This is an authentic back county Colorado Elk
Hunt. Federal Law prohibits motorized vehicles in this Colorado elk
hunting roadless area composed of 150,000 rugged acres.
All supplies and gear must be packed into the
Colorado elk hunting base and spike camps by horse stock. This is not a
lodge style hunt where there is electricity and hot showers. Base camp
is set up to be comfortable and warm. Spike camps are more of a
primitive style being located further out into the Colorado Elk hunting
It is a unique experience for the hunter who is
prepared to be in the very best physical condition to tackle these
mountains to hunt elk at elevations of 10,500 feet.
Riding horses are available for support if and
when necessary. Otherwise, all hunting is done on foot. Health and
weight restrictions apply for this type of hunt.
We believe in quality and not quantity. We do
not have multiple camps nor drop camps in order to preserve our
Colorado elk hunting territory. We concentrate our efforts exclusively
to guided hunters where one guide is provided for two hunters. The
number of hunters in camp is strictly limited to SIX.
Our Colorado Elk Hunting Area, unit 74 (near
Durango, Colorado in Southwest Colorado), has one of the healthiest elk
herds in Colorado. The resident elk herd continues to grow because
other elk from outlying regions migrate here due to the excellent
feeding opportunities, spring calving grounds and habitat cover.
Spike camps are used to get further out into
the elk hunting territory. Can you rough it for a few nights? In our
eyes, this is what Colorado Elk Hunting is all about.
We do not offer any guarantees that you will
harvest an elk. Our historical harvest ratio has been 65%. This does
not include missed shots, opportunities for shots or passes on smaller
bulls. We promise that we will give you 110% effort to locate elk.
There is long established history of hunting
tradition in this outfitting and guiding service. Since 1876, the
Turners, (who originally starting this hunting business), have been
hunting elk in Durango, Colorado for five generations. The Turners have
since transferred and sold the outfitting business to another local
family, which have another five generations of hunting and ranching
history in Southwest Colorado. This would be the McKee family. The
Turners continue to work, assist and guide for the McKee’s in
this Colorado Elk hunting and guiding business.
Plenty of references and testimonials from past
hunters can be provided. To obtain these references, you must call us.
In order to protect the privacy of our clients we will not send out any
reference information by e-mail.
E-mail us to check space availability for each
of our Colorado Elk Hunts.
If you want more details, read further into
this website. Sorry, we do not provide glossy brochures in order to
keep the cost of our hunts down.
Please call us!! We encourage phone calls so
that you can get a very good feel if this type of a Colorado elk hunt
is what you really want. We can cover a lot of details in fifteen
minutes that you cannot get from a printed brochure.
Once you call and speak to us, if you are still
interested, we can send you a DVD of some of our Colorado Elk hunts
here in Southwest Colorado (Durango, Colorado).