BOOKING POLICY--All hunts are considered booked upon receiving a signed contract and %50 deposit of hunt cost. Remaining balance is due upon arrival if paying cash or 30 days before arrival if paying with check. If hunt is based 100% off drawing a tag, a $1000 deposit will be needed to hold spot and refunded if unsuccessful or if successful remaining balance to equal %50 of hunt cost is due immediately.
CANCELLATION POLICY -- Any hunt cancelled 120 days before the first hunt day on the contract will be refunded in whole minus any booking fees paid to outside agent or site and a $100 processing fee.
GRATUITY POLICY -- Gratuity is not mandatory or factored into hunt price. Guides work hard to help clients week be successful and to help them have a great experience. Industry standard is between 10-15% of listed hunt price.
Wounding Policy -- If a client wounds an animal, by drawing blood or not, and the wound is felt by the guide or outfitter to be fatal or possibly fatal then the clients hunt is over, unless the outfitter feels like the situation warrents another opportunity.
2018 RCO Gear List
If hunting the high country tent unit 421 camp please only 3 bags per person plus weapon, due to all gear being hauled in by atv or utv. Hard Case for rifle and bow for transportation while hunting is Colorado Law.
· 1st off Get into shape a good set of lungs helps the most.
· Good Backpack, with a water blatter or solid water bottles, start now by wearing as you train.
· Clothes for layering: Colorado has very unpredictable weather in the fall, it could be 70 degrees during the day and 30 in the morning in the early seasons. In the later seasons it can be 50's in the daytime and in the teens in the mornings. Dressing in layers (long underwear) is the best way to combat the cold.
· Hunting Clothes, 2-3 sets layer-able and comfortable.
· Waterproof and quiet rain gear
· A pair of waterproof boots as well as hiking boots and tennis shoes depending on weather
· Several pairs of sock, your feet will make or break your hunt
· Flashlight, headlamp, extra batteries, hand warmers
· Personal toiletries and belongings, clothes for relaxing at night at camp, towel and soap
· You will need to bring warm sleeping bag/pillow (High Camp Only)
· All hunters need to bring your hunters safety card (Colorado state laws) if born after Jan. 1, 1949
· Colorado hunting license and necessary habitat stamps (unless you are purchasing them when you get here)
· Camera, Binoculars, rangefinder (guide will always have one), a set of game bags for your trophy
· Ear plugs (for snoring and shooting)
· Any drinks you may want while at camp other than water/coffee/milk/Kool-Aid.
· Snack will be provided, but if your particular bring you own.
· Alcohol is allowed in camp but only in moderation and during non-hunting evening hours. (any violation of this will result in clients being asked to leave camp)
· Archery equipment, be familiar with your bow.
· Light weight hunting clothing that is quiet, avoid denim and noisy materials.
· Hard Case for your bow for transportation on atv’s and utv’s, per Colorado law.
· Be practiced up on archery shots from many different shooting positions and angles, from 20-50 yards, there will be targets in camp for practice- bring plenty of arrows.
· Face mask, camo face paint, no scent spray, anything you normally use.
· Rifle, be familiar with it and know its range.
· Hard Case for your rifle for transportation on atv’s and utv’s, per Colorado Law.
· Rifle hunters may want shooting sticks and need to be practiced up at shooting from different positions from 200-500 yards for the best chance at bagging your trophy. Also, be familiar with your bullets and bring extras.
· Rifle hunters will need 500 square inches of hunter orange or pink on the head, chest and back.