What Makes a Colorado Elk Hunt at Longmeadow So Special?
Colorado elk hunting season is in full swing and Longmeadow is eager to help you bag that big trophy bull that you’ve always dreamed about! With more than 250,000 elk that reside within our state’s borders, Colorado is home to nearly 40% of the continental elk population. Despite this fact, less than 30% of hunters actually harvest an animal in a given year. So, in order to make sure that you don’t end up in that sad 70%, we have put together a list of reasons that Longmeadow Game Resort should be your first choice when it comes to elk hunting outfitters.
Experienced Big Game Hunting Guides:
- When it comes to elk hunting, knowing the lay of the land is crucial. Here at Longmeadow our expert guides grew up hunting big game on the high plains and have decades of experience to assist you in making sure that your hunt is successful. With years of experience under their belts, our guides love sharing their knowledge with our guests, and therefore they have provided some helpful tips that will guarantee that you’re fully prepared for your next hunt.
Get In Shape:
While hunting elk on the high plains is not as physically demanding as climbing to elevations in excess of 10,000 ft. in the mountains, it is still imperative that you are in good enough shape to spend hours in the field. Eating healthy, building muscle, and upping your cardio will help ensure that you are ready to move through the trails at a steady, manageable pace without feeling debilitated. Luckily for out-of-state hunters from lower elevations, Longmeadow sits at about 4,500 ft. above sea level. This is about 2000 ft. less than the lowest elevation at which people start feeling the effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Our guides will help you track your prey across our beautiful resort, but first you have to be fit enough to keep up with them!
Bring Good, Well-worn Boots:
Quality equipment is an absolute must when it comes to big game hunting, and no piece of equipment is more important than a good pair of boots. Elk hunts at Longmeadow can last up to three days, and during that time you will be spending several hours per day hiking through the brush. Therefore, you will want to make sure that you have a pair of high quality hiking boots that you have worn-in to avoid painful hot spots that will eventually turn into debilitating blisters.
Scout the Terrain:
Another crucial factor in the success of any hunt is a working knowledge of the terrain. Scouting is the best way to go about this, and learning the idiosyncrasies of the area can make all the difference. Knowing the locations of watering holes, wallows, and choke points that the elks frequent will help make your hunt a guaranteed success. Luckily for our hunters, our guides are very familiar with the land around Longmeadow, and will be able to lead hunters to the best spots when out scouting the area.
Field Dressing, Meat Preparation, and Taxidermy:
- Once you bring down that prize bull, the next question becomes what to do with it. Thankfully for our hunters we are here to help! First things first, field dressing is a necessary step in preserving the meat from harvested animals. Removing the internal organs of hunted game must be done as soon as possible to ensure rapid body heat loss, which helps preserve the meat and prevents harmful bacteria from growing on the carcass. Field dressing is included in every Longmeadow elk hunt. Next comes hauling. At Longmeadow we have plenty of all-terrain vehicles that make this a breeze! Once we get your elk back to the lodge our staff will be there to skin, cape, and prepare the carcass for the processor so that you’ll have all of the choicest cuts of elk meat for months to come! Finally, we know several expert taxidermists that will turn your bull into a stunning trophy. To inquire about meat preparation and taxidermy call Tye at 970-467-4868, or by email at @">@
All Inclusive Luxury Lodging:
- After a long day in the field there’s nothing better than kicking back in comfort with some delicious grub, a cold drink, and a warm bed. Longmeadow Game Resort features gorgeous, hotel style accommodations to suit your every need. Every Longmeadow elk hunt includes 3 to 4 nights stay at our beautiful lodge complete with 8 luxury hotel rooms, 2 full bars, patios with stunning views, and an amazing hunter’s lounge complete with tons of awesome things to do while your not on the hunt. You’ll also be treated to exquisitely prepared meals during your stay, and if you’re 21 or older your bar tab is included in the price of your hunt! To learn more about the accommodations and amenities at Longmeadow Game Resort visit our Lodging Page.
100% Guaranteed Success:
- Finally, the number one reason to chose Longmeadow for your Colorado elk hunt is one simple fact; your success is 100% guaranteed!!! We’re not kidding here, if you book an elk hunt with us, you will take an elk home, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. This is a High Fence Hunt, which is why we are able to offer this guarantee. We want to make sure that you get your money’s worth, and our guides are dedicated to ensuring that you take home the trophy elk of which you’ve always dreamed. Not all outfitters can offer this kind of guarantee, and if you want to be in that 30% of hunters to bag an elk this season, there’s no better choice than Longmeadow Game Resort. Learn More about Colorado elk hunting HERE!