I first met Joe Boucher shortly after winning the raffle license for mountain goat administered by the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society. After a couple of conversations with Joe, I took him up on his offer to provide guide services to assist me on my hunt. Joe impressed me with his knowledge of the area we hunted and the game we pursued. He provided a comfortable camp, good food and some of the finest mountain stock that I have ever ridden. On our second day of hunting, after a long climb, I shot a very nice 9+ inch billy just before sunset. Since I wanted a full body mount of my mountain goat, Joe skinned the billy in the dark and we loaded our packs for the hike down the mountain with all the meat and the hide. We arrived back at the tent at 4:30am. That is when I realized that Joe Boucher would do anything within his control to make the trip a success for his client.
After that mountain goat hunt, Joe and I became good friends. A few years later, when I drew a rocky mountain bighorn sheep tag, I immediately called Joe to book my sheep hunt with him. On the fifth day of hunting, Joe got me within a couple hundred yards of a group of eight rams and I was able to harvest a beautiful, dark chocolate, heavy horned ram that really carried his mass well. Again, Joe and I came off the mountain with heavy packs.
I have been in elk camp with Joe on two occasions and both times nice bulls were taken; one six by six and one five by five. Joe again provided outstanding guides, accommodations, and horses.
I highly recommend Joe Boucher and Horn Fork Guides. His knowledge of the mountains and the game, along with his hunting skills, will greatly improve your chances of filling your tags. Joe Boucher will be my first phone call when I draw my next Colorado big game license!