The Backcountry Wilderness Area offers various hunting opportunities to HRCA members who are drawn in our annual lottery drawings. We offer elk, deer, turkey, and coyote hunts

 Drawing Registration
January 20 - February 17, 2023

All of the details and instructions are found in the documents below.

Important 2023 Dates


  • 3rd Friday in January:  Registration for all hunt drawings opens (January 20)
  • 3rd Friday in February:  Registration for hunt drawings closes ( February 17)
  • 1st Tuesday in March:  HUNT DRAWINGS (March 7)


  • 3rd Tuesday in February:  Registration for the auction begins  (February 21)
  • 1st Tuesday in March:  auction begins  (March 7)
  • 1st Thursday in March:  auction ends  (March 9)


  • 1st Monday in April: Raffle Tickets On Sale (April 3rd)
  • May 11: Raffle Occurs (Stay tuned for details on this event)
      - This raffle will be for a trophy bull hunt during muzzle or 2nd Rifle Season (Hunter’s choice) and 4th season bull and buck hunt with the winner picking a buddy to also hunt a bull.
  • July 20: Raffle
      - This raffle will be for Spring 2024 Turkey Hunts

2023 In-person Events at Living the Dream Brewery

  • Wednesday, February 15: Meet and Greet
    • Starts at 5:00 p.m.  Slide show at 6:30 p.m.
    • Ask questions about drawings, raffle, auction, hunt program before registration closes on the 17th.
    • If you have kids, we will have our Summer Camp staff there to answer any questions
    • Slide show of 2022 Harvests and an update on all things Backcountry. Question and Answer session
    • Door Prizes!
  • Thursday, May 11: Raffle!
    • Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Raffle at 7:30 p.m.
    • More details coming soon. Raffle tickets will be available online in April, but also in person at this event.
    • Raffle will occur, do not need to be present to win
    • Raffle will be for Muzzle/2nd Season Trophy Bull Hunt, 4th Season Buck and Bull Hunt
        - Do not need to be present to win
  • Thursday, July 20: Turkey Raffle!
    • Doors open at 5:00 p.m.  Turkey Raffle at 7:30 p.m.
    • Celebrate with the drawing and raffle winners
    • Mandatory pre-fall hunt meeting with the winners, but anyone is welcome to attend
    • 2024 Spring Turkey Hunt Raffle, along with other great raffle prizes
        - Must be present to win!


Important Documents and Information

More Hunt Information

Question or interested in receiving Hunter Update e-mails? Contact Mark Giebel: email or 303-471-8885.

See: Archery Range

Harvest Photos