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Colorado Elk Hunting

Does the image of a bugling bull elk get you thinking about an exciting elk hunt in wild Colorado? Colorado offers some of the best elk hunting in the world on 23 million acres of public hunting land, boasting an estimated 285,000 elk. AEI Guide and Outfitter's base camp lays in Game Management Unit (GMU) 55. The altitude surrounding AEI's base camp varies from 8,000 feet to more than 13,000 feet, giving us a vast array of terrain options.

If you’re looking for Colorado elk hunting guides, the guides at AEI are some of the best in the west. Our quality Colorado elk hunting guides will do their best to improve your chances for a successful western hunting adventure. The owner, Tim Kempfe, has been outfitting in Colorado since 1984. All of AEI Guide and Outfitter's guides are well-trained, experienced and proficient in hunting these monarch's of the west.

If you’re planning a elk hunting adventure and are looking for the best elk hunting guides in Colorado, our experienced and professional staff will be glad to help you plan the adventure that you’ve always dreamed about. The action packed options that we offer, include:

Join AEI Guide and Outfitter for an amazing adventure! We are prepared to hike you deep into wild elk country or to set you up in established stand sites. Our guides will ensure you a first class hunt and we promise to work as hard to give you the best opportunity at success. If you are fortunate to harvest an animal, your guide, along with AEI Guide and Outfitter staff, will field dress and pack your animal out for you. Gunnison offers quality meat processing and taxidermy services to get your trophy ready for travel. 

Fully-Guided Elk Hunt
Our fully-guided elk hunts gives you the opportunity to hunt one-on-one or one-on-two with an experienced Colorado elk guide. This hunt takes place on nearly 360,000 acres of Gunnison National Forest and the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. 

Semi-Guided Elk Hunt
The semi-guided hunt allows you to hunt on established stands and blinds on both private (~2,000 acres) and public lands. This is a stand-hunt only, but we provide transportation to and from stand locations each hunt.

Self-Guided Elk Hunt
For more experienced hunters, the non-guided hunt is another option. Be prepared to accept the challenge of the unpredictable Rocky Mountain weather and hunt hard from dawn to dusk. We will look over maps with you and point you in the right direciton. This hunt takes place on nearly 360,000 acres of Gunnison National Forest and the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. 

* All of our hunting options include food, lodging and pack-out services!  

Archery Elk Hunting

Colorado bow elk hunts in Unit 55. Guided, Semi-Guided and Non-Guided options are available. Click the archery elk hunting link for more information. Archery elk hunts are by drawing only. The drawing deadline is the first Tuesday of April each year. If you apply for this tag as a 1st choice, you will draw the tag. 

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Rifle Elk Hunting

Colorado rifle elk hunts in Unit 55. Guided, Semi-Guided and Non-Guided options are available. Click the rifle elk hunting link for more information. First rifle season elk hunts are by drawing only. The drawing deadline is the first Tuesday of April each year. If you apply for this bull tag with 0 points you will have a 30% chance of drawing the tag. You are guarenteed to draw the tag if you have 1 preference point. Second rifle season is an over-the-counter tag bull-only tag. 

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Muzzleloader Elk Hunting

Colorado muzzleloader elk hunts in Unit 55. Guided, Semi-Guided and Non-Guided options are available. Click the muzzleloader elk hunting link for more information. Muzzleloader elk hunts are by drawing only. The drawing deadline is the first Tuesday of April each year. This bull tag requires at least 5 preference points to draw the tag. 

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