At Silver Spur we have been delivering some of the best fair chase hunting available for decades. Our personal service is the heart of our business. Many come as strangers and leave as life long friends.
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 private land hunts that border U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), CO Parks and Wildlife and National Forest areas. We have many BLM permits in place in GMU’s 42, 33, 32 and 22, therefore we have the option of hunting off of the private land if the opportunity arises.
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 and water improvements for wildlife. Trent has solely owned the business since 1993.
There has been some confusion on our Montrose/Delta addresses. We were born and raised around Rifle and New Castle, Colorado. Our mailing and office address is in Delta, but we spend over half of the year in the Rifle area and that is where our hunts take place, Rifle and the surrounding areas.