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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.

78 /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.

77 /100
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.

76 /100
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.

76 /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.

75 /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.

75 /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.

73 /100
GMU 25 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

GMU 25 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

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

72 /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.

72 /100
GMU 444 - Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin Counties

GMU 444 - Eagle, Garfield, 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.

71 /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.

71 /100
GMU 35 - Eagle County

GMU 35 - Eagle County

Deer herds will be scattered from 6,500ft to timberline and will move down to the lower elevation piñon-juniper areas as heavy snow arrives. Over 18" of snow will move the deer to winter grounds. Try hunting the aspen, open parks and shrublands.

70 /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 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.

69 /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.

68 /100
GMU 18 - Grand County

GMU 18 - Grand County

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

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.

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 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 471 - Pitkin County

GMU 471 - Pitkin County

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.

67 /100
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