Looking for a starting point for guide research or recommendations fir a Colorado trophy elk
hunt. This hunt is really fir my 70 yr old dad. We live in Oregon and have harvested several elk, but he is looking for a true trophy. We are really about diy fair chase hunting, do a guided hunt is kinda out of the box for us. We would really like done kind of drop camp or semi guided, but i understand an outfitter us not going to drop you off in a trophy area that his guided clients are hunting, and my dad wants a true trophy, do were open to fully guided.
Expectations. Some of these might not be realistic but I'm going to list them as if this was the perfect hunt.
Trophy quality/lots of animals
Drop camp/semi guided preferred. No sit back while guide hunts and all we do is shoot. We want to actively hunt for ourselves.
Complete fair chase wild elk
No horse experience, but willing
Rustic base camp/satellite camps preferred over lodge
Prefer to pack our own meat
Probably think of more later
Again, were only considering fully guided due to the fact that we would most likely get on better animals. This is all a first for my dad and i, so my ideas and expectations maybe off, so I'm welcome to advice and recommendations. Thanks