Plan Your Colorado Hunt

Colorado archery elk hunting

Plan a Colorado Hunt

Are you going to plan a Colorado hunt? What to do you need to prepare for your upcoming hunt this year? Make sure that you have applied for your hunt by the drawing deadline. Once you have secured your dates for your hunt with RMOOC, we will give you updates on what you should be doing.

  • Start getting in shape early. Can’t say enough about this! Start walking often, and running if your health allows.
  • Get your gear long before the hunt. Get your walking shoes/boots by early summer, and break them in.
  • Plan your travels. We can offer shuttle services to and from Denver International or Colorado Springs airport
  • If traveling by plane, we highly recommend sighting in your gun prior to the hunt.
  • Plan to arrive in Colorado at least 1 to 2 days prior to the hunt.
    Depending on the hunt dates, season, and species, we will set up a time and destination where to go if you’re driving.
  • We will plan on getting you to the camp the day before your hunt begins, to unpack and get your gear ready for the hunt.
  • Your evening before the hunt will kickoff with a dinner, and discussing the next days activities.
  • Day 1 of the hunt begins!

Other items to note:

  • Let us know if you have any special food requests, allergies for our meals and snacks
  • Bring any medications, ibuprofen, etc..
  • We have a satellite texting phone in our hunt camps, for emergencies, where cell service is unavailable.

Planning a Colorado hunt should be easy – if you have any suggestions on how we can improve our list, feel free to let us know. We want to make sure all our clients are well prepared for their Colorado hunting adventure.


In order to get your 2023 big game license, you must first “purchase or hold” one of the following:

  1. Annual small game license (Residents and non-residents) Or,
  2. Annual small game and fishing license combo (Colorado Residents only)

Cost of the big game licenses are as follows: Residents / Non-residents

  • Elk: $57.90 / $700.98
  • Deer; $42.01 / $420.23
  • Antelope: $42.01 / $420.23
  • Bear: $40.45 / $103.60













Gear List

  • 12 arrows
  • Minimum of 6 broad heads with 1 1/4” cutting blade (fixed blade preferable)
  • Headlamp and extra batteries
  • Warm and cold weather gear
  • Rain gear
  • Day pack with camelback
  • Bow
  • Release
  • Range finder
  • Good optics
  • Permit required for cross bow
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pair of gloves
  • Wool socks
  • Comfortable waterproof hunting boots

Gear List

  • Ammo
  • Rifle
  • Headlamp
  • Warm and cold weather gear
  • Rain gear
  • Day pack with camelback
  • Trigger
  • Range finder
  • Good optics
  • Cold weather sleeping bag
  • Two pair of gloves
  • Wool socks
  • Comfortable waterproof hunting boots
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    Horse Pack Weight Limit

    • Duffle bag max weight of 50lbs for a high country horse back hunt. Bow or rifle is not included in weight of duffle bag
      contents for duffle bag can include: clothes, extra boots, ammo, socks, and any hunting gear, etc…
    • Hunter weight max of 275lbs for riding horses. Hunter may wear a back pack if total hunter weight does not exceed 275lbs, while riding horse.
    Colorado mule deer hunting

    Made the Shot – Now What?

    • RMOOC will field dress, quarter your animal, make sure it is properly tagged.
    • If requested, RMOOC can shoulder cape out your trophy for taxidermy.
    • RMOOC will bring your meat back to camp, and depending on weather, get it to the local meat locker.
    • RMOOC does not process meat
    • RMOOC has very good local taxidermists for your trophy if you need
    • You may stay in camp until the full hunt is over, or you may request going home early if it is not a special trip for our guides.
    • RMOOC can help you arrange arrange meat transport if traveling by plane.
    • You should bring at least 2 large coolers per person, if traveling by car or truck.
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    Wounded Animal Policy

    We have this happen occasionally, and look at each one carefully. RMOOC makes every attempt to recover your animal, but if we cannot, your hunt may be over.
    If RMOOC and its guides determine that your animal has been fatally hit, then your hunt is over. This is a difficult one for everyone, and that is why we at RMOOC want to be sure that every hunter is fully aware, and prepared before their hunt.
    Prepared is knowing your accuracy of the weapon you will be hunting with. RMOOC will make every attempt to guide you to the perfect “shot” opportunity, however, the hunter will take responsibility for their shot.

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    Call - 719-221-6185