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
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Scores


Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
54
 
54
Trophy Potential
0
 
N/A
Public Access
49
 
49
Ease of Terrain
85
 
85
Room to Breathe
60
 
60
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
14
 
14
Ease of Effort
30
 
30
54
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

38.9950, -104.8591

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 1 campgrounds, and 1 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 Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
ALL
ALL
N/A
N/A 2 1
0
1
0
R
D
R
N/A 2 1
0
1
0
R
R
N/A
N/A 2 1
0
1
0
HuntScore Tip: Ever hunt a unit with a 100% success rate and not see any deer? If you're nodding your head to any of these scenarios then you're one of the people who knows that statistics are a good guide, but they aren't a guarantee.

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Weather Insights


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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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