Deer Hunting in Colorado GMU 30 - Garfield and Mesa Counties

GMU 30 - Garfield and Mesa Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
29
 
29
Success
48
 
48
Trophy Potential
55
 
55
Public Access
74
 
74
Ease of Terrain
95
 
95
Room to Breathe
37
 
37
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
100
 
100
Ease of Effort
42
 
42
69
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by West Salt Creek-Bitter Creek divide, Evacuation Creek-Salt Creek divide and Douglas Creek-Salt Creek divide; on E by East Salt Creek-Roan Creek divide, Big Salt Wash-Roan Creek and Little Salt Wash-Roan Creek divides, and Bookcliffs; on S by Colorado River; on W by Utah.

Rains bring muddy roads. High elevation snows make roads impassible without chains.

75% of area is BLM land.

There are remote hunting areas accessible by foot, horseback or ATV. Get maps and study BLM access points.

County

Garfield, Mesa

Size

795 Square Miles (508,848 Acres)

Land Ownership

25% Private, 74% Public, 74% BLM

Latitude/Longitude

39.3332, -108.7710

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 3 hotels, 39 campgrounds, and 6 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Deer Notes


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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

Visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Other Species in Unit

Elk, Pronghorn, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey,

Photos and Terrain Notes


Pinyon-juniper, with pockets of sagebrush, cover most of area at lower elevations. Higher elevations are characterized by sagebrush interspersed with aspen stands and some dark timber. Terrain varies from rolling sagebrush to steep-sided canyons. Some areas are steep & rugged, especially in southern portion.

Deer Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
250
Licenses Drawn
212
Licenses Surplus
38
Resident Quota
127
Nonresident Quota
46
Landowner Quota
64
Youth Quota
16
32.3%
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
DM030O3R
M
R
O3
LL
25.1%
0
DF030P5A
F
A
P5
LL
100%
0
DM030O2R
M
R
O2
LL
39.1%
0
DF030O3R
F
R
O3
LL
43.5%
0
DF030O2R
F
R
O2
LL
19.2%
0
DE030P5A
E
A
P5
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
253
Total Harvest
96
Harvest Male
68
Harvest Female
25
38%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Deer Species Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
LL
N/A N/A 71 17
8
9
0
ALL
ALL
LL
N/A N/A 253 96
68
25
0
Any
D
LL
N/A N/A 8 3
0
2
0
M
M
LL
N/A N/A 9 3
3
0
0
R
O2
LL
N/A N/A 100 30
23
7
0
R
O3
LL
N/A N/A 65 43
34
7
0
R
R
LL
N/A N/A 173 76
57
16
0
HuntScore Tip: Also keep in mind that past performance doesn't necessarily guide future success. Warm weather during the previous year may have limited harvest. Cold and snowy weather may have sent hunters home early the previous year, limiting the harvest. You may have better conditions. Look at the 3-5 year trends and not a specific year.

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Weather Insights


Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.

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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