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GMU 67 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties

GMU 67 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties

This unit is managed for high buck-to-doe ratios. Success rates for those who draw a license are usually above the statewide average.

66 /100
GMU 471 - Pitkin County

GMU 471 - Pitkin County

This herd is concentrated in aspen and oakbrush habitats before the snow flies. Hunting pressure does not generally cause herd movement, but they will move to lower elevation woodlands as snow accumulates.

66 /100
GMU 21 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

GMU 21 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

66 /100
GMU 82 - Alamosa and Saguache Counties

GMU 82 - Alamosa and Saguache Counties

The population is growing and offers a high buck-to-doe ratio. Hunter success is good for those who draw a license. A limited number of licenses are issued for this area.

66 /100
GMU 2 - Moffat County

GMU 2 - Moffat County

The average good buck measures 24-26". Hunt the brush-covered areas, high elevations early in the season, and hunt the lower elevations later in the season.

66 /100
GMU 74 - La Plata and San Juan Counties

GMU 74 - La Plata and San Juan Counties

The buck-to-doe ratio is high, so it is possible to find quality bucks. In October, deer move from their summer range at the high elevations in the north to their winter range to the south.

66 /100
GMU 77 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and Mineral Counties

GMU 77 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and Mineral Counties

Deer hunting is good in this unit. The areas with the best deer hunting on public lands are: the HD Mountains, the Piedra River, Florida River and Los Pinos drainages, and lands southeast of Pagosa Springs.

65 /100
GMU 171 - Jackson County

GMU 171 - Jackson County

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.

65 /100
GMU 147 - Las Animas County

GMU 147 - Las Animas County

Mule deer can be found along the Purgatoire River and Chacuaco Creek.

65 /100
GMU 48 - Lake and Chaffee Counties

GMU 48 - Lake and Chaffee Counties

Some large bucks found in the alpine areas early in the seasons. Otherwise, concentrate in low elevations in the southern part of the unit. This unit is not the best deer unit because of the high elevation.

65 /100
GMU 444 - Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin Counties

GMU 444 - Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin Counties

This herd is concentrated in aspen and oakbrush habitats before the snow flies. Hunting pressure does not generally cause herd movement, but they will move to lower elevation woodlands as snow accumulates.

65 /100
GMU 18 - Grand County

GMU 18 - Grand 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

65 /100
GMU 79 - Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties

GMU 79 - Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties

Deer hunting in the San Luis Valley has been improving recently due to the limit on buck licenses. However, success rates are high for hunters who draw a buck tag.

65 /100
GMU 25 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

GMU 25 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

The deer are scattered and will move in response to hunting pressure and weather.

65 /100
GMU 3 - Moffat County

GMU 3 - Moffat County

The buck-doe ratio is increasing. The mid-range elevations with mountain shrub and piñon-juniper breaks generally hold the most deer, especially during the regular rifle seasons. Movement occurs with weather and hunting pressure.

65 /100
GMU 11 - Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties

GMU 11 - Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties

The buck-doe ratio is increasing. The mid-range elevations with mountain shrub and piñon-juniper breaks generally hold the most deer, especially during the regular rifle seasons. Movement occurs with weather and hunting pressure.

64 /100
GMU 161 - Jackson County

GMU 161 - Jackson County

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.

64 /100
GMU 54 - Gunnison County

GMU 54 - Gunnison County

Good numbers of mature bucks were observed during the 2014-15 aerial post-hunt surveys. This unit is managed for high buck-to-doe ratios. Success rates for those who draw a license are usually above the statewide average.

64 /100
GMU 20 - Larimer and Boulder Counties

GMU 20 - Larimer and Boulder Counties

Deer summer throughout much of the unit, but with the onset of winter temperatures and snows at higher elevations, they usually move to winter ranges below 8,000 feet.

64 /100
GMU 55 - Gunnison County

GMU 55 - Gunnison County

This unit is managed for high buck-to-doe ratios. Success rates for those who draw a license are usually above the statewide average.

64 /100
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