Weld County State Trust Lands


A black bear in the weeds
A black bear in the weeds

Weld County State Trust Lands

 
Carr Tract
Go 25 miles north of Fort Collins on the I-25 to Carr exit. Go east 2 miles on CR 126 to CR 17. Access 1: 1/2 mile north of CR 126 on CR 17. Access 2: about 4 miles east of CR 17 and to the north of CR 126 (at southeast corner of the property).
ACRES: 3,133
OPEN: Restricted to pronghorn hunting only during pronghorn seasons.
HUNTING: Pronghorn. CAUTION: There may be bison present on the land.
RESTRICTIONS: No hunting from blinds; absolutely no fires; Contact DOW in Fort Collins for permits and access (970-472-4300); parking for permit holders only, only in designated areas
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Greasewood Lake
Go 18 miles east of Kersey on Highway 34 to CR 87 (Masters Road), turn and go north and east on CR 87 (which will turn into CR 89) for 14 miles, to CR 68. From intersection, go 1 mile east to parking area.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Pronghorn, coyote, rabbits, ducks, doves
RESTRICTIONS: Foot access only

 

Weld County State Wildlife Areas

 
Banner Lakes

Go 4 miles east of Hudson on Highway 52.
ACRES: 934
HUNTING: Dove, pheasant, waterfowl
RECREATION: Wildlife observation, hiking
FACILITIES: Rest Rooms
RESTRICTIONS:

  • Except for hand-propelled craft and float tubes, no boating allowed.
  • No bicycles, horseback riding, camping or fires allowed.
  • No fishing allowed from opening of first regular duck season to last day of waterfowl season.
  • Discharging weapons or archery prohibited, except when hunting or training dogs.
  • Reservations required for waterfowl hunting from first day of regular duck season to first day of pheasant season (Call 800-846-9453 for info and reservations).
  • North of Highway 52 closed from April 1 to July 15.
  • Dog training allowed north of Highway 52 during February, March and July 16 to August 31 only. Dog training south of Highway 52 allowed February 1 to August 31 only.
  • Foot access only.
  • Field trials may be authorized February, March and August only. Call 800-846-9453 for more info.

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Brower

Go 1 mile east of Evans on 37th Street.
ACRES: 158
OPEN: September 1 to February 28, except for spring turkey hunters
HUNTING: Small game, waterfowl, dove
RECREATION: Wildlife observation
RESTRICTIONS:

  • No camping and no horses allowed.
  • No discharging of firearms or bows allowed except shotguns and bows while hunting September 1 to February 28 and during spring turkey season.
  • No dogs allowed except as hunting aids. Dog training not allowed unless training dogs for hunting.

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Centennial Valley
RESTRICTIONS:

  • No camping, dog training, target practice, fires or recreational horse use allowed.
  • Dogs allowed only as hunting aids.
  • Small game and waterfowl hunting only in designated zones during regular waterfowl seasons.
  • No centerfire rifles allowed.
  • During regular waterfowl seasons, reservations required. Call 800-846-9453 for reservations and more info. Mandatory check in and check out.
  • Except on designated trail for wildlife observation and hunters with spring turkey licenses, property is closed from March 1 to August 31.
  • Closed to all uses except deer hunting on opening weekend of regular plains rifle deer season and opening day and first weekend of late plains rifle deer season.
  • Park only in designated areas. No motor vehicles allowed outside parking areas.

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Frank
From Windsor exit on the I-25, go 2.3 miles east on Highway 392 to CR 13, then go 1/2 mile south to property.
ACRES: 640
HUNTING: Deer, small game, pheasant, dove, waterfowl
FISHING: Warm water ponds
RESTRICTIONS:

  • Minimum size for largemouth and smallmouth bass is 15".
  • Unless you are hunting, don't be shooting the gun or the bow.
  • No fires or camping allowed.
  • Hunting allowed only with shotguns or bows.
  • Boating that creates a whitewater wake not allowed.
  • During regular waterfowl season reservations are required, call 800-846-9453 for info.
  • Mandatory check in and check out for hunting.
  • Waterfowl hunting limited to established zones.
  • No habitat stamp required if you stay on the bike path.

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Kodak Watchable
From Highways 392 and 257, go 3 miles south on 357 to parking area south of Poudre River.
RECREATION: Photography, wildlife observation
RESTRICTIONS:

  • Closed from sunset to sunrise.
  • No hunting, fishing, fires or camping allowed.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash.

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Mitani-Tokuyasu

Go 5 miles east of Greeley on Highway 263.
OPEN: August 16 to February 28, except open for spring turkey season.
HUNTING: Small game, dove, waterfowl
RECREATION: Wildlife observation
RESTRICTIONS:

  • No camping or fires allowed.
  • No discharging of firearms or bows unless hunting.
  • Park only in designated area. Parking closed from 1 hour after sunset to 4 AM during waterfowl season.

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Nakagawa

Go 5 miles east of Kersey on Highway 34 to CR 61, then turn and go 2 miles north.
HUNTING: Deer, small game, dove, pheasant, waterfowl
RECREATION: Wildlife observation
RESTRICTIONS:

  • No fires or camping allowed.
  • No discharging firearms or bows unless hunting.

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Seeley Reservoir
Go 3 miles north of Greeley on 35th Avenue.
ACRES: 118
FISHING: Cold water lake, warm water lake
RECREATION: Wildlife observation
FACILITIES: Rest rooms
RESTRICTIONS:

  • Minimum size for smallmouth and largemouth bass is 15".
  • Except for fishing, property closed from 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise.
  • Fishing allowed only from western shore, or from boats 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
  • No fires, camping, discharging of firearms or bows, or glass containers allowed.

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Webster
Go 1/4 mile north of LaSalle on Highway 85 to CR 394, turn onto CR 394 and go 2.25 miles to property.
ACRES: 158
OPEN: September 1 to February 28, including spring turkey season.
HUNTING: Small game, pheasant, waterfowl, dove
RECREATION: Wildlife observation, hiking
RESTRICTIONS:

  • No camping, fires or horses allowed.
  • Only shotguns, bows and muzzleloaders allowed for hunting September 1 through February 28. Shotguns or bows also allowed in spring turkey season.
  • No dogs allowed except as hunting aids. No dog training allowed unless training is for hunting.

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Wellington
Several units, all northeast of I-25 and Highway 14 intersection
HUNTING: Pheasant, waterfowl, dove, small game
RECREATION: Wildlife observation, hiking
RESTRICTIONS:

  • Only watercraft propelled by hand to hunt waterfowl allowed.
  • No fires or camping allowed.
  • Wellington and Schware units closed from March 15 to July 15.
  • Big game hunting restricted to archery, shotguns with slugs, and muzzleloaders.
  • Horseback riding generally not allowed.
  • Target practice must be authorized by area wildlife manager.
 

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