Archery Season

 

*2014 Limited Draw Deadline April 1st*

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Archery season is roughly four weeks long, during which we offer four separate hunts. All Archery lodge hunts are 5 days long and are 1 guide per 2 hunters. This means the outfitter and 1 guide per 2 hunters will be there each day. Four hunters per week is the maximum.

Drop Camp Elk Archery hunts are self guided, 5 day hunts. We will transport you in/out and pack out all Elk harvested. Maximum of  2-4 hunters per camp.

 

The Rut

Archery elk hunting at this time of the year is truly the most exciting. When the rut is in full swing, watching 2 bulls sparing or seeing/hearing a bull elk bugling against the backdrop of Colorado’s blue skies and golden Aspen is an unparalleled experience. This unforgettable sound will leave your heart pounding.

 

 

Unit 20 & 29 Trophy Area

Unit 20 & 29 are considered trophy Elk units with a very limited number of licenses/tags available for the entire season.  This means preferences points will be required, (1 possibly 2) to draw a tag.  On the plus side however, this means better opportunities at 300+ B&C Trophy Bull Elk, and far less hunting pressure!!

 

*Flagship* High Camp Trophy Hunt

This is our fully guided, "one on one", 5-day back-country hunt in Indian Peaks Wilderness area. You will be camping at 10,000 ft and hunting some of the most spectacular country and some of the biggest bull elk in Unit 20. It is not for the faint of heart, this hunt is physically demanding and requires fitness and stamina, however the rewards are great!

 

Accommodations

Luxury Mountain Lodge

Stay at our comfortable log lodge at *9200ft above sea level* with all modern amenities, home cooked meals prepared and waiting for you. We also have exclusive hunting on 2000 acres of private ranch property, along with over 100,000 acres of Roosevelt National Forest bordering Rocky Mtn. National Park, (a non- huntable area.)

Drop Camp

Or, if you're a do-it-yourself  kind of person that likes to "rough it" try one of our drop camps.  Either location offers hunting opportunities!

We offer two drop camps in restricted access portions of Roosevelt National Forest. These areas are considered remote and are only accessible by horse back or on foot. Each drop camp consists of a wall tent containing cots/mattress, tables, chairs, lights, cooking utensils, wood stoves, propane stoves, fire wood, drinking water, bear proof containers (for food), and a latrine.

Hunters need to bring personal gear, food and drinks. There is a 75 lb weight restriction per person on personal gear not including food.  Transportation to camp is by horseback & pack horse and no more than 2 hours to camp.  Each camp will be checked, by radio every day during the hunt for game that needs to be packed out. All game taken will need to be brought to a packable location for the pack animals to retrieve and taken to the processor.

All hunts are 5 days in camp with transportation to and from camp the day before and the day after.

More from 2012 Hunts


 

 


 

Phil's Archery Elk Opening Day
Tate's P&Y 350 class Archery Elk Wilderness High Camp area

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For more pictures from any season - see the Gallery


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