Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 27 - Grand and Routt Counties

The Continental Divide and the Gore Range Divide encircle Middle Park. Most of this terrain is steep to very steep. Sagebrush/shrubs are common on southern exposures at lower elevations.

GMU 27 - Grand and Routt Counties

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Ease of Drawing
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Success
43
 
43
Trophy Potential
52
 
52
Public Access
100
 
100
Ease of Terrain
79
 
79
Room to Breathe
28
 
28
Opportunity
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N/A
Convenience
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2
Ease of Effort
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77
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Bounded on N and E by US Highway 40; on S by County Highway 9 and Colorado River; on W by Canyon Creek and Muddy Creek-Yampa River divide (Gore Range Divide).

This unit has a lot of private land.

County

Grand, Routt

Size

183 Square Miles (117,173 Acres)

Land Ownership

44% Private, 55% Public, 34% USFS, 6% BLM, 15% State, 51% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

40.2001, -106.5302

Amenities

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

Pronghorn Notes


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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.

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 Continental Divide and the Gore Range Divide encircle Middle Park. Most of this terrain is steep to very steep. Sagebrush/shrubs are common on southern exposures at lower elevations. The past decadefts mountain pine beetle killed an estimated 80 percent of mature lodgepole pine trees in Grand County, creating numerous hazards along public roadways as these trees begin to fall.

The Gore Range, north of the Colorado River, is a long ridge (10,000 feet elevation) that runs north to Rabbit Ears Pass. The landscape north of Gore Pass Highway is heavily timbered, primarily with lodgepole pine, aspen, Engelmann spruce and sub-alpine fir. The terrain is not rugged by Colorado standards. South of Gore Pass the elevation drops rapidly into piñon and juniper habitat.

There are several major geographical features besides the Gore Range in this area. They are: Thorpe Mountain, Blacktail Mountain, Green Ridge, Black Mountain, Congor Mesa, and Yarmony Mountain. The main drainages in the Yampa River drainage are Harrison Creek, Green Creek, Sarvis Creek, Silver Creek, and Morrison Creek. The main drainages in the Colorado River drainage are Muddy Creek, Blacktail Creek, Rock Creek, and Egeria Creek.

The highest elevation is Red Dirt Peak (10,811ft.) on Gore Divide and the lowest is the Colorado River at State Bridge (6,744 ft.)

Pronghorn Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
90
Total Harvest
35
Harvest Male
22
Harvest Female
13
39%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 17 4
4
0
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 90 35
22
13
0
M
M
N/A 29 11
8
3
0
R
AR
N/A 44 20
10
10
0
R
P0
N/A 10 7
7
0
0
R
R
N/A 44 20
10
10
0
HuntScore Tip: In some smaller units you may not see any data reported for a season. There are instances where not enough hunters respond to the post-hunt survey inquiries and therefore it isn't possible to report any data.

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Average Temps

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