Mountain Lion Hunting in Colorado GMU 75 - La Plata and San Juan Counties

Elevations range from about 6,500 feet to more than 12,000 feet. Weather can change quickly and be severe.

GMU 75 - La Plata and San Juan Counties

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Ease of Drawing
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Success
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Trophy Potential
0
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Public Access
58
 
58
Ease of Terrain
50
 
50
Room to Breathe
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Opportunity
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Convenience
81
 
81
Ease of Effort
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62
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Access Notes


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Bounded on N and E by Hinsdale-San Juan County line, Continental Divide, Los Pinos River-Florida River divide, La Plata County Road 240 (Pine River-Florida River Road), Bayfield-Vallecito Road and Los Pinos River; on S by New Mexico; on W by Animas River.

Public land and road access is good at mid to high elevations in these units which lie between Durango and Wolf Creek Pass. South of U.S. Highway 160 much of the land is privately owned or part of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. To access pockets of public land within the Southern Ute boundaries you MUST obtain a crossing permit ($25) from the tribe.

Call (970)563-0125 for information. Hunting is not allowed on tribal lands.

County

La Plata, San Juan

Size

578 Square Miles (369,668 Acres)

Land Ownership

42% Private, 44% Public, 35% USFS, 8% BLM, 1% State, 14% Indian

Latitude/Longitude

37.4759, -107.7092

Amenities

There are 1 hospitals, 20 hotels, 20 campgrounds, and 4 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, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey, Shiras Moose,

Photos and Terrain Notes


Elevations range from about 6,500 feet to more than 12,000 feet. Weather can change quickly and be severe.