Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 133 - Huerfano, Pueblo, and Las Animas Counties

Some elk can be found in the piñon/juniper growth and canyon areas.

GMU 133 - Huerfano, Pueblo, and Las Animas Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
95
 
95
Success
29
 
29
Trophy Potential
53
 
53
Public Access
10
 
10
Ease of Terrain
96
 
96
Room to Breathe
80
 
80
Opportunity
3
 
3
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
31
 
31
60
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by County Highway 10; on E by County Highway Interstate Gas Pipeline Road; on S by Apishapa River; on W by I-25.

The access for this unit is good for pronghorn and fair for deer.

County

Huerfano, Pueblo, Las Animas

Size

519 Square Miles (332,327 Acres)

Land Ownership

89% Private, 10% Public, 10% State

Latitude/Longitude

37.6202, -104.4436

Amenities

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

Elk Notes


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Some elk can be found in the piñon/juniper growth and canyon areas.

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.

State Agency Website

Visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


The elevation in this area ranges from 6,450 to 4,798 feet. The terrain is Flat to gently rolling with irregular plateaus and steep canyons. The vegetation consists of Shortgrass prairie with limited farm land, cottonwood riparian, and piñon/ juniper.

Elk Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
95
Licenses Drawn
92
Licenses Surplus
3
Resident Quota
67
Nonresident Quota
25
Landowner Quota
9
Youth Quota
9
94%
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
EM133O4R
M
R
O4
LL
100%
0
EF133O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
0
EF133L1R
F
R
L1
LL
100%
0
EE133O1M
E
M
O1
LL
71.4%
0
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Elk Harvest Stats (2020)


Total Hunters
43
Total Harvest
12
Harvest Male
7
Harvest Female
5
28%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 18 0
0
0
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 43 12
7
5
0
M
M
N/A 1 1
1
0
0
R
D
R
N/A 7 5
0
5
0
R
O2
N/A 8 0
0
0
0
R
O3
N/A 4 4
4
0
0
R
O4
N/A 5 2
2
0
0
R
O4
LL
M
5 2
2
0
0
R
R
N/A 24 11
6
5
0
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Weather Insights


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Average Temps

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