Pronghorn Hunting in Colorado GMU 3 - Moffat County

The lower elevations of 6,000ft consist (approximately 57%) of sage and sage steepe and (30%) saltbrush. piñon and juniper cover the upper elevations up to 8,500ft. Expect zero to light snow cover in 1st and 2nd seasons.

GMU 3 - Moffat County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
28
 
28
Success
80
 
80
Trophy Potential
91
 
91
Public Access
55
 
55
Ease of Terrain
92
 
92
Room to Breathe
9
 
9
Opportunity
38
 
38
Convenience
1
 
1
Ease of Effort
77
 
77
59
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Wyoming, on E by County Highway 13/789, County Roads 108, 3, 158, 5 and 17; on S by Yampa River, US Highway 40 and County Highway 318; on W by Little Snake River.

Overall access is easy and 4WD is not necessary in most areas. Hunting pressure is heavy

County

Moffat

Size

848 Square Miles (542,834 Acres)

Land Ownership

46% Private, 54% Public, 45% BLM, 10% State

Latitude/Longitude

40.7599, -107.9276

Amenities

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

Pronghorn Notes


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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.

State Agency Website

Visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


The lower elevations of 6,000ft consist (approximately 57%) of sage and sage steepe and (30%) saltbrush. piñon and juniper cover the upper elevations up to 8,500ft. Expect zero to light snow cover in 1st and 2nd seasons. The later seasons may bring moderate snow and a potential for near zero temperatures.

If the weather is mild, deer and elk will not be present in high numbers until the later seasons.

Pronghorn Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
1,433
Licenses Drawn
1,433
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
1,089
Nonresident Quota
98
Landowner Quota
323
Youth Quota
59
25.7%
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
AM003O1R
M
R
O1
LL
15.2%
69 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 301;
AF003O1M
F
M
O1
LL
40.8%
68 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 301;
AF003O1R
F
R
O1
LL
18.8%
67 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 301;
AF003P5R
F
R
P5
LL
100%
82 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 3, 301;
AF003W1R
F
R
W1
LL
37.5%
65 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 4, 0301; BUCK MOUNTAIN RANCH
AF003W2R
F
R
W2
LL
39.5%
69 GREAT DIVIDE RANCH
AM003O1A
M
A
O1
LL
21%
67 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 301;
AM003O1M
M
M
O1
LL
23.3%
65 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 301;
AF004W1R
F
R
W1
LL
33.9%
65 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 4, 0301; VISINTAINER RANCH
AM003P5R
M
R
P5
LL
59.9%
76 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 3, 301;
AM003W1R
M
R
W1
LL
6%
58 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 4, 0301; BUCK MOUNTAIN RANCH
AM003W2R
M
R
W2
LL
7.4%
63 GREAT DIVIDE RANCH
AM004W1R
M
R
W1
LL
6.3%
59 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 4, 0301; VISINTAINER RANCH
AF214W2R
F
R
W2
LL
17.1%
60 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 4, 214, 301, 441; BLUE SAGE RANCH
AF214W4R
F
R
W4
LL
46.7%
65 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 4, 214, 301, 441; BLUE SAGE RANCH
AM214W2R
M
R
W2
LL
4.2%
57 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 4, 214, 301, 441; BLUE SAGE RANCH
AF301W2R
F
R
W2
LL
24.3%
63 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 301; LAY CREEK RANCH
AM301W2R
M
R
W2
LL
4.8%
58 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 301; LAY CREEK RANCH
AF003O1A
F
A
O1
LL
69.4%
73 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 3, 301;
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
923
Total Harvest
741
Harvest Male
569
Harvest Female
160
80%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 94 50
45
5
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 923 741
569
160
0
M
M
N/A 40 26
21
3
0
R
AR
N/A 789 665
503
152
0
R
D
R
N/A 2 2
2
0
0
R
P0
N/A 364 304
215
83
0
R
R
N/A 697 574
445
123
0
R
W0
N/A 90 89
56
29
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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