Government agencies to host four special access hunts in Grand Valley

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RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Western Colorado Wildlife Habitat Association is sponsoring four, limited special access archery hunts in the Grand Valley this fall.

The archery hunts will take place at Tilman Bishop State Wildlife Area and the Orchard Mesa Wildlife Area. Due to ongoing habitat work on the property during the hunting season, the Grand Junction Wildlife Area is not on the list for 2016.
Applications and information are available at CPW’s NW Region office, or by calling 970-255-6100.
Hunters applying for the opportunity must drop-off or mail their applications to the CPW Northwest Region office by Aug. 1 at the following address: Archery Hunts, 711 Independent Ave., Grand Junction, Colo. 81501.
Drawings for the hunts will be held on Aug. 4. Two of the hunts will take place during the regular archery season.
NOTE: Before applying for this hunt, an archery deer license must have been drawn for GMU 41 Tilman Bishop State Wildlife Area and Orchard Mesa Wildlife Area.
The other hunts will occur during the regular rifle seasons; however, a rifle deer license must have been drawn for GMU 41 before applying.
Only archery equipment is allowed during each of these hunts.
All CPW regulations still apply including the wearing of the required amount of daylight fluorescent orange garments during the rifle season.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife owns and manages State Wildlife Areas and the Bureau of Reclamation manages Wildlife Areas