|Northwest Colorado isn't the Elk Hunting Capital of the World for nothing. This video shows a large herd of elk crossing Colorado Highway 13 just north of Craig on April 17, 2013.|
Colorado is home to the largest elk population in the world and within this big game hunting mecca, Moffat County boasts to two of the largest migratory elk herds in North America and is also a hunting hot spot for deer, antelope and small game.
Each year Colorado sees more than 375,000 deer, elk and pronghorn hunters. Biologists put Colorado’s elk population at more than 280,000.
The state’s deer herds are estimated at more than 466,000 and have generally been regarded as being “back” for the last several years. In fact, deer herds may be even better than they were back in the day.
Bull/Cow Ratio: 32/100
Hunter Success: 22 percent
With nearly 2 million acres of public land, over-the-counter bull tags (OTC), and a call center staffed with live human beings who actually hunt, Colorado is bending sideways to get you to our elk—and we have almost twice as many as any other state.
Click here to request a packet of hunting information from the Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center. We'll send everything you need to plan your Northwest Colorado hunt.
|Moffat County Visitor Center & Sportsman Information Center||800-864-4405|
|Injured/Problem Wildlife||Colorado State Patrol, 970-824-6501|
|Leftover limited licenses||303-291-7519|
|Big Game Season Dates/Info||303-291-7529|
|Hunter Safety Classes/Replacement Cards||303-291-7530|
|Fish Stocking Schedule||303-291-7531|
|General Fishing Season Dates/Fees||303-291-7533|
|Fishing Condition Reports||303-291-7534|
|Upland Birds/Turkey Season Dates||303-291-7546|
|Upland Birds/Turkey Season Dates||303-291-7547|
|Waterfowl Season Dates/Fees||303-291-7548|
|Chronic Wasting Disease||303-291-7293|
|Chronic Wasting Disease Testing Results||800-434-0274|
|Mountain Lion Quota (No earlier than 5 p.m. the day before hunting)||888-940-5466|