Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 56 - Chaffee County

The elevation in this area ranges from From 14,269 feet on Mt. Antero to 7,054 feet near Salida. The terrain is . Steep to moderately steep mountains with some level areas at low elevations.

GMU 56 - Chaffee County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
14
 
14
Success
12
 
12
Trophy Potential
48
 
48
Public Access
69
 
69
Ease of Terrain
80
 
80
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
18
 
18
Convenience
24
 
24
Ease of Effort
48
 
48
58
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Chalk Creek and Tincup Pass Road; on E by Arkansas River and County Highway 291; on S by US Highway 50; on W by Continental Divide.

The access for this unit is good to public lands.

County

Chaffee

Size

238 Square Miles (152,171 Acres)

Land Ownership

30% Private, 70% Public, 61% USFS, 6% BLM, 3% State

Latitude/Longitude

38.6301, -106.2087

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 3 hotels, 1 campgrounds, and 2 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


The elevation in this area ranges from From 14,269 feet on Mt. Antero to 7,054 feet near Salida. The terrain is. Steep to moderately steep mountains with some level areas at low elevations.

The vegetation consists of Grassy, brushy slopes in low areas to spruce/fir to alpine tundra. The western border of the area is alpine tundra (above 11,500ft) and is characterized by sedges, forbs and stunted willows. As the elevation drops, the next ecosystem is subalpine forest (9,000ft-11,500ft) dominated by subalpine fir, Engelmann spruce, aspen and bristlecone pine. The montane forest (5,600ft- 9,000), contains primarily ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, and aspen.

The semidesert shrubland areas (7,000ft-8,000ft), support sagebrush, rabbitbrush, mountain mahogany, grasses and numerous forbs. The piñonjuniper woodlands (6,800ft-8,000ft), contain primarily piñon pine, juniper, mountain mahogany, rabbitbrush, forbs and cactus. The riparian ecosystems extend along all of the drainages and include narrowleaf cottonwood, willow, cinquefoil, current and forbs and grasses. Agricultural cropland in the area consists mainly of native grass and alfalfa hay fields in the Arkansas River valley bottom and along tributaries

Pronghorn Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
60
Licenses Drawn
52
Licenses Surplus
8
Resident Quota
46
Nonresident Quota
2
Landowner Quota
13
Youth Quota
5
13.9%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
Choose a hunt below to take a deeper dive into quotas, drawing odds, drawing trends, and harvest data.
Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Draw Odds HuntScore Notes
AM048O1R
M
R
O1
LL
2.6%
58 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 48, 56, 481;
AM048O1M
M
M
O1
LL
17.9%
60 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 48, 56, 481;
AM048O1A
M
A
O1
LL
60.6%
69 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 48, 56, 481;
AF048O1R
F
R
O1
LL
12.8%
59 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 48, 56, 481;
AF048O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
73 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 48, 56, 481;
AF048O1A
F
A
O1
LL
100%
76 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 48. 56, 481;
HuntScore Tip: Private land only licenses, also called PLO licenses, require the holder to hunt in a specific GMU and are valid only on private land. You must obtain permission from a landowner. It is recommended that you secure permission from a landowner before purchasing the license.

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Pronghorn Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
21
Total Harvest
2
Harvest Male
2
Harvest Female
0
10%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 15 0
0
0
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 21 2
2
0
0
M
M
N/A 3 0
0
0
0
R
AR
N/A 3 2
2
0
0
R
R
N/A 3 2
2
0
0
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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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