Category: Elk Hunting

Reasons to Try Bow Hunting in Colorado

If you’ve ever felt the thrill of releasing an arrow and watching it sail towards its mark, you know there’s something primal, almost poetic, about bow hunting. Now, imagine doing that in the breathtaking terrains of Colorado, with its sweeping vistas and sprawling wilderness. Did you know Colorado is a preferred destination for bow hunting… Read more »

Tips for Hunting in High Altitude Climates

Hunters on horseback in Colorado

When we think about hunting, often we imagine rugged terrains, breathtaking views, and the thrill of chasing the game. Hunting in high altitude climates brings its own set of challenges and rewards. Whether you’re an expert hunter or just starting out, here are some expert tips to help you navigate these majestic terrains. 1. Acclimatize… Read more »

Why Colorado Elk Hunting is a Fun Adventure

Elk in Colorado wilderness

Hunting, to many, is more than just a sport; it’s an age-old tradition, an opportunity to connect with nature, and a thrilling chase. Among the various hunting experiences available, elk hunting stands out as a unique blend of challenge and excitement. Here’s why an expedition into the wilderness to hunt elk can be your next… Read more »

An Examination of Elk Behavior

Elk wandering around Colorado forest Elk

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

Elk Hunting Outfitters Posing in Colorado

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 »