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Hunting in Colorado: 6 Things to Know About Urban Deer Hunting in Cities and Suburbs

By    |   Saturday, 23 May 2015 03:31 AM

“Hunting in Colorado is a dream come true for many,” according to thecoloradohunter.com. The state is a treasure-trove of species available for hunters’ pursuits. From deer, to cats, to rabbits, the state is populated by species that provide food and adventure, but overpopulation means that wildlife and city life can intersect, thus creating a reason for hunting in the cities.


Writer Eric Bruce noted on gameandfishmag.com, “As cities sprawl ever wider, white-tailed deer adapt to the new lifestyle, and light hunting pressure enables some bucks to reach trophy proportions.” He acknowledged that these ruminants can live in crowded cities and that as humans claim woodlands for homes and communities, wildlife (especially whitetail deer) disperse into urban areas.


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Here are some facts about urban/suburban hunting:

1. Deer can become pests in cities and in suburbia. They pose dangers to drivers, often darting in front of moving vehicles and causing accidents.

2. Whitetail deer eat many foods. They raid private gardens and residential landscaping, damaging fruit, vegetables, shrubbery, and flowers. Although the deer annoy farmers and residents, the deer population explosion gives hunters new opportunities to pursue their game of choice.

3. The deer find shelter in city settings,and while hunting provides the way to control the population, caution must be taken.

4. Bow hunting is the method of choice for many urban hunters, allowing success without the noise and dangers of gunshot.

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5. The Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife (CPW) regulates hunting in all areas of the state, including areas where people reside. Check their website for basic information and contact your local office for specific information about deer hunting in your area.

6. City hunters need licenses and permits and they must abide by seasons established for each species. The CPW has prepared several informative brochures, including on for big game hunting. Check the brochure or call your local CPW office for information regarding deer hunting in the state.

Other species can be hunted in urban Colorado, such as geese and other birds. Collin Dalley, of sportsmansnews.com, writes about a goose hunting trip just outside of Fort Collins. The trip was organized by professional guides who understand the nuances of hunting in (human) populated areas. Their services included review of safety measures and a trailer packed with decoys. Hunting from camouflaged pits, the hunters enjoyed a very successful outing.

Information about hunting in Colorado, including hunting in urban areas and hunting on private property can be found on the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife (CPW) website, or through a local office in your area.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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"Hunting in Colorado is a dream come true for many," according to thecoloradohunter.com. The state is a treasure-trove of species available for hunters' pursuits. From deer, to cats, to rabbits, the state is populated by species that provide food and adventure.
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