Colorado Unit 35 Hunting Information

Overview of CO GMU 35 Hunting Facts

Situated in Eagle County, Colorado Hunting Unit 35 is opportunistic for any hunter at any skill level. The tag availability is very generous with mule deer tags being drawn sometimes after the first purchased preference point. The mule deer tags purchased for Unit 35 are also valid in Units 36, 45 and 361 for all hunters for all seasons. The Colorado River runs along the western border of Unit 35, providing a necessary area for big game to congregate. The USDA Forest Service – Holy Cross Ranger Station is also conveniently located in the southern portion of the unit. If mule deer isn’t on your mind, there are OTC elk and antelope tags available in this unit. The tags are also valid in Units 36, 45 and 361 so broaden your horizons to include scouting those other units to increase your chances. For more Colorado Unit 35 hunting information, check out the Info for Cities Near Unit 35 section on the right.

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CO Unit 35 Species Hunting Info

INFO: Mule Deer Hunting in Colorado Unit 35

With the availability of OTC tags, this unit has significant hunting pressure. The more daring hunters hike several miles from roads to find a place where he or she can sequester from everyone else. If your plan is to glass mule deer herds, then you need to beat the crowds out there. There is a lot of competition for good spots out there and it’s first come, first serve! The average quality mule deer out of Colorado unit 35 is 140” to 160” with the trophy potential measure above 160”.

SUCCESS RATES for Mule Deer Hunting in Colorado Unit 35

5 Year Estimated Average for Deer
Archery 15%
Muzzle Loader 18%
2nd Rifle 25%
3rd Rifle 40%
4th Rifle 60%

Mule Deer TROPHY QUALITY for Unit 35 Colorado

Average Quality 140″ – 160″
Trophy Potential 160″+
Buck to Doe Ratio 30:100

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INFO: Elk Hunting in Colorado Unit 35

Despite the substantial hunting pressure, Unit 35 continues to draw hunters to its limits. An “Either Sex” elk tag can be purchased over-the-counter for archery season, as well as 2nd & 3rd rifle seasons. As is a good practice among all units that share private and public land, make sure that you come equipped with a GPS unit so that you make sure you’re hunting the right land. Also, the areas where the private and public land meet can be a busy area for elk and other large game. Once the season gears up and there’s commotion in the unit, the elk begin moving off of the public land to private land.

SUCCESS RATES for Elk Hunting in Colorado Unit 35

5 Year Estimated Average for Elk
Archery 10%
Muzzle Loader 17%
1st Rifle 22%
2nd Rifle 8%
3rd Rifle 12%
4th Rifle 18%

Elk TROPHY QUALITY for Unit 35 Colorado

Average Quality 270″ – 310″
Trophy Potential 320″
Bull to Cow Ratio 28:100

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INFO: Antelope Hunting in Colorado Unit 35

Unit 35 offers an OTC antelope tag for “either sex” having its own timeframe in the season and “bucks only” having its own timeframe to be harvested in the season. The antelope inhabit the near 10% of grassland this unit has available.