Wildlife area in Ouray County closed until spring
Billy Creek State Wildlife
Area is closed until April 30, to protect big game animals.
The area, between Ouray and Montrose, is routinely closed during the winter to protect large game animals migrating from high elevations to winter range areas. These winter closures are meant to offer protection for deer and elk during cold-weather months, when they can lose 30 percent or more of their body weight. Closed areas are clearly marked and violators wil...