Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 128 - Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas, and Otero Counties

The elevation in this area ranges from 6,185 to 4,341 feet. The terrain is Flat to gently rolling with steep irregular plateaus, canyons. The vegetation consists of Shortgrass prairie with limited farmland, piñon/juniper/shrub, riparian cottonwood.

GMU 128 - Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas, and Otero Counties

Scores


Ease of Drawing
100
 
100
Success
0
N/A
Trophy Potential
25
 
25
Public Access
10
 
10
Ease of Terrain
80
 
80
Room to Breathe
98
 
98
Opportunity
60
 
60
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
68
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Arkansas River; on E by County Highway 167; on S by County Highway 10; on the W by I-25.

The access for this unit is good for pronghorn and fair for deer. It contains a ~6,000 acre BLM tract called Chucaras Canyon. It also contains a STL called the St. Charles property.

There is also a small game access property called the Vold property.

County

Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero

Size

1,238 Square Miles (792,026 Acres)

Land Ownership

90% Private, 10% Public

Latitude/Longitude

37.9504, -104.4290

Amenities

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

Elk Notes


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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.

State Agency Website

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Other Species in Unit

Deer, Pronghorn, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey,

Photos and Terrain Notes


The elevation in this area ranges from 6,185 to 4,341 feet. The terrain is Flat to gently rolling with steep irregular plateaus, canyons. The vegetation consists of Shortgrass prairie with limited farmland, piñon/juniper/shrub, riparian cottonwood.

Elk Drawing Stats (2019)


Total Quota
275
Licenses Drawn
33
Licenses Surplus
242
Resident Quota
33
Nonresident Quota
0
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
38
100%
Average Draw Odds
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EE128O1M
E
M
O1
EF128L1R
F
R
L1
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Elk Harvest Stats (2018)


Total Hunters
24
Total Harvest
7
Harvest Male
1
Harvest Female
6
61.9%
Average Success
Manner Season Hunters Harvest
A
A
16 0
M
M
1 1
R
D
7 6
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