by Pam Zubeck
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) does not have any major hunting seasons that occur during the summer months on PCMS. The hunting seasons are determined by CPW, not Fort Carson.The Air Force Academy, too, allows certain recreational activities on base. Here's some additional information from the Academy's public affairs office:
Currently, there is not a sufficient amount of interest from recreationalists to justify the extra staff hours and money that would be required to remain open during the summer (outside of the main hunting seasons).
Non-DoD guests may enter the North Gate 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and in addition to visiting such as the Cadet Chapel, Honor Court, etc., may hike our trails (including the Santa Fe Trail), bike, and jog in the Visitors Corridor in the north side of the base. They may also hike the on the Falcon Trail, but only that portion in the Visitors Corridor. More information about trails can be found on the Natural Resources website below.
Unescorted non-DoD visitors cannot go into restricted areas, such as the Cadet Wing, Base Housing and the Community Center, Base Exchange, or the Commissary.
In order to participate in most Academy recreational activities, visitors must meet the authorized patron category e.g. authorized DoD military/civilian employee, etc., card holders (retiree, DOD civilian, active duty, etc.) ...
Some of the Natural Resources Management Programs, such as hunting, may be available to non-DoD guests. A complete list of Natural Resources activities and who is eligible to participate in them can be found at https://usafa.isportsman.net/.