Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 142 - Las Animas County

The elevation in this area ranges from 5,742 feet to 4,429 feet. Terrain : Moderately rolling to moderately steep plateaus to steep canyons. The vegetation consists of Shortgrass prairie to piñon, junipers and shrubs. Limited cottonwood riparian.

GMU 142 - Las Animas County

Scores


Ease of Drawing
64
 
64
Success
26
 
26
Trophy Potential
53
 
53
Public Access
50
 
50
Ease of Terrain
96
 
96
Room to Breathe
24
 
24
Opportunity
8
 
8
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
58
 
58
65
HuntScore

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In US Army piñon Canyon Maneuver Site.

The access for this unit is good. Small access fee with some restricted areas and time. For more information about access and closures, contact the US Army at piñon Canyon.

County

Las Animas

Size

332 Square Miles (212,566 Acres)

Latitude/Longitude

37.4972, -103.9183

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.

Photos and Terrain Notes


The elevation in this area ranges from 5,742 feet to 4,429 feet. Terrain : Moderately rolling to moderately steep plateaus to steep canyons. The vegetation consists of Shortgrass prairie to piñon, junipers and shrubs. Limited cottonwood riparian.

Elk Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
25
Licenses Drawn
25
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
24
Nonresident Quota
1
Landowner Quota
4
Youth Quota
4
71.9%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
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Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Draw Odds HuntScore Notes
EF142L1R
F
R
L1
LL
78.1%
0
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Elk Harvest Stats (2020)


Total Hunters
121
Total Harvest
53
Harvest Male
28
Harvest Female
19
44%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 27 7
7
0
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 121 53
28
19
0
M
M
N/A 6 0
0
0
0
R
ALL
N/A 25 25
0
19
0
R
L0
N/A 25 25
0
19
0
R
O2
N/A 25 8
8
0
0
R
O3
N/A 30 13
13
0
0
R
O4
N/A 8 0
0
0
0
R
O4
LL
M
8 0
0
0
0
R
R
N/A 88 46
21
19
0
HuntScore Tip: With more than 300,000 hunting licenses sold in Colorado each year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife thinks it's impossible to contact every hunter. So, harvest data is not actual. It's a statistical sample calculation based on license sales data and an estimate of hunter numbers and hunter success. Hunter activity and success is gathered through the hunter survey sent to all Colorado licensed hunters. Response is voluntary and therefore not complete.

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Average Temps

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