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Unit Profile

Legal Description

(DOLORES, MONTROSE & SAN MIGU EL COS.) bounded on N by Colo. 90, Dolores River, San Miguel River, and Colo. 62; on E by Ouray-San Miguel Co. line and San Miguel-San Juan Co. line; on S by San Miguel-Dolores Co. line, Disappointment Creek, Dolores River and Summit Canyon Creek; on W by UT.

Trailheads

Alder Creek Th, Thunder Trails, Hope Lake Th, Galloping Goose (lizard Head Pass) Th, Lizard Head Th, Wasatch/bear Creek Th, Wilson Mesa Sunshine Rd, Lone Cone (beaver Park) Th, East Naturita Winter Th, M 59 Rd River Trail, M 59 River Trail Lower, M 59 River Trail Upper, M 59 River Trail Middle, Lawson Hill (private), Jud Weibe, Wilson Mesa (silver Pick Rd) Th, Leopard Creek Trail, Galloping Goose Sunshine Th, Deep Creek (last Dollar) Th

Campgrounds

Sunshine Campground (old), Sunshine Campground, Bed Rock, Priest Lake Campsite, Matterhorn Campground, Silver Pick, Woods Lake Campground, Alta Lakes Campground, Thunder Road Camp, East Naturita Rd Camp, Miramonte Reservoir Campground, Fall Creek Campsite, East Naturita Rd Camp, East Naturita Rd Camp, East Naturita Rd Camp, East Naturita Rd Camp

Mountain Peaks

Deep Creek Mesa (9,892ft), North Mountain (9,888ft), Specie Mesa (9,737ft), Hastings Mesa (9,619ft), Island Mesa (9,590ft), Sunshine Point (9,354ft), Big Baldy (9,190ft), Beaver Mesa (9,157ft), Hamilton Mesa (8,973ft), The Butterfly (8,907ft), Island Mesa (8,822ft), Stockdale Point (8,599ft), Oak Hill (8,497ft), Little Baldy (8,494ft), McKenna Peak (7,933ft), Buck Knob (7,457ft), Brumley Point (7,323ft), The Horn (7,300ft), Wedding Bell Mountain (7,169ft), Monogram Mesa (7,165ft), Skein Mesa (7,126ft), Radium Mountain (7,123ft), Horse Range Mesa (7,116ft), Steamboat Hill (7,067ft), Wild Steer Mesa (7,054ft), Wrights Mesa (7,041ft), Island Mesa (6,995ft), Nyswonger Mesa (6,703ft), Coventry Hill (6,683ft), Davis Mesa (6,476ft), Anderson Mesa (6,312ft), Andys Mesa (6,270ft), The Hat (6,227ft), Peters Knob (6,106ft), Buck Mesa (5,794ft), Wilson Peak (14,022ft), Gladstone Peak (13,878ft), Vermilion Peak (13,819ft), Golden Horn (13,740ft), Pilot Knob (13,681ft), Dallas Peak (13,674ft), Lookout Peak (13,619ft), Mount Emma (13,576ft), Wasatch Mountain (13,540ft), Telluride Peak (13,481ft), Three Needles (13,464ft), La Junta Peak (13,445ft), Mears Peak (13,441ft), Chicago Peak (13,343ft), Trico Peak (13,300ft), Palmyra Peak (13,251ft), South Lookout Peak (13,231ft), Middle Peak (13,222ft), Campbell Peak (13,195ft), Lizard Head (12,995ft), Greenback Mountain (12,976ft), Ruffner Mountain (12,949ft), Hayden Peak (12,946ft), Sunshine Mountain (12,936ft), Silver Mountain (12,933ft), Yellow Mountain (12,877ft), Ballard Mountain (12,818ft), Ajax Peak (12,779ft), Iron Mountain (12,730ft), Gold Hill (12,716ft), Cross Mountain (12,700ft), Lone Cone (12,585ft), Dunn Peak (12,565ft), Ingram Peak (12,542ft), North Pole Peak (12,119ft), Little Cone (11,985ft), Whipple Mountain (11,929ft), Bald Mountain (11,850ft), San Bernardo Mountain (11,837ft), Flat Top Peak (11,578ft), Last Dollar Mountain (11,125ft), Gray Head (10,978ft), Hawn Mountain (10,902ft), Turkey Creek Mesa (10,856ft), Coonskin Mountain (10,571ft), Diamond Hill (10,102ft), Sunshine Mesa (10,088ft), Wilson Mesa (10,059ft)

Special Regs

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VariableValueRankGraph
Unit Size1511.32 sq. miles3/185
Total Hunters1109 hunters13/185
Hunter Density0.73 per sq/m79/185
Overall Success60.9% Success27/185
Public Lands66.9% Public54/185
Road Density1.67 per sq/m136/185
Ruggedness4.44 out of 1063/185
Elevation4,815 - 14,02423/185

Available License

Deer Unit 70 has 9 available licenses, 5 of them geared towards the Public Land Hunter. This tag is one of those mid-range Colorado draw units, with tags going as high as 6 Points, but there are still some tags going as few as 0 Points.
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LicenseDescriptionDrawOddsSeason
DM070O1AAntlered Archery - 1st Season 0 Points91.0%Aug. 27-Sept. 25
DM070O1MAntlered Muzzleloader - 1st Season 0 Points67.0%Sept. 10-Sept. 18
DM070O2RAntlered Rifle - 2nd Season 0 Points71.0%Oct. 22-Oct. 30
DM070O3RAntlered Rifle - 3rd Season 1 Points76.0%Nov. 5-Nov. 13
DM070O4RAntlered Rifle - 4th Season 6 Points50.0%Nov. 16-Nov. 20
DM070P2RAntlered Rifle - Private Land 2nd Season , private land only0 Points71.0%Oct. 22-Oct. 30
DF070P2RAntlerless Rifle - Private Land 2nd Season , private land only2nd Choice25.0%Oct. 22-Oct. 30
DM070P3RAntlered Rifle - Private Land 3rd Season , private land only0 Points71.0%Nov. 5-Nov. 13
DF070P3RAntlerless Rifle - Private Land 3rd Season , private land only2nd Choice2.0%Nov. 5-Nov. 13
LicenseDescriptionDrawOddsSeason
DM070O1AAntlered Archery - 1st Season 0 Points83.0%Aug. 27-Sept. 25
DM070O1MAntlered Muzzleloader - 1st Season 0 Points11.0%Sept. 10-Sept. 18
DM070O2RAntlered Rifle - 2nd Season 1 Points44.0%Oct. 22-Oct. 30
DM070O3RAntlered Rifle - 3rd Season 4 Points38.0%Nov. 5-Nov. 13
DM070O4RAntlered Rifle - 4th Season 9 Points25.0%Nov. 16-Nov. 20
DM070P2RAntlered Rifle - Private Land 2nd Season , private land only0 Points67.0%Oct. 22-Oct. 30
DF070P2RAntlerless Rifle - Private Land 2nd Season , private land onlyN/AN/AOct. 22-Oct. 30
DM070P3RAntlered Rifle - Private Land 3rd Season , private land only0 Points67.0%Nov. 5-Nov. 13
DF070P3RAntlerless Rifle - Private Land 3rd Season , private land onlyN/AN/ANov. 5-Nov. 13

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Harvest Statistics

Season TypeHuntersBuckDoeFawnTotalSuccess
Pooled Total110965223067561%
Archery10129002929%
Muzzleloader5719001933%
Pooled Rifle95160423062766%
2nd Rifle4482839029265%
3rd Rifle48130214031666%
4th Rifle2219001986%

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