Timberline Notebook

Successful Archery Elk Hunter

Video testimonial from a successful Colorado archery elk hunter.
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How to Apply for a Colorado Big Game Hunting License

Here is a tutorial on applying for a Colorado big game license on CPW's new site.
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2018 – Draw Hunts Still Available

Colorado big game application time is here. If you haven't already made hunting plans for this fall there are still some options available, but you will have to act fast to get in before the draw deadline (April 3rd) passes. Below are the hunts still available for this year. Private Land Outfitted - 4th Rifle Elk - November 14-18 Wilderness Pack-in - Drop Camp - 2nd Rifle - October 19-25
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Creating an Account on CPW’S New Licensing System

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched a new licensing system for 2018. Applications can't be submitted until March 1st, but I reccomend getting a user ID and password setup in advance, as the system has some flaws. It took me two phone calls (800-244-5613) to get mine setup.
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Google Earth Scouting

Elk herd seen from google earth Google Earth can be a great resource for scouting elk hunting areas. I was working on putting together some maps and came across this herd of elk.
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2017 Rifle Bull Elk

Colorado elk hunting I was fortunate to be able to hunt elk again with Jay Mitchell last year.  This hunt was on his ranch.  I had hunted with him several times over the years on wilderness hunts and find him to be one of the best outfitters I have ever hunted with.  Everything he told me to expect on his hunts was right on.  Before my first rifle elk hunt with him a while ago, he told me that I had a good chance of getting an elk but it probably wouldn't be a 400 class elk.  After crossing a slide area,
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2017 Rifle Bull

rifle elk hunting Great bull taken minutes into opening day of 1st rifle.
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