Turkey Hunting in Colorado GMU 751 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and San Juan Counties

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

GMU 751 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and San Juan Counties

Scores


Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
0
N/A
Trophy Potential
0
 
N/A
Public Access
58
 
58
Ease of Terrain
50
 
50
Room to Breathe
0
 
N/A
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
76
 
76
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
61
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Continental Divide; on E by Los Pinos River-Piedra River divide; on S by New Mexico; on W by Los Pinos River, County Roads 501 (Bayfield-Vallecito Road), 240 (Pine River-Florida River Road) and Los Pinos River-Florida 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, San Juan

Size

416 Square Miles (266,038 Acres)

Land Ownership

20% Private, 72% Public, 70% USFS, 2% BLM, 7% Indian

Latitude/Longitude

37.3542, -107.5433

Amenities

There are 1 hospitals, 20 hotels, 19 campgrounds, and 2 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Turkey 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, Pronghorn,

Photos and Terrain Notes


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

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Camping

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV Carbon 2 Person Tent-Green

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV Carbon 2 Person Tent-Green

The iconic, award-winning Fly Creek tent is pushing the boundaries of weight and performance once again. The Fly Creek HV Carbon with Dyneema(R) Composite Fabrics and an Easton(R) carbon pole set is for worshipers of high peaks, remote rivers, and spending more nights in your tent than bed at home. These products are intended for only the most advanced user. Although extremely strong for their weight, these tents are not indestructible and require careful use to decrease the possibility of damage. Special care during setup and extended trips is important as rough handling, long-term abrasion, exposure to sharp objects or rocky campsite selection may result in fabric punctures and tears. We highly recommend using tent footprints with these tents to improve durability. Self-adhesive repair patches are included in the event that repairs must be made on the trail.FeaturesBig Agnes took their award winning Fly Creek HV tent and built it using Easton(R) carbon fiber poles and Dyneema(R) Composite Fabrics to create the ultimate, light weight structure, engineered to handle the elements like no other tent on earth.High-volume architecture increases the usable interior space and adds more usable volume to the vestibuleSingle-pole architecture makes set up and take down simple and efficient Single-door and vestibule featuring storm flaps on vestibule zipper Side-access vestibule provides dry front entryThe side-zipper entry on the vestibule increases covered storage space Dyneema(R) Composite Fabric is respected as the premium brand for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. This fabric is ultralight weight, 100% rainproof and has a high dimensional stability that resists stretching or sagging during temperature changes. Its unique structure creates a fabric with extremely high-tear strength and allows for welded construction, which eliminates seams and the need for seam tape, enhancing its durability and waterproofness. Oversized ceiling pocket provides great storage spaceMedia pockets located above sleeping area enable clean earbud-cord routing from phones or other devicesAll-breathable body saves weight, provides extra privacy and protection from desert sand Shape-holding corner construction gives the floor plan a boxy, roomy living spaceVelcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stabilityColor-coded webbing and buckles make set up easyReady to pitch; with pre-cut guylines and tensioners attached to flyReflective guylines and reflective webbingEasy-grip zipper pullsThese tents are extremely lightweight and require special care to increase their longevityUse of a footprint is highly encouraged as not using a footprint could quickly damage your floor if you are not careful choosing a campsite selectionTo extend the life of your tent floor we recommend using a Big Agnes footprint - sold separatelyMultiple interior loops for use with gear lofts or for attaching other accessoriesFly and floor are ultra-lightweight Dyneema(R) Composite Fabrics, 100% rainproof, with high-dimensional stabilityTent body is breathable nylon ripstop Welded construction eliminates seams and the need for seam tapeEaston(R) carbon fiber poles are lightweight and flexible, with a high strength-to-weight ratioUltralight plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame Hub pole design3 interior mesh pockets & 6 DAC superlight aluminum J stakes Gear loft loops includedDyneema(R) patch kit included Fast Fly setup available

Optics

Leupold SX-5 Santiam HD 27-55X80 Spotting Scopes-27-55x80-Straight Body

Leupold SX-5 Santiam HD 27-55X80 Spotting Scopes-27-55x80-Straight Body

Don't underestimate the importance of a quality spotting scope. Your spotter can mean difference between tagging out or going home empty handed; scoring your best or dropping valuable seconds in a shooting competition. Ultimately, you can't shoot what you can't find.That's where the SX-5 Santiam HD comes in. Leupold has designed this spotting scope with one thing in mind - performance at the highest level in the toughest conditions. Whatever you ask, it's going to deliver and deliver big. Built around our Twilight Max HD Light Management System, which helps you see more in less light, the SX-5 Santiam HD epitomizes relentless performance.Designed and assembled in the USAFeatures100% Waterproof and Fogproof: Waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for lifeDiamondCoat 2: Exterior lens surfaces are treated with DiamondCoat 2(TM), an ion-assist lens coating, for higher light transmission and the greatest level of abrasion resistance we've ever offered. DiamondCoat 2(TM) has the additional advantage of assisting in light transmission, for greater brightness, clarity and contrast, and will prove its worth in the wildest places on earth.Guard-Ion Lens Coating: Sheds dirt and water for clear, crisp images with the Guard-ion lens coatingProtective Soft-Side Case: Includes a protective, soft-side case that remains on the spotting scope during viewing for maximum utility. Retractable Lens Shade: Integrated into the body design, a retractable lens shade reduces glare in bright conditions and keeps the objective lens protected and dry in adverse conditions.Smooth Focusing: Features an extremely smooth focusing system for fine adjustments.Twilight Max HD Light Management System: Adds up to 30 extra minutes of shooting light, Eliminates 90% more glare-producing stray light than competitors, Premium high definition edge-to-edge lens clarityTwist Up Eyecups: Features twist-up eyecups and generous eye relief for comfortable extended viewing.Tripod Ready: A built-in 1/4-20 tripod adapter port makes it easy to mount to a tripodAdvanced HD Lens System: Leupold's Advanced HD(TM) Lens System features extra low dispersion objective lenses paired with rare earth element-coated ocular lenses for superb color rendition and razor-sharp resolution, meaning you get true HD performance in all lighting and weather conditions.Fully Multi-coated Lens System: Leupold's fully multi-coated lens system ensures maximum brightness for clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.Video -Leupold SX-5 Santiam HD 27-55X80 Spotting Scopes