If you are patient, you could have success hunting trophy bucks. North Park has an early rifle, deer-only season that begins as soon as possible after archery closes.
Bounded on N by Wyoming; on E by County Highway 125; on S by County Highway 14, Jackson County Roads 12W and 16, Lone Pine Creek and Continental Divide; on W by Continental Divide.
Over 2/3 of North Park is public land.
27% Private, 73% Public, 40% USFS, 26% BLM, 7% State, 23% Wilderness
If you are patient, you could have success hunting trophy bucks. North Park has an early rifle, deer-only season that begins as soon as possible after archery closes. This season provides additiona... Create a free account to read the rest of this deer hunting note!
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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Elevations in North Park range from 7,800 feet at Northgate to 12,951 feet at
Clarkfts Peak. The average elevation of the open, sagebrush-grassland park is
8,000 feet. North Park is a relatively fl... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!
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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.
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.
A total of 1,105 active licensed hunters harvested 510 bucks in 2019. A total of 113 hunter harvested bucks were checked in the field in 2019. If the projected harvest of 590 mule deer bucks and normal fawn production is attained in 2020 the predicted ...
The Sheep Mountain Herd Unit remains below the population objective of 10,000. The 2019 season saw a 38% decline in harvest from 2018, likely due to weather events. During classification flights we saw an increase in buck ratios from 31bucks:100 does i...