Meals and Lodging Accommodations - Guided hunting packages are offered both with and without meals and lodging accommodations. It is highly recommended that guests take advantage of the first-class lodging accommodations and join us for the delicious meals. The food is incredible and it's a great way to get to know the other guests and your guides. "Camaraderie" is a fantastic part of the experience, so we don't want anyone to miss out on the opportunity. Our guests quickly become lifelong friends and everyone really enjoys sharing in the daily stories and experiences. It's a huge part of the fun! The lodging accommodations are first-class, in clean, comfortable, modern cabins, that are conveniently located very close to the hunting property. Housekeeping services are daily and laundry services are available upon request.
Fully guided hunts are for five (5) consecutive days, even if the hunting season is for a longer period of time.
Semi-guided hunts are for three (3) consecutive days. Arrangements can be made for a five (5) consecutive day hunt. Additional fees will be required.
Safety orientation and weapon sighting - At Burning Daylight Outfitters, we take safety very seriously All hunting guests are required to arrive the day prior to opening day so that they can attend the safety orientation and sight in their weapons. Semi-guided hunters should plan on spending the entire day with a guide and should arrive at 9:00 am. Fully guided hunters need to arrive around 3:00 pm.
Introductory Dinner - All hunters, whether they reserve a position with or without meals and lodging, are invited to attend our introductory steak dinner. It's a great way to get acquainted with your outfitter, the guides and other guests. Many of our clients quickly become lifelong friends and this is where it all starts!
Reservation and Deposit - A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a hunting position, with the balance due upon guests arrival. To enhance and encourage a strong elk population, hunt positions are very limited, so early reservations are highly recommended.
Additional Tags - Additional tags for cow elk and mule deer are also available. Additional fees may be applicable if a second tag is filled. Please inquire!
Hunter Education Requirements - By Colorado statute, everyone born on or after January 1, 1949 who applies for a Colorado hunting license or preference point must have successfully completed an approved hunter education course. All hunters must meet Colorado hunter education requirements. For more information on hunting in Colorado, to review the Colorado Big Game Hunting Regulation Booklet, and to review hunter education requirements, please go to the Colorado Division of Wildlife website. We also welcome any calls or email inquiries and will assist you any way we can.
Success Rate - Due to our position limitations and land stewardship, our success rates are very high, however, no hunts are guaranteed.
Personally Interviewed - It is our goal at Burning Daylight Outfitters, to offer a hunting experience that will fulfill and hopefully exceed our clients expectations. All potential clients are personally interviewed prior to booking so we have the opportunity to answer any questions. We also want to know the needs and expectations of our clients prior to reserving a hunting position. We want to match our clients with the hunt that they are expecting!
Limited Hunting Positions - To ensure the protection and habitual patterns of the elk, we strictly limit the number of hunting positions per season, so early reservations are highly recommended. Positions are offered on a first come, first serve basis, but many return clients reserve positions a year in advance.
For more information on hunting with Burning Daylight Outfitters, please visit our "Hunting Calendar" page, our "Packing Services" page and our "Trespass and Drop Camp Hunts" page. We also welcome calls and emails, so don't hesitate to contact us. Looking forward to hearing from you!
High Altitude Sickness - The higher you climb above sea level, the less oxygen there is in the air. The oxygen level becomes very low at altitudes above 7,000 feet. This causes problems for people who normally live at lower altitudes because their bodies aren't used to working on so little oxygen. If you stay at a high altitude for a long time, your body gets used to the low oxygen level, and you don't get sick from it. Here are a tips that we highly recommend to help prevent high altitude problems.
We highly recommend that clients visiting from a lower altitude arrive a day or two early, giving themselves an opportunity to acclimate to the altitude. A slower ascent to high altitudes can help a lot.
Doctors seem to agree that acclimatization is often accompanied by fluid loss, so you need to drink lots of water to remain properly hydrated (at least 3-4 quarts per day). Drinking lots of fluids will help in the acclimation process and is also highly recommended.
A carb-rich diet is key because carbohydrates naturally replace muscle glycogen levels and prevent protein from being burned as energy. High-carb diets also require less oxygen for metabolism and digestion.
Some doctors also recommend increasing iron consumption prior to ascent. (Another great reason to attend our introductory steak dinner!)
"Gingko" enhances circulation, which means more blood gets to your brain and to your extremities. More blood means more oxygen, which is how some researchers think gingko helps alleviate the affects of thinner air. One of the best ways to protect yourself from altitude sickness is to begin taking 60 mg of gingko each day at least five days before your ascent. Studies show its effective just one day before, but five days provides even better results.
Listen to your body. You don’t need the Colorado Guide to tell you that rest and sleep will help you adjust to the elevation. That sluggish, exhausted feeling? Those drooping eyelids and dragging feet? That’s your body’s way of telling you to get some shut eye – probably the most helpful thing you can do.
Archery, Muzzle loading, 1st & 2nd Rifle Seasons
Bull Elk Hunts
Fully Guided - 5 Day Hunts
With meals and lodging - $5,500.00
Without meals and lodging - $4,500.00
Semi-guided - 3 Day Hunts + 1 Day for guide/client workshop
With meals and lodging - $3,500.00
Without meals and lodging - $2,750.00
Cow Elk Hunts
Fully guided – 5 Day Hunts
With meals and lodging - $3,800.00
Without meals and lodging - $2,900.00
Youth hunts - Ages 12-17
Fully guided - 5 Day Hunts
With meals and lodging - $3,000.00 (youth only), including adult hunter $8,000.00
Without meals and lodging - $2,500.00 (youth only), including adult hunter $6,800.00
Youths must be accompanied by a fully guided hunting parent.
One guide will be assigned to each pair of hunters and will assist with the entire hunt.
3rd & 4th Rifle Seasons - Please inquire