Trip Report: Colorado Elk Hunt and Guaranteed Tags – Josh Randle
This Trip Report: Colorado Elk Hunt Guaranteed Tags was the Colorado Elk Hunt and Guaranteed Tags Hunt we offer with an outstanding outfitter and our client Josh Randle. Thanks for your trip submission and congrats Josh!
Found Marc and Top End Adventures online. Told him the exact hunting experience I was looking for and he matched me up perfectly with the best outfitter he knew that would meet my expectations.
Logistics and Lodging
From the accommodations to the food to the guides and the staff, and most importantly the hunting grounds – it was all around amazing. The outfitter did a tremendous job providing hunters with the very best conditions possible. And even more so if you were physically well conditioned enough to get up above the tree line and hunt steep and deep for these animals, which I was. The only thing I would recommend for improvement is for the outfitter to not lose sight of the fact that the customer has invested more than just their treasure into the hunt; the sacrifice of the time and talent of the hunter and that of his family is immense, and as such the hunt isn’t over until the nightfall claims your chances on the final day of your adventure. And that’s when it all came together for me. I had to empty my tank on that mountain to harvest an animal in the last hour of my 5 day hunt. It was even more rewarding knowing that the outfitter had publicly shared that new hunters were due in camp in a couple of days and to not mess up their hunts by putting to many miles on in the mountains in the fleeting days of this hunt.
Trip Report Details
On literally the 40th mile covered in 5 days and in the last hour of light, as I sat tucked into this basin glassing across the ridges to the west, a lone 5×5 bull crested over a ridge at 8600 ft making his way from his bed in the aspens in one basin to his feeding area at 9000 ft in another basin. I got my binos on him and watched him slip quietly thru the aspens without a worry or any pressure on him whatsoever. My guide Jake (aka, the fucking man!) and I contemplated whether the thermals would allow us to get within bow range in less than an hour. Unfortunately both the wind and thermals were not in our favor, nor was shooting light, so we made the call and setup the rifle to give us our best chance. He gave me a small window at 356 yards and that’s all I needed. It was magic!
Trip Report: Colorado Elk Hunt Guaranteed Tags – Your Experience
Marc! He’s the man!! He’s thoughtful, insightful, experienced, intelligent, customer centric, honest, transparent, ethical and just an all around awesome dude.
Finding Guaranteed Elk Tags
Pursuing top notch western elk hunting is all about finding guaranteed elk tags. Regardless if you are a resident or non resident. The top states to find those easily are Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Idaho. Tag acquisition defines if many get to hunt or not. Unfortunately, it has come down to having enough money to buy them. If you are blessed financially, the good news is, great hunting is available every year for elk and deer in the west. This article will go into a little more detail of the best locations.