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GMU 38 Gilpin County Colorado

I have an either or sex archery tag for GMU 38 in Gilpin County Colorado. I am trying to find out the areas for public access. I was told there is U.S. Forest service land that I can hunt, but no one in the local area has been able to help me out. I have not been able to find a map that details the areas I can hunt in. Please help me out! my tag expires on 27 September.

Steve

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GMU 38 Gilpin County Colorado

You need to stop by Sportsman's or Jax or Gander Mountain and get yourself a map. There's also several Forest Service Offices around here. However, most of the ground on the east end is in very small public parcels. To get to the singnificant public holdings you'll need to head towards the western portion of the unit. You can hunt any Forest Service land that touches a public road. If you're new to the west, you cannot cross private land in order to reach public land and the resposibility of knowing whether or not you are on public land is up to you. Landowners are not required to post their property and can have you ticketed for trespassing. Ignorance is not an excuse, so learn how to use the maps in conjunction with a GPS. I prefer the National Geographic series of maps, they include topography and mention which roads are gated and which aren't.

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GMU 38 Gilpin County Colorado

Exbiologist , the maps you refered to ,the national geographic series, are they available at sporting good stores or will I find them elsewhere?

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GMU 38 Gilpin County Colorado

sounds like you're in a hurry, try
http://www.mapsales.com/quad-topo-maps/?flag=text
. he might have a better place. I just ordered one

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GMU 38 Gilpin County Colorado

There is the Mount Evans State Wildlife area and the Golden Gate Canyon State park available for hunting in this unit. Both public and open for hunting.

The State Park will cost you $8 a day and is limited to 35 hunters per day.

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GMU 38 Gilpin County Colorado

Yes you can get the maps at sporting goods stores most places along the Front Range

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GMU 38 Gilpin County Colorado

I wish I had checked this post before hunting season. I hunt gmu 38 every year. Do not hunt mnt evens swa it is not in area 38. You can only hunt Golden Gate after labor day and only on the jeffco side. I hunt almost everywhere west of Rollinsville. If you hunt 38 in 2010 send me an email and you can come hunt with us. elkarcher@q.com

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