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DHB Inc/Black Elk Outfitters Ltd. (Colo.Lic.#1313) offers self-guided trespass fee hunts on private, Colorado Ranches. We also offer fully outfitted  Texas Hog Hunts on ranches near Amarillo, Texas.

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2018 marks our 33rd year of serving hunters from all over the world. We hope we can be of service to you. With Colorado having the largest elk herd in the United States it's not hard to understand why many of our hunters return year after year. It also explains why we book up so early in the year.

The Big Game brochure will be mailed out by the State in Feb. if you don't receive it and are on their list, call 303-297-1192 to get one. Starting in 2018 Colorado Parks and Wildlife have a new method for applying for limited licenses. There are 7 steps for applying for these licenses. You will need to visit the website for CPW and look these over.



The 2017 season was really pretty good when compared to several past years. We had snow the first weekend in Oct. and again during the 2nd,3rd and 4th seasons. Not a lot of snow but enough to move the elk around. The 3rd rifle season was the best for all of the ranches and the Coyte Ranch was also the best producer. This was probably because of the consistant water sources and the dark timber. We had a rut late in the  archery season.  Bulls made up the largest amount of the take in 2017, especially on the Coyte.  Cows were kink of scarce in 2017, the PLO seasons produced poorly.The deer seasons were better in 2017 than than in the past 5 or 6 years. We took the biggest black powder buck ever taken on the Trownsell Ranch and we saw several deer better than this one. Our Early Deer Season had a 100% success rate, as did the rifle antelope and black powder antelope seasons. . Again this year we saw no bears on the Indian Creek during the September bear season in the daylight. But on the Coyte Ranch they were seeing 2 to 3 bears at a time during the archery and early rifle seasons. Big bears were seen on the trail caneras but only after 9pm. Black powder hunters killed one elk and one deer on the Indian Creek. The Buffalo Pass was good this year in the firsrt and third rifle seasons. Bull elk numbers appeared to be up in 2017 but cow numbers were down. Lots of moose again this year but we had only one moose hunters and she was successful on a bull. If you go to the stats page you can see how we did on each of the ranches for each of the seasons and compare 2017 with the 2 previous seasons.

.  The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife (CDPW) will post on their web site the success rates for the GMU's throughout the state in April or May of 2018. This will allow you to compare the rates of the game management units in North Park against our rates. We will also update this page when those rates are posted.

Again for 2018

In 2018 we will have two 2 PLO season on the Coyte, one the middle of August and one in late September. Cost of these hunts is $850.  On the Indian Creek/Trownsell, the costs and dates for PLO will be the same as on the Coyte.

New regulations for ATV's and UTV's were formulated for the ranches and those rules will be sent out with the contracts. Basically if a ranch has driving restrictions and you don't want to abide by them or you want special privileges you need to find someplace else to hunt. The only exceptions to these new rules will be for staff and for our disabled veterans hunts. While some of our ranches had no restrictions on ATV's before (Trownsell) all ranches will restrict them to trails and roads, no "bush banging'".



As in the past hunters who hunted with us in 2017 have until Jan.15th, 2018 to rebook their hunts for 2018. We will start taking reservations from new hunters on Jan. 15, 2018. All reservations are subject to acceptance by DHB Inc. Reservation can only be made by phone, not by email.

For 2018 the season structure will be the same as 2017, we hope. There will be 4 rifle seasons for elk as before, but the 1st and 4th seasons will be by drawing or on left over licenses. The 2nd and 3rd seasons will be combined elk and deer seasons with bull elk being unlimited, deer by drawing. During the combined seasons bull elk licenses will be unlimited in the areas we hunt. All deer licenses for all methods of take are by drawing. Deer seasons are concurrent with the elk seasons, except for the Early Deer season which is the last week in September.  The 2018 season dates will be posted on our ranch pages.

In our areas there are always left over licenses available for the 1st and 4th rifle seasons as well as left over cow elk licenses. These left over licenses go on sale in August  in person or by phone and online.. We can purchase these licenses for you or they can be bought online. Feel free to contact us about this option for hunting this year. License fees for NON-RESIDENTS are as follows for 2018.  Bull elk and either sex elk licenses are $661. Cow elk are $481.  Antelope and deer are $396.  Bear are $351. Season dates are listed on the Hunt pages.

Archery bear licenses and bear licenses for the 4 regular rifle seasons are over the counter with a cap. These bear licenses go on sale in July and are first come first serve. These licenses are available by phone, in person and online.  Left over licenses will go on sale on  August 7, 2018 in person and online on August 8 .  NOTE: Muzzle loading license are all unit specific. For our operation that means Unit 181 or Unit 17 on Indian Creek.. The CDPW Big Game Brochures are usually available by mid February, if you need one call 303-297-1192 and request one.


These are any hunts booked after August 1, 2018, but do not include the hunts that are based on left over licenses. Hunts based on LOL's have until August 8 to confirm hunts. After August 10th we will accept NO reservations for hunts.

1.  These late booked hunts have NO cancellation privileges except for the death of the Client as set out in Paragraph #4 of the contract.


August 1 or 8 as outlined above.



We expect to hunt the same ranches for 2018 subject to lease renewals. The ranches  will be the Coyte, Buffalo Pass, and Indian Creek/Trownsell. We hunt the Indian Creek and Trownsell ranches as one ranch and will continue to do so in 2018. This gives our Unit 17 hunters and our PLO hunters more ground to hunt and makes for easier staffing. All of our hunts are 7 days long except for the 1st and 4th rifle which are 5 day seasons, rifle antelope which is a 3 day hunt. Please note that Black Elk Outfitters Ltd. offers neither guided nor outfitted hunts.


All elk/deer hunts on the Coyte, Indian Creek/Trownsell and Buffalo Pass Ranches will be $1300 for the archery hunts and for the rifle seasons.  4th rifle cow hunts on the Coyte are $850 for cows. Buffalo Pass will be $1300 per hunter, for rifle, no archery on this ranch.  In 2018 we will offer group discounts for 6 or more hunters depending on the ranch and season. Special restrictions will apply for discounted groups.

We will offer 4 Early Deer hunts on the Indian Creek/Trownsell (Unit 17) and on the Coyte (Unit 16) in late September These licenses are by drawing and the hunt fee is $950 per hunter. We may have landowner vouchers available for the Coyte Ranch for early deer, these are private land buck licenses and are gauranteed licenses. Cost of the voucher is $200 plus the cost of the license.

In the past we have offered a number of free youth hunts for those ages 12 to 16 when accompanied by a paid adult hunter. We will continue to do this in 2018 with the following restrictions, only 1 free youth hunt will be offered on each ranch during each of the archery and rifle elk seasons. Preference for these hunts will be given to kids who have not hunted with us before.  We will offer other youth hunts for this same age group at a reduced rate of $400 per hunter, 1 to 2 hunters depending on the ranch. Youth hunters do not count towards the limit of hunters on a ranch.

Antelope hunts will remain at $350 per hunter but the lenght of the hunt will be 3 days. For those who want to hunt on a landowner voucher (if we have any available) the cost of the voucher is $500, this is in addition to the cost of the license and hunt fee.

Moose are $1250.

Payments may be made with a personal check, business check, cashiers check,or money order. We do not take credit cards or PayPal.


Our ranches are all located near Walden, Colorado. This is the North Park area of Colorado, about 165 miles northwest of Denver and 40 miles east of Steamboat Springs. All of the ranches are primarily elk ranches but we do take some very nice deer every year. All of the ranches have a camping area with some type of sanitary facility. Drinking water is not available on 3 of the ranches and must be brought in by the hunter, clean up water is generally available on the ranch. All of the ranches REQUIRE A 4WD VEHICLE to get around the ranch with. ATC's and ATV's are allowed but are under the same restrictions as motor vehicles, as well as additional restrictions. . NO HORSES are allowed on any of the ranches. All of the ranches are working cattle ranches so they do have cattle out during the seasons. The ranches are staffed by our personnel to handle any problems and to provide 1st responder assistance in case of an emergency. These staff people are nearly all hunters who have hunted the ranches for years, most of them are law enforcement officers, either active or retired. They will help you with any questions or concerns you might have while on the ranch. These staffers are not guides and will not provide any services beyond those listed above. Staffers may or may not be hunting during their time on the ranch.

Additional services such as groceries, gas, motels, car rentals, meat processing, and airline transportation can be obtained in Steamboat Springs. Except for car rentals, airlines, and medical attention these same services can be obtained in Walden, which is about 25 miles from the ranches.

Out of state OHV's that are used on public lands must be registered in Colorado.  If you plan to use your ATV on our ranches only then they do not have to be registered.  Hunters on the Buffalo Pass may want to register their ATV if they are camped on the forest. ATV permits can be obtained from most license agents or online. This is another example of the way the State gouges out of state hunters.