County: Las Animas
Location: The Purgatoire BSAP Ranch is located 30 miles southwest of La Junta, CO. It contains portions of both the Purgatoire and Chacuaco Canyons.
Acres: 53,000 acres
CPW Map: Purgatoire
Species Available: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Elevation: 4,300 to 5,300 ft.
Terrain: Most of the ranch’s bighorn sheep habitat consists of pinion/juniper Canyonlands along the Purgatoire and Chacuaco drainages.
Access: Hunting areas may be accessed by ranch roads and a few county roads. Some roads are very rough and 4-wheel drive vehicles are needed for best access. As this is a guided hunt, transportation will be provided by the guides.
Camping: Lodging is provided by the guide, but hunter may camp if they get consent prior to the hunt.
Game Retrieval Services: Guides will assist.
Guiding Services: The Bighorn Sheep Access Program hunts at Purgatoire Ranch are all guided hunts. You must draw the proper BSAP license in order to hunt Bighorn on Purgatoire Ranch lands. The hunter will not be charged for guiding services.
Overnight Accommodations: Lodging will be provided by the guide.
Season Dates: For more information on season dates and application deadlines, see the Colorado Sheep and Goat Regulations Brochure.
Additional Information: Success rates are high on the ranch, but hunters should expect that locating a mature ram may entail hunting over a large geographic area in rugged canyon country.
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