Deer Hunting in Colorado GMU 371 - Summit 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.

GMU 371 - Summit County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
91
 
91
Success
26
 
26
Trophy Potential
82
 
82
Public Access
85
 
85
Ease of Terrain
74
 
74
Room to Breathe
3
 
3
Opportunity
83
 
83
Convenience
4
 
4
Ease of Effort
54
 
54
71
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Cataract Creek; on E by Green Mountain Reservoir and the Blue River; on S by I-70; and on W by Gore Range Divide.

County

Summit

Size

172 Square Miles (109,939 Acres)

Land Ownership

14% Private, 86% Public, 86% USFS, 69% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

39.7024, -106.2056

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 3 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Deer Notes


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This unit has good numbers of deer. The buck-to-doe ratios continue to increase as a result of limited buck hunting and mild winters. 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.

Concentrate on transition zones that have aspen, shrub and coniferous cover. Deer tend to move west and down in elevation over the seasons, snow will move them faster and farther. They typically migrate out of GMU 371 with average snowfall. A limited number of 4th season deer licenses available.

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Management Plan

Deer Management Plan

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Photos and Terrain Notes


The Continental Divide and the Gore Range Divide encircle Middle Park. Most of this terrain is steep to very steep. Sagebrush/shrubs are common on southern exposures at lower elevations. The past decadefts mountain pine beetle killed an estimated 80 percent of mature lodgepole pine trees in Grand County, creating numerous hazards along public roadways as these trees begin to fall.

Deer Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
7,780
Licenses Drawn
7,594
Licenses Surplus
186
Resident Quota
6,012
Nonresident Quota
1,356
Landowner Quota
2,161
Youth Quota
611
90.8%
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
DM018O4R
M
R
O4
LL
33.3%
65 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 18, 28, 37, 371;
DM018O3R
M
R
O3
LL
100%
78 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 18, 28, 37, 371;
DM018O2R
M
R
O2
LL
100%
78 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 18, 28, 37, 371;
DM018O1M
M
M
O1
LL
100%
79 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 18, 27, 28, 37, 181, 371;
DF018O3R
F
R
O3
LL
100%
79 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 18, 28, 37, 371;
DF018O2R
F
R
O2
LL
100%
79 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 18, 28, 37, 371;
DF018O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
78 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 18, 27, 28, 37, 181, 371;
DE018P3R
E
R
P3
LL
100%
77 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 18, 27, 28, 37, 181, 371;
DE018P2R
E
R
P2
LL
100%
77 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 18, 27, 28, 37, 181, 371;
DE018O1A
E
A
O1
LL
100%
80 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 18, 27, 28, 37, 181, 371;
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Deer Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
391
Total Harvest
96
Harvest Male
66
Harvest Female
30
25%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Deer Species Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
LL
N/A N/A 94 27
9
18
0
ALL
ALL
LL
N/A N/A 391 96
66
30
0
M
M
LL
N/A N/A 66 0
0
0
0
R
O2
LL
N/A N/A 168 58
46
12
0
R
O3
LL
N/A N/A 59 11
11
0
0
R
O4
LL
N/A N/A 4 0
0
0
0
R
R
LL
N/A N/A 231 69
57
12
0
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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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