Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 1 - Moffat County

Big, 300 + size bulls are common. The elk tend to stay put over the seasons. Movement is weather dependent. Overall, elk are scattered across the northern portion of the unit. Try Hoy Draw and Chokecherry Draw.

GMU 1 - Moffat County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
10
 
10
Success
41
 
41
Trophy Potential
83
 
83
Public Access
67
 
67
Ease of Terrain
68
 
68
Room to Breathe
13
 
13
Opportunity
16
 
16
Convenience
3
 
3
Ease of Effort
53
 
53
47
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Bounded on N, E and S by the Green River; and on W by Utah.

This unit has poor access into the rough, rocky terrain and into the wilderness area. You must draw a license to hunt the Green River units, and it can take many years of preference points. Hence, the hunting pressure is typically light.

County

Moffat

Size

127 Square Miles (81,260 Acres)

Land Ownership

11% Private, 89% Public, 61% BLM, 64% Wilderness, 23% NPS, 5% Other

Latitude/Longitude

40.6961, -108.9841

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 2 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Elk Notes


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Big, 300 + size bulls are common. The elk tend to stay put over the seasons. Movement is weather dependent. Overall, elk are scattered across the northern portion of the unit.

Try Hoy Draw and Chokecherry Draw.

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.

Photos and Terrain Notes


Sage and sage-grassland dominate, with the typical vegetation groups as the elevation increases.

Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
122
Licenses Drawn
117
Licenses Surplus
5
Resident Quota
85
Nonresident Quota
24
Landowner Quota
38
Youth Quota
18
9.4%
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
EM001O1M
M
M
O1
LL
7.5%
57
EF001P5R
F
R
P5
LL
100%
75
EF001O4R
F
R
O4
LL
100%
78
EF001O3R
F
R
O3
LL
100%
77
EF001O2R
F
R
O2
LL
100%
78
EF001O1R
F
R
O1
LL
76.9%
75
EF001O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
73
EF001L1R
F
R
L1
LL
71.4%
74
EE001O1A
E
A
O1
LL
1.6%
55
EE001E1R
E
R
E1
LL
2.5%
59
HuntScore Tip: Private land only licenses, also called PLO licenses, require the holder to hunt in a specific GMU and are valid only on private land. You must obtain permission from a landowner. It is recommended that you secure permission from a landowner before purchasing the license.

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Elk Harvest Stats (2020)


Total Hunters
105
Total Harvest
39
Harvest Male
8
Harvest Female
25
37%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 2 1
1
0
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 105 39
8
25
0
M
M
N/A 9 3
3
0
0
R
O3
LL
F
19 12
0
10
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 10 2
0
2
0
R
PLO
N/A 10 2
0
2
0
R
O4
N/A 15 6
0
2
0
R
O4
LL
F
15 6
0
2
0
R
O3
N/A 19 12
0
10
0
R
O2
LL
F
22 11
0
11
0
R
O2
N/A 22 11
0
11
0
R
ALL
N/A 10 0
0
0
0
R
O1
LL
F
8 0
0
0
0
R
O1
N/A 8 0
0
0
0
R
L0
N/A 10 0
0
0
0
R
HR
N/A 10 4
4
0
0
R
R
N/A 94 35
4
25
0
HuntScore Tip: Also keep in mind that past performance doesn't necessarily guide future success. Warm weather during the previous year may have limited harvest. Cold and snowy weather may have sent hunters home early the previous year, limiting the harvest. You may have better conditions. Look at the 3-5 year trends and not a specific year.

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Weather Insights


Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.

Average Temps

Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used. Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters. If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.

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