Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 86 - Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee Counties

Good pronghorn hunting can be found in the valley bottom. However, be warned the hunting pressure is high on the weekends.

GMU 86 - Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee Counties

Scores


Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
43
 
43
Trophy Potential
0
N/A
Public Access
56
 
56
Ease of Terrain
0
N/A
Room to Breathe
38
 
38
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
0
N/A
Ease of Effort
70
 
70
59
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by US Highway 50; on E by County Highway 69; on S by Huerfano-Custer County line; on W by Sangre De Cristo Divide and US Highway 285.

The access for this unit is fair to good for access for public lands. The access for this unit is fair to poor for on private lands.

County

Fremont, Custer, Chaffee

Size

449 Square Miles (287,653 Acres)

Land Ownership

44% Private, 56% Public, 43% USFS, 12% BLM, 1% State

Latitude/Longitude

38.2070, -105.6385

Amenities

There are 1 hospitals, 20 hotels, 14 campgrounds, and 3 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Pronghorn Notes


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Good pronghorn hunting can be found in the valley bottom. However, be warned the hunting pressure is high on the weekends.

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.

Management Plan

Pronghorn Management Plan

State Agency Website

Visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


The elevation in this area ranges from 14,064 feet on Humbolt Peak to 5,667 feet near Texas Creek. The terrain is Flat to gently rolling valley bottom climbing quickly to steep, rough mountains. The vegetation consists of Grassland to Grass to pine to spruce, firs and aspens to alpine meadows.

Pronghorn Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
108
Total Harvest
49
Harvest Male
36
Harvest Female
13
45%
Average Success
Manner Season Hunters Harvest
ALL
ALL
108 49
R
AR
66 32
R
R
59 29
A
A
20 4
M
M
22 13
R
D
7 3
HuntScore Tip: Hunters who have GPS units are encouraged to mark the location of their harvest in the field. This is especially important for hunters who harvest a bear or moose. During mandatory inspections, hunters will be asked to give a location of their harvest. Having GPS coordinates makes reporting simple and precise.