Hunting within McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area
Hunting is allowed within McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (NCA). The NCA lies within the boundaries of Game Management Units (GMU) 40 and 30. Within GMU 40 (Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness) big game hunting consists of mule deer, elk and mountain lion. Small game such as waterfowl and upland birds can also be found within GMU 40. Within GMU 30 (Rabbit Valley) you'll find plenty of small game such as rabbit and dove. NOTE: Motorized travel within the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness is limited to the Lower Access Road.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) manages and monitors the animals that inhabit BLM public lands. The CDOW is also responsible for the issuing of hunting licenses, hunter safety cards, game management unit statistics and boundaries, wildlife populations and enforcing the regulations pertaining to hunting. Any questions in regards to any of these topics need to be directed to the Colorado Division of Wildlife. For the Grand Junction area, call 970-255-6100.
PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED HUNTERS: Hunters with a mobility impairment may obtain a special permit to use an OHV while hunting. These permits can be obtained from the Colorado Division of Wildlife. For the Grand Junction area call 970-255-6100. NOTE: Mobility impaired permits are not issued for the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness.