Living in Colorado you just never know when you will see wildlife and they could be in your backyard or just down the road. I went out the other day to take photos of one of our new mountain land listings not far from out home and noticed a large herd of elk and just a mile or so away there was a herd of mule deer.
Notice the grass is just turning green this year and the elk and deer are taking full advantage of this new growth. I think they have been looking forward to spring as much as we have. These photos were taken just west of Aguilar along the Apishapa River between Aguilar and Gulnare.
In a recent article in the Denver Post it was mentioned that Colorado is home to about 280,000 Elk and they mentioned in this article
“Colorado really is the land of opportunity when it comes to big-game hunting,” said CPW director Rick Cables. “The combination of accessible public and private lands hunting opportunities, over-the-counter elk licenses and a large number of top-notch outfitters provide our citizens and hunters from across the nation with unparalleled opportunities. We are lucky to live here.”
A question that we get asked a lot is “Can we hunt on our own property, is it allowed?” and the answer is yes you can on property zoned agriculural. It was ruled a number of years back in Colorado that a Property Owners Association could not limit you from hunting on your own property if it was zoned agricultural, as that was part of the historical use of the property, to be able to hunt wildlife. Other restrictions could apply, and some parcels are just not really that hunt-able but many are.
To find out more about hunting in Colorado you may want to check out the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s website for more information. Or you can purchase your hunting licenses here or by calling 1-800-244-5613.
And while a Property Owners Association can’t restrict you from hunting you do have to use good common sense because there is a law that says you can’t shoot your neighbor and of course you don’t want to get shot either. So just be careful.
While you might see wildlife on any of our Colorado Land Listings we have a number of listings that seem to have a lot of sign of elk and deer and these are the ones that I would recommend that you take a look at if you are interested in Hunting or viewing wildlife:
- Delagua Canyon Ranch Parcel 13 – 35 acres with water well, jeep trail and 40 x 60 barn
- Delagua Canyon Ranch Parcel 58 – Old Jeep Trail
- Big Horn Sheep Tract 9 – Tall Pines, Rock Outcroppings
- Spanish Peaks Ranch Estates Parcel 26 – Close to National Forest
- Eagles Landing Tract 11 – Draw with Seasonal Runoff
- Trinidad Lake Estates Tract 19 – Near New Mexico and Vermejo Park *
- Big Pine Ranch Parcel 72 – borders a deep draw, Tall Pines
And even if you are not interested in hunting your own property there are many places that you can hunt locally such as the 30,000 acre Bosque del Oso, the Spanish Peaks Wildlife Area and the San Isabel National Forest to name a few.
Note: There is an April 3 deadline for big-game limited license applications in Colorado so be sure to apply now.
Read more:Willoughby: Colorado clearly ranks No. 1 in elk – The Denver Posthttp://www.denverpost.com/willoughby/ci_20200581/colorado-clearly-ranks-no-1-elk?source=rss#ixzz1pTysXieI
If you have any questions about our Colorado Land listings and would like to schedule a viewing send us an email or give us a call at 1-719-941-9919, we look forward to hearing from you and in helping you find that Colorado property that you have been dreaming about. That’s what we do!
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