Welcome to Western Colorado

For Hunters of All Kinds

A quick guide to big game, small game, upland, and waterfowl hunting in Southwestern Colorado.

Colorado is a perennial destination for hunters because it boasts 23 million acres of public land. That accounts for more than 34% of the all land in the state. The conservation-oriented Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife creates a multitude of hunting opportunities for in-state and out-of-state hunters. Colorado is home to abundant populations of large and small game. Hunters of all ages and experience levels have been enjoying southwestern Colorado’s wilderness for generations. What we lack in pronghorn and big buildings, we make up for in huge elk herds and big mountains. The Western Slope has vast public acreage, incredible access, and vital resources for big game, small game, upland, and waterfowl species.

elk | deer | moose | pronghorn bighorn sheep | mountain goat black bear | mountain lion
turkey | pheasant | grouse ptarmigan | quail | dove
badger | red fox | raccoons | rabbits muskrat | beaver | bobcats | coyotes
goose | duck
Hunting near Montrose, Colorado

Professional Guides & Outfitters

In Montrose and the surrounding region, there are lots of knowledgeable hunting guides who are eager to help you plan your hunt from license to harvest! March is the ideal time to start planning a big game hunt since the license draw occurs in early April. 


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Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Montrose Office 
2300 South Townsend Avenue


Spotlight on Montrose