Bowhunt for elk (and black bear if desired) in the Colorado Rocky mountains on a 1,150 acre private ranch surrounded by 50,000+ acres of uninhabited public land. This is not a guided hunt, but the rancher and the caretaker both know the elk patterns and the land, so they can help with your hunt planning. Lodging at the Copper Spur Ranch bunkhouse and fishing for rainbow and brook trout (keep 1/person) are included. Food and drinks can be added for an additional fee.
This is rugged country. If you would like to explore most of it, it is highly recommended to bring or rent an ATV. A rental ATV can be provided for an additional fee.
Archery season tags are guaranteed (for both residents and non-residents) through the CPW site. The land is in Game Unit 15. Tag costs are not included here. Pursuit can help you get the proper tag from CPW. Contact us with questions.
Ranch Rule = No Jerks Allowed
Note: Check-in is at 3pm and check-out is at 11am. To reserve, click the date that corresponds to the first day you want to start your hunt at the Copper Spur Ranch. Parties of 4 or more will be able to reserve the entire house. Parties of 3 or less may have to share the house with other guests.
Additional Hunt Info: The Copper Spur Ranch sits at an elevation between 7,600 and 9,700 feet above sea level. It backs up to BLM, national forest and other private land (the public land is available for Pursuit hunters), some of which gets above 10,000 feet of elevation. The hunt area offers a variety of terrain settings, various water sources, and fields that are grazed by cattle. Some of the public land (like the Radium State Wildlife area LINK HERE) is hard to access without permission from the ranchers, whose property you must cross to pass into public territory. Only our hunters have permission to pass through the private land to get to the west are of the Radium State Wildlife Area. The entire area is part of the migration path from summer range to winter range for the elk herd, and benefits from having great food (cattle grazing fields) and water sources.
Game unit 15 ranks in the top 35% in terms of herd size in Colorado. As of 2020 the herd in the area was estimated to be 5,080 strong, after the harvest (2021 stats have not been published yet). Private land hunts in unit 15 had a 47% success rate of harvest in 2020. And while harvest rates are lower when you include public land only hunts (12% - 19% success for 1st and 4th rifle seasons), our offered hunt blends private and public land. Overall, in 2020 there were 499 elk harvested in unit 15... we hope you all are part of that total in the coming years!
Here are links to videos of some (but not all!) of the areas you will be hunting:
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45 minutes north of Vail, Colorado on a 1,100 acre private ranch surrounded by 20,000+ acres of uninhabited public land.