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Elk*Deer*Antelope
Rocky Mountain Ranches
Larry Bishop
466 South 16th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
Ph. 303-655-0451

Rocky Mountain Ranches is a licensed Colorado big game hunting guide service. We offer some of the finest Colorado elk hunting, Colorado mule deer hunting, and Colorado pronghorn antelope hunting on private ranches in the Colorado Rockies. Our Colorado hunting, outfitting and guide service can provide you, the big game hunter, with both bow and rifle hunts, but we specialize in outfitting do-it-yourself non-guided trespass fee big game hunts and drop camps on private Northwest Colorado ranches. 
Elk*Deer*Bear*Mountain Lion
Chuck Davies Guide Services, Mark Davies
Box 58
Loma, CO 81524
Ph 970-858-0370
Fax 970-858-0191
The Chuck Davies Guide Service Inc. has been a professional licensed outfitter for over 31 years, and has only the best guides available to make your hunt the most successful possible. We cannot guarantee you an animal, we do guarantee that we will give you a good honest hunt and our guides will work hard for you. Our hunting area is a several square mile area.
Elk*Deer*Mountain Lion
Winterhawk Outfitters, Inc.
Larry & Laura Amos
19561 Kimball Creek Road
Collbran, CO 81624
Ph 970-487-3011
Fax 970-487-3175
We are the premiere, full-time Colorado Elk Hunting and Colorado Big Game operating in the Flat Tops Wilderness and White River National Forest. We offer the finest in Colorado Elk Hunting, high country horseback hunting, trout and summer horseback vacations in Western Colorado's majestic Flat Tops Wilderness. Whether you're looking to go on a Colorado elk hunting, go trophy mule deer hunting, or Mountain Lion hunting, we'll help you have a successful hunting adventure.
Elk*Deer
Circle K Ranch
27758 Hwy 145
Dolores CO 81323
Summer/Winter Reservations -
970-562-3826
or 800-477-6381
Hunting Information (May-Dec)
 970-562-3808 ~
(Jan - April) 623-975-1465
EMAIL  WEBSITE
Circle K Guest Ranch is nestled in the majestic San Juan Mountains between Dolores and Telluride in Southwest Colorado. Our Guest Ranch is ideally situated near the shopping center of Cortez, the historic mining town of Rico, and the archaeological wonder known as Mesa Verde National Park for Trophy Elk & Mule Deer.
Elk*Deer*Bear
San Juan Outfitting LLC
Mark and Sharon Bracich
Box 118
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Ph 970-731-4868
San Juan Outfitting LLC has been packing folks into the Weminuche Wilderness for over 20 years. As local Southwest Colorado we specialize in quality hunting horse pack trips to small groups of individuals or families for elk, deer and bear. San Juan Outfitting LLC operates under permit from the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM. Licensed by the State of Colorado.
Elk*Deer
Soap Mesa Outfitters
Tom Whittingham
1294 Hartzog Loop
North Pole, Alaska 99705
Ph 907-488-2036
W. Gary Pope
20600 Solitude Rd
Montrose, Colo. 81401
Ph 970-249-1569
Soap Mesa offers quality guided elk and mule deer hunts during 1st thru 4th rifle seasons on our spectacular 3500 acre property overlooking Blue Mesa Reservoir, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Soap Creek and the Gunnison National Forest. In addition to the 3500 acres of private ground.
Elk*Deer*Bear*Lion
Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting
Tom Burch
Box 650
Leadville, CO 80461
Ph 719 486 4570

Welcome to Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting, LLC. Let us help you explore the high alpine Wilderness areas surrounding historic Leadville, Colorado, the highest incorporated town in the United States.  In the Fall we offer guided and unguided hunting for elk, deer, bear and mountain lions in Game Management units 45, 48 and 49.
Deer*Elk
The Gunnison Country Guide Service
John Nelson
P.O. Box 1443
Gunnison, CO 81230
Ph 970-641-2830
The Gunnison Country Guide Service has just completed our 32nd year. We are eagerly anticipating our 33rd season of guiding elk and mule deer hunters, riding and packing good horses and mules, laughing and enjoying warm cook tents, and all of the adventure that comes with wilderness horseback hunting.
Elk*Deer*Bear*Buffalo*
Antelope*Exotics
Wild Boar*Ram
*Goat*Fallow Deer

Little Creek Ranch
Box 171
Collbran, Colorado 81624
Ranch 970-487-3321
Office:  970-858-9555
July of 2011 marks 43 years in the ranching business at Little Creek Ranch, Collbran, Colorado. How time files by so quickly. It seems like only yesterday that we hosted our first four clients from Indianapolis, Indiana. And, I can still see in my mind when Travis shot his Dall sheep, in Alaska with  Lynn Castle, at the early age of 9 years old. Little Creek Ranches offers elk, deer, bear, buffalo, antelope and several exotics.
Elk*Deer*Bear
Highlands Unlimited Inc
Geoff and Jennifer Burbey
3931 CR 122
Hesperus,CO 81326
Ph 970-247-8443
Our specialty is drop camps. We operate in the beautiful and challenging public lands of the San Juan Mountains, in Southwest Colorado. Our camps are in the Piedra Primitive area, so there are no mechanized vehicles to hinder your enjoyment. We've been hunting and riding this area since 1988 for Trophy Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear and we know all the best spots.
Elk*Deer*Antelope*Moose
Ponderosa Outfitters & Guide Service
Bruce Ayers
430 Juniper Avenue
Eaton, CO 80615
Ph 970-454-3770
Our Colorado big game hunts are held primarily in the beautiful North Park area of North Central Colorado.  (100 miles West of Fort Collins, CO  or 60 miles Southwest of Laramie, WY)  North Park, a ranching region where the Old West still lives, and is among the last unspoiled pieces of Colorado.
Waterfowl
Ponderosa Waterfowl Outfitters Adventures
Kevin Ayers
3329 Grenache Street
Greely, CO 80634
Ph 970-506-9880
Join us for unsurpassed, guided goose & duck hunting along the South Platte River on the eastern plains of Colorado. We have multiple private leases and full decoy spreads to ensure your success in harvesting birds from our large population of both resident and migratory birds.
Elk*Deer*Big Horn Sheep*Bear*Turkey
Fish Creek Outfitters
Clay Campbell & Wes Lewis
Box 3593
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Ph 970-946-4067 (Clay)
Ph 970-264-4389 (Wes)
Ph 970-759-8499 (Wes)
Fish Creek Outfitters (FCO) offers wildeness experiences for hunter and sightseeing enthusiasts in the South San Juan National Forest Wilderness east of Pagosa Springs (Unit 78) in southwest Colorado. Hunters may choose to hunt elk, deer, big horn sheep, turkey, and black bear in a number of different seasons including Black Powder, Archery, and several different Rifles Seasons.
Elk*Deer*Turkey
Over The Hill Outfitters
Randy & Terry Palmer
4140 County Road 234
Durango, Co 81301
Ph 970-385-7656 (Office)
Ph 970-247-1694 (Ranch)
This is what we’re here for. We are a small, family run business dedicated to providing you with the best vacation you can have at any price. We are father and son, Terry Palmer and Randy Palmer. Our base of operation is the Palmer Quarter Horse Ranch on the Florida River which has been in our family since 1952.
Elk*Deer*Mountain Lion
Garvey Brothers Outfitters
Dustin Garvey
Box 646
Nucla, CO  81424
Ph 970-864-2244
We hunt only unit 6l, for rifle elk. This is one of the best units in Colorado for elk. Our success rate is very high, with almost everyone harvesting a bull. Shots vary from 20 to 400 yards. On this hunt, you may also hunt bear by purchasing a bear tag. There is no  charge unless you harvest a bear.
Elk*Deer*Antelope*Mountain Lion*Water Fowl
Peak View Outfitters
Dave Allen
Box 160
Savery, WY 82332
Ph 307-383-7012

We offer a variety of big game hunts as well as fishing and predator hunts in Northwest Colorado and Southern Wyoming.  All hunts are conducted on private ranches in both states.  We are located at the foot hills of the Medicine Bow National Forest and along the Little Snake River Valley
Elk*Deer
Coulter Lake Guest Ranch
Jack & Pan Allard
80 County Road 273
Rifle, CO 81650
Ph 800--858-3046
Ph 970-625-1473
Fax 970-625-1473
 At Coulter Lake, you can hunt elk, mule deer, and bear. We offer guided hunts on both private land and in the White River National Forest as well as packages for unguided hunts and drop camps.Hunts can include private land hunts, lodging in ranch cabins, full meal service.
Elk*Deer*Moose
Cadwell Outfitters
Curtis & LeAnn Cadwell
1582 County Road 52
Powder Horn CO 81243
Ph 970-641-0773
Cadwell  near Powderhorn, Colorado is owned and operated by Curtis and LeAnn Cadwell. We are located in the mountains of SW Colorado, 50 miles SW of Gunnison and 25 miles SE of Lake City, where we are a third generation ranchers hunting for elk, deer and moose.
Elk*Deer*Bear*Mtn Lion*Grouse
Commander and Company LTD
Lone Pine Recretation
Terry Commander
Box 530
Somerset, CO 81434
Ph 970-929-6202
Located in the heart of the beautiful Raggeds Wilderness along Kebler Pass Road (County Road 12) on the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway, Commander and Company offers you outstanding hunting, fishing, horseback riding and hiking adventures.Our guiding territories include a wide variety of outdoor adventure and hunting camps for trophy elk, mule deer, black bear, mountain lion & grouse hunting.
Elk*Deer
Eagle's Nest Outfitting
Donald & Diane Dockins
Box 1168
Craig, CO 81626
Ph 970-826-4383
Ph 970-326-8175
Eagle's Nest  welcomes you to the White River Valley, Flat Tops Wilderness and Meeker, Colorado - areas of incredible beauty and history. We welcome the extremely experienced explorer yearning for unique adventure, to the novice discovering the back country for the first time hunting elk and deer.
Elk*Deer
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
Rowan Held
Box 893
Clark, CO 80428
Ph 970-879-3495
All full service camps are 5-day hunts with one experienced guide for every 2 hunters. We include everything you need for a memorable deer or elk hunt except your license, gun, scabbard, sleeping bag, and personal gear. Some of our hunting guides have been with us for over 20 years.
Elk*Deer*Antelope*Mtn Lion*Prairie Dogs
CJ Outfitters
Chris Jurney
574 Legion Street
Craig, CO 81635
Ph 970-824-5505
We hunt all of the special draw areas 1, 2, 10, and 201 in Northwest Colorado and can help you set up hunts with others  throughout the state for Trophy Bull Elk, Cow Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Mountian Lion and predator hunting prairie dogs.
Elk*Deer
Mineral Mountain Outfitters
John & Bobbie Martin
8568 County Road 50
Powder Horn, CO 81243
Ph 970-641-2673
Fax 970-641-4055
Our hunters come from all walks of life and share a common love of hunting for elk and the great outdoors. Youth, ladies and gentlemen hunters alike enjoy the thrill of high country adventure.
Elk*Deer*Antelope
Triple O Outfitters
Larry & Reta Osborn
Box 99
448 County Road 41
Hamilton, CO 81638
Ph 970-824-6758
Northwest Colorado fall big game hunting, including elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope. We can also accommodate achery and muzzleloader hunters. GMU 12 for muzzleloader and archery you must apply for license. Book early, we fill up quickly! We also offer summer small game hunting.
Elk*Deer
Anderson & Prewitt Outfitters
5700 County Road 13
Del Norte, CO 81132
Ph 719-657-0518
Unit 76 Wilderness elk hunts are our specialty. We hunt the Weminuche and Sangre de Cristo Wilderness areas of southwestern Colorado for elk and deer.  We have been providing excellence in  hunts since 1972.
Elk*Bear
Badger Creek Outfitters
Paul & Jeanie Routzon
7072 MCR 51
Meeker, CO 81641
Ph 97-824-0227
Badger Creek Outfitter offers first class guided Mule Deer and Elk hunts on Wilson Creek Ranch in Northwest Colorado. This corner of the state provides some of the best Big Game hunting available. Hunts are offered for Archery, Muzzleloading, and Rifle seasons. Badger Creek Outfitter is dedicated to providing a safe, honest, affordable hunt with easy access and expert guides.
Elk*Bear*Antelope*Bear
Millingan Brand Outfitting
Ray & Colleen Milligan
HC 75 Box 87
Chama, NM 87520
Ph 575-756-2630
Fax 575-756-2959
I’m confident all elk hunters will draw on this hunt. If not I’ll move you to the New Mexico side the same week at the sameprice. Everyone drew in 2010Elk tags are over the counter on 2nd and 3rd combo hunts. All deer are on a draw, but 100% of our deer hunters drew in 2009
Elk*Deer*Bear*Upland Birds
Hubbard Creek Outfitters
Larry Allen
Box 25
Hotchkiss, Colorado 81419
Ph 970-872-3818 
Hubbard Creek is one of Colorado's finest big game guide, with 27+ years of experience. With game rich high country and privately owned ranches adjacent to the National Forest, the opportunities to obtain a trophy exists. See our Colorado Trophy  Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Antelope  Hunts page for some details. .
Deer*Turkey*Duck*Goose
Stillwater Outfitters, LLC
Travis Reininger
3470 Hottman Street
Brighton, CO 80601
Ph 303-659-8665
You will hunt over large, full body decoy spreads from comfortable, well-concealed pits and blinds. Your group will hunt farms controlled and hunted exclusively by Stillwater LLC. By limiting the number of hunts each day and using proven management techniques, we have established a reputation for providing consistent high quality gunning since 1985 for deer, turkey, duck and geese.
Elk*Deer*Antelope*Mountain Lion
Lone Tom Outfitting
Paul Janke
12888 RBC 8
Meeker, CO 81641
Ph 970-878-5122
Hello from Paul Janke, owner for over 32 years. Giving you quality hunts for mule deer, antelope, elk and trophy mountain lion. Offering, archery, rifle and
muzzleloader hunts. Lonetom Outfitting operates on private land, White River National Forest and BLM lands.
Elk*Deer*Antelope
R & R Ranch of Colorado, Inc
Jeff & Shari Kempton
Box 220
Maybell, CO 81640
Ph 352-538-7094
Ph 970-326-3068
Fax 352-495-9104
Enjoy a week or more of great hunting and great friendships in beautiful Colorado. You will be served great meals three times a day such as Prime Rib, Cornish Game Hens and thick Delmonico Steaks. Located in the center of the elk migratory path, mule deer, antelope in Maybell, Colorado, just 40 minutes from Craig, Colorado.
Elk*Deer*Bear
Bray Ranches
Robert & Melissa Bray
Box 65
Redvale CO 81431
Ph
970-327-4779 ( Robert )
Ph 970-327-4933 (Lance )
Ph 970-327-0165 ( Zandon )
Bray Ranches is a working cattle and sheep ranch that offers excellent hunting opportunities for deer, elk and black bear. The ranch is 20,000 acres of private property nestled in the San Juan mountains. Whether you are a hunter, fisherman or just want to get out and see some wildlife.
Elk*Deer
Beaver Creek Outfitters
Scott Gesell
54432 Sandy River Drive
Lenoard, MN 56652
Ph 218-368-3679
We offer quality full service guided hunts or equipped drop camps for archery, muzzleload and most rifle seasons on public land in the Routt National Forest. We also offer guided hunts for archery and several rifle seasons on very good quality private ranch lands for elk and deer.
Elk*Deer
Silver Spur Outfitterrs
Trent Snyder
67290 E. LaSalle Rd.
Montrose, CO 81401
Ph 970-249-4242
We pride ourselves on our honesty and providing the best fair chase Colorado Elk Hunting and Trophy Mule Deer Hunting Available. Our personal service is the heart of our business, Private hunting land is the key to our success.
Deer*Antelope*Pheasant
Dove*Quail*Chukar*Goose
Coyote*Prairie Dog

Longmeadow Game Resort And Event Center
Tye Stencel
8604 County Road 6
Wiggins, CO 80654
We provide dove, pheasant, quail, chukar,goose, prairie dog, coyote, deer and antelope hunting and trap. All complete with a plush 12,000sf lodge and event center.
FISHING

 

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San Juan Outfitting LLC
Mark and Sharon Bracich
Box 118
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone 970-731-4868

Winterhawk Outfitters, Inc.
Larry & Laura Amos
19561 Kimball Creek Road
Collbran, CO 81624
Ph 970-487-3011
Fax 970-487-3175

Circle K Ranch
27758 Hwy 145
Dolores CO 81323
Summer/Winter Reservations -
 970-562-3826
 or 800-477-6381
Hunting Information (May-Dec)
970-562-3808 
(Jan - April) 623-975-1465

Mega Mountain Magic
Jake Skobel & Anita Percifield
212 Augusta Drive
Leadville, CO 80461
Office 719-486-4570
Evening: 719-486-8236
 

Battlement Mesa Outfitters
Jeff Miner
20781 Kimball Creek Rd
Collbran, CO. 81624
Ph 970-487-9918
 

The Gunnison Country Guide Service
John Nelson
P.O. Box 1443
Gunnison, CO 81230
Ph 970-641-2830

Buffalo Joe's
Box 921
Buena Vista, Co 81211
Ph 1-866-283-3563
Ph 719-395-8757

Scenic River Tours
703 West Tomichi (Hwy 50)
Gunnison,Colorado 81230
Ph 970-641-3131

Colorado River Guides
P.O. Box 391
Yampa, Colorado 80483
Ph 1-800-938-7238
Ph 970-638-9742

Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting Company
Box 850
23910 US HWY 285
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Ph 719-395-2158
Fax 719-395-4033
 

Arkansas Valley Adventures
Deanna Wittmer
Arkansas Valley Adventures / Breckenridge Whitewater
Colorado Whitewater and Adventure!
Ph 800-370-0581 / 877-RAFTING
Ph 970-485-3815

Arkansas River Tours
19487 US Hwy. 50
PO Box 337
Cotopaxi,CO 81223
Ph 800-321-4352
Ph 719-942-4362

Big Sky Anglers
Joe Moore
Box 2153
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Ph 406-581-6059

Wilderness Trails Ranch
DURANGO, CO 81303
Phone 800-527-2624
Phone 970-247-0722

Highlands Unlimited Inc
Geoff and Jennifer Burbey
3931 CR 122
Hesperus,CO 81326
Ph 970-247-8443

Fish Creek Outfitters
Clay Campbell & Wes Lewis
Box 3593
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Ph 970-946-4067 (Clay)
Ph 970-264-4389 (Wes)
Ph 970-759-8499 (Wes)

Over The Hill Outfitters, Inc
Randy & Terry Palmer
4140 County Road 234
Durango, Co 81301
Ph 970-385-7656 (Office)
Ph 970-247-1694 (Ranch)

Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
Ryan and Junelle Pringle
8007 County Road 887
Gunnison, CO 81230
Ph 970-641-1266

Coulter Lake Guest Ranch
Jack & Pan Allard
80 County Road 273
Rifle, CO 81650
Ph 800--858-3046
Ph 970-625-1473
Fax 970-625-1473

Commander and Company LTD
Lone Pine Recretation
Terry Commander
Box 530
Somerset, CO 81434
Ph 970-929-6202

Hubbard Creek Outfitters
Larry Allen
Box 25
Hotchkiss, Colorado 81419
Ph 970-872-3818 
 

Lone Tom Outfitting
Paul Janke
12888 RBC 8
Meeker, CO 81641
Phone 970-878-5122

Bray Ranches
Robert & Melissa Bray
Box 65
Redvale CO 81431
Ph
970-327-4779 ( Robert )
Ph 970-327-4933 (Lance )
Ph 970-327-0165 ( Zandon )
 

Beaver Creek Outfitters
Scott Gesell
54432 Sandy River Drive
Lenoard, MN 56652
Ph 218-368-3679
   

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Scenic River Tours
703 West Tomichi (Hwy 50)
Gunnison,Colorado 81230
Phone 970-641-3131
EMAIL  WEBSITE

Colorado River Guides
P.O. Box 391
Yampa, Colorado 80483
Phone 1-800-938-7238
Phone 970-638-9742
EMAIL  WEBSITE

Arkansas Valley Adventures
Deanna Wittmer
Arkansas Valley Adventures /
 Breckenridge Whitewater
Colorado Whitewater and Adventure!
Phone 800-370-0581 / 877-RAFTING
Phone 970-485-3815
EMAIL   WEBSITE

Buffalo Joe's
Box 921
Buena Vista, Co 81211
Phone 1-866-283-3563
Phone 719-395-8757
EMAIL   WEBSITE
 


Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting Company
Box 850
23910 US HWY 285
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Phone 719-395-2158
Fax 719-395-4033
EMAIL   WEBSITE

KODI Rafting
Box 4275
Frisco, Colorado 80443
Phone 877-747-7238
Phone 970-668-1548
EMAIL   WEBSITE 

Raft Masters/Arkansas River Office
2315 E. Main Street
Cañon City, Colorado 81212
EMAIL   WEBSITE

Raft Masters/Clear Creek Office
2804 Colorado Blvd
Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452
EMAIL   WEBSITE

Arkansas River Tours
19487 US Hwy. 50
PO Box 337
Cotopaxi,CO 81223
Phone 800-321-4352
Phone 719-942-4362
EMAIL   WEBSITE

Holiday Expeditions
544 E. 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone 800-624-6323
Phone 801-266-2087
Fax 8801-266-1448
EMAIL   WEBSITE

Colorado River Runs
Joe Kelso
43 County Road 111
Radium, Colorado 80423
Phone 800-826-1081
Phone 970-653-4292
EMAIL  WEBSITE

O.A.R.S
Box 67
Angels Camp, CA 9522
Phone 800-346-6277
Phone 209-736-4677
Fax 209-736-2902
EMAIL   WEBSITE

Rim Rock Adventures, LLC
Box 608
927 Hwy. 340
Fruita, Colorado 81521
Phone 888-712-9555
Phone 970-858-9555
Fax 970-858-9465
EMAIL   WEBSITE

Mile Hi Rafting
Physical address:
Mile Hi Rafting
3627 Alvarado Road
Lawson, CO 80436
Mailing address:
Box 1744
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone 303-567-0717 
EMAIL  WEBSITE

American Adventure Expeditions
12844 E. Hwys 24/285
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone 800-288-0675
Phone 719-395-2409
EMAIL  WEBSITE

Wilderness Trails Ranch
DURANGO, CO 81303
Phone 800-527-2624
Phone 970-247-0722
EMAIL  
WEBSITE

Vessels For Honor Rafting Company
27077 Hwy 50
Texas Creek CO 81223
Phone 888-623-7939
Phone 719-276-2227
EMAIL  WEBSITE

Adventure Bound River Expeditions
2392 H Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Phone 800-423-4668
Phone 970-245-4328
EMAIL  WEBSITE
  


Dvorak's Raft and Kayaking Expeditions
17921 U.S. Highway 285
Nathrop, CO 81236
Phone 800-824-3795
Phone 719-539-6851
Fax 71-539-3378
EMAIL   WEBSITE

Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
Ryan and Junelle Pringle
8007 County Road 887
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone 970-641-1266
EMAIL  WEBSITE
 

Wilderness Aware Rafting
12600 US HWY 24/285
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone 800-462-7238
EMAIL  WEBSITE 
   
   
Mountain Biking
Wilderness Aware Rafting
12600 US HWY 24/285
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Ph 800-462-7238
   
Hiking
Arkansas Valley Adventures
Deanna Wittmer
Arkansas Valley Adventures / Breckenridge Whitewater
Colorado Whitewater and Adventure!
Ph 800-370-0581 / 877-RAFTING
Ph 970-485-3815
Hiking*Backpacking
Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting Company
Box 850
23910 US HWY 285
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Ph 719-395-2158
Fax 719-395-4033
Hiking
Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
Ryan and Junelle Pringle
8007 County Road 887
Gunnison, CO 81230
Ph 970-641-1266
   
   
Outfitters Guides Packer Schools
Winterhawk Outfitters, Inc.
Larry & Laura Amos
19561 Kimball Creek Road
Collbran, CO 81624
Ph 970-487-3011
Fax 970-487-3175
Trail Rides*Pack Trips
Mega Mountain Magic
Jake Skobel & Anita Percifield
212 Augusta Drive
Leadville, CO 80461
Office 719-486-4570
Evening: 719-486-823
 
Trail Rides
Arkansas Valley Adventures
Deanna Wittmer
Arkansas Valley Adventures /
 Breckenridge Whitewater
Colorado Whitewater and Adventure!
Ph 800-370-0581 / 877-RAFTING
Ph 970-485-3815
Horseback Rides
Wilderness Aware Rafting
12600 US Hwy 24/285
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Ph 800-462-7238
Guide School*Horseback Riding
Battlement Mesa Outfitters
Jeff Miner
20781 Kimball Creek Rd
Collbran, CO. 81624
Ph 970-487-9918
 
 
Horseback Riding*Pack Trips
Circle K Ranch
27758 Hwy 145
Dolores CO 81323
Summer/Winter Reservations -
970-562-3826 or 800-477-6381
Hunting Information
(May-Dec) 970-562-3808 ~
 (Jan - April) 623-975-1465
Summer Pack Trips
San Juan Outfitting LLC
Mark and Sharon Bracich
Box 118
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Ph 970-731-4868

Horse Pack Trips
Highlands Unlimited Inc
Geoff and Jennifer Burbey
3931 CR 122
Hesperus,CO 81326
Ph 970-247-8443
Horseback Riding
Hubbard Creek Outfitters
Larry Allen
Box 25
Hotchkiss, Colorado 81419
Ph 970-872-3818 
Trail Rides*Pack Trips*
Horseback Camping
The Gunnison Country Guide Service
John Nelson
P.O. Box 1443
Gunnison, CO 81230
Ph 970-641-2830
Trail Rides*Saddles and Paddles
Colorado River Guides
P.O. Box 391
Yampa, Colorado 80483
Ph 1-800-938-7238
Ph 970-638-9742
Pack Trips*Trail Rides
Beaver Creek Outfitters
Scott Gesell
54432 Sandy River Drive
Lenoard, MN 56652
Ph 218-368-3679
 
Horseback Rides
Wilderness Trails Ranch
DURANGO, CO 81303
Ph 800-527-2624
Ph 970-247-0722
Horseback Riding*Pack Trips
Fish Creek Outfitters
Clay Campbell & Wes Lewis
Box 3593
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Ph 970-946-4067 (Clay)
Ph 970-264-4389 (Wes)
Ph 970-759-8499 (Wes)

Elk*Deer*Turkey
Over The Hill Outfitters, Inc
Randy & Terry Palmer
4140 County Road 234
Durango, Co 81301
Ph 970-385-7656 (Office)
Ph 970-247-1694 (Ranch)
 
Horseback Riding*
Trail Rides/Cookout Rides
Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
Ryan and Junelle Pringle
8007 County Road 887
Gunnison, CO 81230
Ph 970-641-1266
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Horseback Trips
Lone Tom Outfitting
Paul Janke
12888 RBC 8
Meeker, CO 81641
Ph 970-878-5122
Horseback Rides*
Summer Pack Trips
Silver Creek Outfitters
Dave Keller
P.O. BOX 880434
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO 80488
Ph 970-846-5877

   
   
   
Cross Country Skiing*Snowmobile
Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
Ryan and Junelle Pringle
8007 County Road 887
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone 970-641-1266
Snowmobile
Cottonwood Country Snowmobile Tours
P.O. Box 1526
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Ph 719-395-6727
Snowmobile
Circle K Ranch
27758 Hwy 145
Dolores CO 81323
Summer/Winter Reservations -
970-562-3826 or 800-477-6381
Hunting Information
(May-Dec) 970-562-3808 ~
(Jan - April) 623-975-1465
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Colorado Hunting Outfitters and Guides Elk Facts

The North American Elk, or wapiti, is a recluse. It’s shy, retiring – much preferring a quite refuge in deep, dark timber to showing itself in open terrain during daylight. Yet when the power of the mating urge begins to take over a bull elk’s psyche, he has a tool to tell the world he’s there and he’s a force with which to be reckoned.A bull elk’s eerie bugle drifting off the mountain and through the trees will stir the soul of any hunter. It’s a “you’ve got to be there” moment.Pursuing elk challenges today’s hunter on two levels. First, there is the majestic animal itself – big, boisterous in the rut, yet highly elusive to the point of seeming mythical in the wilderness that is its home. And then there is the other challenge: the sheer immensity, remoteness and steepness of the hunting arena. To successfully hunt elk you need to be in excellent physical shape and ready to work to earn any reward that may wait in front of your bullet or broadhead. Elk have a keen sense of smell, and excellent ears. You must keep wind in your favor when elk hunting, or they will detect you from a great distance. Elk eyesight is very good, too, so it’s critical to use terrain and cover to your advantage when making a stalk. If you’re sitting a stand or calling an elk to you, it’s imperative that you stay perfectly still and well camouflaged as elk can spot even your slightest movement. Elk are grazers most of the year, which means they eat grass, explaining their affinity for meadows, fields, clear cuts and other open areas where grass, forbs and weeds abound. In winter, elk browse on sage, willow, aspen and dogwood, or eat cured grass. Because of elk habitat change and reduction, elk frequently invade lowland farm country in the winter to get at hay yards to supplement naturally available feed. In traditional wintering areas, elk present a tourist attraction as viewers flock in from all over the world to see thousands of animals gathered with they are most visible.Despite their size, elk can move. A herd can trot seemingly forever at 10 to 20 mph and not even breathe hard. When really busting out, elk have been clocked at 35 mph; as fast as a whitetail deer. Most rifle elk seasons happen during the transition period when the rut is over but migration hasn’t taken place. Hunting pressure often holes up the elk in thick cover (often called dark timber) during the day, and they only come out to feed at night. This means you must get into the woods and work for your elk; spotting elk in the limited time they spend outside of the dark timber and making a stalk is the most productive tactic. Finally there is the migration period, usually rifle and muzzleloader hunting time. This can be great hunting. Now elk are streaming out of the high country to foothills and ranchlands below. Set up and wait along migration corridors, or glass a herd and make a stalk along their anticipated travel route.


Colorado Hunting Outfitters and Guides Deer Facts

Colorado provides one of the most unique of all outdoor experiences.  There are two species of Deer in Colorado; Mule Deer and Whitetails Deer.  Mule deer are abundant statewide. White-tail deer have become increasingly common in stream side woodland and nearby crop lands along the rivers of the eastern plains. Colorado has a well deserved reputation as one of the premier deer hunting locations in the west, but a ruff winter that forced a state deer feeding program in Gunnison Valley has a few deer hunters in that area worried. According to the Colorado DNR however deer winter kill numbers were close to average state wide. In Colorado deer hunters had a 46 percent success rate, and killed 32 bucks for every 100 does. A DNR spokesman says despite the tough winter, Colorado whitetail deer are still thriving and in some areas extra doe tags will be issued this year. Mule deer inhabit every major vegetation type in western North America and every climate zone except arctic and tropics. Mule deer in high elevation ranges may migrate up to 50 miles between summer and winter range. Snow depth and forage availability is considered to be the dominant factor in population control by many. Mule deer occupy a wide range of habitats. Food, cover, arid water requirements change with the seasons. Mule deer often must compete with livestock grazing practices and other human-caused disturbances. Proper land management can benefit deer.Mule deer gain weight during spring, summer, and fall. Deer must be in excellent condition in the fall of each year to survive the harsh winter weather.Deer eat a wide variety of foods. The major foods eaten by mule deer include sagebrush, serviceberry, snowberry, rabbitbrush, aspen, bitterbrush, juniper, willow, mountain mahogany, grasses, and forbs. In winter, more shrubs are eaten than dead forbs and grasses. Shrubs are alive and provide more protein and carbohydrates. Mule deer in North America have adapted to these long periods of nutritional stress caused by winter. Protection from human disturbance helps mule deer survive winter stress period

Colorado Hunting Outfitters and Guides Bear Facts

The home range of the black bear can depend on food source availability, season, and gender. Males generally range between 8-60 square miles, while females generally range between 1-15 square miles. These large ranges allow black bear to seek out many food sources as well as find mates when breeding season approaches. Bear is the smallest of the three bear species found in North America, and are found only in North America. Black bear have short, non-retractable claws that give them an excellent tree-climbing ability. Bear fur is usually a uniform color except for a brown muzzle and light markings that sometimes appear on their chests. Eastern populations are usually black in color while western populations often show brown, cinnamon, and blond coloration in addition to black. Bear with white-bluish fur are known as Kermode (glacier) bears and these unique color. American black bear are omnivorous: plants, fruits, nuts, insects, honey, salmon, small mammals and carrion. In northern regions, they eat spawning salmon. Black bear will also occasionally kill young deer or elk calves. Bear are extremely adaptable and show a great variation in habitat types, though they are primarily found in forested areas with thick ground vegetation and an abundance of fruits, nuts, and vegetation. In the northern areas, they can be found in the tundra, and they will sometimes forage in fields or meadows. Black bear tend to be solitary animals, with the exception of mothers and cubs. The bear usually forage alone, but will tolerate each other and forage in groups if there is an abundance of food in one area. Most bear hibernate depending on local weather conditions and availability of food during the winter months. In regions where there is a consistent food supply and warmer weather throughout the winter, bear may not hibernate at all or do so for a very brief time. Females give birth and usually remain denned throughout the winter, but males and females without young may leave their dens from time to time during winter months. Bear have been spending a lot of time eating acorns, one of their main food sources in the fall. bear have been observed high up in oak trees eating acorns for hours at a time. To reduce bear and other wildlife from becoming habituated to human presence, be sure to give all animals space while observing them. If you see a bear foraging naturally, please be respectful and remember to stay at least 150 feet away. Bear eat mostly berries, nuts, grasses, carrion, insect larvae and have color vision and a keen sense of smell. Bear are good tree climbers and swimmers and very intelligent and curious. Black bear can run up to 35 miles per hour and weigh an average of 125 to 600 pounds. The go without food for up to 7 months during bear hibernation in northern ranges usually give birth to 2 to 3 bear cubs during the mother's sleep every other year. Bear can live over 25 years in the wild (average age in the wild is 18) and are typically shy and easily frightened.


Colorado Hunting Outfitters and Guides Lion Facts

Mountain lion, also known as cougars, panthers, or pumas, are highly efficient predators. These cats have a wide range throughout the Western states, and populations are increasing. An individual lion range depends on food availability. Thus, a range can vary from 10 to 370 square miles. Male lion weigh up to 165 pounds and grow to more than eight feet in length. Females weigh about 100 pounds. Female lions generally first reproduce at about two and one half years of age. Generally they have two or three young (kittens). A lion  life span is estimated at 12 years in the wild, although lion  have lived up to 25 years in captivity. Lion are solitary animals. They tend to live in remote country and are seldom seen by humans. They hunt their prey by stealth and ambush. Their method of killing is usually with a powerful bite at the base of the skull, breaking the neck. The lion, like the domestic cat with a mouse, will kill for the sake of killing. A lion may kill many more animals in an attack than it can possibly consume. Lion have killed as many as twenty sheep at one time.  A  lion requires 8 to 10 pounds of meat per day to survive. Its diet consists of deer, elk, porcupines, small mammals, livestock, and pets. Generally a lion prefers deer. Experts tell us a lion kills one deer every 9 to 14 days.   And in some areas, it has been found that a lion kills as many as two deer per week, especially in hot weather. Why? First, a lion tends to leave a carcass once it has begun to spoil. Second, scavengers find the carcass the lion has killed and hidden. They consume it before the lion returns to feed on the remains. Wildlife Services Specialists find that success in capturing problem lions is much greater within two days of the actual kill than thereafter.


Colorado Hunting Outfitters and Guides Antelope Facts

The antelope is the speedster of the North American prairies. It presents an exciting hunting challenge because it lives every second of life on the edge of flight. As with all prey species living in wide-open country, the antelope senses of sight, smell and hearing are highly attuned to danger at all times. And when they detect danger is even a possibility, they don’t wait around to find out … they are gone on the run in a cloud of dust. The allure of antelope hunting is applying hunting skills to get close enough to make a clean, one-shot kill. The antelope is a native North American critter unto itself. The main differentiation from Old World antelope is the build and growth of the pronghorn’s horns. At the very core is bone growing from the front of the antelope skull. It is surrounded by a keratinous (aka hair/skin) sheath which the prairie goats shed annually then regrow. Like traditional antelope, both males and females have horns, but they are much more pronounced in bucks than in does. Even when the antelope shed the horn sheaths, bucks remain distinctive because of their markings including black facial patches. As for body size, antelope are among the smallest and slightest of North American big game animals. An adult buck will stand between 34 and 41 inches high at the shoulder and weigh about 90 – 125 pounds. A massive antelope buck will tip the scales at 150 pounds live weight. Does have roughly the same frame, but will seldom weigh more than 110 pounds on the hoof. How fast are antelope? It depends on who you ask, but it’s believed that flat out antelope can run up to 60 mph on a straight line. They are recognized as the fastest land animal in the Western Hemisphere and probably the second fastest land animal next to the cheetah in Africa. And antelope can sustain top speeds for amazing distances. Fleet-footed antelope are among the speediest animals in North America. They can run at more than 53 miles  an hour, leaving pursuing coyotes and bobcats in the dust. Antelope are also great distance runners that can travel for miles at half that speed. Antelope are about three feet  tall at the shoulders. They are reddish brown, but feature white stomachs and wide, white stripes on their throats. When startled antelope raise the hair on their rumps to display a white warning patch that can be seen for miles. Both sexes sport impressive, backward-curving horns. The horns split to form forward-pointing prongs that give the species its name. Some antelope have horns that are more than a foot long. Like other even-toed hoofed animals, antelope chew cud—their own partially digested food. The meal of choice for this speedy herbivore is generally grass, sagebrush, and other vegetation.  Antelope mate each fall in the dry, open lands of western North America. Bucks gather harems of females and protect them jealously—sometimes battling rivals in spectacular and dangerous fights. In the spring, females give birth to one or two young, which can outrun a human after just a few days. Antelope are hunted throughout much of their natural range, but some subspecies are endangered.

Colorado Hunting Outfitters and Guides Sheep Facts

Bighorn sheep  are one of two species of mountain sheep in North America. They range in color from light brown to grayish or dark brown, and have a white rump and lining on the backs of all four legs. Bighorn sheep get their name from the large, curved horns on the males, or rams. They are legendary for their ability to climb high, steep, rocky mountain areas. Bighorn sheep eat different foods depending on the season. During the summer, they subsist on grasses or sedges. During the winter they eat more woody plants, such as willow, sage and rabbit brush. Desert bighorn sheep eat brushy plants such as desert holly and desert cactus. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, there were between 1.5 million to two million bighorn sheep in North America. Today, there are less than 70,000. Bighorn sheep were once widespread throughout western North America. By the 1920’s, bighorn sheep were eliminated from Washington, Oregon, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and part of Mexico. Today, populations have been re-established through transplanting sheep from healthy populations into vacant places. Bighorn sheep live in herds or bands of about 5 to 15 ewes, lambs, yearlings, and two-year olds. Groups of males are much smaller, usually numbering two to five. In the winter, the ewe herds join to create bands of as many as 100 animals. In the fall, the rams compete for ewes by having butting contests. They charge each other at speeds of more than 20 mph, their foreheads crashing with a crack that can be heard more than a mile away. These battles may last as long as 24 hours.


Colorado Hunting Outfitters and Guides Turkey Facts

Turkey hunting can be done in both spring and fall seasons in many locations. Spring is the mating season during which you’ll use the tom’s bravado and territorialism against him in trying to overcome the turkeys’ incredible wariness. In the fall, a number of methods of turkey hunting are employed to locate and draw birds into range, though none can quite match the thrill of calling in brash gobblers in the spring. In fall seasons in many states, both toms and hens are legal game. The combination of access to good turkey habitat, the unique hunting skills required to bring a turkey into shotgun or bow range spring or fall, and the experience of years of chasing long beards makes turkey hunting a natural pursuit in which to enlist the aid of a highly-rated outfitter. Top turkey hunting outfitters offer packages from basic food, lodging, and access all the way to full-guided hunts in which all you need to do is manage to stay calm and shoot straight. In the contiguous 48 states and Canada there are four recognized subspecies of wild turkey that constitute what’s called a “turkey grand slam”, though they readily interbreed in areas where their habitat overlaps. They are the Osceola (or Florida), the Eastern, the Rio Grande (often called “Rios” for short) and the Merriam’s. The Eastern Wild Turkey is generally recognized to be the largest of the primary subspecies and have the largest range of them all. A mature male Eastern can reach as tall as four feet and weigh as much as 25 – 28 pounds. The hens are significantly slighter in build, weighing about 15 pounds at maximum, but most are much smaller than that. A hunting technique that overlaps spring and fall seasons is the use of blinds in scouted feeding areas or known routes from or to roost sites. Success depends on frequent encounters with the birds to learn their habits and preferences. The most traditional fall hunting technique is to locate a flock of turkeys, then scatter them. In total camouflage, you sit down and use hen, jake and jenny assembly calls to bring the flock back together. In most states, any turkey is legal during the fall season. Some established outfitters have refined this flock scattering technique to include specially trained dogs that locate and thoroughly break up the flock (where this is legal.) The dog then returns to the hunter and lays down silently next to him (often in specially tailored camouflage suits) while the hunter calls the flock to assemble.
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