CHICO BASIN OFFERS PRONGHORN HUNT FOR YOUTH WITH UNFILLED TAGS

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Chico Basin Ranch and the Colorado Division of Wildlife have collaborated to offer late season youth pronghorn hunters a unique hunting opportunity during the December pronghorn doe season.

Youth hunters who have an unfilled pronghorn tag from an earlier season are eligible to apply for one of a few limited opportunities to hunt this private ranch.

Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre property located southeast of Colorado Springs near Hanover in GMU 123.

The ranch will provide a limited number of access permits.

Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult during the entire hunt.

The late youth-pronghorn second-opportunity hunt is only available to youth hunters with unfilled doe or either-sex pronghorn licenses from earlier seasons.  Youth with unfilled pronghorn buck licenses are not eligible.

Young hunters, age 12-17, with unfilled doe licenses are automatically eligible for a second chance hunt.  Youth hunters with an unfilled either-sex pronghorn licenses must bring their license to a DOW office and get it converted to a doe license before hunting again in December.

The late pronghorn season dates are Dec 5-9.

Interested youth hunters should contact Jonathan Tullar at 719-683-7960 or email at Jonathan@ChicoBasinRanch.com no later than Nov. 23.  Available slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

For a more detailed description of the ranch, you may visit their website at www.chicobasinranch.com

For more information about other late youth pronghorn opportunities, contact your local Division of Wildlife Office.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.