ARCHERY HUNTING IN COLORADO
Colorado’s archery season starts the last Saturday in August and runs through September. Early in the archery season is the perfect time for hunting timberline mule deer, or spotting and ambushing a bull elk. Later in the season the elk come into full rut where a bow hunter can have an opportunity at a bugling bull. To be successful with a bow everything has to come together just perfectly but practice, patience, and dedication makes archery hunting a rewarding experience.
For each of our Archery hunts, you have exclusive access to the property for 5-days during the Colorado archery season. When you book your hunt, in the "messages" section, please list what dates you would like to come in.
Antelope (Buck) - Draw
Bear - Draw
Deer (Buck) - Draw
Elk - OTC
Mountain Lion - Draw
All U.S. states, provinces, and countries that have mandatory bowhunter education requirements will accept the Colorado Bowhunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Colorado will accept Bowhunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
Camo patterns are more for humans than for improving your hunting. Choose a pattern or color shade that blends into the area where you are hunting, the Kings Camo Desert Shadow line is a nice option. Make sure your clothing is quiet. Run you fingernail over it in the store and if you hear anything, go to the next rack. Do the fingernail test with wool, which is probably the quietest material out there. That’s a good starting point.
BOW HUNTERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR HUNTER ORANGE OR PINK DURING ARCHERY SEASON!
ARCHERY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
ARCHERY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
A long bow, recurve bow or compound bow on which the string is not drawn mechanically or held mechanically under tension. String or mechanical releases are legal if they are hand-drawn or hand-held with no other attachments or connections to bow (except bowstring).
- Hand-held bows, including compound bows, must use arrows with a broadhead having a minimum of 7/8-inch outside diameter (width) and a minimum of two steel cutting edges. Each cutting edge must be in same plane for entire length of cutting surface.
- Only legal, hand-held bows are allowed during archery seasons.
- A minimum draw weight of 35 pounds/let-off maximum of 80 percent required.
- No part of a bow’s riser (handle) or track, trough, channel, arrow rest or other device (excluding cables and bowstring) that attaches to riser can contact, support and/or guide the arrow from a point rearward of the bow’s brace height behind the undrawn string.
- Bows can propel only a single arrow at a time. No mechanisms for automatically loading arrows allowed.
- Scopes and electronic or battery-powered devices cannot be incorporated into or attached to bow or arrow, with the exception of lighted nocks on arrows.
- Recording devices such as cameras or video recorders attached to bows may be used as long as they do not cast light toward the target or aid in range finding, sighting or shooting the bow.
- Hydraulic or pneumatic technology cannot be used to derive or store energy to propel arrows. Explosive arrows are prohibited.
- CROSSBOWS ARE ILLEGAL DURING ARCHERY SEASON!