Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 171 - Jackson County

Elk are distributed evenly throughout this unit. During the day, the bulls will be in dark timber - glass in the early morning and evening.

GMU 171 - Jackson County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
78
 
78
Success
27
 
27
Trophy Potential
65
 
65
Public Access
60
 
60
Ease of Terrain
83
 
83
Room to Breathe
1
 
1
Opportunity
50
 
50
Convenience
1
 
1
Ease of Effort
53
 
53
61
HuntScore

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Bounded on N and E by County Highway 14 and Jackson-Larimer County line; on S by Jackson-Grand County line; on W by County Highway 125.

Over 2/3 of North Park is public land.

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County

Jackson

Size

256 Square Miles (164,065 Acres)

Land Ownership

32% Private, 68% Public, 38% USFS, 14% BLM, 4% State, 4% Wilderness, 5% NPS, 8% Other

Latitude/Longitude

40.5132, -106.1012

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 1 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Elk Notes


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Elk are distributed evenly throughout this unit. During the day, the bulls will be in dark timber - glass in the early morning and evening. The herd tends to stay in the coniferous timbered areas u... 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

State Agency Website

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Photos and Terrain Notes


Elevations in North Park range from 7,800 feet at Northgate to 12,951 feet at Clarkfts Peak. The average elevation of the open, sagebrush-grassland park is 8,000 feet. North Park is a relatively fl... 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
80
Licenses Drawn
33
Licenses Surplus
47
Resident Quota
32
Nonresident Quota
1
Landowner Quota
4
Youth Quota
4
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
EF171P4R
F
R
P4
LL
100%
63
EF171P3R
F
R
P3
LL
100%
71
EE171O4R
E
R
O4
LL
100%
77
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Elk Harvest Stats (2020)


Total Hunters
1,732
Total Harvest
243
Harvest Male
119
Harvest Female
115
14%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 550 42
32
10
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 1732 243
119
115
0
M
M
N/A 84 10
7
3
0
R
O1
N/A 319 80
20
60
0
R
O1
LL
E
69 21
12
9
0
R
O1
LL
F
242 51
0
51
0
R
O2
N/A 282 42
21
12
0
R
O2
LL
F
126 18
0
9
0
R
O3
N/A 348 31
25
6
0
R
O3
LL
F
171 6
0
6
0
R
O4
N/A 126 20
14
6
0
R
O4
LL
E
51 14
14
0
0
R
O4
LL
F
75 6
0
6
0
R
PLO
N/A 39 29
8
21
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 23 18
0
18
0
R
R
N/A 1098 191
80
102
0
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Average Temps

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