Mountain Lion Hunting in Colorado GMU 32 - Garfield County

Piñon-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.

GMU 32 - Garfield County

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Ease of Drawing
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Trophy Potential
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Public Access
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71
Ease of Terrain
65
 
65
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Convenience
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Ease of Effort
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69
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Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Parachute Creek-Piceance Creek divide; on E by County Highway 13/789; on S by Colorado River; on W by Kelly Gulch and Roan Creek-Parachute Creek divide.

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.

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County

Garfield

Size

301 Square Miles (192,815 Acres)

Land Ownership

29% Private, 71% Public, 70% BLM, 1% State

Latitude/Longitude

39.5574, -108.0321

Amenities

There are 3 hospitals, 19 hotels, 1 campgrounds, and 8 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Mountain Lion 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.

State Agency Website

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Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


Piñon-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 and rugged, especially in southern portion.