Hunters can apply for private land hunts in Northwest Colorado |

Hunters can apply for private land hunts in Northwest Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Miller Creek Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of elk and mule deer hunts on private property during certain hunting seasons this fall.

The hunts on the Miller Creek Ranch are in addition to hunts available on the Collins Mountain Ranch. The Miller Creek Ranch is located in Game Management Unit 23, home of the White River mule deer and elk herds, two of the largest big-game populations in Colorado.

The hunts are open to all eligible hunters, but preference will be given to youth and military veterans who apply. There is no cost associated with the application.

Interested hunters must submit an application by 5 p.m. Oct. 1. In the application, hunters should be specific about which of these hunting seasons/opportunities they are interested in and eligible to apply for.

Completed applications should be sent to: Colorado Parks and Wildlife; Attn: Bailey Franklin/Miller Creek Ranch Hunts; P.O. Box 1181; Meeker CO 81641. The application is available on the CPW website at



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