ElkQuest® 2943 CR 321 Ignacio, CO 81137
1 (970) 749-4647
1 (970) 219-8663

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.

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.

2023 Events


Travis and Maggie Reed are the new owners of Elk Quest and purchased the company in 2020.

Travis Reed has worked in the hunting industry for the past 21 years, he has a bachelors degree in wildlife management from Colorado State University and has held guide licenses in Colorado, Alaska, Arizona, and South Africa. Travis has hunted and guided all across the United States, Mexico, Alaska, Africa, South America and New Zealand. His wife Maggie has joined him on many of these travels helping in camps, she enjoys cooking and being in the outdoors. Together they make a great team and will be sure to make you feel at home, whether you are in beautiful Colorado, or a destination hunt around world!


J. Barry Dyar
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.