Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 512 - El Paso County

Very few elk occur in this unit. So, you'll probably want to look elsewhere. However, a limited number of cow elk licenses are available.

GMU 512 - El Paso County

Scores


Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
50
 
50
Trophy Potential
0
N/A
Public Access
49
 
49
Ease of Terrain
0
N/A
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
0
N/A
Ease of Effort
30
 
30
70
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by the northern boundary of the US Air Force Academy; on E by I-25; and on S and W by the south and west boundaries of the US Air Force Academy.

All hunting is by special licensing through the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). Successful applicants must buy an Air Force Academy access permit and attend a mandatory safety orientation before hunting. Please refer to the Colorado Big Game brochure for more information, or call the USAFA at 719-333-3336.

County

El Paso

Size

26 Square Miles (16,672 Acres)

Latitude/Longitude

38.9917, -104.8556

Amenities

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

Elk Notes


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Very few elk occur in this unit. So, you'll probably want to look elsewhere. However, a limited number of cow elk licenses are available.

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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Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


The elevation in this area ranges from 7,874 feet near the west boundary to 6,069 feet near Colorado Springs. The terrain is Rolling hills at the base of the Rampart Range. The vegetation consists of Willow creek bottoms to park-like alpine areas. Lawns and ornamental plantings around the campus.

Elk Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
2
Total Harvest
1
Harvest Male
0
Harvest Female
1
50%
Average Success
Manner Season Hunters Harvest
ALL
ALL
2 1
R
R
2 1
R
D
2 1
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.