Villa Ranch – Outfitting Services
Villa Ranch and Windy Gulch Wilderness Study Area (Bureau of Land Management [BLM] area), are both located in Game Management Unit 11. A portion of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special recreation permit SRP 022 – Krueger from the BLM.
The Villa Ranch is located at 6561 County Road 7, about 11 miles northwest of Meeker, Colorado. Strawberry Creek flows through the eastern portion of the ranch along County Road 7. This working cattle ranch has about 2500+ acres of mixed forage – grass fields, native grasses, sage, oak brush, cedar and juniper trees on fields, rolling hills, steep hillsides and rocky outcroppings. The ranch is cross-fenced for crop production and range management and has a network of many miles of farm roads.
The adjoining Bureau of Land Management Windy Gulch Wilderness Study Area covers the next several ridges to the west (permitted area is about 13,000 acres). This high, rugged terrain is excellent elk habitat with the nearest water for game located on the adjacent Villa Ranch. No motorized vehicles are allowed on this portion of the BLM, but former jeep roads have become great walking and horseback trails. Hunters can hunt horseback or on foot and then have game packed out by horseback.
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Elevation 6,453 ft.
Mary K. Krueger, Villa Ranch
Mailing address: PO Box 1195, Meeker, CO 81641
Ranch address (no mail service): 6561 County Road 7, Meeker, CO 81641
Phone: (970) 878-4138
Cell: (970) 274-6850
Outfitter License #2658 – Bonded and Insured
2017 Hunting Season Dates:
Archery*: August 26th through September 24th
Black Powder: September 13th through September 17th
1st Rifle Limited Elk*: October 14th through October 18th
2nd Rifle Combined (Deer and Elk): October 23rd through October 27th
3rd Rifle Combined: November 4th through November 8th
4th Rifle Combined*: November 15th through November 19th
Applications for the draw are due by the first Tuesday in April 2017.
This year’s limited license application deadline is April 4, 2017.
Over-the-Counter Licenses go on sale at the end of July 2017.
Leftover licenses go on sale the first week of August 2017.