Black powder licenses are the most coveted in Colorado. All licenses are by application only. Drawing a muzzleloader license in Colorado can take many years, it is well worth the wait. Bulls bugling on a crisp autumn morning, rays of sunlight peeking over the mountainside, a puff of black powder in the air after a single well-placed shot, the nostalgia of days gone by, make a muzzleloader hunt the most exciting adventure you will ever have. The combination of hunting elk in the rut, and the exhilaration of close encounters while hunting with primitive weapons make black powder trips extraordinary.
Colorado’s black powder season is placed during the peak of the elk rut in September. Although the weather in Colorado can be unpredictable, September weather is typically mild, making this hunt the perfect time to be in the backcountry hunting elk.