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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Mountain Open Space Hunting

  1. When will I be able to apply for a Larimer County Special Access Hunting Permit?
  2. You can apply for a Larimer County Special Access Hunting Permit through our on line application process during the month of February.

  3. When will the drawing be held to determine who the successful applicants are?
  4. The drawing will be held in the first week of March.

  5. How will I know if I am a successful applicant?
  6. Larimer County will notify you via phone and or email. You will then be required to attend a pre-hunt meeting in September.

  7. How much does it cost to apply for a Larimer County Special Access Hunting Permit?
  8. The cost to apply is $10 per species/sex that you wish to apply for.

  9. How many Larimer County Special Access Hunting Permits will be given out each year?
  10. The number of Larimer County Special Access Hunting Permits given out each year fluctuates depending on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife recommendation.

  11. Do you allow camping at Red Mountain Open Space?
  12. Camping is not allowed at Red Mountain Open Space. Hunters will be allowed to access one hour prior to sunrise and will be allowed to depart as late as one hour after sun set.

  13. Can I drive my vehicle into Red Mountain Open Space in order to get closer to the area I want to hunt or to collect an animal?
  14. Vehicles may only drive on the road that leads to the Red Mountain Open Space trailhead, and may only park at the trailhead. Harvested animals must be packed out.

  15. May I use horses on my hunt, either to reach my destination or to pack out a taken animal?
  16. Horses may be used on the hunt. While hunting, the horse must remain on trail. If an animal is harvested, the horse may be taken off trail only to collect and pack the animal.

  17. Where is Red Mountain Open Space located, and how many acres is it?
  18. Red Mountain Open Space is located 25 miles north of Fort Collins near the intersection of County Road 19 and County Road 21, and it is approximately 15,000 acres of Open Space.

  19. In addition to the Larimer County Special Access Hunting Permit, do I need to apply for a Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunting license?
  20. Yes, in addition to the Larimer County Special Access Hunting Permit, you do need to apply for a Colorado Parks and Wildlife big game hunting license for the species/sex and season you wish to hunt for in Game Management Unit 9.

  21. What seasons can I hunt at Red Mountain?
  22. You will have the option to choose from four elk seasons (Elk-EM00902R, EM00903R, EM00904R, EF009L1R) and three deer seasons (Deer- DM00902R, DM00903R, DM00904R).

  23. May I hunt the whole week, including the weekend?
  24. Hunting at Red Mountain Open Space is only allowed on weekdays, and there is no hunting on Saturday or Sunday.

  25. Are you allowed to hunt by archery or muzzle loading in Red Mountain Open Space?
  26. Hunting opportunities occur only during the rifle seasons, but you may choose to hunt with a bow or muzzleloader during the rifle season.

  27. What have the success rates been for the Red Mountain Open Space hunting program?
  28. Bull elk - near 100 percent, cow elk - less than 20 percent, buck deer - near 100 percent

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