FORT CARSON OPEN AREAS

 

 FORT CARSON HUNTING & NON-CONSUMPTIVE RECREATIONOPEN - SEE BELOW FOR DATES AND BLOCKS

  • Open areas for Fort Carson are updated each week on Thursday or Friday during hunting seasons.

  • Otherwise closed until dates and blocks are updated. Downrange is CLOSED for recreation during the week Mon - Fri, unless otherwise stated. 

  

***Step-By-Step Guidance On Getting An Account and Purchasing Your Permit(s) Click Here ***

 

Attention Users!

(09/14/22) You will no longer check out at range control building 9550. Users must checkout through your phone or computer on iSportsman and enter your harvest data.  You must always check out no later than what the posted checkout time isFailure to check out for the final checkout  may result in being suspended or banned from access to Fort Carson and PCMS and receiving a monetary citation

(09/23/22) If you are already checked into iSportsman and the website goes down or if need assistance checking out, you must call 719-725-4682 or 719-338-9536 to CHECK OUT through DPW Wildlife.

 

 

If there has been rain or snow on Fort Carson it is HIGHLY suggested that you call Range Operations @ 719-526-5698 before you head downrange to verify the road conditions. If the road conditions are RED, there will not be any hunting or other downrange activites availableSafety is our # 1 priority.

 

Check this page often to ensure changes have not occurred, such as:

  • Training Area or Block closures
  • High Velocity to Low Velocity
  • Changes or closures due to military training priorities, needs, or emergencies

​​Fort Carson hunters: Civilians must have ALL credentials with you when going to the Visitor Control Center at Gate 1. At a minimum this includes your:

  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) hunting tag
  • Valid Fort Carson Recreation permit
  • Valid identification
  • Valid vehicle registration and insurance

 

During the weekends, if the iSportsman website goes down (example - no one - including admins can login to the website) and no one can check in from the website, you may check in manually at the range control building 9550 to access the open areas. However, Range operations and law enforcement reserve the right to deny recreationists manual checking in for any reason.

CHECKING IN (to go downrange): checking in can be done from your account on iSportsman, on any computer/smart phone with internet access. Check in for a daily downrange pass can be done any time after 2200 hours the night before, but access to downrange is not until 0400 hours the day of your pass. Make sure to print your downrange pass or save it to your smart phone. If you save your pass to your smartphone, you have to fill out your own paper pass containing the info from your iSportsman downrange pass and place on you vehicle's dashboard to be in view at all times.

CHECKING OUT (to leave downrange):  checking out for the day must be completed no later than the posted final checkout time. Switching blocks may be done by checking out on your phone and then checking back in and receiving a new downrange pass during the same day. If you check out late your account will get put on a minimum 1 week hold and you'll receive a $180 citation. Holds can only and MAY only be removed by contacting Fort Carson Conservation Law Enforcement Officers, otherwise the hold will expire on its own.

 

The Bird Farm Recreation Area is open for NON-CONSUMPTIVE recreation ONLY unless otherwise advertised. This includes:

  • dog training with or without caps/blanks,
  • hiking
  • photography, etc. 
  • to recreate in the Bird Farm you must get a down range pass. Note that the Bird Farm has a maximum occupancy of four people, and you are required to stay at least 50 feet from any active bird nests, including the artificial bird nest boxes.

 

(02 Nov 2022) Replacement Equipment (Kiosks) for Checking In and Out of Downrange

  • Fort Carson will not be replacing the manual kiosks and instead is transitioning to iSportsman being used via personal cell phones. In the interim the kiosk at PCMS will continue to operate for the remainder of the hunting season. 

 

REMINDER: FOR GMU 591: Bulk elk taken in all seasons must have 4 points or more on one antler OR a brow tine of 5 inches or more. For more information go to: https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Hunting/BigGame/Elk-Antler-Point-Restrictions.pdf

DOWNRANGE RECREATION WILL BE CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY, CHRISTMAS EVE (close at noon), CHRISTMAS DAY, AND NEW YEARS EVE & DAY

 

Hunting & Other Recreation: OPEN    November 18th (Fri) through the 27th (Sun) - SEE BELOW

Prairie Dog Hunting is CLOSED

 

Updated on 21 November 2022 

Bird Farm: Open for non-consumptive activities such as hiking, photography, and dog training. The Bird Farm is a wildlife conservation area - you are required to stay at least 50 feet from any active bird nests, including the artificial bird nest boxes.

 

Friday, November 18th 

Block 1: TA’s 7 & 11 Low Velocity Only (4 Personnel)
Block 2: TA 8
Low Velocity Only (3 Personnel)
Block 3: TA 9
Low Velocity Only (5 Personnel)
Block 4: TA 10
Low Velocity Only (7 Personnel)
Block 5: TA 14
Low Velocity Only (2 Personnel)
Block 6: TA 15
Low Velocity Only (6 Personnel)

 

Sat & Sun, November 19th & 20th

Block 1: TA’s 7 & 11 Low Velocity Only (4 Personnel)
Block 2: TA’s 8 & 13
Low Velocity Only (5 Personnel)
Block 3: TA’s 12 & 14
Low Velocity Only (3 Personnel)
Block 4: TA 10 (7 Personnel)
Block 5: TA’s 9 & 16
Low Velocity Only (9 Personnel)
Block 6: TA’s 15 & 19
Low Velocity Only (7 Personnel)
Block 7: TA’s 18
Low Velocity Only (7 Personnel)
Block 8: TA’s 20, 24 & 25
Low Velocity Only (11 Personnel)
Block 9: TA’s 28 & 29 (9 Personnel)
Block 10: TA’s 30 & 31 (11 Personnel)
Block 11: TA’s 40 (3 Personnel)
Block 12: TA 41
Low Velocity Only (18 Personnel)
Block 13: TA’s 43 & 44 (10 Personnel)
Block 14: TA 48 (5 Personnel)
Block 15: TA’s 54 & 55 (12 Personnel)

 

Mon - Wed, November 21st - 23rd

Block 1: TA’s 7 &11 Low Velocity Only (4 Personnel)
Block 2: TA’s 8 & 13
Low Velocity Only (5 Personnel)
Block 3: TA’s 12 & 14
Low Velocity Only (2 Personnel)
Block 4: TA 10 (7 Personnel)
Block 5: TA’s 9 & 16
Low Velocity Only (9 Personnel)
Block 6: TA 15
Low Velocity Only (13 Personnel)
Block 7: TA 18
Low Velocity Only (4 Personnel)
Block 8: TA 20
Low Velocity Only (3 Personnel)
Block 9: TA’s 25 & 28
Low Velocity Only (10 Personnel)
Block 10: TA’s 30 & 31
Low Velocity Only (11 Personnel)
Block 11: TA’s 39 & 40 (9 Personnel)
Block 12: TA 41
Low Velocity Only (18 Personnel) (OPEN WED ONLY)
Block 13: TA’s 43 & 44 (10 Personnel)
Block 14: TA 48 (5 Personnel)
Block 15: TA’s 54 & 55 (12 Personnel)

 

Thursday, November 24th - ***THANKSGIVING DAY*** - CLOSED

 

*** Holiday gate closures - Gates 4, 6 and 19 will be closed Nov. 24-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend***

 

Friday - Sunday, November 25th - 27th

Block 1: TA 4 Archery Only (2 Personnel)
Block 2: TA’s 7 & 11
Low Velocity Only (4 Personnel)
Block 3: TA’s 8 & 13
Low Velocity Only (5 Personnel)
Block 4: TA’s 12 & 14
Low Velocity Only(3 Personnel)
Block 5: TA 10 (7 Personnel)
Block 6: TA’s 9 & 16
Low Velocity Only (9 Personnel)
Block 7: TA’s 15 & 19 (7 Personnel)
Block 8: TA’s 17 & 18 (14 Personnel)
Block 9: TA’s 20, 24 & 25
Low Velocity Only (11 Personnel)
Block 10: TA’s 28 & 29 (9 Personnel)
Block 11: TA’s 30 & 31 (11 Personnel)
Block 12: TA’s 39 & 40 (9 Personnel)
Block 13: TA 41 Low Velocity Only 
(18 Personnel)
Block 14: TA’s 43 & 44 (10 Personnel)
Block 15: TA 48 (5 Personnel)
Block 16: TA’s 54 & 55 (12 Personnel)