Category: Elk Hunting

The Benefits of Hunting on Horseback

Hunter on Horseback

You come to a certain point in your life where you like to take advantage of anything that makes life a little easier, right? At a certain age, you don’t have to do things the way you always did them. You’re ready for something a little different. You’re open to new experiences. Case in point:… Read more »

When Do You Need a Hunting Guide?

Some hunters hunt alone. Others hunt in groups. And then there are those who prefer to go with hunting guide to help them with their hunt. When do you need a hunting guide? A Lack of Familiarity If you’re somewhere you’ve never been before, hunting unfamiliar land or unfamiliar animals/birds, then it’s a good idea… Read more »

How Has the Pandemic Affected Hunting in Colorado?

2020 was a tough year for people and places and the hunting industry. The coronavirus pandemic meant that plenty of people stayed home and “quarantined,” rather than going out of the house, doing things people normally do, like hunting trips or going to movies, etc. Meanwhile, wildfires didn’t help the whole situation either-– in Colorado,… Read more »

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… Read more »

Why First Time Elk Hunters Should Go With a Guide

Elk Hunting

Are you novice hunter thinking about going for an elk hunt in Colorado? If so, you may be wondering whether it’s better to plan and embark on the hunt yourself, or to go with an experienced guide. Here are a couple of reasons why you should consider going with a guide on your first elk… Read more »

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’t… Read more »

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 valuable… Read more »

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 on… Read more »

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 out… Read more »

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 difficult… Read more »