Northwest Colorado offers good pronghorn hunting opportunities. Hunter success is typically higher on private land, but public land pronghorn can still be found.
Bounded on N by Fryingpan River and Ivanhoe Creek; on E by the Continental Divide; on S by County Highway 82; on W by Roaring Fork River.
About 40% of the area is wilderness (Hunter-Fryingpan, Maroon Bells, Raggeds, Collegiate Peaks) and vehicles are not allowed. These rugged areas offer increased hunting success, but require horseba... Create a free account to read the rest of this access note!
8% Private, 92% Public, 89% USFS, 2% BLM, 44% Wilderness
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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This area encompasses the Roaring Fork, Frying Pan and Crystal River drainages. The lower elevations (6500ft) are primarily developed or agricultural. Timberline is around 11,500ft and there are 14... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!
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.
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.