Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 6 - Jackson County

Elevations in North Park range from 7,800 feet at Northgate to 12,951 feet at Clarkfts Peak. The average elevation of the open, sagebrush-grassland park is 8,000 feet.

GMU 6 - Jackson County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
16
 
16
Success
67
 
67
Trophy Potential
95
 
95
Public Access
68
 
68
Ease of Terrain
82
 
82
Room to Breathe
42
 
42
Opportunity
24
 
24
Convenience
15
 
15
Ease of Effort
76
 
76
60
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Bounded on N by Wyoming; on E by Jackson-Larimer County line; on S by County Highway 14; on W by County Highway 125 from County Highway 14 to Wyoming.

Over 2/3 of North Park is public land.

County

Jackson

Size

354 Square Miles (226,587 Acres)

Land Ownership

32% Private, 68% Public, 13% USFS, 17% BLM, 10% State, 1% Wilderness, 27% NPS, 1% Other

Latitude/Longitude

40.7577, -106.1378

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 5 campgrounds, and 1 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


Elevations in North Park range from 7,800 feet at Northgate to 12,951 feet at Clarkfts Peak. The average elevation of the open, sagebrush-grassland park is 8,000 feet. North Park is a relatively flat, sagebrush grassland with numerous wetlands interspersed with wide, willow dominated drainages. The mountains that surround the park rise rapidly to the alpine zone above timberline.

The montane zone is dominated by lodgepole pine stands and to a lesser extent aspen and spruce-fir stands. Vegetation varies throughout the Park with sagebrush lining the valley floor, a variety of willow species along stream courses, and mountain shrub, lodgepole pine, aspen, and spruce-fir at higher elevations. The dominant vegetation types present are coniferous forest, sagebrush mix, and irrigated grass hay fields The valley floor at 7,880ft supports ag lands and sage. Extensive willow stands line the streams - a favorite moose habitat, so be sure of your target.

The forest surrounding the basin varies from aspen/lodgepole to spruce/fir. The area is generally windy and colder than places in western Colorado. Prepare for snow during your hunt. 4WD is helpful, as are chains.

Pronghorn Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
195
Licenses Drawn
195
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
145
Nonresident Quota
20
Landowner Quota
46
Youth Quota
12
16.5%
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
AM006O1R
M
R
O1
LL
5.9%
68
AM006O1M
M
M
O1
LL
16.8%
66 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 6, 16, 17, 161, 171;
AM006O1A
M
A
O1
LL
22.4%
71 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 6, 16, 17, 161, 171;
AF006W1R
F
R
W1
LL
19.2%
65 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 6, 16, 161, 171; SILVER SPUR RANCH
AF006O1R
F
R
O1
LL
19.7%
71
AF006O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
77 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 6, 16, 17, 161, 171;
AF006O1A
F
A
O1
LL
100%
80 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 6, 16, 17, 161, 171;
AE006W1R
E
R
W1
LL
1.2%
61 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 6, 16, 161, 171; SILVER SPUR RANCH
HuntScore Tip: You are able to receive a refund for your license as long as the season has not started. You would have to fill out the License Refund Application or Preference Point Restoration form and return the license and carcass tag with the application to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Preference Points will be restored to the pre-draw level, and you will not receive a preference point for that year.

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Pronghorn Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
75
Total Harvest
53
Harvest Male
36
Harvest Female
17
71%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 31 12
12
0
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 75 53
36
17
0
M
M
N/A 10 7
3
4
0
R
AR
N/A 34 34
21
13
0
R
R
N/A 22 22
14
8
0
R
W0
N/A 12 12
7
5
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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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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