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Welder Outfitting Services
Welder Ranch, CO

Bonded & Insured:  Superb Guided Outfitting and Self-Directed Elk and Deer Hunting Services for bow, muzzle loading and rifle seasons as well as guided pack and fishing trips in premier Northwest Colorado wilderness.

We specialize in guided archery and rifle elk hunts!




Off of the top of my head I would say that my success rate has increased considerably over the years. Since 2000 I have only missed once. From 1990 to present it has probably been 80%. Before 1990 I would say 50%. Dave
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As featured in Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide  


 "I would like to once again say thank you for the exciting, safe and successful hunt.  I'm still talking about it!"...Stewart Buchholtz, Waukesha, WI"

 "The experience that I had and the personal attention I felt I was given showed me that you were truly an experienced guide, friendly and caring, ..."Steve Saltzman,
Wyncote, PA

Brian, Shawn and the Welder Outfitting crew! Thank you for the great services during our Oct (2012) hunt. It was exceptional in every way. My hunting partner and I had a great time. We hope to be back in coming years. I hope your year was great as well! Enclosed are pictures from our hunt. Enjoy!....Trent Meyers
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 Welcome to Welder Outfitting Services! 

Premier Northwest  Colorado Area Elk & Deer Hunting, Fishing, and Camping!  
Welder Outfitting Services has been operating since 1988 under special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service.
n addition to expert guided archery, muzzleloader, and rifle hunts, we have excellent drop and base camp sites and elk & deer hunting areas for bow, muzzle loading and rifle seasons as well as world-class trout fishing.
uided hunters are hosted from our ranch bordering National Forest. CO License #961 - Bonded & Insured.
Please note:  Colorado Division of Wildlife is now Colorado Parks & Wildlife. 

PLEASE NOTE:  The CDOW  is now CPW, but the CDOW icon above has the correct link, as does the rest of the CDW links on this page only.  CPW has yet to update the rest of their 2015 brochures and planners, so please check back after Jan. 2015 for their updates.

2015 Hunting Dates: Application Deadline 4/07/15

Archery: Deer/Elk 8/29-9/27
Muzzleloading: Deer/Elk 9/12-9/20
Rifle 1st Season: Elk Only 10/10-10-14
Rifle 2nd Season: Deer/Elk 10/17-10/25
Rifle 3rd Season: Deer/Elk 10/31-11/08
Rifle 4th Season Deer/Elk 11/11-11/15
Moose season is divided into three "manner of take" seasons.
a. Archery: 9/12-9/27
b.  Muzzleloader: 9/12-9/20
c.  Rifle:  10/1-10/14

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Forest Service
Colorado DOW

Chamber of Commerce Member

Our additional lodging partners!

Permitted on the White River National Forest

P. O. Box 823 - Meeker, Colorado 81641 
Phone: 970-878-9869 Cell: 970-314-5923 (Shawn Welder)

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    Come play in our  backyard - thousands of acres of Flattops Wilderness area & National Forest! 
     We also offer guided summer family and corporate pack and fishing trips, horseback riding, and winter snowmobiling fun!


Big Game Hunting Information for 2015
Thanks for a great 2014 season, hunters!  ...a note from the Welders

Archers - Call to get tips for getting tags for Unit 24 draw.

Big Game License Application Options, Information and Instructions:
Apply early to avoid the rush.  All non-resident big game licenses purchased automatically receive an annual fishing license, so bring your fishing rod when you're hunting or start planning a summer scouting trip!