Hunting in Colorado

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71 hunting trips from 8 outfitters starting from $1,100

71 hunts
$1,100 starting from
7 animals
2156km 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: Find information about licensed outfitters at the Colorado Outfitters Association:


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Colorado Archery Antelope

Colorado Archery Antelope United States

Specializing in Elk/Mule Deer/ Bear/ Antelope and Turkey there is always something for everyone. Not only can we provide a trophy hunt on a budget but years of experiance to put you in the right spot for an oppritunity to harvest year after year. We have hunts for disability or mobility impaired hunters, Youth hunters, and your DIY guys. Although the majority of our hunts are semi guided feel free to call us and see what best fits for you. Bear can be added onto this hunt for $950.00 National Forest hunt prices differ, please inquire for details if interested.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 15 Aug 2020 20 Sep 2020

Package price $2,000 for 5 days, 1 hunter
7 Day Elk Drop Camp

7 Day Elk Drop Camp United States

Elk hunting Limited Draw areas, break the mold of over the counter areas. Our elk hunts are based out of the Mt. Evans Wilderness area. This area is a quality controlled area with limited tags to maintain a healthy heard population and quality mature animals. We hunt a large area that provides an excellent chance of harvesting a 5x5 or 6x6 bull, these bulls range from 250” to 340” with most bulls averaging 280”sci. Our hunters have a 90% opportunity on good bulls and we see many elk on all of our hunts. Our limited draw area only requires 0 -3 preference points depending on the season and method of take. The limited draw limits the number of tags in the area, creating a quality controlled area with limited pressure and healthy herd population with mature animals. The limited draw in a wilderness area provides a quality wilderness experience with limited pressure from other hunters. With low number of preference points required, a hunter can experience this quality hunt year after year. If you are looking for some adventure and wilderness style hunting this may be your ticket. DROP CAMP INCLUDES: 16x16 wall tent, cot and pads, wood stove, cooking stove, cooking utensils, fire wood cut, game packing, and horse pack in and out.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 10 Oct 2020 13 Nov 2020

Package price $1,750 for 7 days, 1 hunter
Dry Ground Mountain Lion Hunt '21

Dry Ground Mountain Lion Hunt '21 United States

This hunt is primarily conducted off horses and mules. We ride deep into cougar country following travel ways and scrape lines left behind by giant toms as they roam around in search of promising females. A scrape is a way cougars use to communicate to one another about each others territory and boundaries. Scrapes are also used as a calling card to bring breeding pairs closer together. Not an activitity that happens as regularly during winter months. Having keen knowledge of these special behaviors and the areas they take place, gives us huge advantages in locating and harvesting these magnificent creatures.It is hard to describe the pleasure one gets watching his hounds learn and progress. Nothing puts their skills to the test like free casting them off horse back in bare ground condition. They learn to work as a team by fanning out and individually searching for the smallest amount of cougar scent. Then they ban together, noses to the ground helping each other move the track forward as fast as they possibly can without making mistakes. Often times this happens in conditions where there is no visible sign for man to see. This leaves us nothing to rely on but the narutal instincts of their noses. No other time of the year can you experience this type of spectacular hound work. Please note that education course is obligatory for this hunt.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 15 Feb 2021 15 May 2021

Package price $5,000 for 5 days, 1 hunter

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