Turkey 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

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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.

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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, Pronghorn, Black Bear, Mountain Lion,

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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.

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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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