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In the world of Colorado elk hunting, it is well known that unit 2 and unit 201 hold the best bulls in the state. Raftopoulos Ranches offers trophy elk, mule deer and pronghorn hunts on both of these units. Not only do they hunt the extensive public land in the area, but they also have exclusive access to nearly 50,000 acres of private land. Operating a working cattle ranch in these units provides an incredible opportunity to scout the elk and deer throughout the summer and early fall before the hunting seasons begin. A hunter can rest assured that the Raftopoulos hunting guides know what the trophy potential is before the first hunters arrive.

The Raftopoulos Ranch house and lodge is positioned within the boundaries of unit 201 and a very short drive from unit 2. This means that you will be hunting within minutes of walking out the door each morning. All hunts are spot and stalk and hunters have enjoyed a 100% success rate on mule deer, elk and pronghorn for many years running. The quality of animals taken with Raftopoulos is also well above average with many of them meeting record book minimums. It can take many years to draw a tag in either unit 2 or 201, but for those interested in securing a tag sooner, Raftopoulos does have several landowner vouchers available for elk, mule deer, and pronghorn.

A hunt booked with Raftopoulos Ranches is a top quality affair in all aspects of the word. They understand what it has taken to draw a permit for either of these units, so they work hard to provide a once in a lifetime experience. The service you will receive at the lodge is also first rate. The lodge is fully staffed and the meals that hunters are treated to are second to none. As one would expect from an operational cattle ranch, prime rib and t-bone steaks are typically on the menu. Comfortable beds in private rooms are also the norm. After the hunting day is over, you can take a hot shower and relax by the fire while watching the big screen TV.

If you have invested the time (and money) to draw the tag, securing the knowledge, experience and services of the Raftopoulos Ranches hunting guides is a great way to increase the probability of going home with a true trophy quality animal.

Colorado License #1542

Species and areas hunted

Deer 2 & 201
Elk 2 & 201
Pronghorn 2 & 201

Check out their website at Raftopoulos Ranches or contact HuntersTrailhead for more details.

A fantastic unit 201 buck taken by a Raftopoulos Ranches client Another spectacular bull taken on a Raftopoulos Ranches Elk hunt. If you have spent the time to draw the tag, reduce your risk of going home with an unfilled tag and contact John Raftopoulos! Not only are giant elk found on the Raftopoulos Ranches, but some incredible bucks reside there as well.
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