DENVER, Colo. — Colorado sportsmen have a new 710-acre state wildlife area just southwest of Jackson Lake in Morgan County. The purchase of Andrick Ponds, the former Centennial Hunt Club, was finalized on August 28. A portion of the property will be open for limited waterfowl hunting between October 3 and November 30th, on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and holidays. Four areas will be open beginning October 3, with several more opening November 7th.
The former hunt club was purchased using Habitat Stamp and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) funds.
“This will be a jewel of a wildlife area for waterfowl hunters,” said Steve Yamashita, Northeast Regional Manager. “This fall, hunting will be limited to waterfowl for a portion of the season. The property has great habitat for small game, turkeys, and deer, as well, and future opportunities can be expected as we open other parts of the property.”
The purchase of the property comes as part of the Divisions efforts to address sportsmen’s requests for more hunting and fishing access throughout the state and additional waterfowl properties.
Hunters wishing to make reservations for waterfowl hunting can call the Division’s hunting reservation system at 1-800-846-9453 beginning Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Additional information on the reservation system can be found at http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/SmallGame/Reservations/.
The property will be formally dedicated on October 24, 2009. Look for additional information on this event and other wildlife news by signing up for the DOW Insider at http://wildlife.state.co.us/NewsMedia/DOWInsider/.
For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.
This is just plain awesome!