Banded Peak Ranch Outfitters manager Randy Slaughter oversees guiding on one of Colorado’s premiere ranches for elk. The ranch also offers trophy mule deer hunting and you won’t go hungry with the great meals, and comfortable, cabin lodging.
“The bulls are active up high. Are you willing to hunt them at timberline?’ Randy Slaughter, Banded Peak Outfitters, asked me this question on an early-season archery elk hunt. I was ready and three days later my guide Travis Shippey called in the same bull not once, but three times and that was the charm as I lined up my Mathews for a 36-yard, broadside shot.