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Colorado Game Management Unit S49 Bighorn Sheep

  • ID:S49
  • State:CO
  • Species:Bighorn Sheep
  • Area:632 square miles
  • Public Lands:259 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:41%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:39
  • Campgrounds:7
  • Fishing Access Sites:1
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:15,842 acres
  • National Forests:Rio Grande National Forest, San Isabel National Forest
  • Lat-Long:38.314087, -105.393265

Unit S49 regulates hunting opportunities for bighorn sheep in Colorado and covers 632 square miles. Public lands comprise 259 square miles (41%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Canon City, Florence, and Coaldale. Wildfires have burned nearly 15,842 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 7 campgrounds, and 1 public fishing access sites. This unit is a gateway to these forested and wilderness areas: Rio Grande National Forest, San Isabel National Forest Lower Grape Creek Wilderness Study Area, McIntyre Hills Wilderness Study Area, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, Upper Grape Creek Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 39 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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