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Rifle - Drop Camps & Guided Hunts

Drop Camps

Colorado elk rifle drop camps are an affordable elk drop camp, and very productive for putting meat in the freezer. Many of our rifle elk are taken at distances of less than 200 yards, but the hunter who can shoot well may enjoy the chance of shooting their Colorado bull elk at 400 to 600 yards.

The First Rifle Season starts around Mid October and is a limited draw season. Apply Early! This is a fantastic time to hunt since the elk haven't seen much pressure from hunters.

The Second Rifle Season begins near the end of October, when snowfallis a probable occurrence. The snow that falls in the High Country gets the elk moving. Seeing large herds moving about becomes more likely. Second Rifle Season tags are unlimited and available over the counter at numerous retailers.

The Third Rifle Season is a great season because snow is very likely to fall in substantial guantities. This really gets the elk and mule deer moving and makes them easier to track.

The Fourth Season is limited draw only in same units 75 & 751. During Fourth rifle Season elk are moving through our area from higher elevations for a reprive from the snow and to find more abundant food sources. This is a productive Season in early November. Dress warmly.

Guided Hunts

Guided Hunts are great for hunters who are looking for the best opportunity to be more successful in there hunt our guides are very knowledgeable of this area and know all the hiding holes elk go to, these hunts or set up as one Hunter or you and your buddy on one guide , this camp holds up to four hunters we supply one awesome cook great menu outfitter wall tents cots ( bring your own pad) Woodstoves tarps on the floor a dining tent and lots of great hunting stories around the nightly campfire, we access this camp through private land and hunt National forest this access allows us to be more secluded, we limit the hunts in this area for better success and less pressure on our elk so book your hunt today for a memorable dream hunt call for pricing.

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Deluxe Drop Camps

Your Colorado elk and mule deer hunt will begin with your party meeting us at our trailhead which originates on private property in the midst of the San Juan National Forest. We'll ride approximately two hours to arrive in good elk and mule deer habitat where you'll be hunting right out of the camp.

Your Colorado drop camp will be well equipped with everything you need. You'll need to bring your food, clothes, and personal gear, and everything else is already in camp.

Weather can often times have a big effect on a hunt, and usually, the nastier uglier the weather the better the elk movement. Snow in the Colorado high country get the elk moving and bring elk out of higher elevations increasing the concentration of animals.

Our Camp

Our Camps are located in game abundant areas, and range in elevation from 8500’ to 10,000’ feet. The hunting area is vast and ranges up to nearly 12,000’ feet.

We will provide you with a recommended gear list when you book your hunting adventure.

Drop Camps are equipped with:

large canvas sleeping tent lanterns/fuel cooking pots and pans
large canvas cook tent plates and utensils dining table
sturdy cots cut firewood prep table
drinking water wash basin latrine
wood stove
gas cook stove/fuel
shovel axe

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Quick Contact

Preston Goetzke - Owner
2680 CR 243 Durango Colorado 81301
Phone/Fax 970-903-5129

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Alerts & Other Info

Colorado Outfitting License # 2720

• Bonded and Insured

Note: Hunter Safety card required for anyone born after January 1, 1949.

2020 Hunting season news

For all that was going on in 2020 or hunting seasons were great, I want to thank all my hunters for booking this year with all that was going on with the COVID-19 in my almost 30 years in the outfitting business this was one of the best, we happened to get some snow in September which helped put some water in our creeks, The third season storm was a good one was some camps getting as much as 2 feet of snow, the Elk we’re really moving around,one camp harvested four bulls, everyone seem to have a great time, want to say thank you to all my hunters who booked in this unusual time and want to thank my wranglers for working so hard to make everything happen and to keep Hunters and Horses safe in our travels in and out of the mountains, already booking lots of hunts for 2021 looking again forward to a great year, already have lots of return hunters booking and looking forward to meeting the new hunters that are booking this year, thanks again from your outfitter,

2021 Calendar/Hunting Dates

  • Archery Season September 2 to September 30
  • Muzzleloader Season September 11 -to September 19
  • 1st Rifle Season Draw Tag Bull Elk only- October 16 to October 20
  • 2nd Rifle Season Elk OTC - Deer Draw October 30 to Nov 7
  • 3rd Rifle Season Elk OTC Deer Draw November 13 to November 19
  • 4th Rifle Season Elk and Deer Draw November 24 to November 28

Note: Most hunters who apply for Elk tags in 1st and 4th Rifle Season Draw without any preference points in our unit75/751

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