Durango and the Durango River Valley offer some great hunting opportunities. Whether you want to hunt mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, or mountain goats you should consider the Durango area for you next hunt.
All units offer good opportunities. Visit
the Colorado Division of Wildlife website to check draw odds.
Some units require numerous points.
As hunting pressure increase elk will head to dark timber and
deep canyons. Hunt as far from roads and easily accessible
areas as you can. Elk tend to move to lower elevations as
hunting pressure increases.
Larger wilderness areas such as the Weminuche Wilderness offer
great opportunities. Be prepared to backpack or pack in on
horses to access wilderness areas.
There is one unit in the Durango area that offers bighorn
Bighorn Sheep Unit S71
You will have to apply for a minimum of three years to accumulate
the maximum preference points. You will then begin collecting
bonus points each year you are unsuccessful. Be prepared to
apply for several years before drawing. There are many hunters
who have been applying 10 + years.