Hunting

 

General Information

The Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO) has more than 1 million acres of public lands open to hunting. Approximately 10,000 hunters come to west-central Colorado each year to hunt mule deer and elk.  Waterfowl and small game hunting are also popular.  

The GJFO manages the public lands within game management units 30, 31, 40, 41; the northern half of units 60 and 61; and the very most northern tip of unit 62 and the east half of 421. 

 

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Back Country Recreation Info

 
Access to Public Lands
Colorado Road Conditions (CDOT) 
Game Management Unit Info
OHV Travel/Registration Info
Using Undeveloped Camp Sites
 

 

The Colorado Division of Wildlife monitors and manages the game on public lands managed by BLM; and they are the regulatory agency in charge of the hunting program.  Any questions regarding hunter safety cards, hunting regulations or license, wildlife populations or GMUs need to be directed to the Colorado Division of Wildlife (970) 255-6100.

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Game Management Unit (GMU) Info

The GJFO manages all of the BLM lands within game management units 30, 31, 40, 41, the northern half of Units 60 and 61, the very northern tip of Unit 62, and the east half of 421.  For public land information within other GMUs in the state of Colorado it is best to contact the Field Office that manages those GMUs.   If you are needing further information regarding animal count or statistics with in these game management units, you would need to contact the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
 

Units 30 & 31

Canyon country characterized by steep, exposed shale cliffs, covered on the north sides by dense mountain brush with pockets of fir. Pinyon juniper woodlands and mountain brush at mid elevations. Sagebrush flats in the canyon bottoms. Desert shrub country dominates the southern half of unit 30.

Unit 40

A large plateau, sloping north from Pinyon Mesa to the Colorado River. Slickrock canyon country dominates the northern third of the unit, while Unaweep Canyon is the dominant feature in the south. A mixed mountain brush/aspen community gives way to pinyon juniper woodlands on the borders.

Units 41 & 421

Characterized by mountain brush slopes, cut by periodic drainages dropping off the fir spruce covered Grand Mesa. Lower elevations are dominated by pinyon juniper woodlands and grasses.

Unit 60

Sinbad Valley divides the western higher elevations, sloping down from the La Sal Mountains, from the isolated steep walled mesas to the east. Vegetation descends from fir/aspen forests to oak and pinyon juniper woodlands.

Unit 61 & 62

These units are characterized by canyon systems draining off the Uncompahgre Plateau forming isolated northeast southwest trending mesas. Higher elevations consist of aspen/fir stands separated by sagebrush flats, mid elevations of mountain brush, and lower regions of pinyon juniper woodlands.