I am for looking for Colorado guides to hunt cow elk. Any recommendations from personal experience deeply appreciated. Last guide I had had fancysite web, but there idea of guiding was driving up and down logging roads...pitiful.
Are you a resident or a non resident? For a general cow hunt with a guide if you are a non resident check the Parks and Wildlife web page and do a search on Ranching For Wildlife and check out the outfitters that are listed there.
I have to agree here. If you do your homework on where you want to hunt and include the needed scouting in advance then your ability to harvest an elk increases dramatically to equal that of using a guide. If you have a good deal of money and just want somebody to point and say shoot then follow Critter's advice and look on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website for reputable guide services.
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...