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What is a Drop-Camp Hunting Trip?

Drop Camp Hunts Do you feel confident in your ability to hunt for elk without a hunting guide by your side? If so, you might want to consider taking a drop-camp hunting trip. They’re starting to become popular with those who want to hunt for elk without a hunting guide but don’t want to go through the hassle of packing up everything they’ll need to take a hunting trip on their own. Here is more information on what a drop-camp hunting camp is and how it could potentially benefit you.

What is a drop-camp hunting trip?

A drop-camp hunting trip falls somewhere in between a guided hunting tour and a DIY hunting adventure. When you arrange a drop-camp hunting trip, a company will provide you with everything you’ll need to hunt elk successfully. You’ll get tents, tables and chairs, firewood, cooking materials, and more. The only things that won’t be included are a hunting guide and a cook to prepare meals for you.

What are the benefits of taking one?

When you choose a drop-camp hunting trip over a guided hunting trip, you’ll usually save quite a bit of money. It’s not uncommon for hunters to save a couple thousand dollars by opting for a drop-camp hunting trip. Drop-camp hunting trips also allow you to showcase your skills without having to rely on a more experienced hunter to guide you.

Is a drop-camp hunting trip right for you?

Drop-camp hunting trips are not for everyone. If you haven’t spent years and years hunting for elk, you’re going to have a tough time making the most of a drop-camp hunting trip. You might also like the comfortable accommodations that you receive when you hunt with a guide rather than going at it alone.

Whether you want to stay at our full-service wilderness camp or experience a limited-service drop-camp for yourself, Samuelson Outfitters can help you out. Call us at 970-726-8221 today to start planning your next hunting trip.

How to Prepare for the Altitude of a Colorado Hunting Trip

How to Prepare for the Altitude of a Colorado Hunting Trip

When you’re preparing to take a Colorado hunting trip, you’ll probably spend a lot of time getting your hunting gear together and mapping out what each of your days is going to look like. But it’s important to remember that you should also prepare for the altitude that you’re going to subject your body toContinue Reading

Reasons to go on a Colorado Fishing Trip

Reasons to go on a Colorado Fishing Trip

Are you planning a fishing trip? There are a bevy of places throughout the U.S. you should consider. But you would be hard-pressed to find a place that offers the kind of fishing you’ll find in Colorado. There are many reasons to pick Colorado for your next fishing trip. Check out a few of theContinue Reading

Surprising Things You May Not Know About Elk Hunting

Surprising Things You May Not Know About Elk Hunting

Do you want to increase your chances of bagging an elk the next time you go hunting for them? One of the best ways to do it is by learning as much as you possibly can about elk. It’ll give you an advantage when you go on your next elk hunting adventure. Here are aContinue Reading

Why Colorado is an Ideal Destination for Big Game Hunting

Why Colorado is an Ideal Destination for Big Game Hunting

A slogan like “Come To Colorado” should be used to tell more people about this great state! Then again, the more people that move here, the less wilderness there will be… and Colorado’s rich wilderness is one of the things that make it an ideal destination for big game hunting. Open Space The Dixie ChicksContinue Reading

Factors that Affect Late Season Elk Hunts in Colorado

What are some factors to consider when doing late season elk hunts in Colorado? Lower Altitudes Typically, late season hunts are done at lower altitudes. If there’s snow on the ground, it helps with tracking animals. And, because of the season, you just might see migrating animals pass before you as they’re “on the move,”Continue Reading

Archery Hunting Tips When Shooting for Elk

Archery Hunting Tips When Shooting for Elk

Are you looking for archery elk hunting tips? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Bow Set Up First, consider your bow set up. While deer hunting bows work well for archery elk hunters, you can adjust your bow to make it work even better to get elk. For instance, go for heavier broadheads–Continue Reading

The Differences Between Deer and Elk Hunting

The Differences Between Deer and Elk Hunting

Most people are more familiar with deer than elk. Deer are the hoofed ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. There are two main groups– the Cervinae (which includes the fallow deer as well as elk) and the Capreolinae (which includes reindeer and the moose). Deer Vs. Elk Hunting So elk are a form of deer.Continue Reading

How You Can Use Your Hunting Skills to Become a Better Fisherman

How You Can Use Your Hunting Skills to Become a Better Fisherman

Here’s a radical idea: what if you used your hunting skills to… hunt fish? This is a mindset, so see if it makes sense to you and if it does, then use it. Fishing is a form of hunting, isn’t it? Sure, most people don’t think of it that way, but you’re not most people.Continue Reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Riding a Horse

A Beginner’s Guide to Riding a Horse

If your ride horses regularly then you are familiar with how to do so… but then there are the rest of us who might only ride a horse once or twice in our lives. For those folks, here are some tips for riding a horse… Tips for Horseback Riding in Fraser, CO What if youContinue Reading