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Colorado Game Management Unit 71 Big Game

  • ID:71
  • State:CO
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:521 square miles
  • Public Lands:460 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:89%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:5
  • Campgrounds:6
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:3
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:2,140 acres
  • National Forests:San Juan National Forest, Uncompahgre National Forest
  • Lat-Long:37.689297, -108.168590

Unit 71 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in Colorado and covers 521 square miles. Public lands comprise 460 square miles (89%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Dolores, Rico, and Trout Lake. Wildfires have burned nearly 2,140 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 3 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: San Juan National Forest, Uncompahgre National Forest, Lizard Head Wilderness. Additionally, 5 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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