FORT CARSON OPEN AREAS
FORT CARSON HUNTING & NON-CONSUMPTIVE RECREATION: OPEN - 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.
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 available. Safety 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
THERE IS NO LONGER AN ISPORTSMAN KIOSK AT GATE 1 FOR USE - REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT WILL BE INSTALLED IN FRONT OF THE RANGE CONTROL BLDG, 9550, WHEN IT ARRIVES.
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 can check in manually at the range control building 9550 to access the open areas. 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 MUST BE DONE IN-PERSON AT RANGE CONTROL (Bldg. 9550) NO LATER THAN 2130 hours. If you check out late your account will get put on a 2 week administrative hold, which can only and MAY be removed by contacting Fort Carson Conservation Law Enforcement Officers, otherwise the hold will expire after 6 months.
The Bird Farm Recreation Area is open for NON-CONSUMPTIVE recreation ONLY unless otherwise advertised. This includes:
- dog training with or without caps/blanks,
- 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.
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
(02 March 2022) Game cameras are no longer authorized for use on Fort Carson and PCMS. By 01 April 2022, all equipment must be removed. Failure to do so will result in the confiscation of all game cameras found.
Prairie Dog Hunting: CLOSED
Hunting & Other Recreation: OPEN May 21st & 22nd (Sat-Sun)
Updated on 19 May 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.
Block 1: TA 7 Low Velocity Only (3 Personnel)
Block 2: TA’s 8, 12 and 13 Low Velocity Only (10 Personnel)
Block 3: TA’s 9 and 16 Low Velocity Only (12 Personnel)
Block 4: TA 10 (9 Personnel)
Block 5: TA’s 11 and 14 Low Velocity Only (5 Personnel)
Block 6: TA 15 (5 Personnel)
Block 7: TA’s 20 and 24 Low Velocity Only (11 Personnel)
Block 8: TA’s 25 and 28 Low Velocity Only (13 Personnel)
Block 9: TA’s 26 and 27 (14 Personnel)
Block 10: TA’s 30 and 31 (16 Personnel)
Block 11: TA’s 32, 33 and 34 (20 Personnel)
Block 12: TA’s 38 and 39 (14 Personnel)
Block 13: TA 40 (4 Personnel)
Block 14: TA 41 Low Velocity Only (18 Personnel)
Block 15: TA 46 (6 Personnel)
Block 16: TA 48 (7 Personnel)
Block 17: TA’s 42 and 56 (16 Personnel)
Block 18: TA’s 54 and 55 (22 Personnel)