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,
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2020 Colorado Big Game Hunting Dates View Planner
Applications open March 1, Deadline Tue, April 7, 8:00 PM MST, 10:00 PM EST
Deer & Elk Archery Season September 2nd - September 30th
Deer & Elk Muzzleloader Season September 12th - September 20th
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
a. Archery: 19 days starting Saturday, 9/12-9/30/20
b. Muzzleloader: 9 days starting Saturday, 9/12-9/20/20
c. Rifle: 14 days starting Thursday, 10/01-10/14/20
COLORADO OUTFITTERS ASSOCIATION
SPORTSMAN'S DEFENSE FUND
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!
Applications are due before midnight on the first Tuesday in April each year. Please check back for date confirmation!
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.
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.