Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 34 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

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

GMU 34 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
88
 
88
Success
25
 
25
Trophy Potential
7
 
7
Public Access
92
 
92
Ease of Terrain
51
 
51
Room to Breathe
2
 
2
Opportunity
66
 
66
Convenience
55
 
55
Ease of Effort
47
 
47
66
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Bounded on N by Deep Creek; on E and S by Colorado River; on W by Canyon Creek.

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

193 Square Miles (123,483 Acres)

Land Ownership

8% Private, 92% Public, 73% USFS, 19% BLM

Latitude/Longitude

39.6527, -107.2848

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 15 hotels, 24 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 34 - 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
8,770
Licenses Drawn
7,319
Licenses Surplus
1,451
Resident Quota
3,821
Nonresident Quota
3,498
Landowner Quota
435
Youth Quota
435
91.7%
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
EM034O4R
M
R
O4
LL
100%
80
EF034P5R
F
R
P5
LL
52.6%
75
EF034O4R
F
R
O4
LL
21.7%
66
EF034O3R
F
R
O3
LL
21.7%
66
EF034O2R
F
R
O2
LL
21.7%
76
EF025O1R
F
R
O1
LL
100%
74 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 25, 26, 34;
EF025O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
76 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 25, 26, 34, 231;
EE025O1M
E
M
O1
LL
50.2%
68 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 25, 26, 34, 231;
EM011O1R
M
R
O1
LL
100%
67 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 131, 211, 231;
EF011O1R
F
R
O1
LL
100%
70 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 131, 211, 231;
EE011P1R
E
R
P1
LL
100%
73 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 131, 211, 231;
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Elk Harvest Stats (2021)


Total Hunters
1,930
Total Harvest
168
Harvest Male
140
Harvest Female
24
8.7%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
NA
N/A 463 35
35
0
0
M
M
NA
N/A 66 4
0
0
0
R
O1
LL
F
62 7
0
7
0
R
O1
LL
M
83 9
9
0
0
R
O1
NA
N/A 153 16
9
7
0
R
O2
LL
F
11 0
0
0
0
R
O2
NA
N/A 299 24
24
0
0
R
O3
LL
F
8 1
0
1
0
R
O3
NA
N/A 104 10
9
1
0
R
O4
LL
M
30 4
4
0
0
R
O4
NA
N/A 30 4
4
0
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 17 0
0
0
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 9 0
0
0
0
R
R
NA
N/A 595 54
46
8
0
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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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