Elk NetworkColorado Expands Public Access Program

General | May 20, 2021

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently unanimously approved the enrollment of 199,000 acres into the Public Access Program for the fall 2021 hunting season, bringing the program to a total of 973,000 acres.

The Public Access Program provides limited, seasonal hunting and fishing opportunities on Colorado trust land across the state.

“I’m thrilled that hunters and anglers will have more access to state trust lands in Colorado this season,” said Dan Prenzlow, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director. “Hunters and anglers are a critical foundation to wildlife conservation. They make significant contributions to our local economy, especially rural economies. It’s an added benefit that our Public Access Program helps fund Colorado school kids.”

Locations of the new lands enrolled in the Public Access Program for fall 2021’s hunting season will be announced with the release of the 2021 Colorado Recreational Lands Brochure later this year.

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(Photo sources:  Colorado Parks and Wildlife)