The Backcountry Wilderness Area allows hunting for HRCA members who win hunting access through our lottery at the Elk Hunt Banquet in July. We use hunting as a means to ensure healthy wildlife populations and quality habitat. We currently offer elk (cow and bull), buck deer, spring turkey, and coyote hunts. For more information on our hunting program please contact: or 303-471-8885.

Hunting is limited and permission is granted to those who win the hunt lottery. The lottery drawing takes place in July and raises thousands of dollars each year – money that is used on habitat improvement projects.

2018 Important Dates:

The 2018 Elk Hunt Banquet takes place July 20th at Southridge Recreation Center. Tickets will be available in June (tickets will sell out).

Sunday, January 14: Registration closes for the Archery Drawing. Drawing is January 15th, winners notified January 15th.

Tuesday, April 3: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Application Deadline for “provide your own tag” drawings.

Friday, June 1: CPW Draw Results Posted On-line

Monday, June 4: Elk Banquet tickets go on sale. (Event will sell out so buy your tickets early)

Friday, June 8: Registration for all HRCA drawings opens

Monday, July 9: Registration for all HRCA drawings closes

Friday, July 20: 7th Annual Elk Banquet

Wednesday, August 1: CPW Left-over License Sale begins in person for those who draw HRCA Cow Hunts.

Drawing Registration

Registration for all HRCA Hunt Drawings Opens, June 8, 2017. Please see other important dates above.

Harvest Photos

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2018 Elk, Deer, Turkey, and Coyote Hunt Information

Archery Range

Thank you to these businesses for 2016 Banquet donations

  • Ace Hardware
  • Adrenalin Cycles
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Best Western Alpenglo Lodge
  • Big Tool Box
  • Birds and Bucks Outdoors
  • Blue Sushi Sake Grill
  • Brio Tuscan Grill
  • Cabela's
  • Car Wash Express
  • CB& Potts
  • Chateau Liquors
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Christy Sports Ski & Patio
  • Colorado Frame Company
  • Colorado Store
  • Comedy Works
  • Compleat Lifestyles
  • Corner Bakery Café
  • Dazzling Nails
  • Deb Mejia
  • Denver Aquarium
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Denver Zoo
  • Dickey's BBQ
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Enviro-scapes
  • Family Shooting Center at Cherry Creek
  • Home Depot
  • Jazz Car Wash and Detailing
  • Lodo's Bar and Grill
  • Long Horn Steakhouse
  • Massage Green Spa
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Men's Warehouse
  • Mountain High Tree and Landscape
  • Orvis
  • Pat & Marty Buys
  • Pei Wei Asian Diner
  • Pierre Michel French Café
  • Runner's Roost
  • Seasons 52
  • Smashburger
  • Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes
  • Southern Hospitality Restaurant
  • Starbucks
  • The Egg & I
  • Timbuk Toys
  • Valhalla Kennels
  • Via Baci
  • Warren Streck
  • White Chocolate Grill
  • Woodhouse Day Spa


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