Colorado Elk Drop Camps…..Popular Choice For Many Hunters
Colorado elk drop camps are a very popular choice for many elk hunters. Colorado is known for having some of the best elk hunting in the Rocky Mountains.
Most all Colorado guides and outfitters offer drop camps for their hunters. These can be much less expensive than a fully guided elk hunt where you would have a guide with you at all times.
So, what is a drop camp and how does it work? Well, a drop camp is basically where you're "dropped off" at the beginning of the elk hunt and packed out at the end of the hunt. It is usually located in prime elk habitat, with a good source of water and firewood nearby and where you have the freedom to hunt self guided.
Outfitters vary by what they supply for a drop camp but usually most all of your basic needs are provided including such things as tents, lanterns, stove, pots and pans, coffee pot, and a covered latrine. Sometimes they will even supply a map with hot hunting spots clearly marked to increase the odds of seeing elk.
The hunter needs to provide food, sleeping bag and pillow, clothing, personal effects, rifle, ammunition, and drinks other than water. As you can see, hunting in Colorado elk drop camps takes much of the work out of the trip.
Transportation to the camp is usually provided by horse and all of your gear is packed in on horse or mules. For safety, a cell phone is sent for emergencies or if you get an elk and need it packed out. (Packing the elk out is an extra charge)
Colorado elk drop camps are definitely a more affordable alternative to a fully guided elk hunt and can increase the odds of success in your favor. Plus, you'll get the added benefit of hunting in some of the most beautiful country in the Rocky Mountains.
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