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Colorado Elk - Hunt#49-E1



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This hunt is held on game-rich properties in western Colorado. These properties are some of the best in the west when it comes to habitat and game management. Food plots and irrigated alfalfa fields help draw and hold animals on the properties. The outfitter also has hunting rights to some bordering BLM land.

Two lodges are utilized. The main lodge utilizes multiple ranches totaling over 15,000 acres. The leases vary in size from 500 to over 4000 acres. Properties are rotated and clients often hunt several ranches during the course of a hunt. The hunting here is more physical and hunters should be in shape. However, there are some elevated blinds and places that require less walking. Elevations range from 6000′ to 8000′.

The Big Ranch has approximately 8000 acres and the lodge is located on the ranch. The hunting at this location is as physically easy as it gets for elk hunting. In fact, much of it is out of elevated box blinds overlooking alfalfa fields. Hunters of any age or physical condition can do this hunt. This ranch has a large resident elk herd and draws in additional elk in the fall. Elevations range from 6500′ - 7500′.

Archery, muzzleloader and rifle hunts are held. Hunting is done from stands, spot and stalk or by calling depending on timing and situation at hand. Archery tags are either-sex and available over-the-counter. Muzzleloader bull tags are via the draw and have been taking 3 preference points to draw. First and fourth season bull tags are via the draw but have been 100% draw with no preference points. Second and third rifle season bull tags are unlimited and available over- the-counter. Application deadline for limited licenses is the first Tuesday in April.

Many of the bulls are respectable 5×5 and 6×6’s with an occasional 320+ bull.

License cost is $644 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.

Includes meals, lodging, 2 hunters/guide, field care and skinning of elk.

5 Day Archery Hunt - $4000 Main Lodge first two weeks and $4500 last two weeks. At the Big Ranch $4500 all weeks. Archery Season runs late August - late September.

5 Day Muzzleloader Hunt - $5000 Main Lodge - $5000 Big Ranch

5 Day Rifle Hunt - 1st Season - $5000 Main Lodge - $7000 Big Ranch
5 Day Rifle Hunt - 2nd Season - $5000 Main Lodge - $6000 Big Ranch
5 Day Rifle Hunt - 3rd Season - $5000 Main Lodge - $6000 Big Ranch
5 Day Rifle Hunt - 4th Season - $4500 Main Lodge - $5000 Big Ranch

See Hunt #49-EMD for Elk/Mule Deer Combo hunts with this outfitter. You can add mule deer to the 2nd and 3rd rifle season elk hunts. There is a $2500 kill fee on any buck taken.