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About AEI Guide and Outfitter

A Colorado hunting trip can be an experience of a lifetime. Amidst the higher and lower elevations of the state, you will find abundant wildlife that you may be hard-pressed to find in other locations of the country, and this can provide you with a unique experience. However, to maximize your hunting trip in the Rockies, you may consider the benefits of using the services of expert Colorado hunting guides of AEI. A guide can serve as your expert on local game as well as the landscape and weather conditions.

Amidst the rugged natural beauty of the state, you may find game such as elk, mule deer, mountain goat and other species. In addition, the rivers and streams are filled with a variety of fish species, making many of them suitable for a fly-fishing experience. While the area is may be teeming with wildlife, many of the animals are rather elusive, and they will take advantage of the rugged terrain to avoid hunters who are unfamiliar with their habits or the lay of the land. When you work with Colorado hunting guides on your trip, you will be able to relax and enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the area while your hunting guide provides you with navigation through the land.

When choosing to work with a hunting guide in Colorado, you can customize the experience to suit your skill level and familiarity with the game and the land. You can choose to use a hunting guide in Colorado on a fully guided expedition, or you may opt for a semi-guided or unguided trip. Due to changes in the wildlife's natural territory over the course of the year as well as varying weather conditions and hunting seasons, you should consider contacting a hunting guide in Colorado while planning your trip. Your guide can help you to plan the best time for your trip and can work with you to develop a trip that will be most enjoyable for you.

AEI Outfitter has been outfitting and providing wilderness adventures in Taylor Park, Colorado since 1984. We are an equal opportunity service provider and operates under special use permits from the United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. CO Outfitter License #1206



AEI Outfitter's Base Camp is located 10,000 feet above sea level in the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains just 45 miles northeast of Gunnison, Colorado. With the impressive Continental Divide just three miles away, base camp is in prime elk and deer habitat. Elevations range from 8,000 feet to more than 13,000 feet at the mountain peaks. Colorado is known for having the largest elk hunting population in the world and this rugged country provides great Colorado Elk hunting opportunities. The big game areas we hunt are Game Management Unit 55, GMU 551, GMU 54 and GMU 67. AEI Outfitter offers guided hunts on public land for elk, deer, mountain goats and moose. Limited semi-guided private land hunts are available for those who would be challenged to hike the rugged terrain in the Gunnison Valley. AEI Outfitter operates under a special use permits from the United States Forest Service in the Gunnison National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management. 

Your Guides

It is our main objective to provide you with an unrivaled hunting or fishing experience. An epic experience that will be remembered and cherished for years to come! All of our guides are hand-selected and have significant hunting and guiding experience. We promise you that your guide will work tirelessly to put you in the best possible circumstances to be successful.

Lewie Foltz

Lewie Foltz

As the director of AEI Outfitter, Lewie's goal is to create an environment for you to be successful. From hiring and coordinating AEI's professional staff to to guiding hunters and anglers into the backcountry himself, Lewie is passionate about his job. He has been hunting and fishing since he was a toddler and followed up his adventurous childhood with a degree in Wildlife Biology from Virginia Tech. Lewie is a successful and passionate bow hunter and fly fisherman!