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Colorado Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnake season opens June 15th here in Colorado. Looking for a good public land place or if anybody knows a rancher that would let me go take a few rattlers, let me know.
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Re: Colorado Rattlesnakes

Myke, there's tons of rattlers from Pueblo on down south to New Mexico. Any of the SWA's along the front range should be good if their rocky and brushy. I would advise Lake Pueblo SWA in the back of the reservoir, Lathrop State Park down by Walsenburg, or drive Burnt Mill Rd out of the south side of Pueblo which runs to Colorado City. It's a dirt road which I always see either live rattlers or dead ones people have run over on. Both of the lakes I mentioned are surrounded by rocky, cactus and brush filled areas which hold a lot of snakes period both rattlers and other species.

Good luck!

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Re: Colorado Rattlesnakes

Not trying to take over the thread, but what is the highest elevation rattlers can be found in Co?

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ecu, you can find em up to I believe 9,000 ft although, I haven't seen any that high. The most I've seen have been where the flat eastern plains meet the foothill rolling hills but up to the base of the mountains. Rocky cactus filled country which is hotter then hades in the summer.

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Re: Colorado Rattlesnakes

Good news. I didn't think they would be too high up the mtns but I wanted to be sure they wouldn't be of concern on scouting trips to the high country.

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Re: Colorado Rattlesnakes

SoCoKHntr,
Thanks for the locations. I won't be able to get down there for a week or 2, but I'll let you know how I do.
Myke

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Re: Colorado Rattlesnakes

I talked to a friend the other day and she said that she had more rattle snakes in her back yard than she cared for. She lives in west Lakewood just off of C470.

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Myke, Have you been getting

Myke, Have you been getting any rattlers?

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Hiker, something has come up

Hiker, something has come up every weekend, I am tring to keep next weekend free, I only have a couple left before the season ends. I will try to get to Pueblo and see if I can get a couple.

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Thats what I love about this

Thats what I love about this site. I never knew there was a seaon for rattlers. Good luck with your hunt

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Any luck with the snakes?

Any luck with the snakes?

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