Eagle Area Hunting & Fishing
Eagle is home to Game Management Unit 44, one of the most coveted deer areas in the Western states. It’s bordered by the Sawatch Ranch and the Eagle River, with elevation climbs from 6,000’ featuring sagebrush and pinyon, to 11,000’ above tree line. Deer herds are scattered throughout Eagle’s wilderness from 6,500’ to timberline, moving to the lower elevations as snow arrives. The aspen, open parks and shrublands provide for great deer hunting as the snow thickens. Elk are generally found a bit higher in altitude then deer, 7000’ to above timberline. Hunters concentrate on large stands of dark timber and larger wilderness areas as elk seek the deeper canyons and dark timber areas away from roads.
2022 Big Game Season Dates
Archery Deer/Elk: September 2-30
Muzzleloader (by draw only) Deer/Elk/Moose: September 10-18
Separate limited elk (1st season): October 15-19
Combined deer/elk (2nd season): October 29-November 6
Combine deer/elk (3rd Season): November 12-18
Combined limited deer/elk (4th season): November 23-27
For more information, contact
Licenses are available at: Baston’s Corner Store 301 Broadway 970-328-6875 and City Market 0103 Market Street 970-328-1302
Eagle Area Fishing
Fishing the lush waters in and around Eagle is a year-round sport. The vast meadows and mountain peaks always serve as your backdrop in both the snow and sunshine. With easy access and ample opportunity, local anglers are lucky enough to enjoy their favorite sport during their lunch hour. The good news is they are more then happy to share the most effective patterns and hatches with visitors. The time of year is always right for fishing Eagle! Book your lodging with friends, family or enjoy a quintessential mountain getaway on your own.