Overview of GMU 40 Hunting Facts
Located in Mesa County, southwest of Grand Junction and on the western side of Colorado, bordering eastern Utah is unit 40. Considering that this area is inundated with private land (58%), the mule deer and elk population are going strong and able to produce mature bucks and bulls. This unit measures at a grand scale of 750 square miles. The northern area is most often referred to as Glade Park and the southern area proclaimed as Pinon Mesa. Combined with its attractive hunting success rates, this unit also appeals to hunters for its trophy potential for mule deer and elk alike. In Grand Junction, there is also a CPW Office located with tons of hunting information for Colorado Unit 40. Along with a mule deer or elk tag, unit 40 qualifies for an add-on OTC archery or muzzleloader bear license. There are 4 Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) in Unit 40, each contributing a natural and untouched habitat for mule deer and elk. Hunting is permitted in the WSA, but be sure to verify the rules and regulations of where you plan on hunting. For more Colorado Unit 40 hunting information, check out the Info for Cities Near Unit 40 section on the right.