Colorado Muzzleloader Elk Hunting

Join us at AEI Guide and Outfitter for your Muzzleloader elk hunt in Colorado! Since 1984 AEI Guide and Outfitter has been guiding elk hunters through the Colorado high country for the ultimate encounter with a monster bull elk. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!

Our success on guided muzzleloader hunts is considerably above the statewide average with our average shot opportunity at 100%.

Muzzleloader Hunting and Guide Options

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. 

Clean and accomodating log cabins are provided for all hunt packages, complete with comfortable beds and wood burning stoves. Specialty cabins are available for couples. The meals are good home cooking and are served with big appetites in mind.

Although base camp is remotely located in the heart of the Gunnison National Forest our facilities are equipped with everything needed to make your stay an enjoyable one.

Fully-Guided Muzzleloader 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 Muzzleloader 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 Muzzleloader 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! 


*Muzzleloader Tags in CO GMU 55 are by drawing only. You must submit a drawing application before the deadline in early April of each year. See below for more information and preference points needed. 


5-Day Muzzleloader Elk Hunting Packages

Muzzleloader: September 8-12, 2018

Rates and Dates 2019 

5-Day Muzzleloader Elk Hunting Packages

Muzzleloader: September 14-18, 2019

Guided                                   Semi-Guided             Self-Guided
1 X 2     $4,000.00 per gun     $3,000.00 per gun     $2,000.00 per gun
1 X 1     $5,000.00 per gun           

Group Rate
Four or more hunters, $300 off p/p for 1x2 hunt and $200 p/p for 1x1. Non-Hunters: $800 per person. Muzzleloader Licenses are available by drawing only, please see below.

*Prices do not include liscense fees or gratuity. 

*Gratuity is not mandatory but is an industry standard and MUCH appreciated! 

Recommended Gratuity - Guides: 5%-15% of Hunt Cost, Support Staff/Packout Crew: $25 p/p, Head Chef: $50-$75, Asst. Chef: $25-$50. 

*All hunts require a deposit of 1/3 the total cost of the hunt. The deposit is non-refundable unless extraneous circumstances are approved by outfitter or if the hunter does not draw the tag applied for. 


Application & Licenses

Muzzleloader Licenses are available by drawing only. Applications are available through the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife. You can apply for your tag online or call to request an application. We can assist you in this process upon request. The deadline for applications is the first tuesday in April of each year.

CO Preference Point Minimums to draw a Unit 55 Muzzleloader Bull Elk Tag: 

Resident Muzzleloader - 1 points (2 points guarantees a tag)

Non-Resident Muzzleloader - 4 points (5 points guarantees a tag)


To make a hunt reservation, we require a deposit of one-third the total hunt cost. The second payment is due by June 15 and final payment is due 30 days prior to the start of your hunt. Deposits are non-refundable. Please be aware that any person born in  1949 or after must have a current Hunter Safety Card to purchase a hunting license in CO.

Book Your Hunt


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Bill Hurley (Muzzleloader Elk)     
St. Joe, MO