Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 8 - Larimer County

Elk summer range generally includes areas between 9,500 and 11,500 feet in elevation. These areas usually become available to elk as snowlines recede in mid to late May. The majority of elk in this area winter at elevations between 7,000 and 9,500 feet.

GMU 8 - Larimer County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
70
 
70
Success
26
 
26
Trophy Potential
74
 
74
Public Access
76
 
76
Ease of Terrain
75
 
75
Room to Breathe
3
 
3
Opportunity
55
 
55
Convenience
66
 
66
Ease of Effort
43
 
43
65
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Bounded on N by Wyoming; on E by County Roads 59, 80C (Cherokee Park Road), 179 (Prairie Dirt Road), 74E (Red Feather Lakes Road), 68C (Boy Scout Ranch Road), and 69 (Manhattan Road); on S by County Highway 14; on W by County Road 103 (Laramie River Road).

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County

Larimer

Size

438 Square Miles (280,467 Acres)

Land Ownership

24% Private, 76% Public, 66% USFS, 6% BLM, 4% State

Latitude/Longitude

40.8533, -105.7247

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 53 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Elk Notes


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Elk summer range generally includes areas between 9,500 and 11,500 feet in elevation. These areas usually become available to elk as snowlines recede in mid to late May. The majority of elk in this... Create a free account to read the rest of this elk hunting note!

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

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Photos and Terrain Notes


Elevations range from 12,795 feet at the highest point in the southwestern part of the area to 4,921 feet along the eastern edge near Fort Collins. This area covers much of the northern part of the... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!

Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
7,885
Licenses Drawn
7,885
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
6,556
Nonresident Quota
1,126
Landowner Quota
1,847
Youth Quota
275
68.3%
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
EM007O4R
M
R
O4
LL
100%
76 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EM007O3R
M
R
O3
LL
100%
76 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EM007O2R
M
R
O2
LL
100%
77 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EM007O1R
M
R
O1
LL
55.8%
77 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EM007O1M
M
M
O1
LL
60.3%
70 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8, 9, 19, 191;
EF007P5R
F
R
P5
LL
89.3%
81 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EF007O4R
F
R
O4
LL
46.2%
74 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EF007O3R
F
R
O3
LL
46.2%
74 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EF007O2R
F
R
O2
LL
46.2%
76 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EF007O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
77 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8, 9, 19, 191;
EF007L1R
F
R
L1
LL
49%
70 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EE007O1A
E
A
O1
LL
74.6%
69 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8, 9, 19, 191;
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Elk Harvest Stats (2021)


Total Hunters
3,342
Total Harvest
614
Harvest Male
260
Harvest Female
354
18.4%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
NA
N/A 403 36
33
3
0
M
M
NA
N/A 242 48
31
17
0
R
L0
NA
N/A 28 10
0
10
0
R
O1
LL
M
115 18
18
0
0
R
O1
NA
N/A 115 18
18
0
0
R
O2
LL
M
440 40
40
0
0
R
O3
LL
F
40 7
0
7
0
R
O3
LL
M
172 10
10
0
0
R
O4
LL
F
11 3
0
3
0
R
O4
LL
M
102 14
14
0
0
R
O4
NA
N/A 113 17
14
3
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 166 90
0
90
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 166 90
0
90
0
R
R
NA
N/A 1229 213
82
131
0
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Average Temps

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