Turkey Hunting in Colorado GMU 77 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and Mineral Counties

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

GMU 77 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and Mineral Counties

Scores


Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
0
N/A
Trophy Potential
0
 
N/A
Public Access
58
 
58
Ease of Terrain
55
 
55
Room to Breathe
0
 
N/A
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
80
 
80
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
63
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Continental Divide and Piedra River-San Juan River divide; on E by Piedra River-San Juan River divide, Four Mile Creek and San Juan River; on S by US Highway 160; on W by Los Pinos River-Piedra 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, Mineral

Size

498 Square Miles (318,952 Acres)

Land Ownership

17% Private, 82% Public, 82% USFS

Latitude/Longitude

37.4226, -107.2337

Amenities

There are 1 hospitals, 20 hotels, 18 campgrounds, and 5 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,

Photos and Terrain Notes


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

Gear Recommendations for Turkey Hunting From logo


Footwear

Lacrosse Aerohead Sport 3.5mm Rubber Hunting Boots-Optifade Waterfowl Marsh-8

Lacrosse Aerohead Sport 3.5mm Rubber Hunting Boots-Optifade Waterfowl Marsh-8

The AeroHead Sport completely changes what a rubber hunting boot can be by replacing the rubber shell with one made of extremely durable, lightweight and insulating polyurethane. Designed for optimal fit and flexibility, the waterproof AeroHead Sport is built for ultimate comfort and will keep hunters light on their feet. Its Brush Tuff material stands up to unforgiving brush and briers while an abrasion resistant shin guard offers extra protection without added bulk.FeaturesAeroform Shell: Made of the same material used to insulate refrigerators and freezers, their polyurethane AeroForm Shell wraps the entire foot for cushioning comfort and warmth. It is ultra-light and flexible and won't crack, tear or fade.Brush Tuff: A unique combination of spandex and Lycra is layered over neoprene for extra durability.Flexible Neoprene: Not only does this create a more comfortable waterproof boot, it can easily be rolled down to keep you cooler when the temperature rises and dry quicker when it's time to take them off.GORE Optifade Marsh: Complete your Sitka Gear system with the only boots to use GORE Optifade Concealment. This pattern is designed around avian vision instead of human eyesight, preventing prey from ever recognizing you as a predator. The Marsh pattern is optimized to perform in the high contrast environment of waterfowl hunting.Comfort Liner: Quick drying and moisture wicking, their jersey knit liner will keep your feet dry and comfortable.Neoprene Gusset: Durable, neoprene gusset accommodates different calf sizes and makes it easy to slide the boot on and off.Aero Sport Outsole: This all-season outsole with non-loading tread is built to take on the rugged outdoors.