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Colorado Archery Elk Hunts 2×1

Reverse 7 L Outfitters Colorado archery elk hunts take place in units 22, 32, 33, and 42. These units encompass parts of Garfield County, Mesa County and Rio Blanco County. During our Colorado archery elk hunts access can be by truck, ATV, horseback or foot during archery season from September 2 – 31. While archery elk hunting in Colorado hunters can have deer, bear and turkey tags in their possession. Deer tags are draw only, most units we guide in offer over the counter turkey and bear tags. Days are long during September and we spend many hours in the saddle, riding ATVs and hiking mountains. Archery elk tags in these units are guaranteed and can be purchased over the counter starting in August.

Private Land Archery Elk Hunt Cost Here.

While hunts are based on 2×1, 1×1 guided hunts are available for an additional cost. Pricing Here.

Bear Kill Fee: $850

Important Colorado archery elk hunting information.

Colorado Archery Elk Season Dates: September 2 – 30, 2023 (View Dates)

Tags Available: Either Sex Archery Elk, Cow Only Tag.

Units We Elk Hunt: 22, 32, 33, and 42.

Accommodations: Included with hunt, and you can view our cabins here. Meals included on all Elk hunts.

Archery equipment is fragile. It is always a good idea to carry a few tools with you such as allen wrenches. Slings are great for transporting your bow as well.

Colorado Archery Elk Hunting Photos

Archery Elk Frequently Asked Questions

Does Reverse 7 L Outfitters offer drop camp hunts?

No, we only guide archery elk hunts on private land in the game management units mentioned above.

What is the minimum poundage for bows in Colorado?

The minimum poundage for bows in Colorado is 35 pounds.

Does Colorado have a minimum let-off on compound bows?

The let-off percentage shall not exceed 80%.

Can I use expandable broadheads?

Yes, Colorado allows the use of expandable broadheads for hunting. Broadheads, both expandable and fixed blade broadhead must have a minimum cutting diameter of 7/8 inch and 2 sharpened edges.

Does Reverse 7 L have trophy fees?

No, kill a 200″ or 400″ bull and it’s the same price.

Do I need an archery stamp or endorsement to hunt Colorado?

No, Colorado does not have an archery stamp or endorsement.

How do I book my Colorado archery elk hunt?

Simple, call us or fill out the form on our contact page here.

Are elk bugling this time of year?

Yes. September is the peak of the elk rut in Colorado and you can expect to hear elk actively bugling in the mornings to evenings and on through the night. Sometimes first rifle elk hunters are lucky and catch the tail end of it.

Do I tip my hunting guide?

Yes. Our guides work hard to provide you with an exceptional hunt. 20% is standard. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please do not hesitate to bring a matter to our attention so that we can correct any issues you may have. Tipping our cooks is also appreciated and recommended.

What units do you guide?

We are OTC archery elk guides for the following Colorado hunting units:

  • Unit 22 Archery Elk Guide.
  • Unit 32 OTC Elk Guide.
  • Unit 33 Bull / Cow Elk Guide.
  • Unit 42 Either Sex Elk Hunts.
Do I need to draw an archery elk tag to hunt with you?

No, all units we archery hunt are over-the-counter units. This means you can purchase a tag at the sporting goods store and go hunt. No need to apply for the draw March.

How many guides hunt with me?

Archery elk hunts are 2 x 1. This means you will have 2 hunters per 1 hunting guide. While hunts are based on 2×1, 1×1 guided hunts are available for an additional cost (based on 5-day hunt).

What is the typical weather during hunting season?

Weather during archery season in Colorado can be anywhere from 90+ degrees to blowing snow. While blowing snow isn’t the norm, it is possible and tell every hunter to plan for it. After all, it’s the mountains.

Do I need to get acclimated to the elevation?

Yes, we highly suggest you get here at least a day or two before your hunt to get acclimated to the elevation. This mainly applies to hunters coming from eastern states or who live at lower elevations.

How do you get my elk out?

Depending on where you harvest your elk, we may need to utilize horseback to pack your elk out.

What gear do I need for Colorado elk hunting?

The 3 main things you will need when hunting with Reverse 7 L Outfitters are.

  • Adequate clothing for the rapidly changing mountain weather.
  • Your weapon of choice for the game your chasing.
  • Water.

Everything else that you need to hunt are creature comforts and are solely up to your discretion.

Do I need hunter education to hunt in Colorado?

Colorado law requires that anyone born on or after January 1, 1949, complete an approved hunter education course before applying for or buying a Colorado hunting license.

How long does the elk rut last?

The elk rut starts at the beginning of September in Colorado. Archery elk hunts in September are know for up close action and screaming bulls. We sometimes see rutting  activity that leads into 1st rifle season as well.

What elevation will we be hunting elk at?

Archery elk hunting in Colorado ranges from the lowland river bottoms around 5,000 feet to over 9,500 feet at some of our higher elevation properties.

What type of terrain should I expect to hunt?

This depends on your physical shape. From low lying river bottoms to steep rocky slopes, we’ve got every type of terrain you could want to elk hunt. Elevations between 6,000 to 8,000 feet you will encounter a lot of oak brush. This is great elk habitat, albeit not the most scenic.

How much is an elk hunt?

Archery season elk hunts with lodging in Colorado at Reverse 7 L Outfitters. 2023 pricing updates coming.

What is your deposit and cancelation policy?

All hunts require a 50% deposit at time of booking to reserve a spot. Balance of the total fee due in cash, check, cashier’s check, or money order upon arrival at camp and prior to hunt. Deposits are non-refundable, though may be credited to a future hunt. All rates are per person and subject to change.

What is your clients opportunity rate?

Our opportunity rates are very high. Reverse 7 L Outfitters hunts are 100% free chase, there are no guarantees. We go where the game goes, and will get you within your comfortable range, but we cannot pull the trigger for you. If they’re in the river bottoms, we’ll hunt the river bottoms. If they are higher up in the mountains, we’ll saddle up and go after them. Plans change accordingly.

What happens if I wound an animal?

If you draw blood on any animal and do not recover it, your hunt is considered complete. Our goal is to have our hunters take responsible shots every time. Our guides make every effort to recover your animal.

What is NOT included in the price of the hunt?
  • Colorado hunting license & tag.
  • Game processing (We prepare it for the processor)
  • Taxidermy (Find local recommendations here)
  • Guide/Cook Tips (Recommend a minimum of 20%)
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation to hunting camp. (Once at camp we transport you for all hunting)

Colorado Archery Elk Outfitter Reviews

Get you on the elk!

Bo and the gang are top notch. I don’t know much but I know big wood from kindlin, and if your looking for an all but sure fire chance at drawing blood then you give these guys a shot. Been tearing through the wilderness with these guys for over 5 years and haven’t had to eat tag sandwich yet. Rompin & Stompin!!! Big Ben form Arkansas.

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Any Colorado big game hunt!

Bo at Reverse 7 L Outfitters is a first class outfitter. Have had the privilege to hunt with him for 2 years. The ultimate outdoorsman, go the extra mile and will make every human attempt possible to make your have a successful hunt. If you want to road hunt, to strapping your boots on and make the hike, he will match want you want. Very professional, ultimate gentleman, great people to be around. I would recommend him for any type of big game hunting. Can’t go wrong. Mitchell from CA.

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