Western Colorado Outfitter & Guide Service
First an foremost here at Carney's Guide Service, our number one goal is to offer the highest quality hunting experience anyone could ask for. We will do nothing less than go to the ends of the earth to ensure your hunt was the hunt of a lifetime and do everything possible to send you, as a client and a friend, home satisfied and longing for your next hunt with us. We treat every hunt as if it is a once in a lifetime hunt because every hunt is a once in a lifetime hunt.
We are a Western Colorado based outfitter. We specialize in trophy Colorado cougar hunts along with some of the finest trophy Mule deer hunting that Colorado has to offer. We conduct our hunts from elevations starting near 5,500 feet in the subtle valley farm ground to the high mountain vistas reaching near 9,000 feet. This allows us to build the hunt to accommodate any hunter with near any physical ability. Carney's Guide Service strives to accommodate anyone. Give us a call so we can set up a hunt that is right for you. We also offer help with the annual tag drawing application process.
Our guided hunts are conducted from a house style camp where a hot meal and shower can be found, we also offer exclusive private land drop camps if this is what you are looking for.We can accommodate any style of hunting desired for your hunting adventure.The price of our hunt includes travel to and from the airport, All meals during the hunt and 1x1 or 2x1 hunts, whichever is specified. Lodging is provided for most hunts.
Our Colorado Hunting Seasons
Archery Season is the longest season, running from late August through September. The weather is generally milder during archery season. The elk rut typically occurs during archery season.
Muzzleloader Season is one week in mid-September. It is generally around the elk rut. Muzzleloader licenses are all limited draw licenses.
First Rifle Season is fully limited and elk only, so this season offers the least crowded hunting option for elk hunters. With the first rifle season following the archery and muzzleoader season, hunters have a very good chance of harvesting a trophy bugling bull elk.
Second and Third Rifle Seasons have elk and deer draw licenses and offers over-the-counter elk licenses. The availability of over-the-counter elk licenses makes second and third rifle an easy option for hunters that missed the draw, didn't draw, are saving preference points, or are just looking for a no-fuss hunting opportunity that allows you to "buy a license and go hunt" in the units we outfit in.
Fourth Rifle Season is in mid-November and is limited draw for deer and elk. The winter weather has set in so there are fewer hunters in the field but the animals are generally concentrated and moving toward winter range so they're often easier to locate. This season is a great opportunity to find the trophy mule deer still in the rut.
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