Fall: Colorado Big Game Hunting

Status: Operational

We’re excited to announce that in 2023 we’ll likely be adding both cow elk and doe antelope hunts to our tremendously-successful deer hunts! Tri-State Outfitters is being extremely generous in donating elk and antelope tags, as well as giving us full hunting access to more than 80,000 acres their clients pay thousands of dollars to hunt. The deer hunt will continue to be conducted in a State Wildlife Area in NE Colorado, one that’s restricted to only youths/mentors. The elk and antelope hunts will occur in the Castle Rock, CO area. On all 3 hunts, Base Camp will include heated wall tents with cots and electricity, hot showers and hearty meals. All firearms and shooting supplies are included. These hunts are designed for novices, as each youth/mentor team will have a highly-skilled guide with them. Projected dates for the 2023 Deer Hunt are Oct 27-30th. Elk and antelope hunt dates are in development with the outfitter.

Acquired Skills
Through both a hunting class at Base Camp and experience gained in the field, teens and mentors will acquire the following skills:

  • Understanding Deer Behavior
  • Hunting Techniques:  methods, stalks, etc.
  • Marksmanship
  • Game Care (guides will assist with field dressing)

Pre-Hunt Requirements

  • Hunter Education: BOTH the youth and mentor must complete a state-run Hunter Education course prior to the hunt. The Director will assist people with registering for the course.
  • Marksmanship:  The youth must show up for their hunt proficient in their shooting. They must be capable of shooting a 3-inch group at 100 yards with a scoped rifle.
  • The book “Wild At Heart”: Both Youth and Mentor must have read the book “Wild At Heart” by John Eldredge prior to the hunt so they can fully benefit from the Campfire Talks.

Campfire Talks
Discussions about Christian masculinity will occur throughout the trip.  For more information click here.

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