BLUE GROUSE & WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN HUNTING
OutWest Guides is one of the only Colorado outfitter to offer this unique horseback upland bird hunt for blue grouse and ptarmigan in the Colorado Rockies.
Horseback adventure in the wilderness
Our blue grouse hunts are conducted in the wilderness surrounding Marble, Colorado on horseback. We access the wilderness whichever way is most productive–by vehicle, horseback, or by hiking. This is truly a unique wilderness adventure that is very limited in scope. We have only a few days a year to offer this special hunt, so book early if you’re interested.
Top-notch gun dogs
We select only the finest pointers to guide our high-country upland bird hunts. You’re welcome to bring your own dog, but realize that your dog will probably run out of steam halfway through the first day. Our dogs are superbly conditioned and used to running hard at 11,800 feet in elevation. Not every dog can find blue grouse, either. Sometimes these birds confuse even experienced upland bird dogs from lower elevations.
Who else does it?
There are a couple of other outfitters who mention blue grouse hunting on their websites. We’ve been seriously hunting blue grouse with upland gun dogs and shotguns since 1986. Very few if any other outfitter in Colorado offers horseback blue grouse hunts, and no one else combines the serious knowledge of upland bird hunting, horsemanship, and outfitting in the Colorado high country like OutWest Guides. OutWest Guides was featured in the March/April 2006 issue of Shooting Sportsman magazine, considered one of the premiere sporting magazines published today.