Rifle: October -November
Colorado is home to the highest elk population in the West. This elk hunt takes place in the high country of northern Colorado on over 16,000 private acres of prime elk habitat. A limited number of hunters are taken each year to ensure a quality hunt, and everyone will have their own guide. This property has produced a good success rate on 5×5 and 6×6 bulls in the 250″-300″ class and bigger. The season kicks off in September during the archery season when the bulls are bugling. This is the most exciting time of year to hunt elk. There’s nothing more exciting than having your guide cow call a bugling bull within bow range!
The rifle season begins in mid-October, when we run three five-day hunts for about twelve hunters total. This is a perfect location to bring along your spouse or non-hunting guest, as the lodge and property is second to none. Some of the other activities and amenities available include a full-service spa, exercise room, horseback riding, trap shooting, and fly fishing. Each party will have a private room and large private bath with all of the amenities of home. Hunting and non-hunting guests gather in the elaborate main lodge where delicious meals are served. The focus here is not only on harvesting an elk, but also on providing great customer service, serving fine cuisine, and offering an array of other activities from horseback riding and fishing to a spa treatment or simply relaxing back at the deluxe lodge. We recommend this hunt primarily for the hunter wanting to bring a non-hunting spouse and family.
Archery $6,000 (1×1)
2nd rifle $7,000 (1×1)
3rd rifle $6,500 (1×1)
3rd season elk/deer combo $12,000 (1×1)
4th season elk/deer combo $12,000 (1×1)
Non-hunters $325/day plus 5.7% tax and 20% gratuity.
Approx. $619. Archery and 2nd/4th rifle season licenses can be purchased over-the-counter. 1st/3rd rifle season licenses are on a draw (100% approx. draw odds). Outfitter will assist with application, which is due to the state of Colorado by April 1.
Fly to Denver, rent a vehicle, and drive 90 miles to the lodge.
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.