About the Hunt

guided elk hunting in Colorado GMU 28Our hunts take place on Federal Lands in Colorado's Game Management Unit 28, which is just south of Rocky Mountain National Park and Lake Granby and north of Winter Park Ski Resort. This is part of the Arapaho National Forest.

The hunt each day will start out with a hearty breakfast. You will be given an option on lunch either to take it along with you or go back to camp for it. You will leave camp in enough time to reach a spot that your guide thinks will give you the advantage for that day based on game movements from previous days. During the rut in September this is more than likely going to be on a ridge where bugleing elk can be heard and located more easily in order to make a plan to get in front of them and set up to call them in. Sounds easy right, if that's what you are thinking it is time to go to the need to know page. The afternoon hunt will go much like the morning hunt. Supper will be ready when you get back from the days hunt.

Archery & Muzzleloader Hunting

If you have not hunted elk during the rut when they are bugling you have no idea what you are missing. If you are not a bow hunter you need to consider getting into it. Colorado's Game Management Unit 28 has over the counter tags for archery. If that does't work for you try muzzle loading, it's during the bugling season also. If you come hunting this time of the year you will really want to be in the best shape possible. This past season I chased a bull from about 9,000 ft. to 10,000 ft. down to 9,000 ft. back up to 10,000 ft. back down to 9,000 ft. and back up to 10,000 ft. where he beded down. And this was all done by 11:00 AM.

Rifle Hunting

If you are coming on a rifle hunt we will mainly be going out and setting up on travel corridors were we know the elk are likely to come during that particular season. During the rifle seasons the elk are herding back up and migrating down out of the higher elevations above our camps which puts us in the perfect spot. We have the advantage of hunting the local herd and the ones that are migrating to their winter grounds.