Southern Colorado offers many opportunities for hunting. You will find excellent Elk, Deer, Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey and Pronhorn hunting. Contact the Division of Wildlife for more up to date information:

Colorado Division of Wildlife

Division of Wildlife Local Officers:
(719) 846-4834

Colorado Division of Wildlife Officer:
Bob Holder (719) 680-1410

Bosque del Oso State Wildlife Area Technician:
Alan Vitt (719) 680-1036

Spanish Peaks State Wildlife Area Technician:
Marty Bates (719) 941-4896

Also check out the Colorado Division of Wildlife Hunting Home Page for more information. and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation too.

More than 5,000 people have signed up to receive access to the most up to date information on Colorado’s wildlife and its management through the DOW Insider.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) launched the DOW Insider in December in an effort to streamline the public’s access to information on DOW issues. By signing up for the DOW Insider, the public receives e-mails containing information on hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, all aspects of wildlife in Colorado and its management from the DOW.

People can sign up for the DOW Insider for free by going to the Division home page at, clicking on “personalize this site” and then on “sign up for my DOW” and filling out the personal information. People can chose to receive information from several different categories including “fishing”, “habitat”, “hunting”, “threatened and endangered”, “Wildlife Commission Action”, “viewing” and “general” which
will include all of the information sent over the Insider. People can also chose a combination of categories. Once the information is saved, the person will receive e-mails containing information pertaining to the categories they selected.

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del Oso State Wildlife Area

The largest habitat acquisition to date for both the Elk Foundation and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the Bosque del Oso State Wildlife Area protects nearly 30,000 acres of critical habitat. Located in rapidly developing Las Animas County, the area provides winter range for animals for Colorado’s second-largest elk herd, along with habitat for mule deer, bears, turkeys, bobcats, bald eagles and trout. Now, as a public wildlife area, many generations will enjoy the Bosque’s open spaces, wildlife, scenery and recreational opportunities. Located south of Weston this is one incredible Wildlife Habitat.