Pagosa Springs is a popular hunting destination due to the healthy population of elk and the vast and pristine areas in which to hunt. Access to the National Forest is simple, though the terrain is steep and difficult, with lush meadows scattered all around–perfect for wildlife. We are located in Hunting Unit 77, with access to Units 78, 771, and 751. Big Game Season Dates are listed below. Tags may also be available for birds (turkey, grouse, pheasant), Mountain Lions, Bears, Bighorn Sheep, and Moose. All mule deer tags are by draw only. Call (303) 297-1192 to receive a free big game brochure from the Colorado Parks & Wildlife, or view their website for more information on hunting in this area.
Crazy Horse Outfitters & Guides, operating out of our campground, specializes in guided hunts and full-service hunts in the San Juan National Forest and the Weminuche Wilderness. They also offer pack-out services should you get an animal. There are several meat-processing services in Pagosa Springs to properly process any game. We recommend The Buck Stops Here (970) 731-6328.
2017 Big Game Hunting Season Dates:
Archery: Deer/Elk, West of I-25 (and unit 140). August 26th-September 24th
Muzzleloading Rifle: All deer/elk licenses are by draw only. September 9th-17th
- 1st Rifle Season, Draw only. October 14th-18th
- 2nd Rifle Season: Over-the-counter bull tags available at our store. October 21st-29th
- 3rd Rifle Season: Over-the-counter bull tags available at our store. November 4th-12th
- 4th Season: Draw only. Totally limited. November 15th-19th