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Colorado Game Management Unit 61 Big Game

  • ID:61
  • State:CO
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:922 square miles
  • Public Lands:818 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:89%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:1
  • Campgrounds:4
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:381 acres
  • National Forests:Uncompahgre National Forest
  • Lat-Long:38.408125, -108.515638

Unit 61 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in Colorado and covers 922 square miles. Public lands comprise 818 square miles (89%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Delta, Orchard City, and Olathe. Wildfires have burned nearly 381 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This unit is a gateway to these forested and wilderness areas: Uncompahgre National Forest Sewemup Mesa Wilderness Study Area, Tabeguache Creek Wilderness Study Area, The Palisade Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 1 site is open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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