Category Archives: Hunting

How to Improve Your Success Rate When Archery Hunting

How to Improve Your Success Rate When Archery Hunting

Bow Hunting

Deer and elk hunting in Colorado can be immensely challenging and exciting in and of itself. Nonetheless, you can make it even more exhilarating by bowhunting when you do it. In order to achieve success, though, you’re going to need to figure out how to improve your archery skills ahead of your hunt. Here are some of the ways in which you can do it.

Invest in the right equipment—and practice using it until your shot is perfect.

Are you using a bow that’s entirely too big and heavy for you simply because your uncle was getting rid of it? Using a bow like this is not the best approach to take to bowhunting. You should invest in equipment that feels comfortable and is easy for you to use. You should also invest time in practicing with your equipment until your shot feels right. It’ll prepare you for what’s to come.

Learn the best places to hit an elk or deer while bowhunting.

Deer and elk—and especially elk!—are large creatures that aren’t going to go down easy when you’re bowhunting. You’re going to need to hit them in just the right spot to get your first bowhunting kill. The broadside of a deer or elk is considered to be one of the best spots to take aim at since it’s where the lungs, liver, and heart are all located.

Work on practicing patience so that you give yourself the best possible shot.

When hunters go bowhunting for the first time, they often experience an adrenaline rush like never before. As a result, they sometimes end up taking their first shot too quickly and aren’t patient enough. Try to be as patient as you can be when bowhunting to give yourself a great shot. You might only get one shot at a deer or elk, so it’s important to make it count.

Would you like some help when going on your first bowhunting adventure? Samuelson Outfitters offers deer and elk hunting trips that’ll allow you to get your bearings. Call us at 970-726-8221 today to arrange an outing.

How Big Game Hunting in Colorado Helps the State’s Economy

How Big Game Hunting in Colorado Helps the State’s Economy

In recent months, there has been a lot of talk about how the marijuana industry has provided Colorado’s economy with a big boost. It has reportedly helped the state rake in about $6 billion so far. But it’s not the only industry that is helping Colorado’s economy to grow. Big game hunting is also havingContinue Reading

What is a Drop-Camp Hunting Trip?

What is a Drop-Camp Hunting Trip?

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 hassleContinue Reading

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

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 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

Life Lessons Taught by Hunting

Life Lessons Taught by Hunting

Hunting is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the U.S. There are about 17 million people who go hunting at least once every year. In addition, those who hunt usually bring back more than just a deer or another trophy they were on the prowl for. They also bring back valuable life lessonsContinue Reading

Things to Consider When Planning a Hunting Trip

Things to Consider When Planning a Hunting Trip

Planning a hunting trip involves a lot of things, from who you’re going with to what to bring. Many hunters choose to hunt with an outfitter/guide like Samuelson Outfitters because they appreciate the camaraderie and guidance for their “big hunt.” Here are 7 quick tips for planning a hunting trip. 1) Ask your guide aheadContinue Reading

Reasons to Display Your Big Game Trophies

Reasons to Display Your Big Game Trophies

If you spend a lot of your time hunting, then you are likely proud of the big game that you’ve been able to track down over the years. Why not display it to show off what you’ve been able to accomplish? You can hang big game trophies in your home, your business, your office, orContinue Reading

What To Do the Night Before Hunting

What To Do the Night Before Hunting

As hunting season begins, you are probably making plans for your hunt. There is plenty of preparation for you to do as the time approaches. Here’s what to do the night before hunting. Hunting preparation for most hunters actually starts weeks, if not months, before a big hunt. This is the time when you mayContinue Reading