An Examination of Elk Behavior

Samuelson Outfitters is known for guided elk hunts in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests via Troublesome Basin. This location, in the central Rocky Mountains, is one of the best places in the USA to find elk– it’s untouched wilderness where elk thrive. An Overview of Elk Behavior How much do you know about elk behavior?… Read more »

Questions to Ask a Hunting Guide

Thinking of going on a guided hunt? What are some good questions to ask a hunting guide? Land Questions For starters, ask your hunting guide if the land you’ll hunt on is private or public. How many acres are under private control and does the outfitter have exclusive hunting rights there? Experience Next, ask the… Read more »

Don’t Confuse Elk Hunting With Deer Hunting

Samuelson Outfitters of Colorado offers guided elk hunts as well as guided deer hunts. Now a novice hunter might assume that hunting elk and deer are pretty much one in the same. But the reality is there are some differences depending on which animal you want to shoot. Deer and Elk Differences With deer, hunters… Read more »

Bad Elk Hunting Habits

Do you hunt elk? What are some bad elk hunting mistakes to avoid? Following the Wrong Game Plan Some hunters have their strategy and they insist on sticking to it, even when it’s not working! This is a common mistake. Don’t be so stubbornly headstrong, thinking your sole strategy is the only way to get… Read more »

What Hunting in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest is Like

When you decide to hunt elk with Samuelson Outfitters, you’ll find yourself in the Troublesome Basin, which is part of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. All sorts of animals call this area home, from coyotes to mountain lions, beavers to bears, moose to deer, and, definitely, elk. Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest The Medicine Bow-Routt National… Read more »

How to Prepare for an Elk Hunt at High Elevation

Samuelson Outfitters offers guided elk hunts in Colorado. Keep in mind that elk can be found “way up high in the mountains.” That means hunters need to be prepared to hike to elevations they don’t normally deal with on a daily basis, and the “air up there” can be thinner, making it harder to breathe…. Read more »

What Unsuccessful Elk Hunters Tend to Do During Hunts

Elk hunting is a challenge because it’s difficult. What are some common mistakes elk hunters make that you should avoid? Wrong Time For starters, don’t pick the wrong time to expect to shoot and kill an elk. Ideally, you want to listen for and locate a bull before dawn, in the dark, and get close… Read more »

How Hunting Has Evolved in Colorado

Colorado used to be the “Wild West,” back in the frontier days when settlers were moving westward from states like Ohio and Indiana, in search of new beginnings way out West. Colorado was a place many settlers settled after they got past the Great Plains and came upon the Rocky Mountains. Once in Colorado, they… Read more »

Tips for Storing Elk Meat

For over 50 years, Samuelson Outfitters has been providing great elk hunting experiences in Colorado. When hunters get elk, then they also get lots of elk meat. They take that meat home, and over time, they and their friends and families eat it. Elk meat is tasty and nutritious, and a nice alternative to the… Read more »