OPEN AREAS FOR RECREATION ON FORT CARSON
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NOTICE: OPEN AREAS FOR FORT CARSON ARE UPDATED EACH WEEK ON THURSDAY PM OR FRIDAY AM DURING HUNTING SEASONS. CHECK BELOW FOR ALL UPDATES AND WEEKLY ACCESS CHANGES.
**OTHERWISE CLOSED UNTIL DATES AND BLOCKS ARE UPDATED**
Page last updated (02/22/2021)
FORT CARSON HUNTING: CLOSED - Check Back in April for Spring Turkey Season 2021
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 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 VCC. At a minimum this includes your:
- Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) hunt tag
- Valid Fort Carson Recreation permit
- Valid identification
The iSportsman kiosk at Gate 1 is out of order at this time.
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 an administrative hold, which can only be removed by contacting Fort Carson Conservation Law Enforcement Officers otherwise it will expire after 6 months.
All COVID-19 safety measures must be followed, which includes:
- staying at least 6 feet away from all people (except those you live with in your home)
- wearing a mask when other people are nearby
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 five people and you are required to stay at least 50 feet from any active bird nests, including the artificial bird nest boxes.
All Hunting, EXCEPT Prairie Dog hunting: CLOSED - Check Back in April for Spring Turkey Season
Per the Fort Carson 200-6 Regulation: Prairie dogs can only be shot at or killed with lead free ammunition or full metal jacket (FMJ) and total metal jacket (TMJ) ammunition. Lead pellets or copper-plated (common on 22Ir and some reloads) ammunition is prohibited.
- Those shooting prairie dogs are required to ensure that they are not shooting at non-target species.
- Quantity of prairie dogs taken is required upon check-out.