Ten State Trust Lands
(STL) and State Wildlife Areas
(SWA) are designated youth/mentor hunting areas. The diverse habitats represented enable youth to hunt deer, elk, rabbit, pheasant, turkey, sharp-tailed grouse, waterfowl, bobwhite, scaled quail, and dove.
The property descriptions and restrictions, below, are as up-to-date as possible, but are provided here in shortened form. You should, therefore, review the State Recreational Lands Brochure (5.6MB)
. It is a good idea, too, to contact the property's local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office (included with the property description) to learn of any late changes or temporary restrictions. Note that all properties allow mentors to hunt along with youth.
- Closed 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise, unless posted otherwise.
- Unless otherwise stated in the brochure, these regulations apply to State Trust Lands leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife for wildlife recreation:
- Closed March 1-Aug. 31, unless posted otherwise.
- Open only to hunting, fishing and watchable wildlife.
- Camping prohibited.
- Target practice or shooting prohibited.
- Youth mentor hunting and/or fishing means hunting or fishing by youths age 17 or younger who must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.
Criteria Used for Prohibiting Activities
CPW may manage activities by posting signs, considering these criteria:
- Public safety.
- Nearby calving or lambing areas.
- Nearby corrals, loading chute or other livestock structures.
- Nearby private buildings, such as outbuildings, houses, barns, storage sheds.
- Nearby agricultural equipment.
- Protection of roads or trails to prevent excessive damage.
- Negative impacts on wildlife, livestock or agricultural products.
- If area provides additional public benefits and is consistent with other agreements.