STATE TRUST LAND PUBLIC ACCESS EXPANSION & HUNTING SEASON KICK-OFF CELEBRATION
This coming Tuesday evening (8/27), join Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Colorado State Land Board, and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources in celebrating the expansion of public access to Colorado state trust lands! In the next week the State Land Board and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will announce the locations of the additional 100,000 acres of state trust land that will be newly-opened for the 2019-2020 hunting season, which kicks off on August 31st for many of us!
Come learn more about the state trust land properties that will be open to hunting this season, enjoy light appetizers and drinks, play a game of bocce, thank our hard-working state agency leaders for providing us with new hunting grounds, pick up some new BHA gear, and toast to Colorado public lands with fellow public lands and outdoors enthusiasts!
On July 18, 2019, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved a multi-year expansion of the Public Access Program that included up to 100,000 acres added to the program by the fall 2019 hunting season. The Public Access Program provides limited, seasonal hunting and fishing opportunities on Colorado trust land across the state. This first step in the Program's expansion increases accessible acreage from 480,000 acres to 585,000 acres and is part of a multi-year effort to ultimately double the size of the Public Access Program. The goal for the Public Access Program is to make a total of nearly one million acres of state trust land accessible to the public over the next two years.
August 27, 2019 at 5:00pm - 8pm