Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center

360 E. Victory Way • Craig, CO 81625 • 970.824.5689 • 1.800.864.4405

"Thank you so much for everything. This was our fourth visit to Moffat County and my son's first visit. We got three elk and just wanted to say thanks  for all you do."

          Tim Flannagan, Minnesota

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.

Resources:
Click the image above to order Hunting, BLM or Forest Service maps online.

2014 Big Game brochure


Interactive hunting atlas


Hunting guide & statistics


Guide & Outfitter directory


Game Unit Map


Hunting checklist

 

At the Moffat County Visitor Center:

Lost your hunter safety card?

The DOW no longer issues replacement cards. Call any DOW office, where they will verify that you have taken the course and flag your name in the total licensing system. When you purchase your license, dealers will note the flag.

Click here for a calendar of Division of Wildlife hunter education courses.

For courses in Moffat County, call:

CNCC: 970.824.1101

Mike/ Teresa Stoffle: 970.824.7848

Mike Gush: 970.824.3628

We provide information on:
   • Hunting
   • Sightseeing

   • Backcountry adventures

   • Fishing, hiking and biking

   • Guides and Outfitters
   • Private land/trespass/
      self-guided hunts

      and more!

We sell the following:
   • OHV and snowmobile permits
   • Colorado State Park passes
   • Hunting maps

   • BLM maps

   • National Forest maps

   • Wood cutting permits

   • Christmas tree cutting permits

Our Sportsman Information Center which, along with local outfitters/guides, businesses, hunters, fishermen and state officals, are here to help you obtain the lastest information relevant to your outdoor needs. Call 1-800-864-4405.
 
General questions/reporting:                                                         
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

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