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Hunting and Fishing in South Fork

Hunters and anglers know the world-class fishing and hunting opportunities available in Southern Colorado. Whether you seek trophy elk or mule deer, or the challenging trout in nearby waters, South Fork offers ample opportunity to fill your wall or freezers. Nearby hunting units and fresh water fishing habitat are just steps away from your cabin door.

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Deer in South Fork Colorado

Hunting in South Fork

Aspen Ridge Cabins serves as a great basecamp for three big-game hunting units offering trophy elk and deer: Units 76, 79 and 80. These are draw-only units for deer, so check with the Colorado Division of Wildlife for limited license application deadlines (no over-the-counter deer licenses are available for these units).

Licenses are also available for: Bear, Moose, Pronghorn, Mountain Lion, Bighorn Sheep and a variety of small game, water fowl, and birds.

Deer in the parking lot at Aspen Ridge Cabins South Fork Colorado

Big Game License Options

Colorado offers several types of big game licenses and options for purchasing them. Hunters – both resident and nonresident – can select hunts from archery, muzzleloader and rifle seasons by species and by Game Management Units, called GMUs. Colorado offers nine big game species.

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Licenses are sold from three main categories:

Limited Licenses (through an application & draw process in early April)
Over-the-Counter Licenses (available in mid-July)
Leftover Limited Licenses (available in early August)

To ensure you have a license to hunt this fall, check the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.

World Class Fishing

As Only South Fork Can Deliver

Prepare for your fishing trip in South Fork - License Information

For individuals aged 18 through 64, a $10 Habitat Stamp is required with the first license purchase for the year (April 1 – March 31 annually).

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Annual (16 and older) $26.00 $56.00
Small Game & Fishing combo (If born after 1948, you must show hunter education card) $41.00 N/A
Senior Annual (64 years and older)
Colorado residents only
$1 N/A
Five-Day N/A $21.00
One-Day $9.00 $9.00
2nd Rod Stamp (Available to licensed residents, licensed nonresidents and youth under 16 years, licensed or unlicensed.) $5.00 $5.00
Youth (Under 16 – second-rod charge still applies) Free Free
Fees include a .25 cent search & rescue fee, and a .75 cent Wildlife Council fee. A $10 Habitat Stamp will be added to 1st license purchase of the year (April 1 to March 31).