Hunting guides are available Monday through Saturday to answer your hunting questions or to help you plan the most successful trip possible!
Before contacting us, please review these frequently asked questions to ensure that we can provide the most helpful information for hunting camp planning. Then, you’ll be properly prepared to hunt Rocky Mountain elk and deer at higher Colorado elevations. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. There are always Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch hunting guides who are willing to share advice and lessons learned from their experiences and training.
- What hunting equipment and personal gear should I bring?
Rifle and archery hunting both require specific equipment. We offer two suggested lists of what hunting gear to bring. For rifle hunting, please view our Rifle Equipment List. For archery hunting, please view our Archery Equipment List.
- Do I need a hunter education/safety card?
Anyone (CO resident or non-resident) born on or after January 1, 1949, must have a hunter safety card, regardless of which state you are coming from. The Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) accepts hunter safety cards from other states. The CDOW offers information on replacing lost hunter education/safety cards or proving course completion. To obtain a hunters education card contact your local DOW office.
- What game management units (GMUs) are you permitted to hunt in?
Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch is a licensed Colorado Outfitter (License #22) – insured and bonded. We
operate in the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area and the Routt National Forest under a US Forest Service special use permit, and are permitted in Game Management Units 5, 14, 161, and 214.
- How do I obtain a Colorado hunting license?
There are two ways to get a Colorado hunting license:
Limited Seasons: To apply for a Limited License, you must apply online. For questions on Limited Licenses or preference points, contact the CDOW help line at 303-297-1192.
Over the Counter: Purchase an over the counter license from a CDOW license agent. Locally we recommend The Clark Store (970-879-3849 – 54175 RCR 129, Clark, CO 80428) or Straightline Outdoor Sports (970-879-7568 – 744 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80477).
- What additional fees might I have?
In addition to the cost per hunter for a Full Service Hunting camp or a Drop Camp, the following additional fees may apply:
Hunting License: See above.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated!
Meat Processing & Shipping: Locally, we recommend Elk River Custom Wild Game Processing (970-846-7642 – 2464 Downhill Dr. #12, Steamboat Springs, CO.)
Taxidermy: Locally, we recommend B & L Taxidermy (970-879-1316 – 1744 Lincoln Avenue # 2, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477)
Airfare: Locally, we recommend Steamboat Central Reservations for air transportation.
Lodging Before/After Hunt: Locally, we recommend Steamboat Central Reservations for lodging.
- What types of elk & deer hunts do you offer?
Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch offers several great Colorado rifle, muzzleloading, or archery hunting experiences:
Full Service Hunting Camps: Our Full Service Hunting Camps are 5-day hunts with one experienced guide for every 2 hunters. We include everything you need for a memorable deer or elk hunt.
Drop Camps: We pack you and your gear into, and out of a fully equiped Drop Camp in a prime Routt National Forest hunting location.
Freight Hauls: Depending on your desired hunting location within the Routt National Forest or Mt. Zirkel Wilderness area, we can pack you and your gear into and out of your selected camp. Please call 970-879-3495 for freight haul rates and availability.
- At what elevation will I hunt?
You will be hunting at high altitude. Our hunting camps range from 7,000 to 10,000 thousand feet in elevation. We highly recommend physical conditioning before the hunting season begins and suggest arriving several days early to acclimate.