Deer Harvesting Program
In 2017 a number of citizens approached City Council with concerns about the local deer population getting out of control, causing a nuisance to properties, and being a hazard to vehicular travel. A number of meetings were held with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and our local BLM to discuss ways to mitigate the damage deer were inflicting upon our community as well as ways to control overpopulation. In response, City Council passed an ordinance that allows for the bow hunting of deer within city limits during deer hunting season.
2021: 73 licenses were sold and 25 deer were harvested within city limits under this program.
2022: (info coming soon)
Sec. 6.11.010. - Deer Harvesting Program
Deer Harvesting Program Inquiry
Residents/hunters who are interested in hunting deer (by crossbow, recurve bow, or compound bow) on private property within City limits may fill out an inquiry form which will be distributed to homeowners that have expressed interest in allowing the hunting of deer on their property during hunting season. Homeowners will reach out to residents.
Homeowners with one or more acres of land who are interested in allowing the hunting of deer (by crossbow, recurve bow, or compound bow) on their property within City limits may fill out the interest form below. You will be provided with a list of residents who are interested in hunting deer on private property with their contact information for you to reach out to if you are so inclined.