Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 77 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and Mineral Counties

Elevations range from about 6,500 feet to more than 12,000 feet. Weather can change quickly and be severe.

GMU 77 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and Mineral Counties

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Success
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Trophy Potential
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Public Access
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82
Ease of Terrain
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Room to Breathe
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Ease of Effort
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Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Continental Divide and Piedra River-San Juan River divide; on E by Piedra River-San Juan River divide, Four Mile Creek and San Juan River; on S by US Highway 160; on W by Los Pinos River-Piedra River divide.

Public land and road access is good at mid to high elevations in these units which lie between Durango and Wolf Creek Pass. South of U.S. Highway 160 much of the land is privately owned or part of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. To access pockets of public land within the Southern Ute boundaries you MUST obtain a crossing permit ($25) from the tribe.

Call (970)563-0125 for information. Hunting is not allowed on tribal lands.

County

Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral

Size

557 Square Miles (356,323 Acres)

Land Ownership

17% Private, 83% Public, 82% USFS, 20% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

37.4072, -107.2235

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 3 hotels, 12 campgrounds, and 1 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Pronghorn Notes


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HuntScore Tip

Public land and private land percentages can sometime be misleading. A unit may have 80% public land, but a particluar species may only occupy 20% on the entire area. And that 20% species distribution may lie 100% within private lands. Does that sound confusing? Just remember that there are always exceptions to the rule, and land ownership is just one piece of the puzzle.

State Agency Website

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Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


Elevations range from about 6,500 feet to more than 12,000 feet. Weather can change quickly and be severe.

Pronghorn Harvest Stats (2018)


Total Hunters
2
Total Harvest
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Harvest Male
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Harvest Female
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Average Success
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N/A 2 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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Gear Recommendations for Pronghorn Hunting From logo


Camping

Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad

Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad

Completely redesigned from the inside out and R-Value rated by a third party, the Q-Core SLX is lighter, tougher, easier to inflate/deflate, packs smaller and sleeps warmer with PrimaLoft(R) Silver Insulation. The Q-Core SLX ups the ante on quilted comfort in the backcountry with offset I-Beams that create incredible multi-directional support and stability. When it comes to superlight, three-season comfort, this pad stands alone. Save your breath for the miles ahead, and use the included upcycled pad inflation sack to inflate.FeaturesR-Value: 3.23.5" thick pad with 4.25" larger outer chambers keep you comfortably cradled in the middle of the padQuilted top provides a cushioned pillowy sleeping surfaceHigh volume valves with micro adjustments make for fast inflation/deflation and easy fine tuning to your preferred firmnessQuieter materials than other pads on the marketAntimicrobial treatment inside the pad prevents microorganism growthProtective storage sack, replacement valve seal and 3M repair patches includedIndividually inflated and tested at our factory ensuring 100% quality performancePad Inflation Sack made from upcycled excess pad material included. (Color will vary depending on excess material)3.25" thick pad with 3.50" larger outer chambers keep you comfortably cradled in the middle of the padHigh volume valves with micro adjustments make for fast inflation/deflation and easy fine tuning to your preferred firmnessAntimicrobial treatment inside the pad prevents microorganism growthProtective storage sack, replacement valve seal and 3M repair patches includedIndividually inflated and tested at our factory ensuring 100% quality performancePad Inflation Sack made from upcycled excess pad material included. (Color will vary depending on excess material)When sleeping on frozen ground or snow we recommend adding a closed cell foam pad Video - Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad

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