Colorado's Premier Elk Hunting Outfitter, Bearcat Outfitters has over 69 years hunting the White River National Forest. One of the highest populated Elk & Deer units in the state of Colorado.

My father and I hunted with Seth in 2016. We were both successful in our hunts. It was a great experience for both of us. It was part of my father bucket list. I am scheduled for this fall in 2019. Good Luck hunters! I would highly recommend his group to anyone. Thanks Mitch Zoldowski

Mitch Zoldowski

I have been hunting with Seth and Bearcat Outfitters since 2010. They have always treated myself and every other hunter like family and work their tails off to give hunters the best hunts imaginable. David Nostrandt

David Nostrandt

Seth and his team are outstanding at providing a first-class elk hunting experience. I've hunted with Bearcat Outfitters numerous times over the last 10+ years and have been completely satisfied with both the drop camps and fully guided hunts. Looking forward to my next hunt in 2019! Greg Hutchison

Greg Hutchison

I've hunted with Seth and his crew 3 times and had great hunts each time. Saw plenty of legal elk. The horses and tack were top notch and the food (thanks Rita) and accommodations were terrific. Jim Zeck

Jim Zeck

I have been hunting with Bearcat since the mid 80’s. I have actually been guided by three generations of the same family. Seth runs an excellent operation. Lots of elk, good stock, great food and accommodations and seasoned guides that know the territory. I highly recommend: Jack Miller

Colorado Elk Hunting

Seth is a great guy and runs a heck of an outfitting business. Both my friend and I had great encounters with success on a nice 5x5 elk. He hunted hard with me through my final evening of the hunt and never gave up. The hospitality and facilities at Bearcat were wonderful as well: Kash Brown

Colorado Elk Hunting

I have archery hunted 5 times with Bearcat Outfitters and I have been successful 4 out of 5 times. The one time I should have been successful but it was hunter fault. The guides are outstanding, the food is great, along with the accommodations. I saw elk every day that I hunted, either by stalking or sitting over a water hole on the afternoon hunt. I highly recommend Bearcat Outfitters for a great archery hunt. Larry Stafford

Larry Stafford

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Quality Trophy Elk Hunts Since 1953

Our elk hunting trips are in Colorado's game management unit 12.  You will arrive the afternoon before your elk hunt begins. Once you are unpacked and settled in, you will be taken to the stable, fitted to a saddle and assigned a horse for the next morning.  You will elk hunt all day. We usually leave well before daylight and return well after dark. The farthest ride is about an hour and a half. Elk Hunting Prices & Fees.


Our archery hunts are guided and operated out of our lodge just as are the rifle elk hunts. Elk hunting is done by calling and stalking as well as using tree stands and ground blinds. We are very particular in how we Archery hunt only hunting morning and evening. We hunt without putting a lot of pressure on our elk herd.  This method works very well and generally yields a very high success ratio. Cost & Fees. 


Four and six-man camps are available for elk hunting. On our drop camp elk hunts, you are packed into a camp site in the White River National Forest, Colorado. Your camp is checked on every other day either in person or by two-way radio. We supply you a 16 x 20 wall tent, 12x14 cook tent, wood stove, propane cook stove, propane heater, cots, tables, chairs, lanterns, water and pack out your game. You are elk hunting on your own, supply your own groceries, utensils and do your own cooking. Since it is a pack– in camp, elk hunters MUST limit what they bring, only necessities. Cost & Fees.