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 starting!

Check out the photos of this year's hunts so far! 

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

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

Moose seasons

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





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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:

  • 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.