Phil Phillips


A native of Colorado, Phil started his outdoor lifestyle early, taking his first buck at age 12 and his first archery buck at 15. He began guiding hunters at age 18, and in his early 20s started Colorado's first Ranching for Wildlife Program for antelope in Moffat County, which he ran for the next 15 years. During this time he was named SCI's North American Bowhunting Outfitter of the Year. While outfitting throughout the state in the 1990s, Phil hung his real estate license in the city of Montrose were he listed and sold properties. Over the last 15 years Phil has hosted, hunted and guided hunters on outdoor television shows on the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and the Pursuit Channel. Phil has spent his adult life hunting and leasing land across the Rocky Mountain West and Kansas--experience that has given him a great feel for the value of agricultural, ranch and recreational property. Phil is a life member of the NRA, Safari Club International, the Mule Deer Foundation and the North American Hunting Club. He has taken nearly 50 big game species worldwide, hunted 11 countries and seven Canadian provinces and is extremely well-connected in the outdoor community. Phil would enjoy talking with you about listing your farm, ranch or recreational property, or, if you are a buyer, helping you to find the recreational property of your dreams. Phil is licensed in Colorado.
$780,000  •  4 acres
Jump on this rare opportunity to own a beautiful hunting lodge with a thriving full-time, free-range hunting and outfitting business, existing 25 years in the Texas Panhandle. The region is often referred to as the deer hunting capital of Texas. All American Outfitter (AAO) delivers the chance to outfit for and enjoy free-range hunts for whitetail deer, mule deer, waterfowl, Rio Grande turkey and quail as well as summer prairie dog hunting on pristine hunting ground. The business has evolved into a lucrative, well-established hunting operation known for its high client-success rate and excellent quality and quantity of animals while boasting a track record of 100 percent hunting opportunity for their guests. No wonder the business draws more than 70 percent of clients to automatically rebook for the following year.This true turnkey operation comes with a beautifully furnished lodge-including a grand collection of North American and African wild game mounts to set the scene-with all hunting leases in place to hit the ground running year-round. The current owners are ready to retire, which is the only reason this opportunity exists. Thanks to the region's healthy wild game populations, they promise there is plenty of room for expansion if you want to add more hunts to the current lineup. You have the luxury of choosing how busy you want to be.AAO's beautiful 5-bedroom, 3.5 bath lodge sits on 4 acres conveniently located right off Highway 70. It offers spacious common areas and a separate large gathering room with a fireplace that hunters and their entire families are invited to enjoy. Relaxing by the fire at the lodge with your favorite beverage and swapping a few stories is a great way to wind down after spending an exciting day outdoors.With more than 8,000 of acres of leased property producing great hunting within 30 minutes of the lodge, this is the ideal setup as clients enjoy short travel times to their hunting locations. They also enjoy AAO's reputation for upscale meals served by a chef (who is available to remain with the business if you so choose), comfortable lodging with Internet and Texas-style hospitality in a relaxing setting.The 2020 whitetail season is just 4 spots short of being sold out and the 2020 mule deer season is completely sold out by March of each year. Turkey season (2021) is filling rapidly as are the prairie dog shoots in the summer. Walk right in, sit right down and you will start your new business with lots of bookings held with deposits.If you're looking for a business with a built-in cash flow and want to live the outdoor lifestyle you've always dreamed about, you will never find a better opportunity than this. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING!!!
$649,000  •  321 acres
Just listed-321 acres at $649,000.Situated in southwest Colorado's picturesque Gunnison County off County Road 31, the scenic Tootle Ranch puts a sportsman's paradise at your fingertips. Just southwest of Gunnison and 10 minutes from the upper end of the Blue Mesa-the state's largest reservoir known for its fantastic trout fishing and for producing the state' record lake trout at more than 50 pounds-the mountain property borders BLM on the east, south and west providing easy access to National Forest ground and private land to the north. Hunters will appreciate that the property is ideally positioned in Colorado Game Management Unit 67, known for mature, trophy mule deer and a healthy elk population. The current owners have been averaging one buck voucher, three bull vouchers and four to five cow elk vouchers each year. The buck vouchers should bring a minimum of $5,000 on the open market.At approximately 9,000 feet in elevation, the property offers numerous scenic building sites for your private cabin and unbelievable views, all of it accessible by truck or side-by-side. The layout features sage and grass with cottonwoods and willows along the creek bottoms. Approximately 275 of the 321 acres are fenced with the fenced area cutting up the valley housing two springs, Camp Creek and Willow Creek. Another 35 acres are in a conservation easement. A 10' X 20' shed is at the entrance for your storage needs. The ranch currently has a grazing lease in place to keep its ag exemption.One enjoys the benefits of privacy while being only 20 miles from the historic town of Gunnison offering shopping, dining, an airport and plenty to do. The town thrives thanks to its ranching, mining, tourism and educational opportunities. For additional flight options, the Montrose/Telluride airport is only a 1.5-hour drive.While Gunnison County is known for world-class mule deer, the Tootle Ranch provides the opportunity to own a piece of history while you are at it as it backs up to the Vulcan Mine area established in 1894 where remains of several structures still stand. Now a ghost town, the site once drew miners for tellurium, sulfur, gold and silver as part of the historic Gunnison Gold Belt.
$985,000  •  49 acres
If you have ever wanted to own one of the best duck hunting properties in North America, this is it. This +/- 49-acre beauty with incredible water rights sits in western Colorado's Montrose County near the town of Olathe and showcases prime habitat, including being surrounded by the famous Olathe Sweet cornfields that waterfowl love, making it the ideal waterfowl retreat. The hunting rivals that of any prime duck hunting spot, from the Mississippi Delta and Stuttgart, Ark., to the Canadian provinces known for their sheer numbers of waterfowl. This amazing property has 4 North-facing duck blinds for maximum concealment on 3 large ponds, borders the Uncompahgre River and has 20 acres of irrigated ground to grow additional grain or food plots. With the Montrose/Telluride Airport only 15 minutes away and multiple direct flights from many major cities, this gentleman's hunting property is easy to reach year-round, featuring a paved road to the entrance and well maintained gravel roads circling each pond.Disabled hunters also enjoy easy access as hunters can drive right up to the ground blinds and drop off their decoys and gear, with one particular blind specifically tailored to meet their needs. Snow coverage is typically light during the winter with no need for plowing snow. As you immerse yourself in what appears to be the most natural duck hunting spot ever, you may be surprised to know this waterfowl haven was engineered and actually took years to develop. Thanks to the owners' passion for duck hunting and help from experts at conservation groups such as Ducks Unlimited, development entailed digging 3 ponds by the river-home to trout, bass and sunfish-installing delivery systems to keep water flowing and aerators to keep water open even in the coldest conditions. They built islands on each pond for the duck blinds and a 1-foot-deep underwater walkway to ensure hunters could wade safely to the islands. The construction cost for this project was well over $500,000, which would be considerably more in today's dollars as this project was started in 1983. The property is conserved in a conservation easement to ensure it remains intact as a wildlife mecca for future generations. The property's tremendous water rights are what made the whole project possible. With 29.7 shares of Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association irrigation water, a 2 cubic-foot-per-second wastewater decree and a 1 cubic-foot-per-second clear spring ensuring good late-season shooting opportunities, the property always has efficient water that continuously moves through the ponds to avoid stagnation and keep the aquatic vegetation and fish in a healthy state. For an extra bonus, this paradise borders 1,700 feet of the Uncompahgre River, known for incredible trout fishing and waterfowl hunting. More than a waterfowl haven, this property is also a refuge for other wild game species. It boasts a healthy mule deer population featuring some giant bucks that can be spotted feeding in the alfalfa field as well as coveys of Gambel's quail and large numbers of dove while the fishing on the Uncompahgre River is outstanding.Helping to spread the word far and wide on this beauty, the owners currently donate 1-day hunts as auctions items for wildlife conservation groups' fundraising events. To date the property has raised more than $3 million for groups such as Ducks Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. A single one-day hunt recently sold for $6800. It goes without saying that this property has incredible fundraising potential.
$7,600,000  •  1,990 acres
Nestled in southwest Colorado's Delta County just south of Grand Junction and north of Montrose-both of which provide convenient air access, great dining, shopping and world-class winter sports-and minutes from popular Western big game hunting destinations sits Antelope Hill. The conveniently located property is 10 miles outside Delta and only minutes from the Gunnison River with some of the best trout fishing around. This rare find spans +/- 1,990 acres with over 200 acres sitting on the mesa, 170 of which are irrigatable-boasting incredible waterrights-and home to a working orchard packed with fruit trees all gearing up for the 2020 summer crop. The property currently features 114 acres of fruit trees, including: 70 acres of peaches, 40 acres of cherries, 4 acres of plout (a plum/apricot hybrid) and 2 acres of apples. Well-established and active since 1950, the family-owned and -operated business provides an excellent cash flow and beautiful views, serving the community and nearby states for 70 years. The fruit farm is touted as producing the world's best sweet cherries, thanks to the mountainclimate that that is dry and warm during the day and cool at night-ideal for producing perfectly-ripened fruit. Dark red juicy Bing and plump golden Rainier cherries burst with intense flavor that is tough to get anywhere else. Look for the brand TOM TOM-an original cherry crate label-in supermarkets throughout Colorado and neighboring states. Inventory is staged to provide up-and-coming producers.This is a great opportunity to own a legacy orchard with onsite packing and production facilities. Five houses on the grounds include three workers' cabins situated near the onsite packing plant. This jewel is way more than just a cash-producing orchard. With panoramic views second to none, one can marvel at the vistas of the Grand Mesa, the Uncompagre Plateau and the West Elks of Paonia all from the mesa. Keeping this in mind, the buyer may decide that the highest and best use of the property is to maintain the orchard and develop the view lots all the way around its perimeter. Every building site would have its own unique, incredible view. At approximately 5,500 feet in elevation, the property backs up to the shores of the Harts Basin reservoir, which holds water year-round and can be your personal hotspot for outdoor adventures, sitting on nearly 500 acres of federal land. Located in Game Management Unit (GMU) 52, the ranch qualifies for landowner vouchers through which you could get mule deer tags every year. Between Harts Basin and the privately-held spring-fed ponds, there also is outstanding duck and goose hunting available. Nearly 2 miles of current creek runs year-round across the southeast side of the property.In the current COVID-19 environment, we are already seeing activity from buyers wanting to relocate to Western Colorado, making this the perfect time to develop large lots with outstanding views. There has never been a better place for social distancing.
$4,900,000  •  1,384 acres
Nestled in southwest Colorado's San Miguel County just south of Redvale and 10 minutes from the popular hunting destination of Norwood lies the Buck Fever Ranch. The mule deer and elk sanctuary is less than an hour from Telluride, 1.5 hours from the Montrose/Telluride airport and less than two hours from Moab, Utah, for easy air access, great dining, shopping and world-class winter sports.The property borders BLM land on one side and sits in Game Management Unit (GMU) 70, best known for its quality mule deer. The ranch has produced some world-class bucks, which may be how it got its name, but it also produces quality elk. Ideally situated in a deer migration corridor, it not only holds large numbers of resident deer but gains new deer throughout the hunting seasons as they migrate and as hunting pressure funnels more animals onto the private property. GMU 70 offers over-the-counter elk tags with mule deer tags issued by draw statewide. The ranch qualifies for landowner vouchers where you could get mule deer tags every year. The ranch currently runs +/- 30 pair of cattle. This takes care of the property's ag requirements without overgrazing.Spanning 3,200 square feet, the main lodge features an open floor plan with vaulted and beamed ceilings, wood floors and a fireplace with a wood-burning insert. The kitchen offers Viking appliances, a gas cooktop and some of the most unique and beautiful granite countertops and cabinetry I have ever seen. An antique-style wood-burning cook stove sits just off the kitchen. A wraparound patio features an outdoor fireplace. The lodge's huge master suite includes a large sitting area, a spa-like bath with dual vanities and a walkout balcony.A shop with living quarters upstairs boasts two bedrooms and two baths. The ranch grounds also feature a one-bedroom cabin complete with a kitchen and bath. The panoramic views from the lodge are second to none. To the southeast is the San Juan mountainrange just above Telluride, to the south is Lone Cone Mountain, to the west are the Lasalle Mountains of Utah and to the north you're looking into Colorado GMU 61 and the Uncompagre Plateau. Hunters will appreciate that the balcony off the master bedroom is where the owners have spotted some of the ranch's biggest bucks feeding in a meadow less than 200 yards away.At approximately 7,000 feet in elevation, the property consists of mostly pinion and juniper with long meadows and abundant feed scattered throughout. There are three ponds that hold water year-round and a spring that typically has an elk wallow at the bottom. The large stands of pinion and juniper are what give the mule deer bucks a sanctuary offering the chance to grow old and mature. All the best hunting spots are accessible by side-by-side.
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Phil Phillips
501 Main St. #A
Windsor, CO 80550

Mobile: 970-209-3006