Silver Spur Outfitters - Colorado Quality Private Land Elk Hunting & Trophy Mule Deer Hunting at its Finest
We pride ourselves on our honesty and providing the best fair chase Colorado Elk Hunting and Trophy Mule Deer Hunting Available. Our personal service is the heart of our business. Our lodges, cabins and tents are warm, dry and friendly - important factors when dealing with western weather and terrain. Our camps are private, well maintained, and allow for the "hunting from home experience". In all cases, there is game available "in the backyard." Our hunts are all private land hunts that border U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Forest. ( Several Public Land Permits now also Available)
Hunting has been a strong family tradition in the Snyder family. The Snyder's first came to Rifle in 1918 to start ranching and to run a store called "Antlers" between Rifle and Silt, Colorado. Back then, hunting was more of a means of survival than a sport. As times changed, the Snyder's still enjoyed their favorite pastime, hunting.
Trent's dad, Jim Snyder, got his Colorado Outfitters license in 1980 and started outfitting full time, then built a hunting lodge and provided full service hunting.
Much of the land that we hunt on today we've hunted and worked on for our lifetime. One pasture has been owned and hunted 39 years; another for 20 years. We've also hunted many other leases for 20 years. We put a lot of work into game management and habitat improvements for wildlife. Trent has solely owned the business since 1993.
There has been some confusion on our Montrose address. We were both born and raised around Rifle and New Castle, Colorado. We bought a home in Montrose 11 years ago, so that is where the Montrose address comes in. We spend half of the year in the Rifle area and that is where our hunts take place, Rifle and the surrounding areas.
****All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the US Bureau of Land Management. 24,000 acres of Private Ground is hunted.