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Youth Hunting on State Trust Lands
Youth Hunting on State Trust Lands

​​​General Provisions, Rules, and Descriptions

The following State Trust Lands are Youth/Mentor Hunting only. Youth/mentor hunting means hunting by youths under 18. Youth hunters under 16 must be accompanied by a mentor when hunting on youth/mentor properties. Mentors must be at least 18 and comply with hunter education requirements. 

Please read descriptions for each STL's thoroughly as the regulations is not the same for all.

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. It is a good idea 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.

Beddows Mountain - Custer County

GMU/Acres: 86,691/500 acres

Open: first day of archery deer and elk season through May 31

Hunting: deer, elk, bear, lion, turkey, rabbit, squirrel

Restrictions: 

  • Rifle hunting restricted to youth mentor hunting only. Mentors cannot use rifles.

  • All hunting except youth mentor hunting is restricted to bows, muzzleloaders or shotguns.

  • Parking prohibited on Hwy. 69.

  • Shooting prohibited within 500 feet of Hwy. 69 and man-made structures.


Coal Bank Gulch STL - Routt County

GMU/Acres: 441/879 acres

Open: from first day of arhcery deer and elk season through the end of February

Hunting: elk, deer, mountain sharp-tailed grouse

Restrictions:

  • Hunting with archery, muzzleloaders, shotguns firing single slug and rimfire rifles only

  • Only youth mentor hunting allowed, only one mentor per youth may hunt.


Fly Gulch STL - Routt County

GMU/Acres: 214/457 acres

Open: September 1–end of February

Huntingdeer, elk, small game. 

Restrictions:

  • Open for youth mentor hunting only.


Oxbow STL - Moffat County

GMU 2/Acres: 2/640 acres

Open: August 15–end of February

Hunting: deer, elk, pronghorn, waterfowl, dove, rabbit, prairie dog​

Restrictions:

  • From March 1-Aug. 15, watchable wildlife activites allowed only above natural bluff 75 yards from water on N edge of property.

  • Open for youth mentor hunting, as posted. For information, call the Craig area office at (970) 824-3046