Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 71 - Dolores and Montezuma Counties

With altitudes from about 5,000 feet to more than 12,000 feet, the vegetation ranges from desert shrubs and piñon/juniper to alpine tundra. Weather can change quickly so be prepared for all conditions.

GMU 71 - Dolores and Montezuma Counties

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Trophy Potential
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Public Access
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Ease of Terrain
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Room to Breathe
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Ease of Effort
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Bounded on N by Disappointment Creek and Dolores-San Miguel County line; on E by Dolores-San Juan County line, Montezuma-La Plata County line and Bear Creek; on S by County Highway 145; on W by US Forest Service Road 526 (Dolores-Norwood Road).

There is good vehicle access in this unit. Consequently, hunting pressure is heavy on public lands. An exception is the Lizard Head Wilderness Area, GMU 71, which is accessible by foot and horseback only.

County

Dolores, Montezuma

Size

520 Square Miles (332,837 Acres)

Land Ownership

15% Private, 85% Public, 84% USFS, 1% State, 6% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

37.6891, -108.1687

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 4 campgrounds, and 0 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.

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Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


With altitudes from about 5,000 feet to more than 12,000 feet, the vegetation ranges from desert shrubs and piñon/juniper to alpine tundra. Weather can change quickly so be prepared for all conditions.

Pronghorn Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Pronghorn Harvest Stats (2018)


Total Hunters
5
Total Harvest
0
Harvest Male
0
Harvest Female
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0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
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N/A 5 0
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N/A 5 0
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Weather Insights


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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