Archery Hunts

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.

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private land hunting

Private Land Hunts

Action Adventures is home to numerous big game hunting opportunities. One of these is to hunt one of our private ranches. These are not high fence ranches. These are high country acreages home to some great elk and mule deer. Low pressure and quality management gives private land hunters an added edge in harvesting a quality animal. We offer private land hunts in both over-the-counter units as well as limited draw units. Below are some of our great private land hunting packages.

PRIVATE LAND DROP CAMPS

We are once again offering private land drop camps on the Quarter Circle HM
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hunting for elk in Colorado

East Creek Camp

Quick Facts:

  • Unit 65
    • Archery Elk - Over-the-counter (either sex)
    • Muzzleloader Elk - By application - typically draws with 2 points
    • 1st Rifle Elk - By application - typically draws with no points (either sex)
    • 2nd Rifle Elk - Over-the-counter
  • Horseback Pack-in (3 hour ride)
  • Elevations range from 10,000 ft to 13,000 ft
  • Accommodates 2 to 6 hunters
East Creek Camp is one of our longest established over-the-counter elk camps. Camp sits along a creek bottom with tall ridges and peaks running both sides. Creek bottoms, avalanche shoots, and high basins make up the topography. The camp
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Merino Mountain Camp

Merino Mountain Camp

Quick Facts:

  • Unit 65
    • Archery Elk - Over-the-counter licenses (either sex)
    • 1st Rifle Elk - By application - typically draws with 0 points (either sex)
    • 2nd Rifle Elk - Over-the-counter (bull or cow)
  • Horseback Pack-in (2 hour ride)
  • Elevations range from 10,000 ft to 13,000 ft
  • Accommodates 2 to 4 hunters
Merino Mountain is known for consistently producing quality bull elk. Typography is diverse and it includes lush creek bottoms, open avalanche shoots, high benches, dark timber, and above timberline alpine tundra. This camp offers some of the best elk hunting in over-the-counter unit 65.
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timberline mule deer hunting

Timberline Mule Deer Camp

Quick Facts:

  • Limited Mule Deer Unit 65
    • Archery Deer - By application -typically draws with 1 point
    • Muzzleloader Deer - By application - typically draws with 5 points
    • Early Rifle Deer - By application - typically draws with 10 points
  • Horseback Pack-in (3.5 hour ride)
  • Elevations range from 11,000 ft to 13,500 ft
  • Accommodates 2 to 4 hunters
This camp is where the big bucks call home for the summer and early fall.  These groups of bucks love it at timberline and above. This hunt should offer a great opportunity to harvest a P&Y buck
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colorado elk hunting

Boulder Basin Camp

Quick Facts:

  • Limited Unit 66
    • Archery Elk - By application -typically draws with 6 points (either sex)
    • Muzzleloader Elk - By application - typically draws with 15 points
    • 1st Rifle Elk - By application - typically draws with 3 points
    • 2nd Rifle Elk - By application - typically draws with 1 point
  • Horseback Pack-in (3 hour ride)
  • Elevations range from 10,000 ft to 13,000 ft
  • Accommodates 2 to 6 hunters
Boulder Basin is a wilderness pack-in elk camp located in limited draw Unit 66. We have been operating this camp for more then 30 years,
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Wilderness pack-in elk hunting

Robins Creek Camp

Quick Facts:

  • Limited Unit 66
    • Archery Elk - By application - typically draws with 6 points (either sex)
    • Muzzleloader Elk - By application - typically draws with 15 points
    • 1st Rifle Elk - By application - typically draws with 3 points
    • 2nd Rifle Elk - By application - typically draws with 1 point
  • Horseback Pack-in (3 hour ride)
  • Elevations range from 10,000 ft to 13,200 ft
  • Accommodates 2 to 6 hunters
Robins Creek Camp sits perched high on a ridge with infinite elk habit in every direction. Oftentimes you can glass up a herd of
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Wilderness pack-in elk hunting

Wapiti Ridge Camp

Quick Facts:

  • Limited Unit 66
    • Archery Elk - By application - typically draws with 6 points (either sex)
    • Muzzleloader Elk - By application - typically draws with 15 points
    • 1st Rifle Elk - By application - typically draws with 3 points
    • 2nd Rifle Elk - By application - typically draws with 1 point
  • Horseback Pack-in (3 hour ride)
  • Elevations range from 10,000 ft to 13,200 ft
  • Accommodates 2 to 6 hunters
Wapiti Ridge is a high elevation elk camp that sits nearly at timberline. Herds of elk frequent the nearby creek bottom and open basins.
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