Hunting in Westcliffe, CO
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State Wildlife Areas
DeWeese Resevoir State Wildlife Area
Hunt for antelope, waterfowl, dove, coyote, cottontail, deer, or small game just 10 minutes from downtown Westcliffe. The wildlife area spans over 2,366 areas.
middle taylor creek
Hunt for deer elk, blue grouse, and bear on this 493-acre wildlife area just 20 minutes west of downtown Westcliffe.
Game management units
Spanning Custer, Fremont, and Chaffee Counties. Reportedly, elk are found throughout, with best results at high elevations in the earlier seasons. Mule deer inhabit both lower and higher elevations containing more pinon/juniper and brushy vegetation. There are very low whitetail numbers and almost exclusively on private land.
The best place to start for deer hunting is on the north end of the Greenhorns. Good hunting can be found on private lands, but permission difficult and needs to be obtained early. Pueblo Reservior SWA offers opportunities for late season hunts. The tags in this unit are limited license only for elk – draw or leftover license only. There are no OTC licenses.
Sangre de Cristo outfitters
Exceptionally qualified guides with access to over 26,000 private acres borderig the San Isabel National Forest.
Bear basin ranch
The experienced guides at Bear Basin Ranch (one of the oldest ranches in Colorado), work with a limited number of elk and deer hunters seasonally with camp areas hunted on only once per year.