Hunters who have a deer or elk license for the fourth rifle season in Game Management Unit 711 still have the opportunity to obtain a special permit to hunt deer and elk at Lone Mesa State Park.
Hunting at the 12,000-acre park during the fourth season is limited to 25 hunters; 12 permits are still available. Cost for the entry permit for Colorado residents is $100 for antlerless elk, and $200 for those hunting either-sex elk or buck deer. The cost for non-residents is $200 and $300, respectively.
Lone Mesa is located in Dolores County in western Colorado and entry to the park is limited to provide a high-quality big-game hunting experience. The fourth season runs from Nov. 12-16.
Those who have a fourth season license for GMU 711 and who wish to hunt at Lone Mesa this year should go to the park web page, http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/LoneMesa/Pages/Hunting.aspx, to read the rules for hunting in the area and download a permit application. All hunters must attend an orientation at the Lone Mesa office in Dolores the night before the season starts.
Hunters can also call the office for more information at 970-882-2213.