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Gather, Harvest, Forage and Hunt in Colorado

Colorado Is Ripe and Ready to Fill Your Larders, Pantries and Plates

DURANGO, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/08/14 -- The mountains, forests, fields and farms of Colorado are calling. Do you know the satisfaction, the unmatched freshness of recently harvested produce, the reward of rolling up your sleeves and rooting around in the dirt? Scour the majestic mountains on foot in search of an elk or lure a trophy trout to your line. Meander through a farmers' market, picking your perfect produce before making it into jam; wander into the woods to harvest mushrooms while spying on wildlife. Fall in Colorado is ripe and ready to fill your larder, pantry and plate.

Gather and Harvest....

  • Farmer for a day at Miller Farms, Platteville

During Miller Farms Fall Harvest Festival enjoy authentic, in-the-dirt farm fun. Pick your own vegetables and tour the farm.

  • Pitch your tent and pick a pear at Delicious Orchard, Hotchkiss

With a focus on sustainable agriculture and land stewardship, this family-run farm is the home of Big B's Juices. Dine at the café, camp in the orchard and handpick fruits from their bountiful orchards.

Forage...

  • Hunt & Gather Foods

Choose a walk or hike to harvest wild mushrooms and plants with Hunt & Gather. Use your findings in a private cooking class.

  • Dandelions, wild wines and a cozy stay

Leroux Creek Inn invites you for a dandelion hunt and relaxing stay. Forage on 54 acres surrounded by vineyards, canyons, mesas and mountains.

  • Wild food hunt at Turtle Lake Refuge, Durango

Turtle Lake Refuge foraging classes and overnight outings focus on wild edibles, medicinal plants, permaculture and holistic health.

Hunt...

FUN FACT: Colorado is the only state with unlimited bull elk licenses during 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons. Buy licenses starting August 5th without having to apply; valid in 92 game management areas.

Find your outfitter: http://www.coloradooutfitters.org/

Forest Bounty:

  • Combine history and the hunt with James Creek Outfitters, Meeker

Guided archery, muzzleloader and rifle hunts for elk and mule deer at 1880's ranch -- James Creek Outfitters.

  • All aboard for a high-mountain hunt, Durango

San Juan Sky Outfitters' prime wilderness access starts with a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Single or multiday hunt with an experienced guide.
TIP: Serve elk with a delicious Colorado Syrah. Delicate skins allow the flavors of Colorado soil to seep in.

From the waters:

  • Family-friendly fly-fishing at North Fork Ranch, Shawnee

At North Fork Ranch choose a fly-fishing class or stocked trout pond. Horseback rides, wrangling classes, zip lines and poolside lounging.

  • Conservation, restoration and the perfect catch

South Park Fly Fishers Program accesses eight private ranches committed to conservation and restoration.

In the air:

  • Pheasants and family at Broken Spoke Game Ranch, Grand Junction

A bird hunting adventure for ring-necked pheasants in premium game bird habitat; practice 3-D archer shoots with 36 targets in natural settings.

  • Golf and game hunts at Neman Adventures, Holyoke

Daily Double combines hunting and golfing on a stunning preserve in northeastern Colorado. Guide and expert hunting dogs for pheasant and quail hunting followed by 18 holes of golf.

Hike, hunt, harvest, forage and learn at High Lonesome Ranch
Relax and enjoy the wild sights or roll up your sleeves and jump in at High Lonesome Ranch. Chefs guide you through the ranch gardens and a cooking class incorporating your harvest. Fish the North Dry Fork Valley or hunt grouse or pheasant and feast on your catch. Bird and wildlife watching hikes.

Head outside. Gather, harvest, forage and hunt while you discover Colorado.
www.COLORADO.com. Colorado Media Room.

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