Home to the largest population of elk and migrating mule deer herd in the world, Colorado is one of the most popular states in which to hunt elk and mule deer. Most of the people that come to Colorado to hunt and fish, must rely on public lands. The Forked Horn Ranch offers nearly 1.600 private acres of premier Colorado elk hunting and fishing land. Hunting enthusiasts come to Colorado each year in search of huge elk herds and trophy mule deer and hunting competition on public lands can be fierce. With enough private acreage to house it’s own resident population of elk and mule deer–Forked Horn Ranch offers private land hunting opportunities for the serious big-game hunter.
The Grand Mesa Colorado Eik Hunting
The Grand Mesa is known as the world’s largest flat-top mountain and encompasses about 500 square miles of territory. Situated east of Grand Junction, CO and lying between the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers, the Grand Mesa is home to the Grand Mesa National Forest and boasts some of the best Colorado elk hunting region in the state. The Grand Mesa is comprised of 4 hunting units–GMU’s 41, 411, 52 & 521 and over-the-counter elk tags are available for most seasons. Colorado elk hunting is quite popular in the area due to historically high herd numbers and a bull to cow ration of around 20-25 bulls to every 100 cows. The Forked Horn Ranch lies on the southern slope of the Grand Mesa and borders the National Forest on the northeast side of the property. When hunting pressure on public lands starts with the opening of Archery & Muzzleloading season in September and continues on with rifle seasons into late December, this private Colorado elk hunting property provides enough acreage of sanctuary for pressured animals to escape to and allows for more controlled hunting opportunities. Late season often finds elk herds coming down from higher elevations to find better forage and less hunting pressure of private land.
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