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GMU 15 - Routt, Grand, and Eagle Counties

GMU 15 - Routt, Grand, and Eagle Counties

Hot spots are located north of Hayden. Some good trophy bucks are seen in the southern portion. This area is not managed for trophy bucks, but it does have a good number of adult males in the population.

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GMU 481 - Chaffee County

GMU 481 - Chaffee County

Deer can be found throughout the unit, but better deer hunting is found at the lower elevations. In later seasons, deer will move down toward the town of Buena Vista and along Hwy 24.

73 /100
GMU 19 - Larimer County

GMU 19 - Larimer County

Deer summer range generally from elevations of 5,000 to 11,500 feet. The higher range usually becomes available to deer as snowlines recede in mid to late May. The majority of deer winter at elevations below 8,000 feet.

72 /100
GMU 56 - Chaffee County

GMU 56 - Chaffee County

Look for deer in the lower elevations on the east and south sides of the unit.

72 /100
GMU 27 - Grand and Routt Counties

GMU 27 - Grand and Routt Counties

This unit is managed for quality bucks. There are good numbers of mature bucks, but they rarely reach trophy status found in lower elevation mountain shrub and mild winter areas.

71 /100
GMU 34 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

GMU 34 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

The deer are scattered and will move in response to hunting pressure and weather.

71 /100
GMU 201 - Moffat County

GMU 201 - Moffat County

Deer are scattered throughout the unit. If there is winter range migration, it is usually during 3rd season. The average good buck measures 24-26". Hunt the brush-covered areas, high elevations early in the season, lower elevations later.

70 /100
GMU 7 - Larimer County

GMU 7 - Larimer County

Deer summer range generally from elevations of 5,000 to 11,500 feet. The higher range usually becomes available to deer as snowlines recede in mid to late May. The majority of deer winter at elevations below 8,000 feet.

70 /100
GMU 30 - Garfield and Mesa Counties

GMU 30 - Garfield and Mesa Counties

69 /100
GMU 29 - Boulder, Jefferson, and Gilpin Counties

GMU 29 - Boulder, Jefferson, and Gilpin Counties

There are migratory and residential deer herds. Migratory deer winter at low elevation areas often mixing with residential deer. In summer and fall, migratory deer move up in elevation to forests and alpine areas above 9,000 feet.

69 /100
GMU 43 - Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle, and Gunnison Counties

GMU 43 - Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle, and Gunnison Counties

Hunting pressure does not generally cause herd movement, but they will move to lower elevation woodlands as snow accumulates. Archery and muzzleloader hunters should head to timberline.

68 /100
GMU 47 - Eagle and Pitkin Counties

GMU 47 - Eagle and Pitkin Counties

This herd is concentrated in aspen and oakbrush habitats before the snow flies. Hunting pressure does not generally cause herd movement, but they will move to lower elevation woodlands as snow accumulates.

68 /100
GMU 60 - Mesa and Montrose Counties

GMU 60 - Mesa and Montrose Counties

This unit along the Utah line is primarily winter range. Big game migrate in from Utah; harvest success depends on the weather.

68 /100
GMU 411 - Mesa and Delta Counties

GMU 411 - Mesa and Delta Counties

Deer are found on high-elevation public land and private land during October. Some deer stay in lower elevation agricultural lands year-round. In late October deer generally migrate to lower elevation as the weather cools and snow starts to accumulate.

68 /100
GMU 501 - Park and Jefferson Counties

GMU 501 - Park and Jefferson Counties

South Park contains good summer range for mule deer even above timberline where alpine willow occurs. Deer can also be found on subalpine slopes with mixed timber, aspen and shrubs in summer and fall.

67 /100
GMU 14 - Routt and Grand Counties

GMU 14 - Routt and Grand Counties

Most of the deer will be found in the western section of these units. Movement is also to the west. Hot spots are located north of Hayden. Some good trophy bucks are seen in the southern portion.

67 /100
GMU 62 - Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties

GMU 62 - Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties

The opportunity to see mature bucks is good throughout the plateau. During the early season deer are concentrated in the aspen and oak brush. As fall progresses deer will move lower into the piñon and juniper winter range.

67 /100
GMU 70 - Dolores, Montrose, and San Miguel Counties

GMU 70 - Dolores, Montrose, and San Miguel Counties

In the early seasons, deer are evenly distributed, mostly above 8,000 feet. Deer begin migrating to lower elevations, generally from east to west, in mid-October. Snow will cause them to move to lower elevations earlier.

67 /100
GMU 511 - Teller, El Paso, and Park Counties

GMU 511 - Teller, El Paso, and Park Counties

Look for mule deer at lower elevations in the oakbrush and pines or adjacent to meadows at higher elevations. Areas with forest thinning operations and wild land fires have provided good deer habitat. In later seasons, look for deer along Camp Creek.

66 /100
GMU 33 - Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties

GMU 33 - Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties

The deer are scattered and will move in response to hunting pressure and weather.

66 /100
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