Wilderness drop camps provide an outstanding approach to get out west and experience the ultimate thrill of big game hunting. Drop camps afford hunters the opportunity to pack deep into wilderness areas without the fatigue, small weight constraints, and lack of amenities associated with backpacking. The lower price tag is also very appealing and another reason hunters opt for a drop hunt instead of a guided hunt. To be a successful DIY (do it yourself – no guide is provided) drop camp hunter you must spend a great deal of time planning your adventure and preparing yourself and your gear. Action Adventures offers numerous drop camp opportunities where you will be set up to be successful on your hunt.
For hunters purchasing the Drop Camp with Meals and Transportation package, Action Adventures will provide transportation for you and your gear to and from camp. You will be picked up in Montrose, Colorado and driven to the trailhead. Once at the trailhead, you and your gear will be packed into camp on horseback.
Hunters not choosing the Meals/Transportation option must drive to the trailhead, a high clearance four wheel drive vehicle is recommended. Once at the trailhead, you and your gear will be packed into camp on horseback.
Camps are located within the Uncompahgre Wilderness. Action Adventures will provide a wall tent camp, cots, wood or propane for heat, cook stove, complete portable kitchen, dining table and chairs, axe, saw, shovel, and water container. You are responsible for your weapon and personal gear, see provided checklist for recommendations and restrictions.
Meal packages are available. This is a great option for hunters flying into town, or for hunters that don’t want to have to plan meals, grocery shop, and pack food. Menus, recipes, and ingredients for two hot meals, and one sack lunch with snacks, per day, are provided. You are responsible for preparing the meals. If no meal plan is chosen, you are responsible for bringing your own groceries and/or meals.
Action Adventures provides you with topo maps and pointers to hunt the area. You are left to navigate the hunting area using your own hunting tactics and methods for the duration of your scheduled hunt.
If you harvest an animal, you are responsible for field dressing the animal and making it ready for transportation. Quartered game and trophy must be brought to the nearest horseback accessible trail. Action Adventures will transport meat and trophy to a taxidermist and meat locker in Montrose, Colorado. The meat can be hung to cool or cut, wrapped, and frozen for you to take home, or ship. Any third-party processing or taxidermy fees are your responsibility.
There is no cellular phone service in our hunting areas. There will be a satellite phone in camp to notify Action Adventures of emergencies and downed game. Satellite phone usage will be billed at $2.00 per minute.
A refundable deposit of $750 is required for possible damages to camp and/or supplied gear, and satellite phone usage.