Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 181 - Grand 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 181 - Grand County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
99
 
99
Success
28
 
28
Trophy Potential
77
 
77
Public Access
65
 
65
Ease of Terrain
83
 
83
Room to Breathe
1
 
1
Opportunity
58
 
58
Convenience
2
 
2
Ease of Effort
58
 
58
67
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Bounded on N by Continental Divide; on E by Poison Creek and Main Fork of Troublesome Creek; on S by Colorado River; on W by County Highway 9 and US Highway 40.

County

Grand

Size

182 Square Miles (116,458 Acres)

Land Ownership

40% Private, 60% Public, 17% USFS, 32% BLM, 11% State, 5% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

40.2336, -106.3873

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 1 hotels, 0 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) b... Create a free account to read the rest of this elk hunting note!

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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.

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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 d... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!

Elk Over The Counter Hunts (2020)


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Elk Drawing Stats (2020)


Total Quota
860
Licenses Drawn
252
Licenses Surplus
608
Resident Quota
232
Nonresident Quota
20
Landowner Quota
130
Youth Quota
130
98.7%
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
EF181O4R
F
R
O4
LL
100%
79
EF181P5R
F
R
P5
LL
100%
78
EF181O3R
F
R
O3
LL
100%
79
EF181O2R
F
R
O2
LL
100%
78
EF181L1R
F
R
L1
LL
96.8%
76
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Elk Harvest Stats (2020)


Total Hunters
1,994
Total Harvest
260
Harvest Male
104
Harvest Female
148
13%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 401 29
29
0
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 1994 260
104
148
0
M
M
N/A 67 6
0
6
0
R
O3
N/A 365 29
16
13
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 60 11
0
11
0
R
PLO
N/A 68 15
2
13
0
R
O4
LL
E
312 93
31
62
0
R
O4
LL
F
178 39
0
31
0
R
O4
N/A 490 132
31
93
0
R
O3
LL
F
186 13
0
13
0
R
O2
N/A 291 31
21
10
0
R
O2
LL
F
102 10
0
10
0
R
ALL
N/A 56 4
0
4
0
R
O1
N/A 260 14
7
7
0
R
O1
LL
E
146 10
5
5
0
R
O1
LL
F
106 0
0
0
0
R
L0
N/A 56 4
0
4
0
R
D
R
N/A 4 4
0
4
0
R
R
N/A 1526 225
75
142
0
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