COLORADO ELK HUNTING
Rocky Mountain Ranches, LTD, is proud to offer you, the big game hunter, some of the best elk hunting in Northwest Colorado. Our Colorado elk hunting is conducted on some of the finest private ranches in the Craig-Steamboat Springs area of Northwest Colorado.
Northwest Colorado is famous for its large herds of elk and other big game such as mule deer and pronghorn antelope. All of our elk hunts and big game hunting is fair chase only (no high fences here). Our Colorado ranches are managed to provide you with superb big game hunting opportunities.
In addition to our excellent resident elk herds, hunting pressure on nearby public lands causes more elk and other big game animals to migrate onto Rocky Mountain Ranches, LTD, private land.
Our elk hunting areas are in 4-point or better game management units, thereby increasing your chances of taking a mature bull elk. Typically, our hunters achieve a success rate of over 50% on 4-point or better bull elk, with the majority of bulls running in the 5- to 6-point range.
The terrain you will hunt varies from rolling sage hills, dense oak brush, and stands of aspen to stands of dark pine timber. No matter what your hunting terrain preference, we have a spot for you.
For the hunter who prefers to put tasty elk steaks in the freezer rather than antlers on the wall, we also offer cow elk hunting at a reduced rate. Our cow elk hunts take place after the regular rifle bull elk seasons. These big game herd reduction hunts help to control our over-abundant elk herds.
Shooting my first bull elk last October is hands down one of the coolest hunting experiences I have ever had. Joe with Rocky Mountain Ranches has access to land with not only prime hunting but beautiful views too. The first day we got on the elk mountain we hiked 3 miles trying to find the herd, saw some elk, but never got within a good shooting distance. My wife and I got to the mountain early, took the Ranger up the mountain and then hiked through the snow about another mile. We came around a corner and saw this nice 5X5 bull eating alone in the aspen meadow. Luckily he never heard us hiking in the snow due to it being fresh powder and I had a 70 yard shot with my 280 mountain rifle. The bull ran 40 yards and piled up at the edge of the trees. When the animal fell, a rush of adrenaline came over me unlike anything I had ever experienced. Being in God's creation, harvesting an animal that big, and sharing the experience with my wife is something I will never forget! Joe goes over and above what most outfitters would do to help his hunters succeed. He focus on safety and fun in a do-it-yourself environment. I am so grateful to Rocky Mountain Ranches for providing me with this hunt of a life time.
--Tully Janszen, Host of Lonestar Outdoors TV