Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 691 - Custer and Fremont Counties

Elk are found in the middle third of the unit in the early seasons.

GMU 691 - Custer and Fremont Counties

Scores


Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
4
 
4
Trophy Potential
0
N/A
Public Access
48
 
48
Ease of Terrain
0
N/A
Room to Breathe
23
 
23
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
0
N/A
Ease of Effort
0
 
N/A
37
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by US Highway 50; on E and S by Grape Creek and Arkansas River; on W by County Highway 69.

The access for this unit is good to public lands. Permission is difficult to obtain on private lands.

County

Custer, Fremont

Size

230 Square Miles (147,427 Acres)

Land Ownership

51% Private, 48% Public, 42% BLM, 6% State

Latitude/Longitude

38.3338, -105.4678

Amenities

There are 8 hospitals, 20 hotels, 17 campgrounds, and 9 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Elk Notes


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Elk are found in the middle third of the unit in the early seasons.

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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Other Species in Unit

Deer, Pronghorn, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey,

Photos and Terrain Notes


The elevation in this area ranges from 6,142 feet at Webster Park to 8,700 feet at Gem Mountain. The terrain is Relatively flat with rolling hills and steep, rocky canyons. The vegetation consists of Large open grassy meadows to piñon juniper hills. Ponderosa Pine at lower elevations with spruce and fir at higher elevations.

Elk Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
99
Total Harvest
4
Harvest Male
4
Harvest Female
0
4%
Average Success
Manner Season Hunters Harvest
M
M
6 0
R
O4
12 0
R
O1
2 0
R
O4
3 0
R
O3
6 0
R
O2
3 0
R
O2
18 0
A
A
19 0
R
O4
15 0
R
O3
32 4
R
O1
2 0
R
P0
7 0
R
R
74 4
ALL
ALL
99 4
R
EP
7 0
HuntScore Tip: With more than 300,000 hunting licenses sold in Colorado each year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife thinks it's impossible to contact every hunter. So, harvest data is not actual. It's a statistical sample calculation based on license sales data and an estimate of hunter numbers and hunter success. Hunter activity and success is gathered through the hunter survey sent to all Colorado licensed hunters. Response is voluntary and therefore not complete.