Welcome to Fort Carson - Pinon Canyon iSportsman Site for Hunting, Fishing, & Wildlife Recreation
RECENT NEWS & INFORMATION
NOTICE: DPW Wildlife will be conducting population counts of big game at Fort Carson on December 20th, 21st, and possibly 22nd and at Pinon Canyon on December 22nd, 23rd, and possibly 24th. This will consist of low-flying aircraft through the area herding and flushing big game.
There is only about 20 whitetail deer on Fort Carson. Be sure to know the difference between whitetail and mule deer when hunting with the OTC whitetail deer tag.
-- NOTICE: CAMP FALCON IS NOT OPEN FOR HUNTING.
-- New Regulation FC 200-6 in effect. Click to read or print the regulation: Fort Carson 200-6 Regulation: Wildlife Management and Recreation
-- WOUNDED WARRIOR LICENSE AVAILABLE! 10 antlerless deer and 10 antlerless
elk licenses available on first come first serve
The hunt code will be D-F-591-L1-R for deer and
E-F-591-L1-R for elk.
Go to the following website for information and the application:
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Wounded Warrior Application
be active duty.
2. Must be a
Colorado resident OR stationed in Colorado.
3. Must have a statement from a physician.
The hunt code will be D-F-591-L1-R for deer and E-F-591-L1-R for elk.
Mail completed application to: Colorado Parks And Wildlife, Attn: Wounded Warrior
Program, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216.
-- Attention hunters - Fort Carson is not a Trophy Buck management area. Our deer population has been drastically reduced via overharvest to research several methods to control CWD.
-- New iSportsman users - use your pass number that starts with a 15, 16, or 17 to Check-in.
-- GMU 591 - All Elk and Deer need to be taken to Colorado Parks & Wildlife on Sinton Road for mandatory CWD testing. Elk have recently tested positive for CWD in our area. Deer will also have one lower incisor removed for aging and a DNA sample taken for genetic research on CWD.
-- Do NOT ENTER training areas that are not part of the Block on your Downrange Pass.
SYSTEM OPERATION NOTES
All Recreation Permits must be bought at either MWR Outdoor Recreation on Fort Carson or at Bldg. 300 on PCMS. Please go to "Purchase a Permit" tab to view
If you purchased a permit AFTER attending the safety briefing, you must contact us to have your permit activated. You cannot get a downrange pass unless your permit is activated. Please contact us no later than the Thursday before the weekend you wish to hunt to avoid issues at 719-526-8006 or 719-524-5395. If you still can't check in through iSportsman, take your green range safety card to Range Control to check in/out.
Checking Out at the Kiosk
You must check out at the kiosk when leaving Fort Carson or Pinon Canyon. If you cannot checkout, then turn in your pass at Range Control.
Anglers, Dog Trainers, & Birders and Downrange Passes
Please ignore the "your permit is automatically put on administrator hold" when purchasing a permit as this only applies if you are accessing areas other than our stocked lakes and need a downrange pass. If you plan only to fish in our stocked lakes or enter the Bird Farm and the WDA for dog training (without caps/blanks) or other recreational pursuits, you don't need to attend the downrange safety briefing. You can enter these areas without a downrange pass, but you still need a Fort Carson recreation permit to fish. Even if your permit is free, you must still get a permit. If you plan to go downrange or training dogs with caps/blanks, we must know that you attended the Range Control downrange safety briefing.
NOTICE To Hunters
All persons getting a downrange pass should be familiar with map reading and land navigation prior to accessing downrange areas.
Getting To Pinon Canyon
The Pinon Canyon gate is located at mile marker 24, about 30 miles north of Trinidad and 45 miles south of La Junta on US Highway 350. The installation is 30-45 miles from the nearest store or gas, so plan accordingly.
We Want Your Photos
Sooner or later we will have a photo gallery. Click here to send us your wildlife photographs or to get additional information. For all of you that submitted photos of your hunting and fishing expeditions , thank you and we will get them online in a few weeks.
Special thanks to SSG Clint Skogen, Dennis Hess, Jim McDermott, Russ DeFusco, April Estep, Rick Clawges, Bobby Day, Steve and Jody Navakuku, Luke Moncla, Roger Steele, Kevin Jackson, and Danita Lynch for the photographs posted at this website.