From the Colorado Division of Wildlife
-- The Chico Basin Ranch and the Colorado Division of Wildlife are collaborating for a second year in a row to offer access for youth pronghorn hunters during the late pronghorn doe season Dec. 4 to 8.
Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre property located southeast of Colorado Springs near Hanover in GMU 123.
"Late youth hunts are an excellent way for young hunters to develop their skills," said Jim Bulger, hunter outreach coordinator. "This is a unique opportunity to hunt a beautiful property."
Youth hunters age 12 to 17 with an unfilled doe or either-sex pronghorn tag can participate in any December pronghorn doe season in Game Management Units 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 118, 119, 120, 121, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 129, 133, 134, 135, 140, 141, 142 or 147.
Unfilled youth pronghorn doe tags are automatically eligible. Youths with an unfilled either-sex pronghorn license must bring that license to a DOW office and get it converted to a doe license before hunting in a December season. Unfilled pronghorn buck licenses may not be used to participate in this program.
Youth interested in hunting on Chico Basin Ranch should contact Jonathan Tullar by Nov. 23 at (719)683-7960 or e-mail Jonathan@ChicoBasinRanch.com. Available slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult during the entire hunt.
For a more detailed description of the ranch, check www.chicobasinranch.com or www.boxtcowboys.com. For more information about other late youth pronghorn opportunities, click here.