Deer Hunting in Colorado GMU 511 - Teller, El Paso, and Park Counties

Look for mule deer at lower elevations in the oakbrush and pines or adjacent to meadows at higher elevations. Areas with forest thinning operations and wild land fires have provided good deer habitat. In later seasons, look for deer along Camp Creek.

GMU 511 - Teller, El Paso, and Park Counties

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Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
29
 
29
Success
56
 
56
Trophy Potential
42
 
42
Public Access
62
 
62
Ease of Terrain
82
 
82
Room to Breathe
8
 
8
Opportunity
8
 
8
Convenience
66
 
66
Ease of Effort
52
 
52
66
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Douglas County line; on E by I-25; on S by US Highway 24; on W by South Platte River, except on US Air Force Academy.

The access for this unit is good. Public roads provide access to public lands. Access is from the north and northwest of Divide, either side of Hwy. 67 north of Woodland Park and on either side of the Rampart Range Road from about Ormes Peak to the Douglas-El Paso county line.

Approximately 60 percent public. Private property parcels and restricted government land border Rampart Range road so hunters must mind land status. Be aware that Douglas County is a limited license area for elk. Note: The Air Force Academy is stand-alone GMU 512.

County

Teller, El Paso, Park

Size

333 Square Miles (212,950 Acres)

Land Ownership

38% Private, 62% Public, 61% USFS, 1% State

Latitude/Longitude

39.0213, -105.0834

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 15 hotels, 7 campgrounds, and 2 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Deer Notes


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Look for mule deer at lower elevations in the oakbrush and pines or adjacent to meadows at higher elevations. Areas with forest thinning operations and wild land fires have provided good deer habitat. In later seasons, look for deer along Camp Creek. There are very low whitetail number in this unit.

The primary distribution of whitetails would be on the east side of the unit along Monument Creek to the north of the Air Force Academy. Primary landownership within this area is private so permission to hunt would be necessary

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Public land and private land percentages can sometime be misleading. A unit may have 80% public land, but a particluar species may only occupy 20% on the entire area. And that 20% species distribution may lie 100% within private lands. Does that sound confusing? Just remember that there are always exceptions to the rule, and land ownership is just one piece of the puzzle.

Management Plan

Deer Management Plan

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Photos and Terrain Notes


The elevation in this area ranges from 9,423 feet on Blodgett Peak to 6,400 in Colorado Springs. The terrain is Consists of mostly steep to moderately steep mountains with rocky outcrops. The vegetation consists of Pine and oakbrush or pine and meadows at low elevations to spruce and fir higher.

Deer Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Deer Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
225
Licenses Drawn
208
Licenses Surplus
17
Resident Quota
190
Nonresident Quota
10
Landowner Quota
62
Youth Quota
18
34.1%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
Choose a hunt below to take a deeper dive into quotas, drawing odds, drawing trends, and harvest data.
Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Draw Odds HuntScore Notes
DM511P4R
M
R
P4
LL
100%
0
DM511O4R
M
R
O4
LL
25.2%
0
DF511P3R
F
R
P3
LL
100%
0
DF511P2R
F
R
P2
LL
100%
0
DF511O3R
F
R
O3
LL
32.3%
0
DF511O2R
F
R
O2
LL
15.3%
0
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Deer Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
485
Total Harvest
257
Harvest Male
183
Harvest Female
71
53%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Deer Species Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
LL
N/A N/A 138 60
60
0
0
ALL
ALL
LL
N/A N/A 485 257
183
71
0
Any
D
LL
N/A N/A 9 9
0
8
0
Any
WTO
LL
N/A
WD
18 0
0
0
0
M
M
LL
N/A N/A 68 43
27
14
0
R
O2
LL
N/A N/A 114 71
38
33
0
R
O3
LL
N/A N/A 78 53
37
16
0
R
O4
LL
N/A N/A 60 21
21
0
0
R
R
LL
N/A N/A 279 154
96
57
0
R
WTO
LL
N/A
WD
18 0
0
0
0
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Average Temps

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