Special Species Hunts with
Colorado Outfitters

Moose Hunts

We are here for moose hunters who have the preference points and draw one of Colorado’s most prized hunting tags. For non-residents (and residents), the Eagles Nest Wilderness is an option as bulls tags are issued for our area (i.e. GMU’s 37 and 371). From our Wilderness camps, we take good bulls on a regular basis. Given we are in the area all season, we have a good feel for where good bulls are located.

Within the Mount Zirkel Wilderness (GMU 14), both residents and non-residents are eligible to draw a tag in this area.  There are some good bulls in the Zirkel too.  We are in this area all summer and fall so we see these bulls off and on all the time.

For all of the above, if you are planning to apply for a moose tag and interested in our services, please do call us. We can help advise you, put together a hunt to meet your interests, and potentially increase your chances of harvesting this trophy of a lifetime.

Sheep Hunts

The Mount Zirkel Wilderness consists of rugged country which of course means  good sheep country(Sheep Unit S02). Similar to moose, these tags typically can take years to build preference points and then some luck to draw. Therefore, if you draw one, you want to take full advantage of the opportunity.

Some of our summer camps and horseback rides are near areas inhabited by sheep which enables us to understand what rams are in the area and their habits. If you have the preference points and are considering applying, please call us. We will work with you to put together a hunt that best gives you an opportunity to harvest one of these trophies.

Antelope Hunts

As most hunters understand, Antelope Buck tags can be tough to come by in Colorado. Therefore, after waiting years to build preference points draw a tag, why not make the most of your opportunity to harvest a nice buck and engage our help! We offer "Guided Rifle Season Hunts" within Unit 3 which has plenty of public land and a good number of quality pronghorn bucks too! Typically, it's been taking several points to draw a tag. Please refer to the preference points issue of Colorado Outdoors (typically comes out in February) for the latest  information on points required or contact us if interested in applying. Rifle season always falls opens the first Saturday of October. We offer 5 days hunts.

For more information, please contact us and we put together a hunt to meet your interests, and potentially increase your chances of harvesting this trophy of a lifetime.

Bear and Mountain Lion Hunts

For those hunters looking for an opportunity to harvest a nice black bear, Colorado’s limited rifle season in September offers a good chance to do so during a nice time of year to be in the field. Weather is typically great in September with cool nights and nice days. More importantly, bear are on the move this time of year feeding to get ready for winter.

 These tags are easy to draw and can be drawn with no points for all the areas we operate. In particular, the Mount Zirkel Wilderness has some big black bear.

If you are interested in a bear hunt, please give us a call and we’ll put together a hunt for you! This time of year also offers some excellent backcountry fishing. Therefore, there is an additional opportunity to do some fishing especially given the best time to hunt bear is the late afternoon and evening.

For those interested in a mountain lion hunt, please stay tuned to our website! We are working on offering lion hunts next winter and should have more information posted by late summer or early fall.

Hunting Information

Trip Planning

Booked your trip?  Here are some resources and information to help you plan for a successful hunt with Colorado Outfitters!  

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Rates and Booking

Ready to book your hunt with Colorado Outfitters?  Check here for our most current rates and booking information.  

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Season Dates

See the various season dates and the hunt codes published by the Colorado Department of Wildlife.  

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Contact Us

Do you prefer to speak in person?  So do we!  Give us a call or shoot us an email and we can arrange a time to speak one-on-one. 

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I had the good fortune to choose Outfitters as the professional guide service for my Colorado Moose hunt. This team of men was recommended to me by a friend that owns a cabin in the area and has knowledge of all things related to hunting.  The choice of COO was perfect. These outfitters were prepared. They had done a lot of scouting for moose ahead of my arrival so when I got there we were ready to get in the field and hunt.

We were up at 4:30am every morning so we could be in the woods well ahead of first light and we hunted until ½ hour after sunset each day.  We hunted hard and the guide was always aware of every movement and sound that could help us succeed.

We saw bull and cow moose, buck and doe deer and bull and cow elk. My guide, Russ Lambert was always first to see game and always had a strategy to approach the situation we encountered.  Russ went the extra mile to make sure I was completely satisfied each day with our progress and the evolution of our hunt.

The team at COO is knowledgeable, hard working, friendly and 100% committed to the success of their clients.  The food was excellent and plentiful, the accommodations comfortable.

Russ saw my cow the late afternoon of the second day of the hunt. I was able to fell the cow and Russ had her skinned and gutted and ready for transport within an hour.

I can recommend Colorado Outfitters with the highest confidence.  I am 63 and have hunted for 48 years. I know excellence in the field and these folks are the very best guide service one could choose for their future hunt.

Mark Sampson

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Colorado Outfitters, LLC
19495 County Road 17
Craig, CO 81625
(970) 319-4866

What Our Clients Say

Myself, Mike Cigich and Marty Moyer would like to thank you for an awesome experience!

Thanks again for the experience!

Your satisfied client - Adam Walker

I waited 25 years to draw this tag and I can't say enough about how Colorado Outfitters made my dream come true!

Ricky Taaffee

Our wilderness pack in trip with Colorado Outfitters was top notch from beginning to end. The quality of the Guides, horses, meals and accommodations were superb.

The Reid Family

I had the good fortune to choose Outfitters as the professional guide service for my Colorado Moose hunt. I can recommend Colorado Outfitters with the highest confidence.

Mark Sampson

I had a great time fishing at Colorado Outfitters last summer! This was my first time here. Needless to say, I'll be back as fishing, scenery and horses were great!

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