Deer Hunting in Colorado 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.

GMU 60 - Mesa and Montrose Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
66
 
66
Success
40
 
40
Trophy Potential
54
 
54
Public Access
83
 
83
Ease of Terrain
64
 
64
Room to Breathe
11
 
11
Opportunity
13
 
13
Convenience
4
 
4
Ease of Effort
47
 
47
68
HuntScore

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Bounded on N and E by Dolores River; on S by County Highway 90; on W by Utah.

The GMU is primarily BLM land.

County

Mesa, Montrose

Size

215 Square Miles (137,887 Acres)

Land Ownership

18% Private, 83% Public, 18% USFS, 65% BLM

Latitude/Longitude

38.4908, -108.9686

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 1 hotels, 1 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

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Success depends on the weather in Utah. Harvest is generally better for mule deer in the later seasons around the Paradox and Sinbad valleys.

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

Because of migration patterns, population estimates for this GMU are not possible. Chronic wasting disease has been found in deer and elk in Utah

HuntScore Tip

Public land and private land percentages can sometime be misleading. A unit may have 80% public land, but a particluar species may only occupy 20% on the entire area. And that 20% species distribution may lie 100% within private lands. Does that sound confusing? Just remember that there are always exceptions to the rule, and land ownership is just one piece of the puzzle.

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Other Species in Unit

Elk, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey,

Photos and Terrain Notes


Elevations range from 4,500 feet along the Dolores River to 8,600 feet near the Utah line

Deer Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
260
Licenses Drawn
249
Licenses Surplus
11
Resident Quota
132
Nonresident Quota
74
Landowner Quota
48
Youth Quota
2
59.2%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
Choose a hunt below to take a deeper dive into quotas, drawing odds, drawing trends, and harvest data.
Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Draw Odds HuntScore Notes
DM060P3R
M
R
P3
LL
100%
0
DM060P2R
M
R
P2
LL
100%
0
DM060O3R
M
R
O3
LL
56.5%
0
DM060O4R
M
R
O4
LL
10.2%
0
DM060O2R
M
R
O2
LL
83.3%
0
DM060O1M
M
M
O1
LL
55.6%
0
DM060O1A
M
A
O1
LL
100%
0
DF060P3R
F
R
P3
LL
100%
0
DF060P2R
F
R
P2
LL
100%
0
HuntScore Tip: Nonresident allocations are determined by the average number of preference points a Colorado resident needs to draw a specific license during a 3-year period. For hunt codes that require six or more points for a Colorado resident to draw an elk or deer license, up to 20 percent of licenses may go to nonresidents. For elk and deer hunt codes that require fewer than six points for a Colorado resident to draw, up to 35 percent may go to nonresidents.

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Deer Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
193
Total Harvest
64
Harvest Male
61
Harvest Female
3
33%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Deer Species Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
LL
N/A N/A 41 0
0
0
0
ALL
ALL
LL
N/A N/A 193 64
61
3
0
M
M
LL
N/A N/A 7 7
7
0
0
R
O2
LL
N/A N/A 69 29
29
0
0
R
O3
LL
N/A N/A 71 28
25
3
0
R
O4
LL
N/A N/A 5 0
0
0
0
R
R
LL
N/A N/A 145 57
54
3
0
HuntScore Tip: In some smaller units you may not see any data reported for a season. There are instances where not enough hunters respond to the post-hunt survey inquiries and therefore it isn't possible to report any data.

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Weather Insights


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Average Temps

Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used. Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters. If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.

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