Category Archives: Guided Hunting

Should First Time Hunters Start With Bows or Shotguns?

Should First Time Hunters Start With Bows or Shotguns?

So you’re a first time hunter. You’re new to “all of this,” but you’re eager to start and you’re wondering, “bow or shotgun?” Should first timers start with bows or shotguns? What do most hunters use/do?

Experienced hunters often use both bows and guns regularly. But for those just starting out, what are the pros and cons of the two?

Costs

Cost-wise, there isn’t much difference between the cost of purchasing a new bow or gun. You’d probably pay between $300 to $600 to get started in a reasonable way. Shotguns are normally cheaper than rifles since there’s no scope involved. If you’re thinking of buying a used bow, keep in mind it might be worn out and in need of new strings/cams.

With guns, you’ll have recurring costs involved– bullets and shot add up! With bows, though, you can use arrows over and over again (or cheaply replace them).

Type of Hunt

Consider what kind of animal you’d like to hunt. What’s legal to use on that animal? Rifles are best for long range options (50 to 300 yards) while shotguns and bows work best for close range (10 to 50 yards). For animals on the move, guns work best. For stationary animals, use a bow. In general, hunting with a bow is harder than with a gun, especially for small targets in motion… How much of a challenge do you want?

Is it easier to learn to shoot a gun than use a bow? Yes. It’s also less physically demanding. Bow hunting requires a person to use both force and tension. With guns, you just aim and shoot them. Therefore, it’s probably best for first timers to start with shotguns and later try bow hunting.

If you are new to hunting, why not try elk hunting in Colorado? Samuelson Outfitters offers guided elk hunts. These foot/horseback hunts include home cooked meals, a tent camp where you can eat/sleep, and more. It’s a wilderness experience in a primitive area where no motorized vehicles are allowed. For more information about elk hunting in Colorado, please call Samuelson Outfitters at 970-726-8221.

An Overview of a Guided Hunt

An Overview of a Guided Hunt

Have you been hunting for pretty much your entire life? If so, you might not need to take advantage of a guided hunt, especially if you’re hunting in an area that you know like the back of your hand. However, if you’re going hunting in a place you’ve never been before or if you’re stillContinue 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

How to Find the Right Guided Hunting Package For Your Needs

How to Find the Right Guided Hunting Package For Your Needs

Samuelson Outfitters does deer and elk hunting trips in Colorado. How do you choose the right guided hunting package for your needs? Like any trip, there’s some planning involved if it’s to be a good one. Therefore, it’s best to research various outfitters and figure out who hunts what when and where you’d like toContinue Reading

The Advantages of Big Game Hunting in Colorado

Colorado and big game hunting just naturally go together. After all, Colorado is renowned for its mountains, wilderness, and wildlife. Here are a few reasons why you should consider big game hunting in Colorado. Elk population Do you want to hunt elk? Colorado boasts the largest elk population of any state. Our elk population isContinue Reading

Even Experienced Hunters Can Benefit From Hunting With a Guide

Even Experienced Hunters Can Benefit From Hunting With a Guide

Experienced hunters don’t often think of hunting with a guide. After all, they’re experienced, so they feel they don’t need any help out on the land. However, even experienced hunters can benefit from hunting with a guide from Samuelson Outfitters. Consider priorities. Do you want to go alone and hope for the best? Or doContinue Reading

Reasons to Visit the Beautiful State of Colorado

With summer here, many people and families will be looking for somewhere to take a vacation. If you’re still undecided and looking for a great place to visit, Colorado might be the answer. Here are a few reasons on why Colorado should be your vacation destination. Shops The city of Denver offers a great dealContinue Reading

Tips for Saving Money for a Special Vacation

Tips for Saving Money for a Special Vacation

Whether you want to take a hunting trip with your friends, a family vacation to an exciting new place, or simply want to “getaway” from the monotony of everyday a life, a vacation is often exactly what the doctor ordered. However, unless you have a seemingly unlimited disposable income, trying to figure out the financial aspectsContinue Reading

For Your Next Vacation – Head Outdoors!

For Your Next Vacation – Head Outdoors!

When it comes to vacations, we are all just looking to get away from our daily lives, even if it is only for a short time. When deciding on what kind of trip you want to go on, you are faced with many options. However, if you are looking for an escape that will trulyContinue Reading

The Final Countdown to Hunting Season

Samuelson Outfitters is gearing up for hunting season. Just like schools are preparing for students this time of year, Samuelson Outfitters is getting everything ready for hunters. As a family-run business in Colorado, Samuelson Outfitters has become well-known for organizing elk hunting trips in the Troublesome Basin. These trips, taken on horseback and foot, areContinue Reading