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Youth Hunting on State Wildlife Areas
Youth Hunting on State Wildlife Areas

​For general rules and provisions of SWAs, see Youth Hunting on State Trust Lands.​

Escalante SWA

GMU 62, Delta County, Montrose CPW Office

(Applies to Lower Roubideau)
Hunting: deer, elk, rabbit, pheasant, dove, waterfowl.

Restrictions:

  • Lower Roubideau Tract closed to hunting March 15–July 31.

  • On Lower Roubideau Tract, hunting prohibited except for youths 17 and younger, and their mentors. Mentors must be 18 or older and comply with hunter education requirements. Youths must be accompanied by mentors while hunting. Only one mentor per youth.

Flagler Reservoir SWA

GMU 107, Kit Carson County, Southeast Region CPW Office

Hunting: deer, rabbit, pheasant, dove, waterfowl, turkey.

Restrictions:

  • Hunting prohibited except for youths 17 and younger, and their mentors.

  • Mentors must be 18 or older and comply with hunter education requirements. Youths must be accompanied by mentors while hunting. Only one mentor per youth.

Horsethief Canyon SWA

GMU 40, Mesa County, Grand Junction CPW Office

Hunting: waterfowl, dove, deer, coyote, rabbit, pheasant.

Restrictions:

  • Camping, fires prohibited.

  • Hunting permitted with shotguns, hand-held bows, and muzzleloading rifles.

  • Quail hunting prohibited.

  • Waterfowl prohibited Wednesday-Friday, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

  • Waterfowl hunting on Saturdays, in the area from 100 yards east of Blind #1 to the western boundary of the property, is restricted to youths 17 and younger and their mentors. Youths must be accompanied by mentors while hunting.  Mentors must be 18 or older and comply with hunter education requirements.

  • Reservations are required of all waterfowl hunters wishing to hunt from 100 yards east of Blind #1 to the western boundary of the property.  You must reserve a specific designated blind and are restricted to hunt from, or within 100 yards of, that blind. No more than 4 hunters permitted per blind. For more information, see the Hunting Reservation page.  (Reservations are not required for waterfowl hunting 100 yards east of Blind #1 to the eastern boundary of the property, including Skipper’s Island.)  Hunt areas that have not been reserved will be available on a first-come, first-served basis after 5:00 am on each hunting day.  Reserved hunt areas unoccupied by 7:00 am will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  However, any hunt area must be yielded at any time upon request of a hunter holding a valid and active reservation for that area.

Melon Valley SWA

GMU 125, Otero County, Lamar CPW Office

Hunting: deer, bobwhite, scaled quail, pheasant, dove, small game.

Restrictions:

  • Hunting prohibited except youths 17 years old and younger and their mentors. 

  • Mentors must be 18 or older and comply with hunter education requirements. Youths must be accompanied by mentors while hunting. Only one mentor per youth.​

Sand Draw SWA

GMU 93, Sedgwick County, Brush CPW Office

Hunting: deer, rabbit, pheasant, dove.

Restrictions: 

  • Camping, fires prohibited.

  • Target practice prohibited except if authorized by area wildlife manager. Discharging firearms

  • or bows prohibited except when hunting.

  • Hunting prohibited except youths 17 and younger, and mentors.

  • Mentors must be 18 years or older and comply with hunter education requirements. Youths must be accompanied by mentors while hunting. One mentor per youth.​

Whitehorse SWA

GMU 104, Adams County, Northeast Region CPW Office

Hunting: waterfowl only.

Restrictions:

  • Closed except for youths and mentors for waterfowl hunting only if authorized by area wildlife manager for participants in the Division's youth hunting program.

  • Youth and their mentors must attend an orientation class before being granted a reservation for Whitehorse SWA.  2016/17 season orientations will be held on October 12, 2016 and November 3, 2016 at the Denver Hunter Education Classroom, 6 pm-9 pm.  6060 Broadway, Denver, CO  80216.  No need to register, just show up.  For questions, email joe.padia@state.co.us or call 303-947-1798.