Southern Ute Indian Tribe

January Cow Elk Hunt

Division of Wildlife Resource Management

Wildlife Division Head

Steve Whiteman
(970) 563-0130

The 2021 January Cow Hunt is only being offered to local Southern Ute First Descendants

Started in 2001, the January Cow Elk Hunt is a limited-draw hunt held over a two-week period in January, following Southern Ute Tribal member seasons. The hunt is split between two hunt units on the eastern side of the Southern Ute Reservation – Archuleta and Sandoval Units.

Elk on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation

Hunt Information

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hunt will be open only to Southern Ute First Descendants.
  • Permits may be purchased until December 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM.
  • The Hunting Fee for 2021 is a TOTAL of $175.
  • Permit Pick-up Times and Location – Permit pick-up will be 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Friday January 8, 2021. Location TBD.
  • There will be a Mandatory Online Orientation held Friday, January 8, 2021 starting at 6:00 PM.

Southern Ute First Descendants

  1. Must present paperwork from Tribal Information Services certifying that they are a first descendant of an enrolled Southern Ute tribal member
  2. Must reside within the designated “Safe Zone” as defined by the IMT and Tribal Council
  3. Must be 12 years old or older.
  4. Hunters under 21 years of age must possess a hunter safety education card and must present it at the time permits are picked up.
  5. Issued permits must be signed by the applicant.

Purchase a Permit

Purchase a permit for the January Cow Elk Hunt.

Forms and Documents

Note: These maps are subject to change. Up-to-date maps will be included with the hunter’s permit.

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