Having an interest in hunting since early childhood, Scott Gesell found the opportunity to become an outfitter in Colorado and has been offering guided elk hunts and mule deer hunts since 2004. His enjoyment of horses and elk hunting came together and spending months in the mountains on horseback, packing and setting Colorado elk hunting camps as well as guiding allows him to immerse himself in doing what he loves.
Our Wranglers & Guides
We are fortunate to have quality men and women from all over the country who join us in Colorado in the fall. Many of them have been working out here since 2005. Some stay the entire season (mid-August through mid-November) while others take their vacation to come out and help for a week or two or three! We have veterans of many branches of the military, a sheriff’s deputy, patrol sergeant, millwright, lineman, engineer, entrepreneurs, laborers, mechanics, retirees, consultants, carpenters, wranglers for ranches and riding stables, many business owners, farmers, etc… Many own their own horses and mules; some just enjoy ours. Their experience includes wildlife management, hunting, packing, tracking, guiding, horse care and nutrition, farrier, CPR and vet tech training which is invaluable to have, especially in the remote areas where we hunt.
Our Horses & Mules
We own our own horses and mules. Many of them have been working in these mountains for over 10 years. The veterans are used to “train in” any new ones that we come across. When we purchase horses and mules most often they come from families who for various reasons aren’t able to have them anymore and they were most often used for trail riding by adults and/or their children. They are ridden one or two years by our wranglers before they are used for clients.
When the horses & mules aren’t working in Craig, Colorado they hit the road! You will find them in the following places:
We’ve had hunters from most states in the US including: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
As well as two provinces in Canada: Manitoba & Ontario.