Mathews Inc.
Circle K ranch
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
OldBow 03-Jan-18
txhunter58 03-Jan-18
OldBow 03-Jan-18
txhunter58 03-Jan-18
ground hunter 03-Jan-18
StickFlicker 03-Jan-18
IdyllwildArcher 03-Jan-18
PaWapiti 03-Jan-18
Salt 04-Jan-18
txhunter58 04-Jan-18
Stekewood 04-Jan-18
LINK 04-Jan-18
PaWapiti 04-Jan-18
olebuck 05-Jan-18
From: OldBow
03-Jan-18
Thinking about a guided hunt with circle k in late september...anyone hunted with them recently?

From: txhunter58
03-Jan-18
Not recently. They hunt an area that is pretty heavily hunted by DIY guys, but of course they can get you pretty far in. I found them to be honest hard working people. That said, if you would be happy with any legal bull, then I would say go for it. If you are hoping to get a 300 bull, not so much.

From: OldBow
03-Jan-18
Thanks txhunter58. we're looking for an over-the counter unit with accommodations. Other members of our party want to fish and sight see.

From: txhunter58
03-Jan-18
Great area for that. We are building a cabin in Rico, just north of Circle K. Dolores river is good fishing as is the West Dolores river. Good fishing with a boat west of there at Groundhog Reservoir. If you like that area (Groundhog), I have a lot for sale there! Have 2 and will sell one of them, and keep the other. Great area. I hunt all the way from Rico to Dunton to Groundhog. We were 2 for 3 on elk in muzzy season in that area this year. 5x5 and a cow.

03-Jan-18
Old Bow I have hunted out of Cortez for quite awhile,,,,, you can fish the Dolores river and some tributaries, mesa verde area, great area to sight see,,,,, hunting, well I have done okay, but there is a lot of pressure, but I always met nice guys......

DOW is very helpful,,,, I agree I also hunt around the Ground Hog Resevoir, and such

I never shot anything big, compared to some standards, but they were all hard earned bulls and cows,,,,, its a fun area,,,,,,,,

I do not like driving over wolf creek pass, so I come around from the Utah side.......

From: StickFlicker
03-Jan-18

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The nice thing about hunting there, you can get a 44 oz Thirst Buster whenever you want!

03-Jan-18
They're one letter late from the worst ranch name ever.

From: PaWapiti
03-Jan-18
I have hunted with them. Nice people they cater more to gun hunters who like to be in early for dinner. Save your money and hunt on your own from the Priest Gulch campground. Use them as a packer if you get one. Our bunkhouse was not exactly the Ritz. Cost about as much though.

From: Salt
04-Jan-18
PaWapiti nailed it. Agree with everything he said.

From: txhunter58
04-Jan-18
With their maps and knowledge of the area, they will give you a leg up the first year though. Whether that is worth the extra, that is up to you.

From: Stekewood
04-Jan-18
Good one Idyll

From: LINK
04-Jan-18
There were several bulls bugling down in Priest Gulch last September. Drop in off Taylor Mesa road. ;)

From: PaWapiti
04-Jan-18
They have a big map in the main room the owner Al circled about 100,000 acres and said good luck they are somewhere in here. Not exactly helpful, but he was correct.

We found elk and had a good hunt but it wasn't due to any info from Circle K. PM me if you want I was there in 08. May go back someday, Its a beautiful area but won't be staying at Circle K.

From: olebuck
05-Jan-18
i hunted there three times, well in that area. i stayed in a cabin at circle K once. they were really nice people and packed my elk out for me.

I killed a cow elk my first trip out there, and i had 2 opportunities on bulls,

Lots and lots of hunters

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