Deer Hunting in Colorado GMU 57 - Chaffee, Park, and Fremont Counties

Better deer areas are in the lower elevation piñons and junipers along the north, west and south sides of the unit. The areas around Turret are improving, and area near Wellsville should be good.

GMU 57 - Chaffee, Park, and Fremont Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
30
 
30
Success
38
 
38
Trophy Potential
37
 
37
Public Access
75
 
75
Ease of Terrain
79
 
79
Room to Breathe
8
 
8
Opportunity
54
 
54
Convenience
7
 
7
Ease of Effort
65
 
65
58
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by US Highway 24; on E by Kaufman Ridge and Badger Creek; on S by US Highway 50 and County Highway 291; on W by Arkansas River.

The access for this unit is good to public lands.

County

Chaffee, Park, Fremont

Size

273 Square Miles (174,989 Acres)

Land Ownership

24% Private, 76% Public, 55% USFS, 17% BLM, 4% State, 4% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

38.6764, -105.9504

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 5 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Deer Notes


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Better deer areas are in the lower elevation piñons and junipers along the north, west and south sides of the unit. The areas around Turret are improving, and area near Wellsville should be good.

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.

Management Plan

Deer Management Plan

State Agency Website

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Photos and Terrain Notes


The elevation in this area ranges from 10,995 feet on Cameron Mountain to 6,890 feet near Swissvale. The terrain is Relatively level to moderately steep, low mountains with steep, rocky areas on the west side above the Arkansas River. The vegetation consists of Grassy meadows with large aspen stands, piñon, junipers, pines, spruce and fir.

Deer Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Deer Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
1,995
Licenses Drawn
1,995
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
1,400
Nonresident Quota
215
Landowner Quota
475
Youth Quota
77
30.2%
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
DF056L1R
F
R
L1
LL
42.6%
68 Permit Type C; License Valid for Units: 56, 57; 56, 57 - Those portions of 56 and 57 bounded on the N and E by Colo 291; on the S by US 50; on the W by Colo 286
DM049O3R
M
R
O3
LL
31.8%
67 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 49, 57, 58, 581;
DM049O2R
M
R
O2
LL
30.9%
67 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 49, 57, 58, 581;
DM049O1M
M
M
O1
LL
39%
65 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 49, 57, 58, 581;
DF049P3R
F
R
P3
LL
100%
78 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 49, 57;
DF049P2R
F
R
P2
LL
100%
78 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 49, 57;
DF049O3R
F
R
O3
LL
9.9%
59 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 49, 57;
DF049O2R
F
R
O2
LL
4.2%
58 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 49, 57;
DF049O1M
F
M
O1
LL
24%
58 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 49, 57, 58, 581;
DE049O1A
E
A
O1
LL
34.4%
66 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 49, 57, 58, 581;
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Deer Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
288
Total Harvest
91
Harvest Male
71
Harvest Female
20
32%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Deer Species Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
LL
N/A N/A 13 0
0
0
0
ALL
ALL
LL
N/A N/A 288 91
71
20
0
Any
D
LL
N/A N/A 2 2
0
2
0
Any
EX
LL
N/A N/A 4 0
0
0
0
Any
WTO
LL
N/A
WD
2 0
0
0
0
M
M
LL
N/A N/A 14 0
0
0
0
R
O2
LL
N/A N/A 122 57
48
9
0
R
O3
LL
N/A N/A 131 32
23
9
0
R
R
LL
N/A N/A 261 91
71
20
0
R
WTO
LL
N/A
WD
2 0
0
0
0
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Average Temps

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