Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 65 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, and Ouray Counties

These units include some of the most diverse terrain in Colorado, from 4,700 feet in the dry desert lands near Delta to 14,309-foot Uncompahgre Peak. Warm weather at the low elevations will cause meat to spoil very quickly, so be prepared to pack out fast

GMU 65 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, and Ouray Counties

Scores


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User Scores
Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
100
 
100
Trophy Potential
0
 
N/A
Public Access
52
 
52
Ease of Terrain
74
 
74
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
94
 
94
Ease of Effort
90
 
90
73
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Access Notes


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Bounded on N by US Highway 50; on E by Big Blue Creek-Cimarron Creek divide; on S by Ouray-San Juan County line; on W by Ouray-San Miguel Countyline, County Highway 62 and County Highway 550.

Parts of GMU 65 are easily accessible by road, so hunting pressure near roads is significant. Hunters must be willing to walk well away from roads if they expect to be successful. The Uncompahgre and Mount Sneffels wilderness areas at the south end of GMU 65 offer challenging terrain but good hunting potential.

County

Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray

Size

607 Square Miles (388,391 Acres)

Land Ownership

48% Private, 52% Public, 39% USFS, 10% BLM, 3% State

Latitude/Longitude

38.2076, -107.6488

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 24 hotels, 6 campgrounds, and 3 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, Shiras Moose, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey,

Photos and Terrain Notes


These units include some of the most diverse terrain in Colorado, from 4,700 feet in the dry desert lands near Delta to 14,309-foot Uncompahgre Peak. Warm weather at the low elevations will cause meat to spoil very quickly, so be prepared to pack out fast. Weather is variable and unpredictable at the higher elevations.

Pronghorn Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Pronghorn Harvest Stats (2017)


Total Hunters
2
Total Harvest
2
Harvest Male
2
Harvest Female
0
100%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 2 2
2
0
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 2 2
2
0
0
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Weather Insights


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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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