Elk found just about anywhere in the unit. Look for elk in the Trout Creek drainage. During early seasons, look for elk near South Beaver Creek and Rampart Reservoir.
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.
38% Private, 62% Public, 61% USFS, 1% State
Elk found just about anywhere in the unit. Look for elk in the Trout Creek drainage. During early seasons, look for elk near South Beaver Creek and Rampart Reservoir
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.
Elk Management Plan
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.
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Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.
Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used.
Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters.
If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.
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Very few elk occur in this unit. So, you'll probably want to look elsewhere. However, a limited number of cow elk licenses are available.
Elk herds within the Central Front Range are either residential or seasonally migratory. Residential herds are found year-round at low to moderate elevations.
This unit tends to be a winter concentration area for elk, especially the western and northeastern portion of the unit. In the northeast, look toward Dome Rock SWA and Sheep Rock. In the west, look toward Witcher Mountain and Cap Rock Ridge.