||Nearest CPW Office:|
|P.O. Box 1046, Craig, CO 81626
||P.O. Box 1181, Meeker, CO 81641|
Location: Elk Springs is located about 20 miles west of Maybell on Hwy 40.
Elk Springs map
Area Maps: USGS Quads: Cross Mountain Canyon, Wapiti Peak, Elk Springs
National Forest: None
Species Available: Elk, Deer, Pronghorn
Terrain and Access: Elevations vary from 6,000 to 7,000 ft. The terrain is rolling hills covered with sagebrush and mountain shrub. The ranch is divided east to west by Elk Springs Ridge, with the headwaters of Twelvemile Gulch draining to the north toward the Yampa River. To the south the North Fork of Sagebrush Creek and several tributaries provide a southern aspect. Ranch roads provide access to parking areas that allow walk-in access to major areas of the ranch. Hunters should be equipped with 4-wheel drive vehicle.
Average Success Rates: New Ranch. Rates not yet available.
There are no antler-point restrictions for any of the ranches. No over-the-counter licenses are offered on these properties. Ranching for Wildlife licenses are open to Colorado residents only. Licenses are only for the season and ranch on the license. For more information on season dates and application deadlines, see the Big Game Hunting Brochure.
Ranch rules from previous seasons are provided for a general perspective. Ranch rules are negotiated annually and some rule changes may take affect this year.
ELK SPRINGS RANCH
- The ranch will be divided into three hunting areas. There will be one access to the ranch from which each hunting area can be reached.
- All hunters must check in at a central check-in point one hour before sunrise each Hunting day (see Elk Springs map). IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR SAFETY, ALL HUNTERS MUST CHECK OUT AT THE SAME CHECK IN POINT AT THE END OF EACH HUNTING DAY. The check-in point will be staffed one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset. Each public hunter will be given lock combinations for any locked gates in the hunting areas.
- Motor vehicles will be allowed access on the property, but travel will be restricted to existing roads as shown on topography maps received at check-in. Certain Areas may be designated as walk-in areas only. These areas will be clearly designated on topography maps received at check-in. No ATVs or snowmobiles will be allowed on the property.
- Each licensed hunter is allowed to carry one gun while hunting on the property.
- Licensed hunters will be limited to one non-hunting guest while on the Ranch property. The one non-hunting guest must remain the same during the length of your hunt. The one non-hunting guest cannot hold a regular Colorado hunting license for the same time frame as your hunt.
- Areas around dwellings and livestock handling facilities will be closed to hunting for the safety of residents or employees.
- No overnight use of the Ranch will be allowed.
- No fires will be allowed. No littering will be allowed.
- No sighting in or target shooting will be allowed.
- All hunters will be asked to sign a release of liability form. The form also serves As a permit to be on the property, and will be kept in the possession of the hunter while hunting on the Ranch.
- After you have harvested your animal you are asked to leave the property and not enter the property again.
Motels are located in Craig. There is a KOA Campground in Craig.
Hunter is responsible for retrieval of game.