Mountain Lion Hunting in Colorado GMU 57 - Chaffee, Park, and Fremont Counties

The elevation in this area ranges from 10,995 feet on Cameron Mountain to 6,890 feet near Swissvale. The terrain is Relatively level to moderately steep, low mountains with steep, rocky areas on the west side above the Arkansas River.

GMU 57 - Chaffee, Park, and Fremont Counties

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Success
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Trophy Potential
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Public Access
78
 
78
Ease of Terrain
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60
Room to Breathe
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Opportunity
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Convenience
97
 
97
Ease of Effort
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78
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Bounded on N by US Highway 24; on E by Kaufman Ridge and Badger Creek; on S by US Highway 50 and County Highway 291; on W by Arkansas River.

The access for this unit is good to public lands.

County

Chaffee, Park, Fremont

Size

273 Square Miles (174,989 Acres)

Land Ownership

24% Private, 76% Public, 55% USFS, 17% BLM, 4% State, 4% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

38.6764, -105.9504

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 5 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Mountain Lion Notes


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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.

Photos and Terrain Notes


The elevation in this area ranges from 10,995 feet on Cameron Mountain to 6,890 feet near Swissvale. The terrain is Relatively level to moderately steep, low mountains with steep, rocky areas on the west side above the Arkansas River. The vegetation consists of Grassy meadows with large aspen stands, piñon, junipers, pines, spruce and fir.

Mountain-lion Harvest Stats (2014)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
2
Harvest Male
1
Harvest Female
1
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
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R
LL
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N/A 2
1
1
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


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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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