California Guided Deer Hunts

If you're interested in a quality guided California deer hunt, Bitterwater Outfitters has what you're looking for. With expert guides and over 100,000 acres of exceptional private California blacktail hunting ground, you will find the game you came for. The rolling hills, scattered oaks, and manzanita trees provide the perfect backdrop to spot and stalk your California blacktail deer. 

We have multiple ranches with a variety of options to accommodate different hunting goals.
Our standard California deer hunts are for those clients who want a guided deer hunt for a reasonable price. They are on quality ranches and it is an opportunity at a standard buck for this area. Our management California deer hunts are a more selective option. The management deer are fully mature deer that have reached their maximum capacity. Our trophy California deer are on our premier ranches and are the elite of the deer population in our area. 

Our guides live for deer season. They spend months scouting and pattering bucks, assuring that they'll put your on the buck you're after. During the 2019 season, we had a 100% success rate. Guided deer hunts are limited. Book today for the 2019 season.

2021 Season Dates:

Archery: July 10 - August 1, 2021

(Second Saturday in July and extend for 23 consecutive days)

General: August 14 - September 26, 2021

(Second Saturday in August and extend for 44 consecutive days)

Deer hunts can be scheduled weekdays and weekends. 

 

Price:

Buck Hunt- Standard hunt: $2,850 per person
Buck Hunt- Management hunt - Select Ranches: $3,500 per person.
Buck Hunt - Trophy hunt - Premier Ranches: limited-call for pricing

What to Bring:

  • Current hunting license
  • Current A Zone deer tag
  • .243 or bigger
  • Lead free ammo

What It Includes:

Up to two days of hunting by foot or truck/off road vehicle, and field dressing of game.

All hunts include:

-Tent or trailer camping on the ranch free of charge
-Access to the shooting range to sight in your gun
-Access to the catch and release fishing pond
-Access to the BBQ and fire pit

Meals are not included. See "Lodging" for additional accommodations.

Effective July 1, 2008, the California Fish and Game Commission modified the methods of take to prohibit the use of projectiles containing lead when hunting big game and nongame species in an area designated as the California condor range.

Bitterwater Outfitters is in the condor range and lead free ammo is required. For a list of certified nonlead ammunition, click here


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My experience with Clayton Grant and Bitterwater Outfitters was great. I give it a 10. From the minute we got there, Clayton was prepared, organized, and ready to go. We all knew what we were supposed to do. We all felt safe and Clayton had complete control over the entire hunt. Clayton knows where the game is and always puts people in the right spot to get their game.
Sean Palmer