ajkagy wrote:oldschoolczar wrote:Hiking in the same area as hunters always creeps me out a bit too...
How can I find out if hunting is allowable on a specific trail?
if it's on national forest/BLM/or wilderness it's allowed. Town open space parks it varies. National Park it's not allowed, so you won't have to worry there.
1st rifle Oct 12-16
2nd rifle Oct 19-27
3rd rifle Nov 2-10
4th rifle Nov 13-17
Good information, I'll add a little more. Go to http://wildlife.state.co.us/RulesRegs/HuntFishRegulationsBrochures/Pages/RegulationsBrochures.aspx and download the Big Game Brochure. It's fairly complicated, but if you look at the map of hunting units and then cross reference that back to the species you can find out exactly when and where the seasons are in effect.
ajkagy is correct on the four main rifle seasons for deer and elk, but be aware that there is some form of big game hunting going on in the mountains pretty much from mid August through January depending on where you are. Then of course there are turkey hunters out in April/May, and predator hunting can be done year-round. You really only have June and July as hunting free months.
The risk of getting shot is pretty much nil though.