Overview of GMU 66 Hunting Facts
Nestled in the Gunnison Basin of southwestern Colorado, Unit 66 is a prized hunting unit that has been overlooked. Despite its trophy elk and deer that are taken from the unit every year and the healthy herd populations, this unit is not heavily hunted like other units in Colorado. The Powderhorn Wilderness, Uncompahgre National Forest, La Garita Wilderness and Gunnison National Forest all contribute to the nearly 450,000 acres (78%) of public land that Unit 66 has to offer. In addition to the vast expanse of wilderness, Unit 66 contains several perennial springs and numerous lakes. Wildlife do not have to look far for food, water, cover or bedding. This abundance of natural resources may help narrow down your hunting area. Another reason unit 66 has been able to maintain its status as a lightly hunted unit is that there are no OTC elk tags or antelope tags issued. For more Colorado Unit 3 hunting information, check out the Info for Cities Near Unit 66 section on the right.