Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 15 - Routt, Grand, and Eagle Counties

From a low of 6,300 to 12,000ft along the Continental Divide. The Routt National Forest dominates the eastern 2/3 of the Upper Yampa units with coniferous forests and aspen. Mountain shrub and rolling sage cover the low country.

GMU 15 - Routt, Grand, and Eagle Counties

Scores


Ease of Drawing
42
 
42
Success
27
 
27
Trophy Potential
0
N/A
Public Access
100
 
100
Ease of Terrain
0
N/A
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
7
 
7
Convenience
0
N/A
Ease of Effort
63
 
63
70
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by US Highway 40; on E by Muddy Creek-Yampa River divide (Gore Range Divide) and Canyon Creek; on S by Colorado River; on W by County Highway 131.

Most of the land outside of the national forest is private land. Hunting pressure is heavy. Hunters will have better success and enjoy more solitude by walking into remote areas. Sarvis Creek Wilderness Areas access is restricted to non-vehicle methods.

County

Routt, Grand, Eagle

Size

457 Square Miles (292,334 Acres)

Land Ownership

34% Private, 65% Public, 51% USFS, 10% BLM, 4% State, 51% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

40.1422, -106.7344

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 17 hotels, 8 campgrounds, and 1 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Pronghorn Notes


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HuntScore Tip

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.

State Agency Website

Visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


From a low of 6,300 to 12,000ft along the Continental Divide. The Routt National Forest dominates the eastern 2/3 of the Upper Yampa units with coniferous forests and aspen. Mountain shrub and rolling sage cover the low country. The Gore Range, north of the Colorado River, is a long ridge (10,000 feet elevation) that runs north to Rabbit Ears Pass.

The landscape north of Gore Pass Highway is heavily timbered, primarily with lodgepole pine, aspen, Engelmann spruce and sub-alpine fir. The terrain is not rugged by Colorado standards. South of Gore Pass the elevation drops rapidly into piñon and juniper habitat. There are several major geographical features besides the Gore Range in this area.

They are: Thorpe Mountain, Blacktail Mountain, Green Ridge, Black Mountain, Congor Mesa, and Yarmony Mountain. The main drainages in the Yampa River drainage are Harrison Creek, Green Creek, Sarvis Creek, Silver Creek, and Morrison Creek. The main drainages in the Colorado River drainage are Muddy Creek, Blacktail Creek, Rock Creek, and Egeria Creek. The highest elevation is Red Dirt Peak (10,811ft.) on Gore Divide and the lowest is the Colorado River at State Bridge (6,744 ft.)

Pronghorn Drawing Stats (2019)


Total Quota
25
Licenses Drawn
25
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
23
Nonresident Quota
2
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
3
51.4%
Average Draw Odds
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Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season
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O1
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R
O1
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Pronghorn Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
31
Total Harvest
8
Harvest Male
6
Harvest Female
2
26%
Average Success
Manner Season Hunters Harvest
ALL
ALL
31 8
R
AR
16 6
R
R
16 6
A
A
15 2
HuntScore Tip: With more than 300,000 hunting licenses sold in Colorado each year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife thinks it's impossible to contact every hunter. So, harvest data is not actual. It's a statistical sample calculation based on license sales data and an estimate of hunter numbers and hunter success. Hunter activity and success is gathered through the hunter survey sent to all Colorado licensed hunters. Response is voluntary and therefore not complete.

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Footwear

Danner Pronghorn Realtree Edge 400G Hunting Boots-Realtree Edge-8

Danner Pronghorn Realtree Edge 400G Hunting Boots-Realtree Edge-8

For close to two decades, the Pronghorn boot has been a trusted cornerstone in the Danner hunt line. Any update to the Pronghorn comes with a lot of responsibility to Danner's customers who rely on this iconic boot. As such, the fifth generation is the culmination of many years of Pronghorn history and today's cutting-edge footwear technology. Built on Danner's TERRA FORCE(R) NEXT(TM) platform, the Pronghorn delivers the all-day comfort and stability that make the day's haul easier on your feet. Full-grain leather that's passed our exacting quality tests forms the upper around our proven 851 last. To cope with unpredictable weather in the field, we built the Pronghorn with a GORE-TEX waterproof liner that keeps moisture out and lets your feet breathe. And for those headed out into cold climates, the Pronghorn is also available with PrimaLoft(R) insulation.FeaturesFull-Grain Leather Upper: To ensure its quality, Danner has put their leather through six different tests before making their selection. Danner's full-grain leathers are the strongest and most durable form of leather.GORE-TEX: 100% waterproof and breathable, GORE-TEX liners ensure that no water gets in, while allowing sweat and moisture to get out.Realtree Edge: Realtree EDGE camo allows you to blend into your hunting enviroment at close range, with natural elements arranged in a way to disurpt the human form at a distance.400G Primaloft Insulation: Primaloft Gold Insulation offers best-in-class insulation for repeated compression and durability, making it the go-to choice for insulated footwear.Vibram Spe Midsole: This rubberized EVA midsole maintains the same cushioning properties as traditional EVA, but is more durable and won't break down as easily. The technology enhances rebound, comfort and support.Vibram Pronghorn Outsole: This fifth generation outsole is extremely rugged and responds well in diverse terrain. It provides better grip and fits seamlessly into the Prohorn's streamlined, lower profile design.Terra Force Next Platform: The TERRA FORCE NEXT platform combines an internal and external shank system which helps to provides arch support and torsion control. The Vibram SPE midsole brings comfort and durability without added weight.How it Fits: The 851 last is an update to Danner's popular 850 last. This last fits true to size with an athletic and supportive fit while providing ample room in the toe. Offering a specific heel shape that locks the heel in place for better fit and comfort on the back end of the boot, this supportive fit is ideal for those needing high mileage performance from their gear.