Big game hunters in Colorado will get a chance to reserve limited-access land this fall. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) are partnering with private landowners to add land access to the Hunter Reservation System.
The land available for reservation is considered limited-access properties that are not available to the public or large hunting parties. Land access will be available at a select number of properties in Game Management Units (GMUs) 1, 11, 23, 40, 41, 211, and 441. Additionally, hunting on the reserved properties will aid in maintaining healthy wildlife populations within that area.
“The hunt sites will give a small number of hunters access to land where wildlife populations must be managed but unrestricted hunting is not feasible or practical.” – Bill deVergie, Area Wildlife Manager
Reservations are free and considered first-come-first-serve. In addition, hunters are welcome to make their reservations online or by phone by calling 1-800-244-5613 as of Sunday, July 19.
All hunters requesting reservations must have:
- Customer Identification Number (CID)
- Licenses for the species and area intended to hunt
- Valid hunting or fishing license to access any state wildlife area or CPW-leased state trust land.
Above all, the CPW encourages hunters to carefully read the 2020 Colorado Big Game Brochure and wildlife regulations of each property. This allows hunters to understand what hunting is allowed on the desired property before making a reservation. Specific rules can and will vary for each property.
The Hunting Reservation System is now live so hunters can research properties they might want to reserve as they plan their fall hunts. Hunting reservations for waterfowl, small game, or turkey are now available.