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good outfitter for bow hunting elk

My dad and I are seriously thinking about trying to bow hunt for elk next fall. (2011) Both of us are avid bow hunters in Iowa where we live but we need some advice for elk hunting out west. We are looking for a good outfitter that has reasonable rates. I guess you could say we are looking for the best hunt for the money. I know that may mean different things for different people. Looking for a guide that will provide a good effort and an enjoyable hunt. I understand if the odds for harvesting a bull elk are 50% that is pretty good. Packing in on horses would be nice. With so many outfitters I don't even know where to start. I am a little hesitant to just call one up and ask what they have to offer. I'm sure they will try their best to gain your business, who could blame them. I'm sure many of you have tried multiple outfitters and some have to be better than others. I would appreciate any advice you have to offer. As I stated earlier, I don't even know where to start.

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Re: good outfitter for bow hunting elk

http://www.biggamehunt.net/outfitters/United_States/Colorado/

That's where I'd start.
If you don't find what you're after, then maybe here:
http://www.coloradooutfitters.org

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Re: good outfitter for bow hunting elk

Josh Carlbom/ Sun Canyon Lodge andoutfitting. 3500 +tags. 7 days/back country. All you will need to bring is your personal gear. The 3500 covers all other accomdations. 2 to 1 hunter to guide. I would suggest you go to their website and call the references. Just google sun canyon lodge and outfitting. It is a wonderful hunt with good oppurtunity.

Heres a brief rundown of how the hunt will go. You arrive on saturday spend the night in a very nice cabin. Have super at the lodge, The guides pich up your gear that evening and pack it up. The next morning you have breakfast about 7 and by 8 we are on the road. It's about 18 miles to the camp(wilderness camp). The ride will take about 6 hours. Sometimes longer sometimes shorter, bepending on how much we stop. We do stop often to let everyone take pictures, look around, stretch. When you get to camp, we will have your gear waiting and we start hunting that afternoon. Theres not muchtravel time to hunting areas. The camp is in elk country ann they are all around us. However, if the weather is hot we may have to travel by horseback to get to them. The ride is never any more then an hour.

This is not your run of the mill hunt. We hunt a big valley and the elk come down from the high country to eat. The terrain is mixed. However, this is not as rugid of a hunt as a person usually pictures an elk hunt being.

Please do not take my word for it. I work for this outfit, so please call the references and contact Josh. This is a very good hunt.

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Re: good outfitter for bow hunting elk

Here's a few from Wyoming http://www.biggamehunt.net/outfitters/United_States/Wyoming/

from Colorado http://www.biggamehunt.net/outfitters/United_States/Colorado/

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