Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 371 - Summit County

Elk are well distributed in all Middle Park units. Bull to cow ratios are good because the area is fairly steep and heavily timbered. Generally, trophy bulls are rare (a few are taken every year) because bulls are managed for hunter opportunity.

GMU 371 - Summit County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
100
 
100
Success
9
 
9
Trophy Potential
37
 
37
Public Access
85
 
85
Ease of Terrain
69
 
69
Room to Breathe
1
 
1
Opportunity
50
 
50
Convenience
5
 
5
Ease of Effort
56
 
56
71
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Cataract Creek; on E by Green Mountain Reservoir and the Blue River; on S by I-70; and on W by Gore Range Divide.

County

Summit

Size

159 Square Miles (101,855 Acres)

Land Ownership

14% Private, 85% Public, 85% USFS

Latitude/Longitude

39.7025, -106.2057

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 3 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Elk Notes


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Elk are well distributed in all Middle Park units. Bull to cow ratios are good because the area is fairly steep and heavily timbered. Generally, trophy bulls are rare (a few are taken every year) because bulls are managed for hunter opportunity. With hunting pressure and snow, elk head for the inaccessible timber and private property.

Hunt the rough terrain and heavy cover away from roads and trails to increase your success.

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, Shiras Moose, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey,

Photos and Terrain Notes


The Continental Divide and the Gore Range Divide encircle Middle Park. Most of this terrain is steep to very steep. Sagebrush/shrubs are common on southern exposures at lower elevations. The past decadefts mountain pine beetle killed an estimated 80 percent of mature lodgepole pine trees in Grand County, creating numerous hazards along public roadways as these trees begin to fall.

Elk Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
1,095
Licenses Drawn
372
Licenses Surplus
723
Resident Quota
299
Nonresident Quota
73
Landowner Quota
92
Youth Quota
92
100%
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
EF371P5R
F
R
P5
LL
100%
0
EF371O4R
F
R
O4
LL
100%
0
EF371O3R
F
R
O3
LL
100%
0
EF371O2R
F
R
O2
LL
100%
0
EF371O1R
F
R
O1
LL
100%
0
EF371L1R
F
R
L1
LL
100%
0
EE371P1R
E
R
P1
LL
100%
0
EE371P4R
E
R
P4
LL
100%
0
EE371O4R
E
R
O4
LL
100%
0
EE371O1R
E
R
O1
LL
100%
0
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Elk Harvest Stats (2020)


Total Hunters
1,831
Total Harvest
111
Harvest Male
55
Harvest Female
47
6%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 619 24
21
3
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 1831 111
55
47
0
M
M
N/A 89 16
0
16
0
R
O3
LL
F
130 0
0
0
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 38 13
0
13
0
R
PLO
N/A 45 13
0
13
0
R
O4
LL
E
107 4
4
0
0
R
O4
N/A 203 7
4
3
0
R
O4
LL
F
92 3
0
3
0
R
O2
LL
F
104 8
0
4
0
R
O3
N/A 302 4
4
0
0
R
ALL
N/A 35 9
0
6
0
R
O2
N/A 302 21
13
4
0
R
O1
LL
E
178 15
13
0
0
R
O1
N/A 243 17
13
2
0
R
O1
LL
F
62 2
0
2
0
R
L0
N/A 35 9
0
6
0
R
R
N/A 1123 71
34
28
0
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Weather Insights


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Average Temps

Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used. Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters. If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.

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