Deer & Elk

  • 3 Day Buck Antelope Hunt: $750.00
  • 5 Day Muzzleloading or Archery Hunt: $1000.00 - $2000.00
  • Game Management Units 4 and 301

Information on Hunts:


  • 6 Day Elk & Deer Hunt: $2500.00
  • 9 Day Elk & Deer Hunt: $3000.00
  • 5 Day Cow Elk Hunt: $1500.00
  • 5 Day Bull Hunt: $2000.00

FIVE YEAR BIG GAME SEASON STRUCTURE 2015-2019


Archery (west of I-25 & unit 140):


There will be a 30 day season (weekend opening), opening on Saturday of last weekend in August.

Deer: limited either sex or limited buck, licenses issued by GMU/DAU.

Elk: Unlimited either sex and antlerless, valid in most units OR limited either sex licenses, issued by GMU/DAU (totally limited units) - OTC List B archery elk antlerless licenses would only be valid in GMU’s that also have List B rifle elk antlerless licenses

    2015: 8/29 - 9/27
    2016: 8/27 - 9/25
    2017: 8/26 - 9/24
    2018: 8/25 - 9/23
    2019: 8/31 - 9/29



Muzzleloading (west of I-25 & unit 140):


(See “Plains Muzzleloading Deer” for muzzleloading deer seasons east of I-25) There will be a 9 day season (weekend opening), opening on the second Saturday in September.

Deer: Limited either sex or limited buck, licenses issued by GMU/DAU

Elk: Limited antlered and limited antlerless in most units (licenses issued by GMU/DAU in totally limited units)

    2015: 9/12 - 9/20
    2016: 9/10 - 9/18
    2017: 9/9 - 9/17
    2018: 9/8 - 9/16
    2019: 9/14 - 9/22



Regular Rifle Deer and Elk Seasons(Four seasons):


-  1st Season - 5 day season, followed by a 2 day break - Limited Elk Only - Opening on the first Saturday after October 9;

-  2nd Season - 9 day season, followed by a 5 day break - Deer and Elk Combined - Opening on a Saturday;


- 3rd Season - 9 day season, followed by a 2 day break - Deer and Elk Combined - Opening on a Saturday;

- 4th Season - 5 day season - Deer and Elk Combined - Opening on a Wednesday - Elk: this season is to be used as needed to meet DAU objectives. Antlerless harvest is emphasized. Antlered hunting is limited by draw, no over the counter bull licenses. Deer: by DAU buck and/or doe hunting consistent with DAU plans.

2015

    1st Separate Limited Elk 10/10 - 10/14
    2nd Combined Deer & Elk 10/17 - 10/25
    3rd Combined Deer & Elk 10/31 - 11/8
    4th Combined Limited Deer & Elk 11/11 - 11/15

2016

    1st Separate Limited Elk 10/15 - 10/19
    2nd Combined Deer & Elk 10/22 - 10/30
    3rd Combined Deer & Elk 11/5 - 11/13
    4th Combined Limited Deer & Elk 11/16 - 11/20

2017

    1st Separate Limited Elk 10/14 - 10/18
    2nd Combined Deer & Elk 10/21 - 10/29
    3rd Combined Deer & Elk 11/04 - 11/12
    4th Combined Limited Deer & Elk 11/15 - 11/19

2018

    1st Separate Limited 10/13 - 10/17
    2nd Combined Deer & Elk 10/20 - 10/28
    3rd Combined Deer & Elk 11/3 - 11/11
    4th Combined Limited Deer & Elk 11/14 - 11/18

2019

    1st Separate Limited Elk 10/12 - 10/16
    2nd Combined Deer & Elk 10/19 - 10/27
    3rd Combined Deer & Elk 11/02 - 11/10
    4th Combined Limited Deer & Elk 11/13 - 11/17



Late Rifle Elk:


There will be the option for limited antlerless seasons, with licenses issued by GMU/DAU, as needed to achieve population objectives. Season lengths are variable within the time frame by GMU/DAU and set annually.

    2015: 11/16 - 1/31
    2016: 11/21 - 1/31
    2017: 11/20 - 1/31
    2018: 11/19 - 1/31
    2019: 11/18 - 1/31

Private Land Only Deer and Elk Seasons

Private Land Only (PLO) There will be the option for limited antlerless or either-sex deer and limited antlerless or either-sex elk, licenses issued by GMU/DAU as needed to achieve population objectives,
AND
Private Land Only (PLO) There will be the option for private land only buck licenses and private land either sex elk licenses, where necessary to distribute antlered hunting opportunity between private and public lands, with PLO licenses issued by GMU/DAU, during the regular rifle seasons, including plains regular rifle seasons.