Southeast Zone Region Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


Region Exceptions

Scaup duck

License:
small-game license, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, and Colorado State Waterfowl Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 in aggregate excluding mergansers. 3 Scaup
Possession Limit:
3 daily bag limits
Method:
Open Season
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties

Merganser

License:
small-game license, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, and Colorado State Waterfowl Stamp
Bag Limit:
5; only 2 can be hooded mergansers
Possession Limit:
3 daily bag limits
Method:
Open Season
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties

Pintail duck

License:
small-game license, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, and Colorado State Waterfowl Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 in aggregate excluding mergansers. 1 pintail
Possession Limit:
3 daily bag limits
Method:
Open Season
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties

Mallard duck

License:
small-game license, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, and Colorado State Waterfowl Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 in aggregate excluding mergansers. 5 can be mallards, but no more than 2 can be female mallards.
Possession Limit:
3 daily bag limits
Method:
Open Season
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties

Ducks

License:
small-game license, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, and Colorado State Waterfowl Stamp
Bag Limit:
6, excluding mergansers. Up to 5 can be mallards, but no more than 2 can be female mallards. Included in the daily bag limit of 6, you can have no more than 1 pintail, 2 canvasback, 2 redheads, 3 wood ducks and 3 scaup.
Possession Limit:
3 daily bag limits
Method:
Open Season
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties

Redhead duck

License:
small-game license, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, and Colorado State Waterfowl Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 in aggregate excluding mergansers. 2 Redhead
Possession Limit:
3 daily bag limits
Method:
Open Season
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties

Canvasback duck

License:
small-game license, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, and Colorado State Waterfowl Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 in aggregate excluding mergansers. 2 canvasback
Possession Limit:
3 daily bag limits
Method:
Open Season
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties

Coots

License:
small-game license, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, and Colorado State Waterfowl Stamp
Bag Limit:
15
Possession Limit:
3 daily bag limits
Method:
Open Season
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties

Wood duck

License:
small-game license, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, and Colorado State Waterfowl Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 in aggregate excluding mergansers. 3 Wood ducks
Possession Limit:
3 daily bag limits
Method:
Open Season
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties

Open season - youth

License:
youth small-game license
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties Daily bag and possession limits are the same as regular Central Flyway regulations, see page 12

License:
youth small-game license
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties Daily bag and possession limits are the same as regular Central Flyway regulations, see page 12

License:
youth small-game license
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties Daily bag and possession limits are the same as regular Central Flyway regulations, see page 12

License:
youth small-game license
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties Daily bag and possession limits are the same as regular Central Flyway regulations, see page 12

License:
youth small-game license
Special:
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties Daily bag and possession limits are the same as regular Central Flyway regulations, see page 12

Activities Available

Furbearer Hunting
Game Bird Hunting
Fresh Water Fishing
Small Game Hunting
Turkey Hunting
Waterfowl Hunting

Methods Available

Special Closures See Special, Watercraft Restrictions
Land Use Rules, Illegal To Hunt Within 50 Yards Of Center Line Of Any Public Road, Also Illegal Within 150 Yards Of A Dwelling Without Permission
Illegal
On Private Land Only
Maximum 4 Hunters Per Blind, Reservations Required
Illegal: The Use Of Instant Kill Body-grip Desgn Traps
Mechanical Devices Designed To Call Wildlife Are Allowed. Recorded Or Electronically Amplified Calls Can Be Used To Hunt Furbearers And Crows Only
Illegal: The Use Of Toxicants
Trapping
Hunting And Trapping Prohibited
Public Access Is Prohibited
Reservations Required
Legal: Pellet Guns And Slingshots.
Livetraps
Prohibited
Illegal: The Use Of Snares
Rifle
Artificial Light
During Regular Duck Season, All Hunters Must Check In And Check Out At Check Station; Small-game Hunters Are Not Allowed To Hunt Around Ponds Occupied By Waterfowl Hunters.
Handgun
Shotgun
Motor-vehicle Restrictions
Manual Calls Are Permitted
European Ferrets Are Permitted For Hawking. Ferrets Must Be Neutered, Tattooed On Left Inguinal Area And Dyed Along One-fourth Of Their Body For Easy Field Identification.
Night Hunting Permit Required
Legal: Shotguns Cannot Be Larger Than 10 Gauge. Shotguns Cannot Be Capable Of Holding More Than 3 Shells In Magazine And Chamber Combined
Must Be Returned To Water Immediately
Reservations Required, Hunting Prohibited With Centerfire Rifles, Watercraft Restrictions (See Special)
Reservations Required, Dogs Allowed Only As An Aid To Hunting, Must Hunt With Bows And/or Shotguns With Shotshells Only
Hunters Education Exemptions
Child Support Delinquency
Illegal: Use Of Bait
Bait
Use And Collection Of Bait Fish
Open Season - Hawking
Hunters Education Requirements
Open Season
Duck Calls
Ice-fishing Shelters Must Be Portable.
CALIBER RESTRICTIONS
Reservations Required, Hunting With Bows And/or Shotguns With Shotshells Only, Or By Falconry, Dogs Allowed Only As Aid To Hunting
Access Restrictions
Illegal: Snares See Special
Illegal: The Use Of Explosives
Prohibited Fishing
Closed To Waterfowl Hunting From Shadow Mountain Dam To Twin Creek After Nov. 13
Closed
Use Of Bait Allowed
Illegal: Use Of Fish Oil Lure
Must Be Returned To Water Immediately.
Hand-held Bow
Dogs
Motor-vehicle Restrictions, Watercraft Restrictions
Dogs Allowed Only As Aid To Hunting, Reservations Required, Watercraft Restrictions (See Special)
You Can Hunt Migratory Game Birds Over Standing Crops Or Feed Used In The Course Of Agricultural Planting, Harvesting Or Other Normal Agricultural Practices; Baiting Is Not Allowed
Artificial Decoys
Trotlines And Jugs Permitted.
Manipulation
By Hand Or With Dip Nets
Illegal: Use Of Fresh Meat Baits
Illegal: Electronic Calls
Illegal: Artificial Light
Illegal: The Use Of Leghold Traps
Illegal: The Use Of Stupefying Substances
Fishing Prohibited
Legal: Hand-held Bows And Crossbows
Scouting, Firearms And Dogs Not Allowed
Reservation Required
Dogs Allowed Only As Aid To Hunting
Only Waterfowl Hunting, And Only From Designated Blinds, Reservations Required, Dogs Allowed Only As Aid To Hunting
Hunting Restricted To Designated Areas Only
Waterfowl Hunting, Must Hunt With Bows And/or Shotguns With Shotshells Only. Dogs Allowed Only To Aid Hunting, Reservations Required, Motor Vehicle Restrictions
Illegal: The Use Of Drugs
Prohibited Fishing Method
Goose Calls
PELLET GUN
Trapping Prohibited
Fishing Prohibited.
Ice Fishing Prohibited
Legal: All Live Traps
One Personally Attended Line
SINKBOX
Legal: Hawking
TAGGING, SHIPPING & IMPORTING BIRDS
Dogs Allowed Only As Aid To Hunting Waterfowl
Shotguns Or Bows Allowed For Hunting, Watercraft Restrictions
Identification
On Hamlin South Tract, Hunters Must Comply With Youth-mentor Only Restrictions As Posted.
Hawking
Dogs Prohibited Except As An Aid In Hunting, Watercraft Restrictions (See Special)
For Info Call 719-589-4021, Dogs Allowed As An Aid To Hunting, Nontoxic Shot Required For Shotgun Hunting
Falconry
Jugs
Hunting Prohibited As Posted
Legal: Use Of Electronic Calls
Specific Prohibitions See Special
Snagging
Special Closures See Special
Waterfowl Restrictions, Dogs Prohibited
Fishing, Archery, Hand, Gigs And Nets.
Tagging Requirements
Night Hunting Prohibited, Reservations Required, 7. Hunting Prohibited With Centerfire Rifles.
Open Season - Falconry
Artificial Flies And Lures Only.
Crossbow
Closed Except For Waterfowl Hunting
Open Season - Youth
LAND CLOSURES DURING DEER SEASON
Closed To All Hunting
Recorded Or Electronically Amplified Calls Are Illegal
Permit Required, See Special For Additional Restrictions
Prohibited Fish
Prohibited Fishing Methods
Seines And Cast-nets
Illegal: Use Of Visual Lures
Motor Vehicle Restrictions, Watercraft Restrictions, Reservations Available See Special
No Overnight Parking, Dogs Allowed Only As Aid To Waterfowl Hunting Or Aid To A Person With Disabilities, Watercraft Restrictions
Waterfowl Restrictions, Specific Prohibitions See Special
Only Waterfowl Hunting, And Only From Designated Blinds
Legal: Use Of Bait. See Restrictions
Dogs Are Prohibited
Legal: Any Rifle, Handgun, Shotgun, Handheld Bow Or Crossbow Or Live Traps -- Limited To Cage Or Box Traps.
Trotlines
Donating Fish
Artificial Decoys Are Permitted.
Live Traps
Catch And Release
Night Hunting Permit Required, Watercraft Restrictions
Prohibited, Dogs
Federal Fish Hatchery Or Rearing Units
Underwater Spearfishing, Archery And Gigs
Open, Restricted To Designated Areas Only
Open Only For Waterfowl Hunting From Designated Blinds Or As Posted
Release Of Tagged Fish
Boating Prohibited See Special For Exceptions
Illegal: Use Of Anise Oil Lure
Hunting Permitted With Shotguns, Hand-held Bows And Muzzleloaders Or By Falconry. Reservations May Be Required See Special
Watercraft Restrictions, Check Requirements See Special
Closed To Waterfowl Hunting On Colorado River And 200 Yards On Either Side Of River From Grand Avenue Bridge In Grand Junction To West End Of Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area From Wed.-Fri., Except Thanksgiving, Christmas And New Year’s Day. Also, The River And 200 Yards On Either Side Of It Are Closed To Waterfowl Hunting From Appleton Drain To Hunter Wash (at The West End Of Walker SWA).
Dogs Are Prohibited, Except As An Aid In Hunting. Water Contact Prohibited, Except By Float Tubes With Waders Only.
Watercraft Restrictions
Legal: Rifles Or Handguns
Weapons Restrictions
Illegal: Traps See Special
Hunting Permitted With Shotguns, Hand-held Bows And Muzzleloaders Or By Falconry
Traps
Land Use Rules
Shotguns Or Bows Allowed For Hunting
Scouting Permitted, Reservations Required, Firearms And Dogs Not Allowed
Land Use Rules, It Is Illegal To Hunt Waterfowl Within 150 Yards Of A Dwelling, Including Directly Above It, Without First Obtaining Permission From Owner, Occupant Or Person In Charge Of Dwelling
Dogs Allowed Only To Pursue, Bring To Bay, Retrieve, Flush Or Point.
Watercraft Restrictions, Specific Closures See Special
Artificial Flies And Lures Only
Dogs Are Allowed To Hunt Small Game, Waterfowl And Furbearers, But Only To Pursue, Bring To Bay, Retrieve, Flush Or Point. It Is Illegal To Use Dogs To Hunt Cottontail Rabbits, Snowshoe Hares And Tree Squirrels On Land Where Any Regular Deer, Elk, Pronghorn Or Moose Season Is In Progress
Prohibited As Posted, Watercraft Restrictions
Illegal Hunting Methods
Watercraft Restrictions, Reservations Available See Special
Ice Fishing
Slingshot

State-wide Species Available

Abert's Squirrel
American Coot
Aquatic Tiger
Arctic Char
Asian Swamp Eel
Badger
Band-tailed Pigeon
Bass
Beaver
Black-Tailed Jackrabbit
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
Blue-Winged Teal Duck
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Blue Grouse
Bobcat
Bowfin
Brant
Bullfrog
Bullhead
Burbot
Canada Goose
Canvasback Duck
Carp
Channel Catfish
Chukar
Cinnamon Teal Duck
Common Snapping Turtle
Coots
Cottontail Rabbit
Coyote
Crappie Black
Crappie White
Crayfish
Crow
Cutbow
Cutthroat Trout
Dace
Dove
Ducks
Dusky Grouse
English Sparrow
Eurasian Collared Dove
Eurasian Ruffe
European Starling
Fish Hook Fleas
Flathead Catfish
Fox Squirrel
Gambel's Quail
Gar
Geese
Goose
Gray Fox
Grayling
Greater Prairie-Chicken
Green Frog
Green Sunfish
Grouse
Gunnison Prairie Dog
House Sparrow
Hybrid Bluegill
Jackrabbit
Kokanee Salmon
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Long-tailed Weasel
Mallard Duck
Marmot
Merganser
Mink
Mollusks
Mourning Dove
Murrels
Muskrat
New Zealand Mudsnail
Northern Bobwhite Quail
Northern Pike
Opossum
Partridge
Perch
Pheasant
Pine Marten
Pine Squirrel
Pintail Duck
Piranha
Prairie Dog
Prairie Rattlesnake
Ptarmigan
Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Quagga Mussels
Quail
Raccoon
Rainbow Trout
Red-Winged Teal Duck
Redear Sunfish
Red Fox
Redhead Duck
Richardson's Ground Squirrel
Ring-tailed Cat
Rudd
Rusty Crayfish
Salamander Larvae
Salmon
Sandhill Crane
Sauger
Saugeye
Scaled Quail
Scaup Duck
Sculpin
Sharp-Tailed Grouse
Short-tailed Weasel
Smallmouth Bass
Snagging Kokanee
Snakeheads
Snapping Turtles
Snowshoe Hare
Sora
Speckled Dace
Spiny Water Fleas
Splake
Spotted Bass
Stickleback
Striped Bass
Striped Skunk
Swift Fox
Teal Duck
Tiger Muskellunge
Tiger Muskie
Tilapia
Trahira
Tree Squirrel
Trout
Turkey
Virginia Rail
Walking Catfish
Walleye
Western Spotted Skunk
White-Tailed Jackrabbit
White- Tailed Prairie Dog
White-Tailed Prairie Dog
White-Tailed Ptarmigan
White-winged Dove
White Bass
Whitefish
White Perch
Wilson's Snipe
Wiper Bass
Wood Duck
Wyoming Ground Squirrel
Yellow Perch
Zebra Mussels

General Regulations

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