Colorado Elk Hunt

mississippimike

New member
Joined
Dec 23, 2014
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
My 74 year old father has decided he wants to kill a bull elk. I will be accompanying him on this hunt. Looking at Colorado. We missed the draw so we will need over the counter tags. I am looking at outfitters and it is so hard to distinguish the good from the bad. They all make great websites! Anybody have any recommendations? Thanks for any advice! Michael
 

Charles de Ribeau

AH veteran
Joined
Aug 3, 2015
Messages
216
Reaction score
341
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
NRA Life
Hunted
Namibia, RSA, Canada (Sask, BC, NWT, Nunavut), US (NY, PA, TX, CO, NE, SD, ID, AK)
Michael, I've lived and hunted in Colorado most of my life. Taking a bull on public land, in a DIY hunt with leftover tags is a tough proposition - not impossible, but definitely a very long shot, especially if you don't know the area where you're hunting. I certainly don't know all of the outfitters (that's probably impossible) but I'll be glad to share what I can - PM me.
 

Charles de Ribeau

AH veteran
Joined
Aug 3, 2015
Messages
216
Reaction score
341
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
NRA Life
Hunted
Namibia, RSA, Canada (Sask, BC, NWT, Nunavut), US (NY, PA, TX, CO, NE, SD, ID, AK)
P.S. you posted your message under "Deals and Offers" rather than on one of the forums. The good news is that your post gets featured on the home page. I'd suggest that you make another post on the Hunting USA & Canada forum.
 

wesheltonj

AH legend
Joined
Feb 11, 2015
Messages
2,425
Reaction score
2,485
Location
South Texas
Media
17
Articles
7
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Member of
Benefactor-Life NRA, Life SCI, DSC, HSC
Hunted
USA, RSA
Might I suggest you look at Unit 4 in New Mexico. It's all private land in that unit. They're lots of outfitters working in that unit. The larger ranches will have the biggest bulls and also have the highest prices. If you go with a smaller outfitter, that has access to smaller properties of the cost will be cheaper, but the bulls will not be very big. Your odds are very high for taking a bull in that unit. That said, Chama is right at 8000 feet, and you go up from there. Some folks have a hard time at that elevation and that's generally the starting elevation for altitude sickness. The outfitter I used who lives there was huffing and puffing the whole time, while I walked right up. They had some ranches where you could sit and wait for a bull to be called in that did not require a long walk and fairly level.
 
Last edited:

375 Ruger Fan

Gold supporter
AH legend
Joined
Jun 14, 2015
Messages
3,996
Reaction score
6,145
Location
Shreveport, Louisiana
Media
237
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
7
USA/Canada
4
Australia/NZ
1
Member of
NRA, DSC
Hunted
Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa (Eastern Cape & NW), Canada, New Zealand, Alaska, TX, LA, MO, OH, MT, ID, WA, WY

Forum statistics

Threads
36,635
Messages
694,053
Members
64,149
Latest member
MelbaThibo
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Rifle57 wrote on Rimshot's profile.
I bought some bullets from Rimshot and he is good to trade with!
Greetings all! I've been a hunter for 50 years, but only now planning a trip to Africa. I was fortunate and successfully bid on a couple hunts for plains game in SA later this year and next. Also a rare Native Texas (5th generation) and USMC Vet. Hunt safe y'all!
uujm wrote on trg's profile.
I am looking for a Safari Express. Was yours made in New Haven or South Carolina? Any other details you can give me? I am very motivated to buy.
pimes wrote on flatwater bill's profile.
Hello Bill - can you tell me that landowner/ranch/outfitter - Thank you!
Pete0905 wrote on damundsen87's profile.
Hello
Is the Khales 1-6 still for sale?
Thanks
Josh
 
Top