Hunt #5152 DIY/Semi-Guided Cow Elk Private Land

Current Stock:

Hunt ID: CO-5152

About the Hunt Provider:

DIY Colorado cow elk hunts 4000 acres for 4 hunters or 2000 acres for 2 hunters.

Hunt the Migration on a DIY/semi-guided cow elk hunt that fills the freezer and is extremely easy on the pocketbook. At this time of the year it is not uncommon to see herds of elk from 10 to 100, you just need to know how to sneak up on 100 elk eyes, ears and noses that have protected the elk all of its life.

You will be hunting GMU003 where 60,000 elk travel to their wintering grounds in their annual migration. This is a 3 day hunt the end of November. This area is known for its high success during this season. This is the highest elk success area in the state and being that Craig is the Elk Capitol of the World it shows.

I caution you to not shoot an elk in the mass of the herd but to focus on the singles around the main mass so that you don’t end up with more than 1 elk each.

The landowner will show you your perimeter fences, where the elk migration travel corridors are, where the elk like to feed, and the most common day bed areas are. The area has two-track roads to assist you in covering the over 11 one square mile sections all connected with perimeter fences. The private ranch property is a main thoroughfare during the elk migration every year. Snowy cold weather expedites the migration and warm sunny weather retards the migration. The elk are comfortable all through this property so they may be day bedding or moving depending on the weather.

Drive, glass, spot and stalk is the most efficient hunting method with short walks to check hidden pockets on the ranch for hidden herds.

Your lodging is your option to take, either motel or camper in town in a campground. There is no camping on the property due to camping fire issues. 

Skinning and processing of your elk are available in town if desired but cheaper if you do it yourself. At a minimum you should field dress it since processers will charge $500.


Northwest Colorado unit GMU003 near Craig.

Hunt Type(s):

Semi-guided with DIY hunting.

Species & Recommended Seasons:

Cow elk end of November.


All cow elk licenses are a draw but typically leftover and runs between Thanksgiving and end of November.

License and Voucher Watchdog will get you the licenses you need.

License and Season Information

Party Size:

2 or 4 max per group.

Mode of Travel:

Vehicle and foot.

Success Rate:

DIY hunting statistics are not tracked but cow elk success this time of year near 100%.

Hunt Difficulty:

Low impact.


Cow elk hunt $1895/person.

What’s Included:

  • Access to 4000 acres private land.
  • Semi-guided showing you the property and telling you best locations to hunt.

What’s Not Included:

  • Hunting Licenses
  • Transportation to Colorado
  • Lodging and Food
  • Game field dressing and packout
  • Game processing
  • Taxidermy


Use the Outfitter Request Form or call us using the phone number at the top of the page to check on availability, ask questions or book it.



Disclaimer: All prices are per person unless otherwise noted.  No additional fees for booking, the price is the price except for NM adds sales tax.  Unless otherwise noted price is per person, no licenses/tags included, game processing and taxidermy costs extra.  There is no guarantee in hunting.  Availability and prices subject to change by the outfitter or landowner and they have the last word.  If there is a discrepancy between our posted price and what they say it is then we do our best to negotiate for you but offer no guarantee.  We do our best to audit them making sure what they say they offer they actually do by visiting them or going on hunts we pay for.  No refunds for early tag out.  No guarantee on filling hunting licenses