Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 37 - Summit and Grand Counties

Elk are well distributed in all Middle Park units. Bull to cow ratios are good because the area is fairly steep and heavily timbered. Generally, trophy bulls are rare (a few are taken every year) because bulls are managed for hunter opportunity.

GMU 37 - Summit and Grand Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
98
 
98
Success
24
 
24
Trophy Potential
87
 
87
Public Access
76
 
76
Ease of Terrain
71
 
71
Room to Breathe
2
 
2
Opportunity
37
 
37
Convenience
38
 
38
Ease of Effort
52
 
52
66
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Colorado River; on E by Barger Gulch, Williams Fork River-Blue River divide, Williams Fork River-Straight Creek divide and Continental Divide; on S by Continental Divide; on W by Eagle River-TeNew Mexicoile Creek divide, I-70, Blue River, Cataract Creek and Gore Range Divide.

County

Summit, Grand

Size

528 Square Miles (338,172 Acres)

Land Ownership

27% Private, 73% Public, 65% USFS, 5% BLM, 6% Wilderness, 1% Other

Latitude/Longitude

39.6612, -106.1251

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 4 hotels, 5 campgrounds, and 3 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Elk Notes


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Elk are well distributed in all Middle Park units. Bull to cow ratios are good because the area is fairly steep and heavily timbered. Generally, trophy bulls are rare (a few are taken every year) b... Create a free account to read the rest of this elk hunting note!

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 37 - Summit and Grand Counties


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Photos and Terrain Notes


The Continental Divide and the Gore Range Divide encircle Middle Park. Most of this terrain is steep to very steep. Sagebrush/shrubs are common on southern exposures at lower elevations. The past d... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!

Elk Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
4,155
Licenses Drawn
3,024
Licenses Surplus
1,131
Resident Quota
2,565
Nonresident Quota
459
Landowner Quota
340
Youth Quota
340
96.1%
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
EF028P5R
F
R
P5
LL
100%
76 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 28, 37;
EF028O4R
F
R
O4
LL
100%
79 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 28, 37;
EF028O3R
F
R
O3
LL
100%
79 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 28, 37;
EF028O2R
F
R
O2
LL
81%
75 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 28, 37;
EF028O1R
F
R
O1
LL
100%
76 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 28, 37;
EF028O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
74 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 28, 37, 371;
EF028L1R
F
R
L1
LL
100%
77 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 28, 37;
EE028P4R
E
R
P4
LL
100%
76 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 28, 37;
EE028P1R
E
R
P1
LL
100%
76 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 28, 37;
EE028O4R
E
R
O4
LL
100%
78 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 28, 37;
EE028O1R
E
R
O1
LL
100%
79 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 28, 37;
EE028O1M
E
M
O1
LL
100%
80 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 28, 37, 371;
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Elk Harvest Stats (2021)


Total Hunters
6,397
Total Harvest
618
Harvest Male
527
Harvest Female
85
9.5%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
ALL
ALL
NA
N/A 3452 462
418
38
0
ALL
ALL
NA
N/A 2945 156
109
47
0
M
M
NA
N/A 149 9
9
0
0
M
M
NA
N/A 147 7
7
0
0
R
O3
LL
F
134 18
0
18
0
R
R
NA
N/A 1530 117
78
39
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 32 0
0
0
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 61 32
26
3
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 47 0
0
0
0
R
O4
LL
F
201 0
0
0
0
R
O4
LL
F
6 2
0
2
0
R
O4
LL
E
161 0
0
0
0
R
O4
NA
N/A 370 0
0
0
0
R
O4
NA
N/A 67 11
6
5
0
R
O3
LL
F
22 7
0
7
0
R
O2
NA
N/A 1202 165
153
12
0
R
O3
NA
N/A 406 40
22
18
0
R
O3
NA
N/A 778 56
49
7
0
R
O2
NA
N/A 408 20
20
0
0
R
O2
LL
F
79 0
0
0
0
R
O2
LL
F
36 12
0
12
0
R
O1
LL
F
28 3
0
3
0
R
O1
NA
N/A 194 42
36
6
0
R
O1
LL
E
145 36
36
0
0
R
O1
NA
N/A 504 141
135
3
0
R
O1
LL
F
42 6
0
6
0
R
L0
NA
N/A 120 15
0
15
0
R
L0
NA
N/A 120 15
0
15
0
R
R
NA
N/A 2957 373
343
27
0
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Average Temps

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