If you are looking for a honest, hard working, salt-of-the-earth outfitter operating in a pristine wilderness area that produces solid results at a reasonable price, this is the hunt for you.
We have been working with this excellent outfitter for many years-and we virtually all our clients agree on one thing-this is a good, hard working outfit, with a fine outfitter in charge. Indeed one client of ours hunted a couple years ago with him, then emailed us to tell us:
“the outfitter- was awesome! We had a most excellent time. We would like to re-book for next year. The outfitter and his wife are the salt of the earth – we would recommend them to anyone!”
The outfitter hunts in Unit 18, a couple of hours west of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Park is closed to hunting and has an expanding elk herd, so you are hunting in prime country with incredible numbers of broad-beamed bulls that can freely move in and out of the park. It is a road-less area with no motorized vehicles allowed, so travel is on foot or horseback. Clients horseback in to the base camps, which requires a two to three hour ride. The tent camps are equipped with hot showers, comfy cots, satisfying food, knowledgeable guides and seasoned livestock. Cow tags are available. The draw is April 1st for the first rifle season elk, muzzleloader elk and cow tags. Exceptional hunts with high draw rates, too! Or you have the option of buying over-the-counter-bull tags for the second and third seasons or for bow. He does not hunt the 4th rifle season because it’s too inconsistent. We will help you apply if you do not buy over-the-counter tags. The bow or black powder elk hunts coincides with prime bugle season and the peak of the rut, which means bellowing, hollering bulls very receptive to calling. This muzzleloader hunt may be the most overlooked and underutilized elk bugle hunt in Colorado! Generally, the hunt takes two to three points to draw. Bow hunting during the bugle season produces irate, love-sick bulls that respond to a challenge and can be coaxed into easy bow range. The outfitter also has a limited numbers of drop camps. The drop camps perfect for accomplished hunters who like to do-it-yourself. All you need are your sleeping bag and personal gear for guided hunts. We can provide you a list of the equipment supplied drop camps. Drops camps require a minimum of three people, or two friendly groups of two each.
NOTICE: HUNTERS BORN AFTER JAN 1, 1949 MUST CARRY AND HAVE COMPLETED A HUNTER SAFETY GUN COURSE OR IF BOW HUNTING, A BOW EDUCATION CLASS
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THE LICENSE APPLICATIONS, BUT WE CAN ASSIST YOU-JUST ASK!! GO TO: www.wildlife.state.co.us. You will find the procedures there.
They go the extra mile to insure you have an enjoyable experience and memorable adventure. They’ve have done so for years! On the last day, you will hunt your way out in the afternoon. It’s a relatively short ride through good elk country the whole way out.
PRICES: – A 50% Non-Refundable Deposit is Required for All Hunts Full Service Guided
2 on 1 – First season 5 Days, $4,750.00
2 on 1 – Second season 5 Days, $4,600.00
2 on 1 – Third season 5 Days, $4,600.00 < additional days $600.00 per day
Base-Camp – 5 Day…$3,200.00
Drop-Camp – 5 Day…$2,000.00
Pack Service: $160.00 per horse per trip, plus $160.00 guide fee. One guide per three horses, minimum of two guides.
Muzzle Loader Dates: Sept. 9-17
Archery Dates: Aug.26 – Sept. 24
**Prices for Muzzle Loader and Archery are the same as Second Season Rifle Hunts**
Hunting License Rates for Non-Residents: Bull Elk – $626.00 Cow Elk – $466.00 Either Sex – $586.00 Deer – $376.00
Fishing License: – Annual – $56.00 5 Day – $21.00 1 Day – $9.00
Habitat stamp requires on first two licenses purchased $10.00 each
Cow Elk and Mule Deer Applications Must be in by April. (Upon request, I’ll send you an application when it is available.)
There is a 4 – point restriction on Bull Elk