DENVER - Colorado is open for fall hunting with more than 23 million acres of public land that are not affected by the federal government shutdown.
"Colorado is known worldwide for its pristine hunting and fishing areas,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. "Some federal refuges are closed here and in other states, but Colorado has elk licenses available and hunters are welcome this fall to hunt on other public land."
Colorado is the only state that offers over-the-counter rifle bull elk license for resident and non-resident hunters. The licenses are valid in more than 90 game management units during the second or third rifle seasons. The second rifle season runs Oct. 19 - 27 and third rifle season is Nov. 2 - 10.
[ To view the Ouray County Hunting Guide, click here. ]