We specialize in guided archery and rifle elk hunts!

Bonded & Insured:  Superb Guided Outfitting and Self-Directed Elk and Deer Hunting Services for bow, muzzle loading, and rifle seasons as well as guided pack and fishing trips in premier Northwest Colorado.


In addition to expert guided archery, muzzleloader, and rifle hunts, we have excellent drop and base camp sites and elk & deer hunting areas for bow, muzzle loading and rifle seasons as well as world-class trout fishing.


Guided hunters are hosted from our ranch bordering National Forest.  Welder Outfitting Services has been operating since 1988 under special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service on the White River National Forest;  CO License #961

The experience that I had and the personal attention I felt I was given showed me that you were truly an experienced guide, friendly and caring, ..."Steve Saltzman,
Wyncote, PA

Packing List and Outdoor Gear Evaluations 
 Welder Outfitting guides and more useful links at bottom of page. Icons on right are also linked for

your convenience.

Our additional lodging partners!



2020 Season Pics are in!

Check out the 2020 hunting photos! 

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Email packtrip@cmn.net (you may have to copy email address into your own mail service).

2021 Colorado Big Game Hunting Dates                                    View Planner
Applications open March 1: For sale online, by phone (1-800-244-5613) and at sales agents around the state  Primary draw applications close 4/6/2021 at 8 p.m. MT. The secondary draw application deadline is 6/30/2021 at 8 p.m. MT.
Prior to applying in the big game draw(s), all applicants will first need to purchase a qualifying hunting license. Online draw applications will not be accessible until you purchase your qualifying license.  

Deer & Elk Archery Season               September 2nd - September 30th   

Deer & Elk Muzzleloader Season     September 11th - September 19th


Deer & Elk Rifle Seasons

1st Regular Rifle Elk                                    October 10th - October 14th

2nd Regular Combined Rifle Deer & Elk  October 24th - November 1st

3rd Regular Combined Rifle Deer & Elk   November 7th - November 13th

4th Regular Combined Rifle Deer & Elk   November 18th - November 22nd

Moose seasons

  • Archery:  September 11 - September 30th

  • Muzzleloader: September 11 - September 19 (draw only)

  • Rifle:  October 1 - October 14





Protect sportsmen's rights and opportunities to hunt, fish and enjoy the Colorado outdoors! 


You can help! Contribute to COA's Sportsman Defense Fund HERE!


As featured in Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide                  

Come play in our  backyard - thousands of acres of Flattops Wilderness area & National Forest! 
     We also offer guided summer family and corporate pack and fishing trips, horseback riding, and winter snowmobiling fun!

Big Game License Application Options, Information and Instructions:

  • Primary draw application period: March 1 - April 6, 2021 at 8 pm MT 

  • Secondary draw application period: June 16 - June 30, 2021 at 8 pm MT

  • Apply early to avoid any last-minute online rush!

  • You can submit your application online or by mail (a mail-in application comes with the printed brochure).

  • Nonresident sheep, goat and moose applications can only be accepted by mail. (will check as this may have changed with covid)

  • All nonresident big game licenses purchased automatically include an annual fishing license, so bring your fishing rod when you're hunting or start planning your summer scouting trip.