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Deakins Ranch
Deakins Ranch

​​​​​​​​​​County: Moffat 

GMU: 301

Ranch Contact:Nearest CPW Office:
Mitch Walz
P.O. Box 1118 
Craig, CO 81626
970-629-1268
Email: Mlwhunts@aol.com
Mee​ker Office
73485 Hwy 64
Meeker, CO 81641
970-878-6090 (office)
970-878-6077 (fax)

Location: Deakins Ranch is located 12 miles west of Craig on Hwy 40.

Acres: 26,502

CPW Maps:

Area Maps: 

  • USGS Quad: Round Bottom, Horse Gulch, Juniper Hot Springs, Pine Ridge, Lay SE
  • Moffat County USGS 1:50,000 – sheet 7

Species Available: Elk, Deer, Pronghorn

Elevation: 6,000 to 6,400 ft.

Terrain: The terrain is rolling hills covered with sage and mixed brush. 

Access: Ranch roads provide access to parking areas that allow walk-in access to major areas of the ranch. No ATVs allowed on the ranch. If you do not have a 4-wheel drive vehicle along with a set of tire chains, you will not be allowed access to the internal roads on the Deakins Ranch. Your access will be limited to walking in from the country road and walking in from the highway.

Camping: Not allowed on ranch

Game Retrieval Services: Hunter responsibility

Guiding Services: Not provided

Overnight Accommodations​​: Motels are located in Craig. There is a KOA Campground in Craig.

Season Dates: Check the Ranching for Wildlife main page.

There are no antler-point restrictions for any of the ranches. No over-the-counter licenses are offered on these properties. Ranching for Wildlife licenses are open to Colorado residents only. Licenses are only for the season and ranch on the license. For more information on season dates and application deadlines, see the Big Game Hunting Brochure.

Ranch Rules: View the 2015 Deakin​s Ranch Rul​es​.

Additional Information: Deakins RFW is located in an area where elk are substantially over herd objective and the elk herd is migratory. The ranch is working with CPW to harvest antlerless elk to assist in achieving herd objectives. Since antlered elk do not always remain on the ranch and harvest levels off the ranch are high, the size of bulls available to hunters should not be considered "trophy" class.