Big-game hunters have chance to hunt elk, deer on private land this fall

MEEKER, Colo. — Big-game hunters will have an opportunity to apply for a limited number of applications to hunt elk and mule deer on private property this fall.  

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Collins Mountain Ranch in Meeker partnered to create this availability for hunters.

The ranch is located in Game Management Unit 23, home of the White River mule deer and elk herds.

The hunts are open to all eligible hunters, though preference will be given to youth and military veterans.

The following hunts are available at the ranch this year:

  • One unguided antlered/buck deer hunt
    • Second regular rifle season: Oct. 20-28
    • Includes following eligible deer hunt codes: DM012O2R and DE011P2R
    • One hunter selected
  • One unguided antlered/bull elk hunt
    • Fourth limited rifle season: Nov. 14-18
    • Includes hunt code EM01204R
    • One hunter selected
  • Three unguided cow elk hunts (three hunters per season below)
    • Latter portion of late, private-land-only rifle season: Nov. 19-30 (hunt code EF011P5R)
    • Late rifle December PLO cow elk season - Hunt 1: Dec. 1-6 (hunt code EF023P5R)
    • Late rifle December PLO cow elk season - Hunt 2: Dec. 7-12 (hunt code EF023P5R)
    • Late rifle December PLO cow elk season - Hunt 3: Dec. 13-18 (hunt code EF023P5R)

Those interested must submit their application by Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. and include specific details about which of the upcoming hunting opportunities they are interested and eligible to apply for. The applications are free. To print an application, click here

Applications should be sent to: 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Meeker Office
Attn: Bailey Franklin/Collins Mountain Ranch Hunts
PO Box 1181, Meeker CO 81641

Call the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Meeker with any questions at 970-878-6090.

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