Rifle: October, November/December, January
Hunt big bull elk in Colorado’s unit 20, by Rocky Mountain National Park. This region is managed for a bull-to-cow ratio of 45 bulls to 100 cows and consistently produces bulls in the 300 B&C to 350 B&C class. Every year a few top-end bulls scoring over 350” are taken by lucky hunters. You will hunt a mix of private land and the surrounding National Forest. Hunters need to be in good physical condition as this is a true mountain elk hunt. Our outfitter has excellent equipment, and based on weather, you may be hunting from horse, ATV, 4×4 pickup and, of course, be prepared for some old fashioned hiking. Accommodations vary by season but typically consist of modern cabin or ranch house services. With only 20-total tags available per hunt date, five being allocated to non-residents, you will need to book your hunt early. Since Colorado is a true preference point state, many hunters book a couple years in advance.
If you have questions regarding this hunt, have drawn a tag and now wish to locate the right outfitter, or would like assistance applying into the Colorado elk draw – please contact WTA TAGS at 1-800-755-TAGS(8247) or email us at [email protected]
$7,500 – 1×1
$6,500 – 2×1
$1,000 kill fee
$561 – Computer draw – deadline early April. Contact WTA TAGS for professional application assistance 1-800-755-TAGS(8247)
Guide service, modern cabin or ranch house accommodations, meals, in-field transportation and field care of trophies
Airfare, gratuities, Colorado elk permit and stamps
Fly to Denver, CO and rent a car. Directions to camp furnished by outfitter
Here is an approximation of the points you will need to draw a unit 20 elk tag in Colorado:
Archery ………….. 3 to 5 preference points
Muzzleloader …………… 11 to 13 preference points
1st Rifle Season ….………. 16+ preference points
2nd Rifle Season …………… 5 to 7 preference points
3rd Rifle Season ……………. 5 to 7 preference points
4th Rifle Season ……………. 3 to 5 preference points
1st Rifle Late (Nov-Dec) … 6 to 8 preference points
2nd Rifle Late (January) …. 6 to 10 preference points
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.