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Colorado Muzzleloader Elk Hunts 2×1

Reverse 7 L Colorado muzzleloader elk hunts take place in units 223233 and 42. This hunt takes place during the peak September elk rut here in Colorado and is typically easier to draw than most rifle elk season tags, both early high country and 1st season rifle. Hunt access during muzzy season can be by truck, ATV, horseback or foot during archery season from September 10 – 18. Colorado muzzy hunters can have deer, bear and turkey tags in their possession during this hunt. As mentioned above, Deer tags are draw only. Muzzleloader tags in these units are not guaranteed. If you have questions or need assistance with obtaining the right tags, contact us and we will get you sorted out.

Private Land Muzzleloader Elk Hunt Cost: Click to view pricing page.

While hunts are based on 2×1, 1×1 guided hunts are available for an additional cost (based on 5-day hunt).

Bear Kill Fee: $600

Colorado Muzzy Elk Hunt Information.

Colorado Muzzleloader Elk Season Dates: September 10 – 18, 2022

Tags Available: Cow Only Tag, Bull Only Tag.

Units We Elk Hunt: 223233 and 42.

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

Colorado has strict muzzleloader hunting laws in regards to elk. For elk conical bullets must be at least .50 caliber and round balls must be at least .45 caliber. If greater than .50 caliber a bullet or round ball must weigh at least 210 grains. Round balls .40-.50 caliber must weigh at least 170 grains. Sabots are prohibited. Open sights MUST be used as well. Colorado only allows the use of iron sights on Muzzleloaders.

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Muzzleloader Elk Frequently Asked Questions

Does Reverse 7 L Outfitters offer drop camp muzzleloader hunts?

No, we only guide muzzleloader elk hunts on private land in the game management units 22, 32, 33 and 42.

Does Reverse 7 L have trophy fees?

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

How do I book my Colorado muzzleloader elk hunt?

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

Do I need to wear blaze orange or pink?

Yes. You must wear at least 500 square inches of solid daylight fluorescent orange or solid florescent pink material above the waist on an outer garment while hunting deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, or moose during a muzzleloading or rifle season.

What is the minimum size caliber for elk?

For elk conical bullets must be at least .50 caliber and round balls must be at least .45 caliber. If greater than .50 caliber a bullet or round ball must weigh at least 210 grains. Round balls .40-.50 caliber must weigh at least 170 grains.

Am I allowed to shoot sabots during elk season?

NO. Sabots are prohibited.

Can I use a scope on my muzzleloader in Colorado?

NO. Open sights MUST be used as well. Colorado only allows the use of iron sights on Muzzleloaders.

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 muzzleloader elk guides for the following Colorado hunting units:

  • Unit 22 Muzzleloader Elk Guide.
  • Unit 32 Muzzy Elk Guide.
  • Unit 33 Elk Guide.
  • Unit 42 Elk Guide.
Do I need to draw a muzzleloader elk tag to hunt with you?

Yes, while easier to draw than most, you must draw a muzzleloader elk tag for this hunt. Not sure what the draw is? Here is some more information and dates.

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 muzzleloader season?

Weather during muzzleloader 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.

Can I shoot a bear when muzzleloader hunting in Colorado?

Yes, if you have a tag for bear you can. Bear tag costs were reduced to only $100 for non-residents in recent years. You can only purchase “Add-On” tags with muzzleloader and archery elk and deer seasons that overlap with one another. More info on this here. Reverse 7 L Outfitters charges a kill fee for black bears.

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 elevation will we be hunting elk at?

Muzzleloader elk hunts in Colorado range 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.

How much is a muzzleloader elk hunt?

Muzzleloader season elk hunts with lodging in Colorado at Reverse 7 L Outfitters cost $5,500 per hunter.

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 muzzleloader 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.

Are we hunting on private or public land?

We only hunt private land in Colorado.

What is NOT included in the price of the muzzleloader 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 Muzzleloader Elk Hunt 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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Ben F
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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Mitchell S

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