Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Hunting in Colorado: Your Guide to Our Best Units
Discover the best sheep hunting units in Colorado with a range of exciting opportunities for both residents and nonresidents. Our guided hunts offer you the chance to harvest the ram of your dreams while enjoying breathtaking backcountry scenery.
Expect 170" Class Rams and Occasionally Something Bigger
We’re proud to have guided the hunt for the largest ram taken by a FNAWS member in the U.S. in 1999. With a B&C score of 190″, this ram was truly outstanding. We’ve guided other successful hunts in this unit, including 181″ B&C and 175″ rams in 2001, a 175″ ram in 2003, a 176″ ram in 2015, and a 181″ ram in 2017.
Great Rams Await in This Rugged Unit
Since we started outfitting and guiding hunts in this unit in 2014, we’ve seen some impressive rams. We had a 73-year-old nonresident hunter take a 164″ ram, and we’ve had other hunters take 170″ class rams on occasion. Be prepared for challenging terrain. We see plenty of hikers at the beginning of the season, so we prefer the last two weeks after the Labor Day tourist rush.
Your Chance to Take on the Archery or Rifle Hunt
With archery and rifle seasons for rams in the 160 – 175″ class, this unit is a popular choice for many of our hunters. With our expert guides, we’ve had great success on hunts, taking big rams like a 173″ P&Y archery ram and a 172″ rifle ram. We guide 1–4 hunters per year in this unit with great success on 165 – 175″ class rams. A temporary request to hunt on Forest Service lands in this unit must be submitted before confirming a hunt, but we have always been approved.
A Resident Archery Hunt with Big Rams Available
While not a lot of sheep are in this unit, we’ve seen some impressive ones here. A ram near 40 inches has been seen and should score from 185 to 190 if he is still around.
These Units Offer Good Rams for Residents
In the S40 unit, the sheep are mostly on private land we lease while the S58 sheep are mostly on public land. Resident hunters have taken several nice rams here, with 170″ class rams available. We’ve had successful hunts in both units, taking impressive rams like a 38”ram scoring 170″ and a 175″ ram.
A Resident Archery Unit with Impressive P&Y Class Rams
S57 is a great choice for resident archery hunters looking for 160″ to 180″ P&Y class rams. We have access to private lands where some of these sheep are found, and we know the area inside out since we hunt elk here every year.
A Good Opportunity for a Ram
In the Flattops Wilderness Area and along the Colorado River, this rugged area has just a handful of rams. Still, our success rates speak for themselves. We found eight rams here in 2012 while the official CPW count was zero. We’ve had successful hunts here, including taking a 167″ ram in 2013. There’s often a nonresident tag available here. A temporary request to hunt on Forest Service Lands in this unit must be submitted before confirming a hunt, but we have always been approved.
Get a Wilderness Ram
This backcountry pack-in area opened in 2009 and is home to some 10-year-old rams now. You should be able to get a ram, and nonresident tags are often available. In fact, our nonresident hunter took a 170″ ram in 2014. We work with another outfitter in this area to access the hunting grounds.
160" Class Rams in Rugged, Steep Canyons
Previously a resident unit, S74 now has a nonresident tag for 2023. This rugged area has lots of 160″ class rams and some larger 170″+ rams. Our experience includes helping a guide get a 170″ class, 13-year-old ram in 2009. A temporary request to hunt on Forest Service Lands in this unit must be submitted before confirming a hunt, but we have always been approved.
All of our sheep hunts are seven-day, one-on-one guided hunts that include meals, lodging, and trophy care. Each unit is different, with some being accessible on horseback, others by backpack, and some by vehicle or ATV. But no matter the mode of transportation, the hunting and stalks are always on foot in steep terrain.
You must apply for three years before being eligible to draw from the fourth year forward. Our team can guide you through the application process and provide you with further details on drawing.
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You must apply to be eligible to draw for three years before being eligible to draw from the fourth year forward. Our team can guide you through the application process and provide you with further details on drawing.
Call us for more details.