Eagle is home to one of the most coveted deer areas in the Western states. It’s bordered by the Sawatch Ranch and Eagle River, with elevation climbing 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. Elk prefer higher elevations. 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.
Licenses are available in season at: The Nearly Everything Store, 301 Broadway, 970-328-6875; and City Market, 103 Rule Road, 970-328-1302.