Cool crisp mornings, elk bugling in the pre-dawn darkness, the musky smell of an elk wallow – all this coupled with the excitement of close encounters with one of nature’s most intense big game animals makes for the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Colorado’s archery season starts the last Saturday in August and runs through September. Early in the archery season is the perfect time for hunting timberline mule deer, or spotting and ambushing a bull elk. Later in the season the elk come into full rut where a bow hunter can have an opportunity at a bugling bull. To be successful with a bow everything has to come together just perfectly but practice, patience, and dedication makes archery hunting a rewarding experience.