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Hunting Self-Guided, DIY, Trespass Hunts Colorado Drop Camp Elk, Mule Deer, Moose Hunts Unit 28

Colorado Drop Camp Elk, Mule Deer, Moose Hunts Unit 28 Hot

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Hunt Info

Hunt Type
  • Muzzleloader
  • Rifle
  • Archery
Game Type
Unguided Hunts Available
Yes

Location

Location
USA

Contact Info

Phone
1-800-494-9048

Big Game

 

Our goal at is to provide a quality Colorado Elk Hunting experience for every budget.

Whether you are looking for a Drop Camp, a One on One Guide Service, or something in between you have come to the right Outfitter. Our hunts take place on Federal Lands in Colorado's Game Management Unit 28 just south of the Rocky Mountain National Park and Lake Granby and north of Winter Park Ski Resort operating under Forest Service Permit #SUL469. This is part of the Arapaho National Forest. The area that our permit covers is much like a wilderness area in that motorized vehicles are not allowed, so we pack you and your gear in on horseback. For those that may not feel comfortable riding a horse we have a camp that is accessible by 4WD or we can put you in a cabin with electricity and bathroom with hot water and shower. We offer Elk, Mule Deer, Moose, & Bear hunts.

 

There is a very good reason why almost all, if not all, outfitters in the high country require you to fill out a health form and sign a waiver!

 

 

 

I guess I don't harp on it enough because I still have clients that say “I did not realize it was going to be so tough ". You see most of us do not live at a 10,000 foot elevation like the elk do, so, if you are coming out to hunt elk, say from sea level, you are going to need to get in shape, to say the least. Your lungs just can't acclimate to that altitude overnight. As a matter of fact, by the end of your hunt, they probably will not have acclimated even if you have done a lot of cardio exercise. DO NOT LET THAT BE AN EXCUSE NOT TO EXERCISE!!! I know from experience that the more cardio exercise you do the better off you will be when you get in the high country. On your hunt you will climb 500 to 1500 feet in elevation a day and that is starting at an elevation of about 8900 feet. That's 50 to 150 stories. Go to the gym; get on the stair climber, no not that one, the one that works like an escalator. Set it at the slowest setting it has and see how many feet or stories you can climb without stopping, and then consider the elevation you are at. I am not writing this to scare you from coming out to hunt with me that would be self-defeating. But I would rather you come hunting with me and be able to have a good time doing it and increase your odds of success. And of course, I do not want to hear you say, “I did not realize it was going to be so tough’. 

 

If you are concerned about being able to get in good enough shape or your health, give me a call we can add a horse to your hunt package and leave most of the walking to them.

 

The hunt each day will start out with a hearty breakfast. You will be given an option on lunch either to take it along with you or go back to camp for it. You will leave camp in enough time to reach a spot that your guide thinks will give you the advantage for that day based on game movements from previous days. During the rut in September this is more than likely going to be on a ridge where bugling elk can be heard and located more easily in order to make a plan to get in front of them and set up to call them in. Sounds easy right, if that's what you are thinking it is time to go to the need to know page. The afternoon hunt will go much like the morning hunt. Supper will be ready when you get back from the days hunt. 

 

If you have not hunted elk during the rut when they are bugling you have no idea what you are missing. If you are not a bow hunter you need to consider getting into it, unit 28 has over the counter tags for archery. If that doesn’t work for you try muzzle loading, it's during the bugling season also. If you come hunting this time of the year you will really want to be in the best shape possible. This past season I chased a bull from about 9,000 ft. to 10,000 ft. down to 9,000 ft. back up to 10,000 ft. back down to 9,000 ft. and back up to 10,000 ft. where he bedded down. And this was all done by 11:00 AM.

If you are coming on a rifle hunt we will mainly be going out and setting up on travel corridors were we know the elk are likely to come during that particular season. During the rifle seasons the elk are herding back up and migrating down out of the higher elevations above our camps which put us in the perfect spot. We have the advantage of hunting the local herd and the ones that are migrating to their winter grounds.

 

Colorado Hunts For Archery Muzzleloader & Rifle

Colorado Pack In & Out Service 

We will pack you and all your camping gear, hunting gear and food in & out of a pre chosen spot in our permit area on horse accessible trails. Horses go back with Wrangler. Your dates to pack in and out may vary a day either way. The length of your hunt is up to you. 

 

 

 

Colorado Drop Camp 

We pack you and your hunting gear, food and sleeping bag into one of our camps which is set up with stove, cookware, heater, cots, etc. This includes one horse to ride and one horse for gear (2) per hunter plus one horse for food per group (must be able to get food in two 48 qt. coolers). Horses go back with Wrangler. If you do not have a cell phone signal we check on you every two or three days. This hunt is 7 days, one day to pack in, 5 full days to hunt, and one day to pack out. In some cases you may get 6 days of hunting. 

 

Colorado Economy Hunt 

We pack you and your hunting gear and sleeping bag into one of our camps were everything is provided including a cook preparing 3 meals a day, a guide to point you in the right direction, and the packing out of your animal that you have quartered and carried to the nearest horse trail. This hunt is 7 days, one to pack in, 5 full days to hunt, and one day to pack out. 

 

Colorado Semi-Guided Hunt 

This hunt package is the same as the Economy Hunt but you will have 1 Guide to every 2 or 3 hunters depending on how many are in your group. We field dress and quarter your animal. 

 

Colorado Fully Guided Hunt 

This hunt is the same as the Semi-Guided Hunt but you will have a 1 on 1 guided hunt with no minimum hunters required. 

Archery Aug. 27 - Sept. 25 over the Counter

Muzzleloading Sept. 10 - 18 Draw Only

1st Rifle Season Oct. 15 - 19 Draw Only

2nd Rifle Season Oct. 22 - 30 over the Counter

3rd Rifle Season Nov. 5 - 13 over the Counter

2011 Deer Season (all tags are draw only) 

Archery Aug. 27- Sept. 25

Muzzleloading Sept. 10 - 18

1st Rifle Season Oct. 22 - 30

2nd Rifle Season Nov. 5 - 13

3rd Rifle Season Nov. 16 -20 

2011 Bear Season (over the counter with CAPS)

Archery Sept. 2 - 25

Muzzleloading and Rifle same as Elk Season

2011 Moose (all tags are draw only)

Archery Sept. 10 - 25

Muzzleloading Sept. 10 - 18

Rifle Oct. 1 - 14

 

 

COLORADO MOOSE HUNTING GUIDED MOOSE HUNT

This is a one on one guided hunt that can be customized to your time and budget. Normally this is a 7 day hunt, 1 day to pack in 5 days to hunt and 1 day to pack out, but you can add as many days as you want until your season tag runs out or until you bag your Bull Moose. This hunt starts at $3950.00 and each extra day runs $500.00. The archery season runs about 16 days, the Muzzle Loading season 9 days and the rifle season 14 days.

 

PACK SERVICES

$110.00 per horse per trip $125.00 per Guide maximum 3 horses per Guide.

DROP CAMPS

We have one Drop Camp that can be accessed with a 4WD this Drop Camp is $750.00 per person with a minimum of 4 persons. This does not include packing out of your game.

All other Drop Camps are $1500.00 per person with a minimum of 4 persons.

Call for prices on groups less than 4.

Special Group Show Discount $1250 for a limited time first 4 signed up.

ECONOMY ARCHERY MUZZLE LOADER RIFLE ELK HUNT

This package is also based on a 4 person minimum the cost per person is $1950.00 per person. Call for prices on groups less than 4. Call for special pricing on first week of archery season!

SEMI-GUIDED ARCHERY MUZZLE LOADER RIFLE ELK HUNT

This package requires only 2 or 3 persons in the group and it is $2850.00 per person. Call for special pricing on first week of archery season!

FULLY GUIDED ARCHERY MUZZLE LOADER RIFLE ELK HUNT

One on One Guided hunts $3950.00. Call for special pricing on first week of archery season! Special Group Show Discount $2450 for a limited time first 4 signed up.

 

MULE DEER HUNT BEAR HUNT

Add a deer or bear hunt or both to your Economy, Semi-Guided, or Fully Guided package for $500.00 each.

HORSE RENTAL

Add a horse to any package for $450.00 per week.

 

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Limited License/Preference Points page

Although the deadline is over, there is still a chance to obtain licenses. There are deer and elk licenses left over. See the Leftover List. You may also buy over the counter licenses. 

The Regulations Brochure can be viewed online and printed.

Nonresidents apply at the same time and on the same application forms as resident hunters. They may purchase an over-the-counter license just the same as resident hunters. 

 

 Maps of Colorado: Includes local, state and federal government, Colorado counties, political and administrative districts, commercial map sites and GIS related links. 

 U.S. Forest Service: Information and maps 

 USGS: Topographic Maps 

 Colorado Bureau of Land Management: Information and maps

More Links 

 Click» for more big game hunting links and Colorado hunting information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

se Application Deadline March 31st with only a few left over licenses after that! 

Additionally, persons aged 19 - 64 are required to buy a Habitat Stamp for $10 the first Colorado hunting licenses purchased that year.

Hunter Safety Card required for hunters born after 1949. It is not required to be a Colorado Hunter Safety Card it can be from another state. There is also an on-line hunter Safety Class available.

The link to the Colorado Game & Fish web page is: http://wildlife.state.co.us/

303-297-1192 and mailing address is 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216

 

Additionally, persons aged 19 - 64 are required to buy a Habitat Stamp for $10 the first Colorado hunting licenses purchased that year.

Hunter Safety Card required for hunters born after 1949. It is not required to be a Colorado Hunter Safety Card it can be from another state. There is also an on-line hunter Safety Class available.

The link to the Colorado Game & Fish web page is: http://wildlife.state.co.us/

303-297-1192 and mailing address is 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216

 

 

Hunt ID: CO-ElkMDeerMoose-All-Granby-SCO-Glen

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