News, Updates, and Musings

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Leather & Canvas

By Joe Schaffer | Apr 21, 2019 |

A quote from one of the owners “we are a leather and canvas style outfit”, almost everything we do is on horseback! Hunting, fishing, or camping we use our stock to accesses the some of the most beautiful but primitive wilderness areas in Colorado. We love our animals and treat them with respect, because without…

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Orvis Podcast: Fly-Fishing in High Mountain Lakes, with Bob Terwilliger

By Bob Terwilliger | Apr 3, 2019 |

For those looking to increase their success with fishing High Mountain Lakes, be sure to check out the recent edition of Orvis news which featured a Podcast with our fishing guide, Bob Terwilliger. Within, Bob discusses many of his tips for catching trout in high mountain lakes through out the different seasons. Bob’s interview starts…

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See us at the Sport Shows!

By Joe Schaffer | Jan 22, 2019 |

The Colorado Outfitters crew will be making the rounds at various sports shows around the country. We are booking archery and rifle hunts for 2019 and 2020, don’t forget to ask about our wilderness fly fishing and family pack trips! Here is where we’ll be at next: The Great American Outdoor Show – February 2-10thThis…

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2018 Hunting Season Off to a Great Start!

By Joe Schaffer | Oct 19, 2018 |

Fall is definitely here in the high country of Colorado and we are busy helping hunters fill their dreams and their tags! We apologize that the busy season doesn’t provide us much time to update our website, but please follow us on Facebook as we’ll be posting updates on the season there throughout the fall.  After…

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Sharing a DIY Drop Camp

By Joe Schaffer | Mar 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Sharing a DIY Drop Camp

Over the years, all of us at Colorado Outfitters have had the opportunity to hunt across the world, chasing new animals, in new territory, and developing new skills that have made us successful.  As a result of these experiences, we have also had the opportunity to develop new relationships with others who share our love…

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Major Changes for Colorado “Limited License” Process

By Joe Schaffer | Feb 13, 2018 |

As many are aware beginning March 1, 2018 hunters can begin submitting applications for Colorado’s Limited Licenses. Please note for those that may not be aware, there are some significant changes to the process for which all hunters must be aware. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has transitioned to a new purchasing system effective January…

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Elk Hunter’s New Year’s Resolution

By Bob Terwilliger | Jan 28, 2018 |

With another elk season now in the rear view mirror and the new year that lies ahead, it’s the perfect time to give some thought to how the past season went and start preparing for another season. Like anyone in life who is successful in their career or hobby, those hunters who regularly harvest elk…

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Hunting out west this year? Four reasons why a horseback trip should be on your bucket list this summer.

By Joe Schaffer | Jul 10, 2017 |

As the dog days of summer fall upon us, to many of hunters, autumn still seems like a long ways away.  That certainly doesn’t keep us from thinking about the hunting trips we have awaiting us this fall, and I know more than a few of us are already knee deep in planning and preparation. …

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Colorado’s Fishing Season: From Spring to Fall it’s hard to beat!

By Bob Terwilliger | May 23, 2017 |

As many are aware, Colorado offers some of the most beautiful countryside and mountains in the United States. However, did you realize that is it one of the top states in the U.S. for public land access? Furthermore, much of this is spread across 41 different Wilderness Areas covering more than 3.5 million acres. These…

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Orvis Rendezvous 2017 Here We Come!

By Joe Schaffer | Apr 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Orvis Rendezvous 2017 Here We Come!

Bob Terwilliger and Chance Berry from our Colorado Outfitters Team will be headed to Missoula, MT later this week for the annual Orvis Rendezvous, April 27-29, 2017.  They will be attending the Orvis Guide Rendezvous and the “Down the Hatch Fishing Festival”. These events are a big deal in the fly fishing industry with guides and…

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