Hunting at Centennial Cone Park
The late season hunting access at Centennial Cone Park occurs December 1 through January 31 of each year. The property is closed to all other use during this season.
Permit applicants must hold a valid late season antlerless elk, female or either sex deer license issued by Colorado Division of Parks & Wildlife for the Jeffco portion of Game Management Unit 38. Private Land Only licenses are not valid at Centennial Cone Park.
Jefferson County Open Space access applications are generally due to Jefferson County Open Space in September. Access permits are limited to 55 elk and 25 deer license holders. Hunters are allowed to enter the property for during the time frame specified on the access permit.
Before gaining access to Centennial Cone, successful applicants are required to complete JCOS hunting orientation, which is held in early November. Hunter orientations are mandatory for first-time, permitted hunters that have not completed the orientation in prior years.
Why Allow Hunting?
Elk populations are not being held in check by natural predators, including black bears and mountain lions. If left unchecked, populations could double in 4-5 years. Over-browsing by elk decreases plant density and diversity that provide food and cover for other wildlife (small mammals and birds). Other management tools (trapping, fertility inhibitors) are not feasible, not acceptable by the public or have limited effect.
Questions? Contact Colleen Gadd, Visitor & Resource Protection Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-271-5995
Last Modified: Feb 1, 2013 02:05 PM