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Durango Colorado elk hunting outfitters and guides

ElkQuest® offers an elk hunting adventure for every type of hunter whether you're a rifleman, hand-gunner, muzzleloader, archer, or a crossbowman. Exciting, opportunities with extraordinary flexibility to meet your schedule, experience level, and physical capability are available to you.

ElkQuest's experienced guides will make your hunting adventure exciting and memorable, including getting you the trophy bull elk you have always desired.


After your hunting adventure take time to enjoy the surrounding area. Durango is a true Old West Town, where the people will welcome you and help you feel at home.

The southwest region of Colorado is free of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). To ensure the highest health status of any elk operation in North America, every elk taken from the estate since 1997 has been tested CWD-free assuring that you take a home a healthy animal.


2018 Events

Dallas Safari Club Convention
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center - Dallas, TX
January 4-7, 2018
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Denver International Sportsmen's Expo
Denver, CO
January 11-14, 2018
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Safari Club International Convention
Headquarters Hotel: MGM Grand Hotel - Las Vegas, NV
January 31 - February 4, 2018
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Our Staff

J. Barry Dyar J. Barry Dyar
Director of Operations
In this capacity, Barry is in charge of the development and management of ElkQuest's resources and oversees the daily operation of the program. Dyar holds a BS degree in Biology from Ft. Lewis College in Durango, CO. Wildlife conservation and enhancement have always been a part of Dyar's life. He has established protected wildlife areas and has been recognized by the Colorado Division of Wildlife for elk tagging and migratory waterfowl introduction projects. Recognizing the seriousness of Chronic Wasting Disease in 1997, Dyar began searching for solutions by establishing a state-of-the-art elk breeding operation focusing on the development of CWD-resistant animals.

Sharla Dyar Sharla Dyar
Administrative Director
Sharla is responsible for the daily office operations of ElkQuest®. With over twenty years experience she manages the daily operations of ElkQuest®. A Durango native, Sharla's love of the outdoors and wildlife are a perfect combination with her commitment to ElkQuest®.

Convention Schedule

We are always on the road meeting new friends and clients. Bookmark this page to keep track of our travels and catch-up with us when we are in your area. We always enjoy the opportunity to talk about our ventures and share stories.

2012 Convention

2012 Convention