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Opportunity Knocks!

January 2019

The Rocky Mountain Vintagers will be at The High Lonesome Ranch, 0275 County Road 222, De Beque, Colorado 81360 – January 27th & 28th, 2019 for our first ”Crash & Blast” Upland bird hunt!

Call  The High Lonesome Ranch  9–5 MST Monday-Saturday at: 970–283–9420


email The High Lonesome Ranch

Check out The High Lonesome Ranch’s website:

This is a 5-Star Resort, with 5-star cuisine that commands $1,800.00 per day per person during their regular season.

RMV has scheduled a two-day upland hunt for only $579.00 per hunter: room, birds and meals included!

There will be an afternoon hunt on Sunday, January 27th, then a morning hunt after breakfast on Monday, the 28th.

Their Executive Chef will prepare us a 5-star dinner you can write home about! Grass fed prime Angus Beef or ?

Your two half-day upland hunts include 6 game birds total (extra Pheasants @ $28; Chukar/Quail @ $23)

 Their Sporting Clays course is available for "warming up" before the hunts!

(We selected the dates above to miss the weekend Ski Traffic; also, no NFL games scheduled)

Brookside Professional Kennel is also on-site, and they will be providing the dogs for our hunt, but you can bring your own (well mannered) pointing pup, if you care to (and I know several of you will). 

(There is a pet cleaning fee of $135 if your pup beds down in your room, so bring your dog crate!)

Hunt Groups will be  three Vintagers (4 max.) with a High Lonesome guide and two dogs.

We have spots for up to 16 RMV members; $20 Associate Memberships are okay for this event.

50% deposits are required for each reservation and are due by September 1st, 2018

(Balance for the event due 60 days prior to our dates, so November 27th is the day)

Like I said, "Opportunity Knocks!" So, look over your January calendar and view their website.

First make your reservation with me, as I will act as Master of the Hunt; then I will forward contact information to you, so each of you can make your own reservation directly with High Lonesome Ranch.

This will be a very special RMV (almost a Bucket-List) Event. Hope you can make it!

Bob & Cyndee Nikkel, RMV Leadership

Reply to email, or call me: (970) 214-1605 cell

October 2018

Sunday, October 7th, Colorado Clays, “Getting Ready for Wild Birds” Wobble Trap Team Games. 

RMV board meeting

Colorado Clays Shooting Park

13600 Lanewood Street

Brighton, Colorado  80603

Phone: (303) 659–7117

Colorado Clays Shooting Park (link)

Rocky Mountain Vintager Membership required for all events:

            Annual Membership (Single): $70.00; Annual Membership (Couples): $105.00

            Associate Membership: $20.00 per event (up to three total, then add $10.00 for Annual Membership)

            Contact: Don Freuden

10130 Yates Ct, Westminster, Colorado 80031 for waiver and membership application.