Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 741 - La Plata County
Elk have survived by knowing how to avoid hunters. Concentrate on rugged terrain away from other hunters. Weather often dictates the success rate in this area.
Similar Nearby Elk Units
The elk population is holding steady and herds are at objective levels. Animals are distributed widely throughout the eastern portion of these units. Elk will move quickly into thick aspen, evergreens and rugged terrain with hunting pressure.
La Plata and San Juan
The wilderness area boundary north of Pagosa often holds elk when snow pushes them down. Areas south of Pagosa Springs and east of Highway 84 can provide good hunting as snow begins to accumulate.