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Why You Should Buy a Hunting Property in Western Colorado

By in Colorado Lifestyle

What if you could hunt in your backyard? What if, next hunting season, you didn’t have to cram your buddies in the back of your pickup truck and drive two hours into the mountains? Instead, you can roll out of bed, get dressed, and walk out your door to your favorite activity. That’s why you should buy a hunting property in Western Colorado.

Western Colorado is a hot spot for avid hunters and investors searching for hunting properties for sale, whether to hunt on their private land or sell hunting access to others. Of the top 48 GMUs for big game hunting based on the number of bulls or the success rate, 43 are located in the western half of Colorado. In fact, GMU 421, which spans part of the Grand Mesa, ranked 21st for the number of bulls in 2017-2019.

Long story short, Western Colorado is a great place to hunt and a great place to start looking for hunting properties for sale. Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Hunt on Your Own Property?

Yes, you can hunt on your own property in Western Colorado. You need the appropriate license for hunting in whatever GMU your hunting property is located. 

As a property owner, the state of Colorado will give you first priority in obtaining a hunting permit for your GMU. Since there are limited licenses available for certain GMUs during specified seasons and for different species, all other hunters must apply and are awarded hunting permits for a specified season through a drawing process. 

Do Hunting Seasons Apply to Private Property?

Hunting seasons apply to private property owners in Colorado, but there are still several perks associated with owning a hunting property. For example, I live on 60 acres in GMU 411. When rifle season rolls around, I have first priority to obtain a hunting permit for that GMU.

Furthermore, I am the only one who can hunt on my property within GMU 411, so I don’t have to compete with other hunters for any game on my land. Even though other hunters can obtain a hunting permit for GMU 411, they cannot exercise that permit on my property without express permission.

Furthermore, if you own more than 160 contiguous acres, you can apply for additional tags – called landowner tags – and sell them to other hunters. Landowner tags provide a great way to make money off your hunting land while enjoying all the benefits yourself!

Finding Hunting Properties For Sale in Colorado

If you’re wondering where to buy hunting land, wonder no longer. Western Colorado is here, and we have plenty of hunting properties for sale that fit your needs. Hunters and real estate investors can find quality recreational and hunting properties for sale with Western Land & Lifestyle Properties. If you’re buying or selling hunting property in Western Colorado, I would love to help. Call me at 970-986-2955 or email rob@wesellthewest.com to start your journey.

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