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Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is offering limited big game hunting opportunities at Red Mountain Open Space, located near the Colorado-Wyoming border.  In partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Larimer County is offering 23 special access hunting permits in 2021, which includes four bull elk, three cow elk, six buck deer, and ten doe pronghorn. The doe pronghorn special access permits are offered in partnership with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department for use on portions of Red Mountain Open Space and Soapstone Prairie Natural Area.

Big game hunting opportunities will occur during the weekdays of the second, third, fourth and late cow seasons. Late-season doe pronghorn hunting will occur on both weekdays and weekends after December 1 when Red Mountain and Soapstone close to the general public.

Once you have successfully drawn a special access permit for a species (bull elk, cow elk, buck deer or doe pronghorn), you cannot submit an application for that species in future years.

Permits can be obtained through Larimer County’s special access permit application process. The cost is $10 per application. Applications will be accepted from Feb. 1-28, 2021. The drawing for special access hunting permits will be held the first week of March. Successful applicants will be contacted by phone and email.  Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.

All applications must be submitted through Larimer County’s website. To apply and for more information, please visit 

About Larimer County Department of Natural Resources
Natural Resources manages Larimer County’s great outdoor places, including magnificent open spaces and water-based recreation areas, and fosters responsible land stewardship through weed management and healthy forest practices. To learn more, visit

Published on: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:30am
Contact Details:

Stephen Gibson
Red Mountain District Manager
Larimer County Natural Resources
(970) 498-5621

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