DIY Elk Hunt In Colorado Flat Top

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Hunting Elk – Check this out for your DIY hunt.

Wild Skies –  May 25, 2013 – With more than 42,000 elk in the herd, Wild Skies  of NW Colorado has two archery hunts available for the do-it-yourself hunter who is tired of wall tents and drop camps and wants to hunt in comfort and affordably out of a brand new 3500+ sf mountain retreat surrounded on three sides by the Routt National Forest and with ½ mile of private river frontage.

Opening week (August 30-Sept 6, 2013) and closing week (September 23-30, 2013) are the two best archery weeks during the season.  Opening week is ideal because the animals haven’t been pressured yet and a hunter has the option to come in a few days before the season starts to scout or plan the hunt.  The last week of archery season occurs during the height of the rut and for hunters who enjoy calling elk, it doesn’t get any better.

Archery season is the best hunting in Wild Skies’ area. This area has a 4:1 cow to bull ratio which is phenomenal for an area that offers unlimited either sex archery elk licenses. Additional, the terrain is not that difficult with the highest elevation going to approximately 12,500 and with the majority of the area you would hunt being btw 8,500-11,000 feet.

Wild Skies is located off the Flat Tops Scenic Byway and one can drive right up to the front door. Flying is easy either through the Steamboat Springs, CO airport known as the Yampa Regional Airport where rental cars from national companies can be acquired and then driven a short 45 minutes to the front door of our hunting property or to Denver, CO with a four hour scenic drive to the property.

The cost is $1950 per hunter plus taxes. If a group of 4 or more hunters books the entire lodge is yours exclusively. If five or more book, call for special pricing. If a group of four or more wants a private chef onsite to prepare meals the cost would be $350 per hunter and that includes all food and beverages except alcohol, all meal preparations and cleaning of the kitchen. A local outfitter can pack out your elk for $250 provided he can get to it with a horse and the town of Craig is located one hour away and has several meat processors with 24 hour turn-around times.

Wild Skies has offered the do-it-yourself hunter clean, comfortable and affordable cabin accommodations in NW Colorado.  In 2012 Wild Skies completed building its flagship property in NW Colorado’s GMU12 on the northern end of the Flat Tops just 4 miles from the Flat Tops Wilderness which is the first area in the United States designated a wilderness. Wild Skies has attained its place as the world’s preeminent do-it-yourself mountain retreat.

For additional information about, the upcoming 2013 Big Game hunting Season in Colorado contact Lisa Bennett at 970.926.0216 or email or write Wild Skies at P.O. Box 2956, Edwards, CO 81632.

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