Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 25 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

Successful hunters avoid the main roads and hunt the dark timber and deeper canyons.

GMU 25 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
81
 
81
Success
30
 
30
Trophy Potential
27
 
27
Public Access
100
 
100
Ease of Terrain
63
 
63
Room to Breathe
1
 
1
Opportunity
59
 
59
Convenience
8
 
8
Ease of Effort
50
 
50
67
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by the Middle Fork of Derby Creek and Derby Creek; on E by Colorado River; on S by Deep Creek; and on W by the Colorado River-White River divide.

Expect mild weather with light snow in the 1st season, with roads becoming impassable in the upper half of the area by the 3rd season. The high country in GMU 24 is prone to heavy snowstorms in lat... Create a free account to read the rest of this access note!

County

Garfield, Eagle

Size

232 Square Miles (148,514 Acres)

Land Ownership

17% Private, 83% Public, 59% USFS, 25% BLM, 23% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

39.8170, -107.1194

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 6 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

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Successful hunters avoid the main roads and hunt the dark timber and deeper canyons.

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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

State Agency Website

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Businesses Serving Elk Hunters In GMU 25 - Garfield and Eagle Counties


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Photos and Terrain Notes


White River offers variety and extremes. Several peaks in the Flattop Wilderness are 12,200ft in elevation. Elevation drops to 5,300ft near Rifle. The lower elevation vegetation starts out with sag... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!

Elk Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


There are 4 OTC hunts in this unit. Get a free account to view the details!

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Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
9,618
Licenses Drawn
8,168
Licenses Surplus
1,450
Resident Quota
4,478
Nonresident Quota
3,690
Landowner Quota
549
Youth Quota
549
86.6%
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
EF025O1R
F
R
O1
LL
100%
73 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 25, 26, 34;
EF011O1R
F
R
O1
LL
100%
69 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 131, 211, 231;
EM011O1R
M
R
O1
LL
100%
66 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 131, 211, 231;
EE025O1M
E
M
O1
LL
50.2%
68 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 25, 26, 34, 231;
EE025W1R
E
R
W1
LL
8.4%
53 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 25, 26, 35; BURNS HOLE RANCH
EF025O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
75 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 25, 26, 34, 231;
EF025W2R
F
R
W2
LL
100%
67 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 25, 26, 35; BURNS HOLE RANCH
EF025O2R
F
R
O2
LL
51%
68 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 25, 26;
EF025O3R
F
R
O3
LL
51%
63 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 25, 26;
EF025O4R
F
R
O4
LL
51%
63 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 25, 26;
EF025P5R
F
R
P5
LL
100%
76 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 25, 26, 231;
EF025W1R
F
R
W1
LL
51.5%
64 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 25, 26, 35; BURNS HOLE RANCH
EM025O4R
M
R
O4
LL
100%
77
EE011P1R
E
R
P1
LL
100%
72 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 131, 211, 231;
HuntScore Tip: For bear, elk, deer and pronghorn, you will accumulate preference points until you are successful in drawing a first-choice license. If you draw your first choice, your preference points drop to zero. There is no ?banking? of preference points.

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Elk Harvest Stats (2021)


Total Hunters
1,859
Total Harvest
260
Harvest Male
168
Harvest Female
85
14%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
NA
N/A 574 41
28
13
0
ALL
ALL
NA
N/A 1859 260
168
85
0
M
M
NA
N/A 89 15
5
7
0
R
O4
NA
N/A 35 5
2
3
0
R
R
NA
N/A 1196 204
135
65
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 88 34
0
34
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 77 34
0
34
0
R
O4
LL
F
3 3
0
3
0
R
O4
LL
M
32 2
2
0
0
R
O3
NA
N/A 274 34
31
3
0
R
O3
LL
F
41 3
0
3
0
R
O2
LL
F
66 13
0
11
0
R
O2
NA
N/A 437 69
56
11
0
R
O1
LL
M
186 10
10
0
0
R
O1
NA
N/A 2360 14
10
4
0
R
O1
LL
F
39 4
0
4
0
R
W0
NA
N/A 137 48
36
10
0
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Average Temps

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