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Colorado Elk Outfitter? #8477979 12/16/21 11:49 PM
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Alright, I’ve finally crested that point in my elk hunting when it’s time to hire a professional! I’ve been DIY public land for years and we kill elk every year but I’m ready for some solid professional guidance next year. This forum has never let me down so I’m gonna lean on y’all for some good references. Thanks and happy hunting!

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Budget?


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Re: Colorado Elk Outfitter? [Re: Rambler] #8478774 12/17/21 08:31 PM
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Hey BOBO, can you give some budget examples? Feedback here would be great? Thanks

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Originally Posted by Bbq74
Hey BOBO, can you give some budget examples? Feedback here would be great? Thanks



Higher end - see multiple bulls a day with very high success rates

Hill ranches -private, very moderate terrain
under 340- $13k
340-360- 15k
360+ 16k
They do 5x5(<320) management hunts for 8k

Sangre De Cristina outfitters
12k private moderate terrain

Next tier down
La Garita outfitters- private, very very very moderate terrain
7-10k


There is more this is just a real prominent area. I’ve either hunted next to these ranches or know people who have


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Hey BOBO thanks for the feedback here. Good info. Colorado Rocky Mountain Elk is on the bucket list. Thanks again for the feedback!

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Originally Posted by Bbq74
Hey BOBO thanks for the feedback here. Good info. Colorado Rocky Mountain Elk is on the bucket list. Thanks again for the feedback!


Those are the premier type places in min CO. There are other options with still good opportunity. Those are the Jurassic park type places in CO.


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Re: Colorado Elk Outfitter? [Re: Rambler] #8479796 12/18/21 11:22 PM
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Hey that’s for the input I really appreciate it! I would say a 6-8k budget would be reasonable.

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Originally Posted by Rambler
Hey that’s for the input I really appreciate it! I would say a 6-8k budget would be reasonable.


I’d put in with an outfitter for the NM draw. 6-8k is also about what most landowner tags cost, if you decide to do DIY


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Re: Colorado Elk Outfitter? [Re: Rambler] #8481045 12/20/21 03:02 AM
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Hill ranch in CO is really neat. Some giant mule deer there as well and a healthy population of lions if you want one. Also, the road system makes it so you aren’t hiking all day.

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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by Bbq74
Hey BOBO, can you give some budget examples? Feedback here would be great? Thanks



Higher end - see multiple bulls a day with very high success rates

Hill ranches -private, very moderate terrain
under 340- $13k
340-360- 15k
360+ 16k
They do 5x5(<320) management hunts for 8k

Sangre De Cristina outfitters
12k private moderate terrain

Next tier down
La Garita outfitters- private, very very very moderate terrain
7-10k


There is more this is just a real prominent area. I’ve either hunted next to these ranches or know people who have




I’ve been hunting either elk or mule deer with the Sangre de Cristo boys for 10 years. I’ve been fortunate to kill 6 bulls with them. They’re the best I’ve hunted with. They’re all friends/family after all these years. I’m booked with them for something every year now. Camp is not modern, but is comfortable. Rick the cook retires this year, but I know his replacement. Food will be good homestyle fare. It’s not uncommon to see 8 bulls a day. Feel free to PM me if you’d like more details. Good luck. It’s addictive!

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Bull Basin Outfitters, Kremling Co.
Best and biggest outfitter in the state. Almost every major gun or ammo manufacturers use him for a reason.
Full guided, lodging meals. They have several large ranches available.
About 7600.00 for a couple of the best ranches. They have about a 90% opportunity rate.
These ranches are low fenced working ranches.
I have been a couple of times and had the best hunts I’ve been on.
I killed a 330 bull a couple years ago.

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Originally Posted by krmitchell
Hill ranch in CO is really neat. Some giant mule deer there as well and a healthy population of lions if you want one. Also, the road system makes it so you aren’t hiking all day.


Ya I saw a stud deer there this year, via head lights. Unfortunately not my side of the fence.

That whole area needs a good lion cleanse. I cut 5 different tracks in five days just north of the Hill. Talked to the gas guys and they had lots of encounters and issues with moms and kittens.

Whole area is a bull rich environment with great upper age structure


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Re: Colorado Elk Outfitter? [Re: Rambler] #8488249 12/28/21 12:35 AM
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Bull Basin looks to be right up our alley! I shot my first bull, a nice 6X6, northwest of kremmling and that was from the public side. All the animals seem to be on private after being chased during archery and muzzle seasons. I think I’m going to reach out to them.

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Thanks for everyone’s help and guidance!

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Originally Posted by Rambler
Bull Basin looks to be right up our alley! I shot my first bull, a nice 6X6, northwest of kremmling and that was from the public side. All the animals seem to be on private after being chased during archery and muzzle seasons. I think I’m going to reach out to them.



If you book with them at Sunny Side ranch try to get Bird for your guy. Incredible guide and guy.

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