2 x 1. This means you will have 2 hunters per 1 hunting guide. While hunts are based on 2×1, 1×1 guided hunts are available for an additional cost (based on 5-day hunt).

What is the typical weather during hunting season?

Weather during muzzleloader season in Colorado can be anywhere from 90+ degrees to blowing snow. While blowing snow isn’t the norm, it is possible and tell every hunter to plan for it. After all, it’s the mountains.

Do I need to get acclimated to the elevation?

Yes, we highly suggest you get here at least a day or two before your hunt to get acclimated to the elevation. This mainly applies to hunters coming from eastern states or who live at lower elevations.

How do you get my deer out?

Depending on where you harvest your mule deer, we may need to utilize horseback to pack your deer out.

What gear do I need for Colorado deer hunting?

The 3 main things you will need when hunting with Reverse 7 L Outfitters are.

  • Adequate clothing for the rapidly changing mountain weather.
  • Your muzzleloader of choice for deer.
  • Water. (Provided)

Everything else that you need to hunt are creature comforts and are solely up to your discretion.

What elevation will we be hunting deer at?

Archery deer hunting in Colorado ranges from the lowland river bottoms around 5,000 feet to over 9,500 feet at some of our higher elevation properties.

What type of terrain should I expect to hunt?

This depends on your physical shape. From low lying river bottoms to steep rocky slopes, we’ve got every type of terrain you could want to elk hunt. Elevations between 6,000 to 8,000 feet you will encounter a lot of oak brush. This is great deer habitat, albeit not the most scenic.

How much is a muzzleloader deer hunt in Colorado?

Muzzleloader season mule deer hunts with lodging in Colorado at Reverse 7 L Outfitters. Combo deer and elk hunts available, contact for pricing.

What is your deposit and cancelation policy?

All hunts require a 50% deposit at time of booking to reserve a spot. Balance of the total fee due in cash, check, cashier’s check, or money order upon arrival at camp and prior to hunt. Deposits are non-refundable, though may be credited to a future hunt. All rates are per person and subject to change.

What is your clients opportunity rate?

Our opportunity rates are very high. Reverse 7 L Outfitters hunts are 100% free chase, there are no guarantees. We go where the game goes, and will get you within your comfortable range, but we cannot pull the trigger for you. If they’re in the river bottoms, we’ll hunt the river bottoms. If they are higher up in the mountains, we’ll saddle up and go after them. Plans change accordingly.

What happens if I wound an animal?

If you draw blood on any animal and do not recover it, your hunt is considered complete. Our goal is to have our hunters take responsible shots every time. Our guides make every effort to recover your animal.

Colorado Mule Deer Outfitter Reviews

They have the birds!

The owners were extremely quick to respond once I reached out to them via Book Your Hunt. Once I arrived, I met up with Bo (owner) and Tanner (guide) and they were extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the turkey patterns. I had two days to hunt and both days, multiple times we had mature birds close. Tanner went above and beyond to try and put me in the best spot possible to harvest a bird. He was super friendly and an expert at calling. Bo called multiple times each day to make sure things were going well, which I appreciated. I was lucky enough to harvest a bird on the last afternoon. The terrain was relatively easy to traverse which was nice. I will definitely be booking with them in the future. Thanks again for a great time! Read review on


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