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Public Land Coyote hunt in Colorado

Okay friends, I need a little bit of help interpreting Colorado's wildlife laws, or at least confirmation that I am on target. I live in Dallas, Tx and we are taking a trip to the Telluride area of CO this summer for a wedding. My brother-in-laws and I are very interested in venturing off on some of the public land in the area and hunting coyotes.

If I understand the laws correctly, we can buy an out of state fur bearer's license and hunt coyotes year round with our rifles in the National Forrest and Wilderness areas. Is that accurate? It seems too simple to be true. I say this from my exprience of DIY Elk hunting trip I took around Gunnison a few years back. I felt like I earned a law degree getting ready for that trip from reading over the big game regulations.

Anyway, any help/advice would be greatly apprieciated. Also, if anyone would be willing to point me in the right direction of some public hunting areas around Telluride that would be awesome as well. Thanks again and this Southerner loves reading all of the adventures and information you guys post on this forum.

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Don't know that area so, can't help you there, but yes, you can in fact hunt coyotes year round with a fur bearers or small game license. I'd get a combo small game and fishing license as there should be some great trout fishing in the area you will be as well. Coyotes should be well back up into the high country below the snowline by this time. Good luck and post pics!

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SOCO is right (and a predator

SOCO is right (and a predator hunting machine), all you need is a small game license and you can hunt yotes all year on all lands in Colorado. License is $56 for a non-res and an additional $10 for the Habit stamp. Unfotunatly there is no combo fishing/hunting for non-res like we have for our residents. If you get the fur bearers license you can only hunt fur. If you get the small game (same price) you can hunt small game and all fur bearers if your here during an open season. Not sure why they we even have a fur bearer only license as it seems a waste of time. Good luck and let us know how you do. 

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Good looking out SGM, I didn't realize no combos for out of staters. Thanks for catching that. Hope he goes and gets some yotes and posts pics in this thread.

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Would be nice to see him post

Would be nice to see him post again. I thought Colorado did the combo for non-res too until May when my buddies from Mississippi came up and I found out the combo is resident only.

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Thanks guys for the

Thanks guys for the clarification. I will be sure to post pics if we have some success and will for sure try to chase down some trout as well. I love going up to Colorado during Summer time. I can escape the crazy Texas heat and pursue game in a setting that is so different than home. Everyone that I have run into, such as you guys, have been very kind and helpful as far as sharing information about hunting.

I do have a few more questions. It is okay to use electronic callers correct? Just want to make sure that I am not missing someting in the fine print. Also, you said they would be under the snow line, does that mean they will be in the timber? I apologize as I'm not very exprienced with hunting in the mountains. Thanks again fellas!

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andy,

Yes, you can use an electronic call for coyotes.  Below the snow line just means that they likely for the most part aren't going to be where there's still snowpack.  But, they should be in the areas just below that where there is prey to hunt. Big meadows where they can hunt for small critters, mice, rabbits,  insects, and such is where you may catch them moving foraging early morning and late afternoon. I'd get on the edge of timber and call into areas where you have visibility.  Let out a howl or two early morning and then just shut up and wait and watch. Then some pup distress. Good luck!

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Coyote Hunting

Hey all,

New to Colorado here i live in the Springs. Im from florida and all i did was spearfish out there. I wanted to do some Coyote hunting here with my bro. We are both over 30yo. Anyone out there looking for a couple buds to go with?

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Coyote Hunting

Hey all,

New to Colorado here i live in the Springs. Im from florida and all i did was spearfish out there. I wanted to do some Coyote hunting here with my bro. We are both over 30yo. Anyone out there looking for a couple buds to go with?

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Im new to CO and am looking

Im new to CO and am looking for people to go with. I'm always down to go whenever. I'm heading out early this morning to find some yotes or something. 

 

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Im new to CO and am looking

Im new to CO and am looking for people to go with. I'm always down to go whenever. I'm heading out early this morning to find some yotes or something. 

 

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