One of Basalt’s greatest resources is an abundance of adjacent land, undeveloped and protected for conservation by state and private land holders. These are the ridges, peaks and river valleys that outdoorsman have long raved about, making Basalt famous for world-class fly fishing.
Hunters, too, have reason to find happiness here. Within hundreds of thousands of acres of forest, crisscrossed with trout-rich creeks, wildlife still reigns supreme. With thousands of miles of trails and service roads, Basalt is all about accessibility to the woods. That should make a hunter smile.
Which would you like to check off your hunting list this year?
- Bull Elk
- Pronghorn Sheep
- Black Bear
- Mountain Lion
- Wild Turkey
All are game in the wilderness lands surrounding Basalt.
Permits and Fees
Hunters must apply for permits for big and small game, as well as gamebird and waterfowl, which are awarded either by lottery or by “over the counter” sales. License fees have resident and nonresident rates (these are significantly higher than resident rates). Licenses can be purchased from Colorado Department of Wildlife over the phone (call 1-800-244-5613) and online at http://wildlife.state.co.us.
Remember: it’s your responsibility to know how to hunt safely, legally and ethically. Hunter safety cards and blaze orange outerwear are mandatory for hunters. For complete information that every hunter should know, visit Colorado Division of Wildlife at www.wildlife.state.co.us/hunting/planyourhunt or call Glenwood Springs office at (970) 947-2920.
Generally, open season dates begin in late August with the season closing in late November. Visit http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/SeasonDatesAndFees for updated information on season dates and fees.