Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 60 - Mesa and Montrose Counties
The elk population is healthy, but success is dependent on the weather in Utah. Harvest success is better in the later seasons and away from roads, with animals being found near Carpenter Ridge, Buckeye Reservoir, and John Brown Canyon.
Similar Nearby Elk Units
Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel
Elk are widely distributed, but hunting pressure during the early seasons appears to be forcing animals from GMU 62 to GMU 61 which is a totally limited unit.
Bulls will be bugling from mid-Sept through 1st rifle opening weekend. Elk are widely distributed. Most stay high until hunting pressure pushes them to lower elevations and less accessible drainages.