Turkey Hunting in Colorado GMU 65 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, and Ouray Counties

These units include some of the most diverse terrain in Colorado, from 4,700 feet in the dry desert lands near Delta to 14,309-foot Uncompahgre Peak. Warm weather at the low elevations will cause meat to spoil very quickly, so be prepared to pack out fast

GMU 65 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, and Ouray Counties

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Bounded on N by US Highway 50; on E by Big Blue Creek-Cimarron Creek divide; on S by Ouray-San Juan County line; on W by Ouray-San Miguel Countyline, County Highway 62 and County Highway 550.

Parts of GMU 65 are easily accessible by road, so hunting pressure near roads is significant. Hunters must be willing to walk well away from roads if they expect to be successful. The Uncompahgre and Mount Sneffels wilderness areas at the south end of GMU 65 offer challenging terrain but good hunting potential.

County

Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray

Size

607 Square Miles (388,391 Acres)

Land Ownership

48% Private, 52% Public, 39% USFS, 10% BLM, 3% State

Latitude/Longitude

38.2076, -107.6488

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 24 hotels, 6 campgrounds, and 3 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

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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.

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Other Species in Unit

Deer, Elk, Shiras Moose, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Pronghorn,

Photos and Terrain Notes


These units include some of the most diverse terrain in Colorado, from 4,700 feet in the dry desert lands near Delta to 14,309-foot Uncompahgre Peak. Warm weather at the low elevations will cause meat to spoil very quickly, so be prepared to pack out fast. Weather is variable and unpredictable at the higher elevations.

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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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