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

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.

GMU 511 - Teller, El Paso, and Park Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
59
 
59
Success
9
 
9
Trophy Potential
46
 
46
Public Access
62
 
62
Ease of Terrain
82
 
82
Room to Breathe
2
 
2
Opportunity
25
 
25
Convenience
66
 
66
Ease of Effort
37
 
37
60
HuntScore

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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.

Elk Notes


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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

HuntScore Tip

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

Elk Management Plan

State Agency Website

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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.

Elk Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
555
Licenses Drawn
515
Licenses Surplus
40
Resident Quota
488
Nonresident Quota
27
Landowner Quota
58
Youth Quota
58
53.3%
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
EM511O1R
M
R
O1
LL
75%
0
EM511O4R
M
R
O4
LL
100%
0
EF511P5R
F
R
P5
LL
64.1%
0
EF511O4R
F
R
O4
LL
47.6%
0
EF511O3R
F
R
O3
LL
47.6%
0
EF511O2R
F
R
O2
LL
47.6%
0
EF511O1R
F
R
O1
LL
55.6%
0
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Elk Harvest Stats (2020)


Total Hunters
1,673
Total Harvest
125
Harvest Male
63
Harvest Female
55
7%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 559 32
14
11
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 1673 125
63
55
0
M
M
N/A 8 9
4
5
0
R
O3
N/A 330 7
4
3
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 41 7
0
7
0
R
PLO
N/A 41 7
0
7
0
R
O4
LL
F
7 4
0
4
0
R
O4
LL
M
79 0
0
0
0
R
O4
N/A 86 4
0
4
0
R
O2
N/A 461 48
33
15
0
R
O3
LL
F
34 3
0
3
0
R
O2
LL
F
53 15
0
15
0
R
O1
N/A 90 13
8
5
0
R
O1
LL
M
63 8
8
0
0
R
O1
LL
F
27 5
0
5
0
R
D
R
N/A 8 5
0
5
0
R
R
N/A 1016 84
45
39
0
HuntScore Tip: Also keep in mind that past performance doesn't necessarily guide future success. Warm weather during the previous year may have limited harvest. Cold and snowy weather may have sent hunters home early the previous year, limiting the harvest. You may have better conditions. Look at the 3-5 year trends and not a specific year.

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Weather Insights


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Average Temps

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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