Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 861 - Huerfano County

For the best results, focus your time near Gardner to West of Sharpsdale and north to Bradford. Heavy winters drive the animals onto private land. Concentrate on BLM tracks (if access allows) North and West of Malachite.

GMU 861 - Huerfano County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
45
 
45
Trophy Potential
49
 
49
Public Access
37
 
37
Ease of Terrain
76
 
76
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
64
 
64
56
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Custer-Huerfano County line; on E by County Highway 69, County Roads 555 (Muddy Creek Road), 570 and 572 (Pass Creek Road); on S and W by Sangre de Cristo Divide.

The access for this unit is fair to good for access for public lands. The access for this unit is fair to poor for on private lands.

County

Huerfano

Size

188 Square Miles (120,171 Acres)

Land Ownership

62% Private, 37% Public, 22% USFS, 12% BLM, 3% State

Latitude/Longitude

37.7443, -105.3655

Amenities

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

Pronghorn Notes


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For the best results, focus your time near Gardner to West of Sharpsdale and north to Bradford. Heavy winters drive the animals onto private land. Concentrate on BLM tracks (if access allows) North and West of Malachite.

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.

Management Plan

Pronghorn Management Plan

State Agency Website

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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 6,966 feet near Gardner to 14,042 at Ellingwood Point The terrain is Flat to gently rolling valley bottom climbing quickly to steep, rough mountains. The vegetation consists of Grass to pine to spruce, firs and aspens to alpine meadows.

Pronghorn Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Pronghorn Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
11
Total Harvest
9
Harvest Male
1
Harvest Female
0
82%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 2 0
0
0
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 11 9
1
0
0
R
AR
N/A 9 9
1
0
0
R
D
R
N/A 1 1
1
0
0
R
R
N/A 8 8
0
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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