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Lay Creek Ranch
Lay Creek Ranch

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​County: Moffat 

GMU: 3, 301

Location: Lay Creek Ranch is located about 20 miles northwest of Craig.

Acres: ~15,000

CPW Maps:

Area Maps: USGS Quads - ​Adobe Springs, Great Divide, Iron Springs

Species Available: Elk, Deer, Pronghorn. 

Note: This ranch has low success rates for elk due to dependence on elk migration patterns. When elk are present, it is likely there will be significant snow and hunters should expect to navigate snow in order to be successful. 

Elevations: 6,500 to 7,200 ft.

Terrain: Lay Creek Ranch consists of rolling sage terrain with draws and ponds. 

Access: The ranch can be accessed by vehicle through locked ranch gates. Hunters will be provided with lock codes through the ranch's online portal system. The majority of the ranch roads will be accessible to vehicle travel with the exception of some closures relating to revegetation, species management, and safety zones. 

Camping: No camping is allowed on the ranch. Hunter may camp on nearby public lands (where permitted). Hunters will not be allowed to utilize ranch access to landlocked BLM for camping purposes.

Game Retrieval Services: Hunter responsibility

Guiding Services: Not provided

Overnight Accommodations: Hotels, motels, and private campsites can be found in Craig, CO or Baggs, WY. 

Season Dates: Check the Hunter Information page.

Antler-point restrictions for elk vary by ranch. Please refer to the brochure for more information​​. ​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

All hunters will be required to check in and out using an online portal system. Directions on this will be provided in the hunter information packet.

Ranch Rules: View the Lay Creek Ranch Rules.

Additional Information: Lay Creek Ranch consists of portions of the former RFW Bord Gulch Ranch.

Ranch Contact:Nearest CPW Off​ice:
Joseph Monchelli 
PO Box 941
Hayden, CO 81639
Meeker Office
73485 Hwy 64
Meeker, CO 81641
970-878-6090 (office)
970-878-6077 (fax)

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