Rifle: October & November
This elk hunt takes place in north-central Colorado, which is home to one of the highest populations of elk in the state. The outfitter has access to about 35,000 private acres on multiple properties. The properties are on the fringes of forest and hay fields and consist of open sagebrush country surrounded by aspen, fir, and pine forests. This area holds some of the best elk numbers in the state. You and your guide will access the hunting area by vehicle and then hunt on foot. At times, ground blinds are utilized and are a very effective way to hunt these properties. This is a great option for the first time elk hunter or for someone with some physical limitations. The hunt has produced a high success rate over the years on 5×5 and 6×6 bulls. Accommodations consist of an authentic ranch house right on one of the properties. The three bedroom house comfortably sleeps up to eight hunters. There is a comfortable living room with satellite tv, full bathroom with shower, and a kitchen where a camp cook prepares hearty meals during your stay. Your professional guide will take care of any field dressing, caping, and quartering of your trophy. If you prefer, there is a game processor in town that can fully process your elk and arrange to have it frozen and shipped home for you (at your expense). Non-resident licenses for archery elk and second and third rifle seasons in this area are available over-the-counter.
$6,500 (2×1 guided) 5-days
Lodging, meals, guide services.
Airfare, license, gratuity, personal items.
Fly to Denver, rent a vehicle, and drive to camp .
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.