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Archery turkey hunts to be offered at Air Force Academy

Posted at 2:18 PM, Jan 05, 2019

AIR FORCE ACADEMY – Last week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced the US Air Force Academy will be welcoming a limited number of turkey hunters for both the Spring and Fall seasons.

The public is invited to enter the lottery for a license to hunt turkey, using archery equipment only, in the Spring season on the Air Force Academy grounds. A separate application and drawing process will be held later in the year for the fall season.

Those interested in the Spring hunt must sign up before Feb. 28th through the USAFA iSportsman site and pay a $6 non-refundable application fee. The USAFA is identified in the CPW system as Game Management Unit (GMU) 512.

In addition to the application fee, lottery winners will need to purchase an over-the-counter Springs turkey license from CPW for $29.75, plus a $10 habitat stamp.

According to CPW, the first 20 randomly selected applicants will be notified by mail in early March. Lottery winners will be required to contact the Academy to receive mandatory hunting procedures and to schedule their hunts.

The Spring season at the USAFA will be divided into two periods, April 13th to May 3rd and May 4th to May 26th. 10 hunters will be scheduled in each of the periods on a first-come basis.

You can find additional information on the application process and the hunt at the USAFA iSportsman  website: