3 Reasons to Plan a Hunting Trip in Colorado

3 Reasons to Plan a Hunting Trip in Colorado

It’s been a crazy, unforgettable and sad start to the new decade thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with brighter days on the horizon, now is the time to start thinking about potential hunting excursions for the upcoming season. Here’s why you should consider a hunting a trip in the beautiful state of Colorado.

The Scenery is Amazing

Hunting Trips in Colorado

Did you know, the hunting land acreage in Colorado is the same size as the entire state of Indiana? With so much open space, the hunting opportunities are vast…but it’s not just empty terrain. Colorado is surrounded by scenic views, mountains and beautiful greenery, making a Colorado hunting trip one of beautiful vistas that really make you appreciate nature’s intrinsic beauty.

The Elk Are Amazing, Too

Colorado is renowned for having some of the best elk in North America, including elk with the largest antlers among all subspecies. In addition to their antlers helping them serve as great trophies, Colorado elk also provide amazing meat. Not only does it have a great taste and texture, but it’s also low in fat and cholesterol but high in protein, vitamins and minerals, making it a nutritious and delicious option.

In addition to elk hunting, deer hunting in Colorado is also quite popular and provides hunters with ample opportunity.

Hunting Helps With Animal Control

The state of Colorado is dependent on hunting to help limit the populations of big game animals, such as elk. Thanks to hunting seasons, these animals do not grow beyond the means of the habitat. When that happens, they are more prone to disease, hunger and other hardships. Hunting is good for the state and the ecosystem!

These are just some of the many benefits of going on a hunting trip in Colorado. To learn more about the benefits or to schedule a trip, contact Samuelson Outfitters today!

Hunting is a Major Part of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 10-Year Initiative

Hunting is a Major Part of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 10-Year Initiative

For some reason, hunting isn’t quite as popular as it used to be in the United States. Back in the early 1980s, there were about 17 million people who hunted throughout the country. Today, that number has dropped down to about 11 million with more than 2 million hunters moving away from hunting between 2011Continue Reading

Deer Hunting Tips for Muzzleloaders

Deer Hunting Tips for Muzzleloaders

Hunting deer with a muzzleloader can be a challenging experience for even the most skilled hunters. Muzzleloaders require hunters to get closer to deer than they would have to otherwise in order to take them down. If you’re a novice when it comes to deer hunting with a muzzleloader, it’s a good idea for youContinue Reading

How Colorado is Responding to Changing Elk Populations

How Colorado is Responding to Changing Elk Populations

 In recent years, hunters in Southwest Colorado have seen a huge decline in the elk population. In 2015, there were almost 20,000 elk in the area. However, as of right now, there are fewer than 17,000 elk and it appears as though that number could continue to decrease if the Colorado Parks and Wildlife doesn’tContinue Reading

Why the Elk Meat in Your Freezer is So Valuable

Why the Elk Meat in Your Freezer is So Valuable

If all goes according to plan during an elk hunting adventure, you’ll have a freezer full of elk meat once it’s all over. This elk meat will last you a long time, and it’ll provide you with a whole host of benefits when you eat it on a regular basis. Learn about just how valuableContinue Reading

How a Centuries Old Land Deal Could Affect Colorado Hunters

How a Centuries Old Land Deal Could Affect Colorado Hunters

For almost a century and a half now, the federal government has owed a huge debt to the state of Colorado. When Colorado first became a state back in 1876, it was scheduled to receive about 4 million acres to set up shop. However, a Native American tribe called the Utes were still living onContinue Reading

Why Father and Son Hunts Are Memorable

Why Father and Son Hunts Are Memorable

When you get a bit older, you start to think about life more and more. You start remembering back to the days when you were younger, and certain moments appear in your memories, flooding your brain with good thoughts, sometimes even to the point where you tear up. Some boys aren’t that good at fishingContinue Reading

A Checklist for Elk Hunting Season

Getting ready for elk hunting season? There are a bunch of things you’re going to want to do to make sure you’re prepared when the season starts. Check out five things you should have on your elk hunting checklist below. Get yourself into good shape. Elk hunting can be very physically demanding. It’s not outContinue Reading

How to Draw Out the Elk Herd Bull

How to Draw Out the Elk Herd Bull

Elk hunting is one of the most challenging forms of hunting for a variety of reasons. From hiking for miles to track elk down to taking your best shot at one when you finally get it into your sights, there is nothing easy about bagging an elk. But you could argue that the most difficultContinue Reading

Keep These Things in Mind When Hunting Elk With a Rifle

Keep These Things in Mind When Hunting Elk With a Rifle

Hunting for elk during rifle season is one of the most exciting things a hunter can do. Although elk are known for their robust physiques, it’s not always easy to track them down and give yourself a shot to bag one. Check out some tips that will increase your chances of filling your freezer withContinue Reading