Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 17 - Jackson County

Elevations in North Park range from 7,800 feet at Northgate to 12,951 feet at Clark's Peak. The average elevation of the open, sagebrush-grassland park is 8,000 feet.

GMU 17 - Jackson County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
20
 
20
Success
50
 
50
Trophy Potential
52
 
52
Public Access
63
 
63
Ease of Terrain
85
 
85
Room to Breathe
69
 
69
Opportunity
40
 
40
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
76
 
76
62
HuntScore

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Bounded on N and E by County Highway 125; on S by Continental Divide (Jackson-Grand County line); on W and N by County Highway 14.

Over 2/3 of North Park is public land.

County

Jackson

Size

282 Square Miles (180,269 Acres)

Land Ownership

36% Private, 64% Public, 36% USFS, 19% BLM, 2% State, 6% Other

Latitude/Longitude

40.4685, -106.3171

Amenities

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

Pronghorn 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.

Management Plan

Pronghorn Management Plan

State Agency Website

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Other Species in Unit

Deer, Elk, Shiras Moose, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey,

Photos and Terrain Notes


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 flat, sagebrush grassland with numerous wetlands interspersed with wide, willow dominated drainages. The mountains that surround the park rise rapidly to the alpine zone above timberline.

The montane zone is dominated by lodgepole pine stands and to a lesser extent aspen and spruce-fir stands. Vegetation varies throughout the Park with sagebrush lining the valley floor, a variety of willow species along stream courses, and mountain shrub, lodgepole pine, aspen, and spruce-fir at higher elevations. The dominant vegetation types present are coniferous forest, sagebrush mix, and irrigated grass hay fields The valley floor at 7,880ft supports ag lands and sage. Extensive willow stands line the streams - a favorite moose habitat, so be sure of your target.

The forest surrounding the basin varies from aspen/lodgepole to spruce/fir. The area is generally windy and colder than places in western Colorado. Prepare for snow during your hunt. 4WD is helpful, as are chains.

Pronghorn Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
225
Licenses Drawn
225
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
168
Nonresident Quota
15
Landowner Quota
58
Youth Quota
14
19.8%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
Choose a hunt below to take a deeper dive into quotas, drawing odds, drawing trends, and harvest data.
Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Draw Odds HuntScore Notes
AM016O1R
M
R
O1
LL
9.2%
65 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 16, 17, 171;
AF016O1R
F
R
O1
LL
35.3%
68 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 16, 17, 171;
AM006O1M
M
M
O1
LL
16.8%
64 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 6, 16, 17, 161, 171;
AM006O1A
M
A
O1
LL
22.4%
67 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 6, 16, 17, 161, 171;
AF006O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
78 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 6, 16, 17, 161, 171;
AF006O1A
F
A
O1
LL
100%
77 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 6, 16, 17, 161, 171;
HuntScore Tip: Over-the-counter with caps licenses are licenses that are sold over-the-counter but limited in number and only available as first-come first-served. You snooze - you loose.

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Pronghorn Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
41
Total Harvest
21
Harvest Male
11
Harvest Female
10
51%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 10 0
0
0
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 41 21
11
10
0
M
M
N/A 6 4
2
2
0
R
AR
N/A 25 17
9
8
0
R
R
N/A 25 17
9
8
0
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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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