In the elk category alone, Comanche Wilderness Outfitters took five awards, including first place for a 399 5/8 B & C bull taken with a rifle. They also took second place (361 B & C) and third place (331 4/8 B & C). In the muzzleloader elk division they again took first place (334 1/8 B & C) and second (315 5/8 B & C). They also took first place for non-typical whitetail with a rifle (203 4/8); antelope with a rifle (82 7/8) and muzzleloader (75 5/8); bighorn sheep (177 1/8); and Shiras moose with a rifle (369 B & C) and with a muzzleloader (356 6/ 8). They also won multiple second and third place awards for their whitetail, mule deer and antelope. So, where do I start analyzing all this? Let's take a look at his elk hunts first, which took so many awards in the Best Species Contest. Comanche Wilderness Outfitters hunts two units for elk, and they both border Rocky Mountain National Park, which is home to a huge elk herd. One of Limmer's units is in the Arapaho/Roosevelt National Forest, where he has an exclusive US Forest Service guide permit. The area borders more than seven miles of the park, and access to it is restricted to foot or horseback. This is a true wilderness hunt, where local hunting pressure is not a problem.
Limmer's area is over 80,000 acres and he only takes six hunters at a time. He horsebacks into a base camp and then splits his hunters into three groups of two and sends them to different spike camps. This way........(continued)