Garvey Brothers Outfitters

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Garvey Brothers Outfitters



Rated 5 out of 5.0 based on 11 Outfitter reviews.

Contact: Dustin Garvey

Location: Nucla, Colorado

Species Hunted: Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Mountain Lion

State(s) Hunted: CO

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Submitted by: Kevin Kestel

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Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2013

Hunt Date: not provided

Species Hunted: Elk

Days Hunted: 5

Hunt Type: Guided

Primary Terrain: Mountain

Method: Bow

Price Range: 5000-6999

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Awesome hunt

Archery hunted with Dustin and Stan and had the time of my life. Although I did not shoot an elk I had several chances. The camp is great and the food is fantastic. Would not hesitate to go back.


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Submitted by: Chip Miller

Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2010

Hunt Date: Oct 27, 2010

Species Hunted: Mule Deer

Days Hunted: 5

Hunt Type: Guided

Primary Terrain: Foothills

Method: Rifle

Price Range: 4000-4999

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Colorado Mule Deer Unit 61

Hunted with the Garvey's in 2nd season of 2010. Excellent Outfitter with excellent guides. Great food, great camp and great people! Killed a 185 B&C buck and passed on several in the 170's. Saw 10-15 bucks a day. If you are going to hunt deer in unit 61 it is a must you use the Garvey's. Stan has great private properties and the access thru private to unhunted BLM and National Forest. I will be back with the Gravey's to burn my 13 elk points. The elk hunter's that were there had 100% success on real nice bulls.


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Submitted by: Brett Mattson

Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2010

Hunt Date: Oct 25, 2010

Species Hunted: Elk

Days Hunted: 5

Hunt Type: Guided

Primary Terrain: Any

Method: Rifle

Price Range: Any

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Excellent hunt. Group of 4 of us went. We all 4 took bulls. 5x5, 5x6, 6x6 and i took a beautiful 6 x 7 on the 3rd day of the hunt that grossed around 350 B&C. Hunt was more that i could have imagined. Saw up to 200 elk in 1 day (30-40) were bulls. This however was not the norm. Would usually see 20-30 though daily with many bulls. Guides went all out to try get everyone bulls (camp was 6 for 6 on bulls). Guides LOVE to hunt!!! Doylene (wife) is an excellent cook and no one ever goes hungry. Even homemade pies!!! We also had a group of mule deer hunters in camp that were doing well (weren't done by the time we left) on filling there tags. They take some nice deer!! I've been on 6 guided hunts and i don't think anyone can compare to this. TOP NOTCH!!! Will definitely go back ** If i remember, 2010 took 13 pref. points to get a elk tag - mule deer i think took 7 or 8


note: The following reviews predate the numeric rating system and are not included in this outfitter's overall rating.


outfitter review submitted by: Tom Undercuffler on May 30 2009

Species Hunted: Mule Deer

Game Quality: Very Good

Accommodation Quality: Very Good

Camp Condition: Very Good

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Excellent

Overall Impression: Excellent

Recommend: Yes!!!

Reviewer Comments: Garvey Brothers is a first rate hunt for trophy deer. You will see deer. Camp is great and you will feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The guides are hunters and love it.


outfitter review submitted by: Kendall Greenwell on Nov 23 2008

Species Hunted: Elk

Game Quality: Very Good

Accommodation Quality: Very Good

Camp Condition: Very Good

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Excellent

Overall Impression: Wonderfull

Recommend: Absolutely

Reviewer Comments: Hunted the 4th season. Saw 10-20 bulls each day, with several in the 330 to 350 class. Got a good 6x6. This was with blue bird weather and a full moon. Also saw about a dozen bucks a day. I will book with the Garveys again whenever I can get an elk or deer tag for Unit 61.


outfitter review submitted by: Art Thigpen on Nov 23 2008

Species Hunted: mule deer

Game Quality: Very good

Accommodation Quality: Very good

Camp Condition: Very good

Food Quality: Very good

Guide Experience: Very good

Other Personal Experience: Very good

Overall Impression: Very Good

Recommend: Yes. Highly recommend.

Reviewer Comments: Garvey mainly hunts trophy Unit 61 in Colorado. I've hunted with them 3 times, and plan to go with them again. I've been very successful. 1995-5x6 elk and 3x3 mule deer; 2000-6x6 elk; 2008-4x4 mule deer. Top notch guides and camp personnel. Very good hunting vehicles. Lots of game in their area and they know where to hunt. They get many repeat hunters. They have one of the best outfitter web sites on the internet. If you plan to hunt Unit 61 in Colorado I highly recommend that you consider them.


outfitter review submitted by: Larry McPeak on Mar 6 2007

Species Hunted: Elk, Deer & Lion

Game Quality: Excellent

Accommodation Quality: good

Camp Condition: Good

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Excellent

Overall Impression: each the hunt of a lifetime

Recommend: definately

Reviewer Comments: I have hunted with Garveys many times over the years. I have taken 2 6x6 bulls a 5x5 bull, 2 cows, 4 nice heavy horned bucks from 24" to 30" wide. one bear and a very nice 150lb mountain lion. The Garveys have become very good friends of mine. I am amazed at how hard Stan & his guides work to get you a trophy you will be proud of, not just fill your tag. Out of 11 tags I have only had one unfilled tag (Bear) Anytime I can get a tag in unit 61 I will hunt with Garvey Bros.


outfitter review submitted by: Robert Davies on Dec 26 2005

Species Hunted: Elk

Game Quality: Good

Accommodation Quality: Excellent

Camp Condition: Excellent

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Excellent

Overall Impression: Excellent

Recommend: Yes

Reviewer Comments: Top notch hunt. Saw lots of bulls every day of the hunt. I wish it was easier to draw a tag!


outfitter review submitted by: Brian on Oct 21 2005

Species Hunted: Elk

Game Quality: Excellent

Accommodation Quality: Good

Camp Condition: Good

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Excellent

Overall Impression: Excellent

Recommend: Definitely

Reviewer Comments: My Dad finally got enough points to do a trophy elk hunt. He decided not to risk this 8 year investment and to hire a guide - a 1st for him. I came along to spot and film. Dad didn't research the Garveys much before choosing them, he just went off an acquaintances recommendation, I was skeptical. The Garveys proved better than my best hopes though - great guys, an extremely rich history of successful hunting and good camp accommodations in an area thick with trophy elk. Dad tagged a magnificent 6x6 opening morning thanks to some excellent spotting and guide work by Joe Garvey. It was awesome. I'd recommend the Garveys to anyone and am hoping to go back for my own elk, one of the huge muleys we saw, and a lion hunt. Stan's got a proven hound pack and guides many successful lion hunts.


outfitter review submitted by: David Humbles on Oct 18 2003

Species Hunted: Elk

Game Quality: Excellent

Accommodation Quality: Good

Camp Condition: Good

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Outstanding

Other Personal Experience: Outstanding

Overall Impression: Outstanding

Recommend: Yes

Reviewer Comments: Stan Garvey and his staff provided me with the ultimate high country experience in Unit 61. They allowed me to pass on bulls until I found the one I was looking for. I took a massive 6x6 on the fourth day. These people are the real thing and I feel they are the best guides in unit 61. After saving preference points for eight years it was painful to make the decision on which outfitter to use. I made the right choice and it was truly an awesome hunt.

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