Hunting in Colorado

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48 hunting trips from 8 outfitters starting from $850

48 hunts
$850 starting from
11 animals
1460mi to the nearest trip

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About hunting in Colorado

Colorado is an elk hunter’s paradise. It is a high, rugged, mountainous state, the only state in the U.S. that lies entirely above 3,200 feet elevation. The eastern part of Colorado consists of high plains, which are a mix of prairie, forests, buttes, and canyons, much of it covered in farms and ranches. The western half of Colorado is covered by the southern Rocky Mountains. Colorado contains some of the most mountainous country in the U.S., including some 53 peaks that are 14,000 feet or higher in elevation above sea level, known as fourteeners. These mountains are largely covered in conifer forests and aspen stands, providing a haven for elk and other wildlife. Colorado has more elk than any other state, and is one of the few places where hunters can buy elk licenses over the counter for certain units and seasons, without applying in advance, which makes it a popular destination for do-it-yourself hunts and last-minute bookings for outfitted hunts. Over-the-counter licenses are often also available for archery pronghorn hunts and in certain units for white-tailed deer. Most other hunting licenses are issued through a drawing. Besides elk, huntable game in Colorado includes white-tailed deer and mule deer, moose, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mountain lions, and black bears. The world-record typical mule deer, which scored 226 4/8, was shot in Colorado in 1972. Upland birds and waterfowl are also popular draws for hunters. To buy a hunting license in Colorado, you’ll be required to show your hunter’s safety card. Colorado hunters are also required to wear 500 square inches of blaze orange. Specific regulations and more information about Colorado hunting is available through Colorado Parks & Wildlife: http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/BigGame.aspx. Find information about licensed outfitters at the Colorado Outfitters Association: http://coloradooutfitters.org.

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3 Day Spring Turkey Hunt 2x1

3 Day Spring Turkey Hunt 2x1

10 1 review
Colorado, United States
Merriam's turkey
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 9 Apr 2023 - 31 May 2023
Package price
$1,000
for 3 days, 1 hunter

5 Day Semi-guided Archery Elk Hunt, 2022

9.8 8 reviews
Colorado, United States
Elk
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
Package price
$3,750
for 5 days, 1 hunter
Colorado Archery Elk OTC Tags!

Colorado Archery Elk OTC Tags!

7.1 6 reviews
Colorado, United States
Elk
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 2 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
Package price
$3,750
$4,000
for 5 days, 1 hunter
Colorado

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