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Hunting in Colorado is a fun but sometimes overwhelming thing to do. The money you spend on a Colorado outfitter is well worth it if you pick the right one. They can help guide you through the process. Even though you have decided to go with one of the Colorado outfitters you still have to think research, research and more research.
There are some key factors you need to take into account before choosing from one of the Colorado outfitters:
- What animal
- The points needed
- The hunting seasons
- Which area
- Picking a specific hunting outfitter
Preference Point System
Colorado is a draw state with accumulated preference points, so before you plan the trip make sure there will be a License available for the time and season you wish to participate. The general rule of thumb is the more points needed for a specific area the higher quality animals there are in that area. This is not always the case but with some quick research you can find out.
Colorado hunting also has an opportunity to get multiple licenses for the animal you are interested in hunting. They use an A, B, C system. They rate the season as one of the letter designations then they give you a formula to follow. For Example: The current year has a deer with a A+B Which means you can get 1 license in the A seasons and 1 License for the B season. Or you can get A+B+CC Which means you can have an 1 A license, 1 B license, and a couple of C License. This give the hunter more licenses and also extends their season. You will need to check the Colorado outfitter if they offer the opportunity to go after more than 1 animal. Most will let you but will have an additional fee associated with it.
Similar to the point system the hunting season date can be equally as important. For example some people they like to hunt archery elk because they get to hear the bugling a lot more during archery season then other seasons. On the other hand, some people like to hunt a late season when animals have came out of the high country into their wintering grounds. When choosing one of the Colorado outfitters make sure you discuss this topic with them on which is the best season and area to choose to apply for. Be sure to check the Colorado’s annual hunting guide for the exact dates but below is some generally dates associated with each weapon and animal.
Colorado Deer Season Dates
Dates are broken up into 6 different seasons and run typically 8-10 days each with the exception of archery which runs about 6 weeks:
- Archery is usually starts around the last week of September and runs through most of October
- Muzzleloader is into the second week of September
- Second Rifle season late October
- Third Rifle season starts in the first week of November
- Fourth Rifle season starts in mid November
Colorado Elk Season Dates
Dates are broken up into 7 different seasons and run typically 5-10 days each with the exception of archery, which runs about 6 weeks and plains rifle runs about 20 weeks.
- Archery end of August through end of September
- Muzzleloader second week of September
- Plains Rifle September through January
- First Rifle mid Octobe
- Second Rifle third week of October
- Third Rifle Starts in first week of November
- Fourth Rifle mid November
Colorado Antelope Season Dates
- Archery Start Mid August through Mid September
- Muzzleloader third week in September
- Rifle first week of October
Colorado Moose Season Dates
- Archery Second week in September through late September
- Muzzleloader Second week of September for about 8 days
- Rifle First week of October for about 2 weeks
Colorado Bear Season Dates
- Archery the month of September
- Muzzleloader second week of Sept for about 8 days
- Rifle September through the third week of November
No that we have you thoroughly overwhelmed calm down and start surfing some the Colorado outfitters in our directory listed below.
- Action Adventures Guide Outfitter
- AEI Guide and Outfitter
- Atkinson Expeditions
- Backcountry Outfitters
- Bray Ranches
- Bryce Outfitting
- Circle K Ranch
- Estes Park Outfitters
- Frazier Outfitters
- Hubbard Creek Outfitters
- Lone Tom Outfitting
- Matschee Guide Service
- Peak to Creek Outfitters
- Rocky Mountain Ranches
- Sable Mountain Outfitters
- Sandle Mountain Outfitters
- Superior Guide Service
- Trophy Mountain Ranch
- Wild Mountain Outfitters
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