Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 24 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

Generally, this unit is considered very good elk hunting. They are generally at higher elevations in the eastern portions the unit during early seasons, and move west to lower elevations (and private lands) as hunting pressure and snow depth increase. Try

GMU 24 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
83
 
83
Success
32
 
32
Trophy Potential
39
 
39
Public Access
100
 
100
Ease of Terrain
66
 
66
Room to Breathe
1
 
1
Opportunity
65
 
65
Convenience
12
 
12
Ease of Effort
54
 
54
70
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Bounded on N by Williams Fork River-White River divide; on E by White River-Yampa River divide and White River-Colorado River divide; on S by S Fork of White River-Colorado River divide; on W by US Forest Service Primary Forest Road 245 and Rio Blanco County Roads 17 (Buford-Newcastle Road), 8 and US Forest Service 250.

Expect mild weather with light snow in the 1st season, with roads becoming impassable in the upper half of the area by the 3rd season. The high country in GMU 24 is prone to heavy snowstorms in lat... Create a free account to read the rest of this access note!

County

Rio Blanco, Garfield

Size

439 Square Miles (280,906 Acres)

Land Ownership

7% Private, 93% Public, 92% USFS, 1% BLM, 51% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

39.9588, -107.4023

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 10 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

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Generally, this unit is considered very good elk hunting. They are generally at higher elevations in the eastern portions the unit during early seasons, and move west to lower elevations (and priva... Create a free account to read the rest of this elk hunting note!

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Management Plan

Elk Management Plan

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White River offers variety and extremes. Several peaks in the Flattop Wilderness are 12,200ft in elevation. Elevation drops to 5,300ft near Rifle. The lower elevation vegetation starts out with sag... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!

Elk Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
20,150
Licenses Drawn
14,758
Licenses Surplus
5,392
Resident Quota
8,507
Nonresident Quota
6,251
Landowner Quota
1,808
Youth Quota
1,808
85.2%
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
EF033O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
73 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 33, 23, 24; 23 south of the White River, and 24 south of the North Fork of the White River
EE012P1M
E
M
P1
LL
94.3%
66 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 12, 13, 23, 24, 33;
EF011O1R
F
R
O1
LL
100%
70 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 131, 211, 231;
EF011O4R
F
R
O4
LL
100%
75 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 33, 131, 211;
EF011P5R
F
R
P5
LL
100%
75 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 211;
EM011O1R
M
R
O1
LL
100%
67 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 131, 211, 231;
EE012O1A
E
A
O1
LL
51.8%
69 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 12, 23, 24; 23 north of the White River, and 24 north of the North Fork of the White River
EE012O1M
E
M
O1
LL
26.5%
60 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 12, 23, 24; 23 north of the White River, and 24 north of the North Fork of the White River
EF012O1M
F
M
O1
LL
75.2%
68 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 12, 23, 24; 23 north of the White River, and 24 north of the North Fork of the White River
EE033O1M
E
M
O1
LL
30.6%
62 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 33, 23, 24; 23 south of the White River, and 24 south of the North Fork of the White River
EF012O2R
F
R
O2
LL
100%
69 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 12, 13, 23, 24;
EF012O3R
F
R
O3
LL
100%
67 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 12, 13, 23, 24;
EF012P1M
F
M
P1
LL
100%
69 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 12, 13, 23, 24, 33;
EM012O4R
M
R
O4
LL
100%
74 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 12, 13, 23, 24;
EF023P5R
F
R
P5
LL
100%
75 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 23, 24;
EE033O1A
E
A
O1
LL
63.6%
70 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 33, 23, 24; 23 south of the White River, and 24 south of the North Fork of the White River
EE011P1R
E
R
P1
LL
100%
73 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 131, 211, 231;
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Elk Harvest Stats (2021)


Total Hunters
4,113
Total Harvest
619
Harvest Male
343
Harvest Female
240
15%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
ALL
ALL
NA
N/A 4113 619
343
240
0
M
M
NA
N/A 91 20
13
7
0
R
L0
NA
N/A 14 8
0
8
0
R
O1
LL
F
546 109
0
89
0
R
O1
LL
M
1041 155
155
0
0
R
O2
LL
F
421 776
0
776
0
R
O2
NA
N/A 1218 140
64
76
0
R
O3
LL
F
201 50
0
40
0
R
O3
NA
N/A 491 72
22
40
0
R
O4
LL
F
103 10
0
10
0
R
O4
LL
M
85 0
0
0
0
R
O4
NA
N/A 188 10
0
10
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 22 8
0
8
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 14 8
0
8
0
R
R
NA
N/A 3500 494
241
223
0
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