Mathews Inc.
Flat top Adventures
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
FORESTBOWS 31-May-20
Jaquomo 31-May-20
Heat 31-May-20
Grey Ghost 31-May-20
Glunt@work 31-May-20
FORESTBOWS 31-May-20
Ucsdryder 31-May-20
Ron Niziolek 31-May-20
Empty Freezer 31-May-20
FORESTBOWS 31-May-20
FORESTBOWS 31-May-20
elmer@laptop 31-May-20
FORESTBOWS 31-May-20
Ucsdryder 31-May-20
midwest 31-May-20
Brun 31-May-20
nmwapiti 31-May-20
Bowbender 31-May-20
RK 31-May-20
BULELK1 31-May-20
hawkeye in PA 31-May-20
WHOCARES 31-May-20
Empty Freezer 31-May-20
Bowboy 31-May-20
Ken 31-May-20
Arrowflinger 31-May-20
Ken 31-May-20
FORESTBOWS 31-May-20
FORESTBOWS 31-May-20
krieger 31-May-20
Ucsdryder 31-May-20
hillbender 31-May-20
FORESTBOWS 31-May-20
GDx 31-May-20
JohnMC 31-May-20
Paul@thefort 31-May-20
FORESTBOWS 31-May-20
FORESTBOWS 31-May-20
FORESTBOWS 31-May-20
Surfbow 01-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 01-Jun-20
Treeline 01-Jun-20
Grey Ghost 01-Jun-20
elkmtngear 01-Jun-20
SBH 01-Jun-20
Royboy 01-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 01-Jun-20
maxracx 01-Jun-20
Empty Freezer 01-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 01-Jun-20
Empty Freezer 01-Jun-20
Firsty 01-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 01-Jun-20
Quinn @work 01-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 01-Jun-20
Dennis Razza 02-Jun-20
PREZ 02-Jun-20
LWood 02-Jun-20
Eric Whiting 02-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 03-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 03-Jun-20
Pop-r 03-Jun-20
Pop-r 03-Jun-20
Candor 03-Jun-20
goelk 03-Jun-20
goelk 03-Jun-20
Rut Nut 03-Jun-20
Jensbear 03-Jun-20
Beendare 03-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 03-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 03-Jun-20
jordanathome 03-Jun-20
jordanathome 03-Jun-20
jordanathome 03-Jun-20
ki-ke 03-Jun-20
hdaman 03-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 04-Jun-20
Pop-r 04-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 05-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 06-Jun-20
Rgiesey 06-Jun-20
Wapiti Chaser 06-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 07-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 07-Jun-20
Empty Freezer 08-Jun-20
FORESTBOWS 08-Jun-20
Empty Freezer 08-Jun-20
jordanathome 08-Jun-20
jordanathome 08-Jun-20
jordanathome 08-Jun-20
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FORESTBOWS 13-Jun-20
Knife Cobbler 13-Jun-20
Quinn @work 13-Jun-20
Treeline 14-Jun-20
Stykbowhunter61 09-Jul-20
Firsty 09-Jul-20
goelk 09-Jul-20
FORESTBOWS 10-Jul-20
FORESTBOWS 10-Jul-20
FORESTBOWS 10-Jul-20
KHNC 10-Jul-20
31-May-20

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Hey guys! I'm just wrapping up the purchase of an outfitters business here in Colorado. Its literally my back yard and where my wife and I grew up. I tried to buy this business 9 years ago but it wasn't the right time. For it to come back to me is a true blessing. We will keep the DBA Shaded Timber Outfitters name this year at least. We will be hunting units 33 and 34. I would like to focus on Archery hunts mostly. For that reason I'm offering discounted prices for Bowsite. OTC hunts in 34 will be 2500$ Any one who drew a 33 Archery tag please contact me. We will be doing things differently. Progression hunts, spike camps out of already remote tent camps, different things to leave the public behind. Our horse camps in 33 are the best hunting in that unit hands down. Please ask questions so I can explain more. Elk will die!

From: Jaquomo
31-May-20
That's great, Forest! Takes a bowhunter to know how to run hunts for bowhunters. How many days for each hunt? Will you offer unguided drop camps too?

From: Heat
31-May-20
Good Luck with the venture! Sounds exciting.

From: Grey Ghost
31-May-20
What kind of bowhunter success rates did the previous owners have?

Matt

From: Glunt@work
31-May-20
Congrats! Good luck with the new venture. Great country up there.

31-May-20
Hunt will be 1day in 5 hunt days 1 day out. Camps are remote. Most of the time there should be a chance for a pm hunt on the in day. Shot opportunity is near 100% in all seasons.

From: Ucsdryder
31-May-20
100% shoot opportunity in archery season for a legal bull on public land in 5 days of hunting? That is VERY impressive.

From: Ron Niziolek
31-May-20
Congrats Forest! I'm excited for you.

31-May-20
I'm so looking forward too it..

31-May-20
John, If you book a hunt ill guarantee you a shot opportunity or ill give you your money back.

31-May-20
Empty Freezer is booked and is going to have to change his handle. Is Medium rare taken?

From: elmer@laptop
31-May-20
Good luck with it Forestbows!

31-May-20

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Kelly and I got up 10,000 feet yesterday. Took a pack horse to clean up some trash we found the weekend before.

From: Ucsdryder
31-May-20
Forrest, that sounds awesome! I have plans of my own but it’s hard to beat that kind of guarantee and a back country hunt in the Rockies. Take that all day over a ranch hunt! Looking forward to hearing the results from this season.

From: midwest
31-May-20
Best of luck Forest!

From: Brun
31-May-20
Best of luck to you. Beautiful country. I'm also wondering if you are considering any drop camps.

From: nmwapiti
31-May-20
Go get 'em Empty! Look forward to the stories this Jan.

From: Bowbender
31-May-20
That’s awesome Forest!! Congrats!!

From: RK
31-May-20
Good luck Forest

How hard are those units to draw or are Lic. OTC?

Are you hunting any private ranches in those units?

Are you just doing archery hunts or muzzy / rifle hunts too

Is fishing streams or high country ponds?

From: BULELK1
31-May-20
Is that Budges old Place?

Sweet access for sure

Good luck, Robb

31-May-20
Wishing you the best in this endeavor. Sure is some beautiful country.

From: WHOCARES
31-May-20
Happy for you guys Forest. Kind of a dream for you I would guess. I backpackerd with my wife and 9 year old son in there years ago for camping and fishing and hunted it a couple times. Loved it there. Good luck!

31-May-20
I will change my handle for sure.. That will be a Happy Day.

From: Bowboy
31-May-20
Congrats on your purchase.

From: Ken
31-May-20
How many points does it take to draw unit 34?

From: Arrowflinger
31-May-20
Congrats on buying the outfit. If you have private land to hunt I will be talking with you in the future. Good luck this season!

From: Ken
31-May-20
How many points does it take to draw unit 34?

31-May-20
34 is OTC 33 takes 1 point non res I do have drop camps. 33 drop camps are 1950$ min 4 34 drop camps 1000$ min 2

31-May-20

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I'm here right now watching elk in 34

From: krieger
31-May-20
Excellent news, I will be interested in the future, cool deal!

From: Ucsdryder
31-May-20
33 and 34, the next point creep units! Lol!!

From: hillbender
31-May-20
Can the drop camp be ten days?

31-May-20
Yes drop can be 10 days

From: GDx
31-May-20
there are ghost, 12' mountain lions, 38 foot snaggletooth bears and 5 legged sasquatch in unit 33. i would never, ever, ever, never go there.

From: JohnMC
31-May-20
Guaranteeing a shot opportunity or give your money back. Now that is putting your money we’re you mouth is! Good luck hope you have tons of success!

From: Paul@thefort
31-May-20
My best to both of you in your new adventure. Paul

31-May-20
I'm pretty sure the 5 legged sasquatch is you Barry.

31-May-20

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The boys and I got stuck big time tonight.

31-May-20

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My head packer and my best tracker.

From: Surfbow
01-Jun-20
Good luck to you! The Flat Tops are a special place!

01-Jun-20
https://www.facebook.com/shadedtimberoutfitters/ If anyone is on Facebook go give us a like

From: Treeline
01-Jun-20
Good luck Forest!

From: Grey Ghost
01-Jun-20
Is any portion of the Flat Tops Wilderness area in unit 33 or 34?

Matt

From: elkmtngear
01-Jun-20
That's awesome, Forest. Most of my elk have been taken in the Flattops Wilderness!

From: SBH
01-Jun-20
Very cool. I like the sounds of it and what you're up to. Wish you the best!

From: Royboy
01-Jun-20
Looks great,what are the elevations in the hunt areas?

01-Jun-20
8000-11000 on elevations

From: maxracx
01-Jun-20
Very cool, I would be interested in 2021 or 22. I would like to take my wife on her first elk hunt.

01-Jun-20
I like the the look of your tracker Forest but the packer might need to bulk up a little bit.

01-Jun-20

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No way! he's ready

01-Jun-20
Oh hell ya, look at that attitude.. Thats a damn gangsta..

From: Firsty
01-Jun-20
That is cool Forest I'm jealous.

01-Jun-20
I'm a blessed man Josh.

From: Quinn @work
01-Jun-20
Forest,

Will you personally be guiding all of your hunters? Next year will you provide a reference list of all your 2020 clients? ;)

Good luck on your venture.

01-Jun-20
no way I could guide everyone, but I will guide as many as I can. I have all the references anyone would need now. If ya want to kill a elk Chad give me a call.

From: Dennis Razza
02-Jun-20
Best of luck Forest. Looks like beautiful country.

From: PREZ
02-Jun-20
pm sent.

From: LWood
02-Jun-20
Congratulations, Forest. Best of luck this season.

From: Eric Whiting
02-Jun-20
So awesome, congrats Forest!!

03-Jun-20

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I have the ability to do some summer stuff as well. Fishing Camping Horse back trips etc. I would give anyone that wanted to come to the mountains this summer a great deal. Bring the family.

03-Jun-20

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From: Pop-r
03-Jun-20
I may have to come in there and join you. Sounds like a good spot!

From: Pop-r
03-Jun-20
Thanks!

03-Jun-20
Congratulations Forest!

From: Candor
03-Jun-20
Few things on this earth make me happier than seeing a man's hard worked for ambitions come to fruition. Congratulations.

From: goelk
03-Jun-20
can you take me fishing in the high country

From: goelk
03-Jun-20
would love to fish the high country

From: Rut Nut
03-Jun-20
CONGRATS on the new business opportunity! Definitely a WIN-WIN for the Bowsite community! I'll have to give this some thought as I will need to plan a retirement gift to myself in the next 5 years hopefully. ;-)

From: Jensbear
03-Jun-20
After emails and a phone call with Forest, I’m booking for 2021. Really looking forward to it. Best of luck with this new venture Forest, look forward to meeting you and the crew.

From: Beendare
03-Jun-20
Best wishes on your new venture Forest

03-Jun-20
I need guys to go here with me !

03-Jun-20

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From: jordanathome
03-Jun-20
Congrats Forest! Wishing you the best. I may have to sign up one day when I finally decide to kill an elk instead of just chase them. I know that spot and I've been above it on the far end of 10 mile. Amazing country. I always have had shot opportunities out there....maybe one year not. Did you find and hold my kelty frame pack when I left it out there at a camp off coffee pot?

From: jordanathome
03-Jun-20
Here is my buddy's bull from 34 last September. I missed one this size or larger 15 minutes later. We were 150 yards or less apart in the timber. Best morning hunt ever.

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03-Jun-20

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From: ki-ke
03-Jun-20
What a cool, big deal Forrest! Looks like you’re in a beautiful area!

From: hdaman
03-Jun-20
My hat's off to you for fulfilling a lifelong dream. I hope that one day soon I can hunt that country with you!

04-Jun-20
I would love to take any of you guys. That's a good average representation of the bulls in the area. Some bigger some smaller.

From: Pop-r
04-Jun-20
Thanks!

05-Jun-20
4 spots left for 34. You guys are awesome. Really appreciate the support.

06-Jun-20

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Going to check this out tomorrow

From: Rgiesey
06-Jun-20
Good luck Forest!

06-Jun-20
Once you see that country you will never stop wanting to go back. Best of luck in your new venture and I’m going to watch this one ....

07-Jun-20

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07-Jun-20

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08-Jun-20
Dang Forest, you are making this a long 3 months.. I am ready now.

08-Jun-20
Bring your wife out for a camping trip Dave

08-Jun-20
HaHa.. You funny.. If there aint a TV and an AC unit she wont be there.. Maybe if you got a makeup room in that big tent.. HaHa u funny..

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08-Jun-20

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08-Jun-20

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My camp last weekend of archery 2016
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My camp last weekend of archery 2016

From: jordanathome
08-Jun-20

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From: jordanathome
08-Jun-20
Just looked at 2020 stats, residents 99% drew the archery tag for 33 with zero points, 92% of non-res drew this tag with 1 point........fwiw 34 is OTC so you gotta pick one or the other.

13-Jun-20

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Bow site is so Awesome! I'm sold out on guided archery hunts for this year, and have booked a few for next year. Thanks so much. You guys are the best! I have a few drop camp spots left, and would love to take some guys fishing this summer.

13-Jun-20
oh yeah

From: Quinn @work
13-Jun-20
That’s great to hear Forest! I know they will have a good time hunting with you. I hope your venture is a successful and fulfilling one.

From: Treeline
14-Jun-20
Congratulations Forest! Great news! I know you will have a great fall!

Will be talking to you about a trip this summer for some fishing and to see your side of the hills:-)

09-Jul-20
Forest,

We're hunting with you in unit 34, what elevations will we be hunting at?

Thanks in advance.

From: Firsty
09-Jul-20
8'500 to 11'300

From: goelk
09-Jul-20
Hey i would lov to go fishing

10-Jul-20
Yes. Around 9500 to 11. Putting camps together today.

10-Jul-20

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10-Jul-20

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Backpack camp. Kufaru 8man

From: KHNC
10-Jul-20
Thats some rough nasty country! But is beautiful. Hunted it with EMG for 8 days in 2013. Saw plenty of elk, and bears. Messed up a couple opportunities at bulls and cows.

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