Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 791 - Alamosa, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties

Vegetation types range from heavy timber to vast areas of grass and low shrubs. The San Luis Valley is a vast 8,000-square-mile area that provides a wide variety of terrain at elevations that range from 7,500 feet to 14,000 feet.

GMU 791 - Alamosa, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties

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Access Notes


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Bounded on N by County Road G; on E by County Highway 17; on S by US Highway 160; on W by US Highway 285.

You must have permission to hunt on private land. Trespassing is a significant issue in the valley. Hunters have expressed concern about landowners denying access to the general public and profiting from trespass fees, at a time when the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) is saying that these animals have the potential to cause large damage claims and that the herd needs to be reduced. At the same time, landowners are reluctant to open their properties up to elk hunting to give access to strangers.

Others question why CDOW would want to eliminate elk from an area since people enjoy seeing concentrations of bulls out on the floor of the valley, and some landowners appreciate the opportunity to hunt elk on their property

County

Alamosa, Rio Grande, Saguache

Size

296 Square Miles (189,302 Acres)

Land Ownership

98% Private, 2% Public, 2% State

Latitude/Longitude

37.6731, -106.0007

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 1 hotels, 0 campgrounds, and 1 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Pronghorn Notes


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Many units in pronghorn country are located on private land. However, many have been rated as good access locations. Landowners are more likely to give you permission to hunt pronghorn than deer.

Management Plan

Pronghorn Management Plan

State Agency Website

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Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


Vegetation types range from heavy timber to vast areas of grass and low shrubs. The San Luis Valley is a vast 8,000-square-mile area that provides a wide variety of terrain at elevations that range from 7,500 feet to 14,000 feet. The rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains define the valleyfts east side. The middle of the valley is flat farm land that is privately owned.

The Rio Grande and the Conejos River provide long riparian areas that cut through high-elevation alpine forests to lower elevation cottonwood and willow stands. The west is bordered by the Rio Grande National Forest and the San Juan mountain range.

Pronghorn Harvest Stats (2019)


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HuntScore Tip: Harvest statistics are only taken at the unit level and include all harvests of a particular species by a particular manner. However it doesn't go to season level detail. For example, all rifle hunts (Season 1, Season 2, etc) are combined to a single total.

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Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.

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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