Elk from this herd call the Zapata home due to its vast grasslands, abundant water sources and cover provided by the rolling sand dunes. Land owner tags are available to all and do not require any additional cost or preference points. The beauty of this hunt is the type of land owner voucher which allows rifle bull hunts to begin September 1st and run through the end of November. This provides unprecedented opportunities to hunt Colorado elk in the rut with a rifle. Cow hunts are based off of the same voucher system, but are “List C” tags allowing for multiple elk tags within the same year (for more information on this type of tag, refer to the Colorado big game online brochure at www.cpw.state.co.us ). Rifle cow hunts are available from mid-August through mid-November. Although these hunts are rifle-based, opportunities are available to hunt elk with bows, black powder, etc. Hunting the Zapata provides extremely good odds of not only taking a bull, but one that scores well into the 300s. This hunt provides on-ranch lodging and features flat land as opposed to the rugged terrain typically associated with Colorado elk hunts.
All of our hunts include cabin-style lodging with two home-cooked meals and a packed lunch per day. We pair you up with an experienced guide that will not only guide you but will also take care of your harvest in a clean, professional manner.
We offer discounts for youth hunters, please contact us for more info.