Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 82 - Alamosa and Saguache Counties
Elk hunting is good but requires hunters to pursue animals in challenging terrain. Overall, success rates for elk hunters in unlimited units in the San Luis Valley are generally lower than the statewide average. Weather is a dominant factor for hunters.
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This area is not traditional elk habitat. Although elk have been able to exploit the irrigated meadows, croplands and river bottom, CPW would like to discourage this use from continuing due to the inherent problems and liabilities.
Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee
Elk can be found throughout the unit during the regular fall seasons depending on the snow and weather. Elk hunting is best at higher elevations with pine, fir and meadows in the earlier seasons. Elk may move to lower elevations when heavy snows come.