Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 14 - Routt and Grand Counties

Elk are plentiful throughout the Upper Yampa area. Licenses are also readily available, but hunters should not rely on leftover license availability as these herds approach population objective.

GMU 14 - Routt and Grand Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
71
 
71
Success
27
 
27
Trophy Potential
89
 
89
Public Access
100
 
100
Ease of Terrain
75
 
75
Room to Breathe
1
 
1
Opportunity
29
 
29
Convenience
26
 
26
Ease of Effort
45
 
45
66
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Bounded on N by Little Snake-Elk River divide; on E by Continental Divide; on S by US Highway 40; on W by US Highway 40 and Routt County Road 129.

Most of the land outside of the national forest is private land. Hunting pressure is heavy. Hunters will have better success and enjoy more solitude by walking into remote areas. Mt.

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County

Routt, Grand

Size

409 Square Miles (261,544 Acres)

Land Ownership

14% Private, 86% Public, 85% USFS, 27% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

40.6478, -106.7823

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 10 hotels, 1 campgrounds, and 1 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

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Elk are plentiful throughout the Upper Yampa area. Licenses are also readily available, but hunters should not rely on leftover license availability as these herds approach population objective. CP... 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

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Photos and Terrain Notes


From a low of 6,300 to 12,000ft along the Continental Divide. The Routt National Forest dominates the eastern 2/3 of the Upper Yampa units with (56%) coniferous forests and (27%) aspen. Mountain sh... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!

Elk Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
1,040
Licenses Drawn
883
Licenses Surplus
157
Resident Quota
619
Nonresident Quota
264
Landowner Quota
94
Youth Quota
94
49.4%
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
EF014O2R
F
R
O2
LL
41.5%
81
EF014O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
73 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 14, 214;
EF014O1R
F
R
O1
LL
48.5%
80
EM014O4R
M
R
O4
LL
100%
83
EF014O3R
F
R
O3
LL
41.5%
80
EF014O4R
F
R
O4
LL
41.5%
80
EF014P5R
F
R
P5
LL
100%
77 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 14, 214;
EM014O1R
M
R
O1
LL
63.8%
80
EE014O1M
E
M
O1
LL
58.7%
73 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 14, 214;
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Elk Harvest Stats (2021)


Total Hunters
2,575
Total Harvest
277
Harvest Male
177
Harvest Female
96
11%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
NA
N/A 1388 117
73
44
0
ALL
ALL
NA
N/A 2575 277
177
96
0
M
M
NA
N/A 134 19
7
12
0
R
O3
LL
F
19 4
0
2
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 27 17
0
17
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 27 17
0
17
0
R
O4
LL
F
4 1
0
1
0
R
O4
NA
N/A 42 6
5
1
0
R
O4
LL
M
38 5
5
0
0
R
O2
LL
F
96 15
0
15
0
R
O3
NA
N/A 164 17
13
2
0
R
O2
NA
N/A 662 71
56
15
0
R
O1
LL
M
123 23
23
0
0
R
O1
NA
N/A 158 30
23
5
0
R
O1
LL
F
35 7
0
5
0
R
L0
NA
N/A 27 17
0
17
0
R
R
NA
N/A 1053 141
97
40
0
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Average Temps

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