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Colorado Elk Hunt #78-E2 (Unguided Camp)



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If you have a group of hunters that enjoys hunting on your own, this option may be a good fit for you.

The outfitter has 13,000 acres of BLM land under permit at this north central Colorado location. This land is accessed through the outfitter’s private lease and is difficult for public land hunters to get to.

The outfitter provides a cabin equipped for sleeping and cooking. The cabin is on the outfitter’s leased land which adjoins his BLM permitted land. Hunters provide their own food, sleeping bags and personal items. Hunters call the outfitter to bring in horses to help with game retrieval. Hunters will also assist with game retrieval.

Hunters need to be in good physical condition for this hunt. There are a lot of downed trees and some years the elk can be a couple of miles from the cabin.

I hunted this property in 2015 during 4th rifle season and was impressed with the amount of elk sign and elk sightings, although I am told it was an exceptional year for elk there. The land is typical elk habitat consisting of aspens, pines, spruce and grassy meadows. The elevation ranges from 8400 – 10,000 feet. Deer hunting is not permitted on this hunt.

Hunts can be booked for archery, muzzleloader, and all four rifle seasons. Tags are as follows:
Archery – either-sex - over-the-counter
Muzzleloader – either-sex via draw – 2015 draw odds were 84% with no preference points
1st and 4th Rifle – either-sex via draw – 100% draw odds with no preference points
2nd and 3rd Rifle – bull tags over-the-counter – cow tags via draw but 100% draw odds with no preference points.

Cow elk tags here are “List B” tags which means hunters may buy a leftover cow tag in addition to a bull or either-sex tag.

License cost is $619 for bull elk and $464 for a cow tag plus a $10 habitat stamp. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply – Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states. The application deadline is early April but over the counter archery (either sex) and 2nd and 3rd season rifle bull tags can be bought prior to the start of season either online or in person at licensing agents.

A minimum of two hunters is needed to book. The maximum per hunt is four.

Archery Hunts - 7 days- hunts held the 3rd week and 4th week of season (mid-late Sept.)

Muzzleloader Hunts - 7 days - first 7 days of season (early Sept.)

Rifle Hunts - 5 days regardless of which rifle season

$1600 per hunter for 2 or 3 hunters and $1500 per hunter for a group of 4.