Turkey Hunting in Colorado GMU 21 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

GMU 21 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

Scores


Ease of Drawing
22
 
22
Success
0
N/A
Trophy Potential
25
 
25
Public Access
71
 
71
Ease of Terrain
65
 
65
Room to Breathe
99
 
99
Opportunity
10
 
10
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
56
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by the White River; on E by Monument Gulch, County Highway 64, Monument Gulch Road, Rio Blanco County Roads 103 and 26; on S by Douglas Creek-Roan Creek divide, the Douglas Creek-Salt CreeKansas divide, the Evacuation Creek-Salt Creeks divide and the Bitter Creek-West Salt Creek divide; and on W by Utah.

Rains bring muddy roads. High elevation snows make roads impassible without chains.

75% of area is BLM land.

There are remote hunting areas accessible by foot, horseback or ATV. Get maps and study BLM access points.

County

Rio Blanco, Garfield

Size

890 Square Miles (569,332 Acres)

Land Ownership

29% Private, 71% Public, 70% BLM, 1% State

Latitude/Longitude

9.8441, -108.7744

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 0 campgrounds, and 0 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, Pronghorn, Black Bear, Mountain Lion,

Photos and Terrain Notes


Pinyon-juniper, with pockets of sagebrush, cover most of area at lower elevations. Higher elevations are characterized by sagebrush interspersed with aspen stands and some dark timber. Terrain varies from rolling sagebrush to steep-sided canyons. Some areas are steep & rugged, especially in southern portion.

Turkey Drawing Stats (2019)


Total Quota
15
Licenses Drawn
15
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
15
Nonresident Quota
0
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
0
24.2%
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