Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 39 - Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Park Counties

Elk herds within the Central Front Range GMUs are either residential or seasonally migratory. Residential herds are found year-round at low to moderate elevations.

GMU 39 - Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Park Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
50
 
50
Success
35
 
35
Trophy Potential
85
 
85
Public Access
80
 
80
Ease of Terrain
53
 
53
Room to Breathe
8
 
8
Opportunity
15
 
15
Convenience
26
 
26
Ease of Effort
30
 
30
55
HuntScore

Access Notes


Bureau of Land Management
US Forest Service
Local Gov't
State Gov't
Indian Reservation
State Wildlife/Wilderness Areas
National Park Service
Army Corps
Other Federal Land
Other

Land Ownership
Legend


Bounded on N by US Highway 40 and I-70; on E by County Highway 74 and Jefferson County Road 73; on S by US Highway 285, N Turkey Creek-Elk Creek divide and Pike-Arapaho National Forest boundary; on W by Continental Divide. (See unit 391.)

Reservation hunting takes place on Centennial Cone (Jefferson County Open Space) and Green Ranch (Colorado State Parks). Hunters using Highway 5 near Mt. Evans need to be aware there is no hunting ... Create a free account to read the rest of this access note!

County

Jefferson, Clear Creek, Park

Size

369 Square Miles (236,178 Acres)

Land Ownership

32% Private, 68% Public, 61% USFS, 3% State, 16% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

39.6643, -105.6004

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 4 hotels, 2 campgrounds, and 2 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Elk Notes


Elk herds within the Central Front Range GMUs are either residential or seasonally migratory. Residential herds are found year-round at low to moderate elevations. Migratory herds generally winter ... 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 39 - Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Park Counties


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Photos and Terrain Notes


The area ranges in elevation from about 5,100 feet in the east to over 14,000 feet in the west. The western part of the area is mountainous and includes many heavily forested areas, high alpine tun... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!

Unit Elevation Profile

HuntScore generates thousands of synthetic hikes in the unit to create an elevation profile. This profile is what you can expect to experience within a 2 mile hike from a road or trail in this unit.

Elevation in this unit ranges from 6735' to 14196' with a median elevation of 8652'. If you are preparing to hunt this unit you should train for hiking up and down slopes of 12.6%.

Distribution of Slopes From Hikes
Common Slope

This is typical incline or decline experienced while hiking from a road or trail in the unit

Elevation Range
Max Elevation: 14196'
Median Elevation: 8652'
Min Elevation: 6735'

Common Elevation Profiles

Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
645
Licenses Drawn
645
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
535
Nonresident Quota
54
Landowner Quota
177
Youth Quota
51
48.2%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
Choose a hunt below to take a deeper dive into hunt scores, drawing trends, and harvest data.
Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Quota Drawn Surplus Resident Draw Odds NonResident Draw Odds Min Res. Points Min NonRes. Points Notes
EF039O4R
F
R
O4
LL
30 30 0
55.3%
100%
0 1
EF039O1M
F
M
O1
LL
15 15 0
83.3%
0%
0 0
EF039O1R
F
R
O1
LL
10 10 0
33.3%
33.3%
1 2
EF039O2R
F
R
O2
LL
30 30 0
55.3%
100%
0 1
EF039O3R
F
R
O3
LL
30 30 0
55.3%
100%
0 1
EF391P5R
F
R
P5
LL
175 175 0
100%
100%
0 0 Permit Type C; License Valid for Units: 39, 391; 39- all portions within Jefferson County
EF039P5R
F
R
P5
LL
25 25 0
35.6%
0%
1 0
EM039O1M
M
M
O1
LL
70 70 0
39.7%
45.2%
1 2
EM039O1R
M
R
O1
LL
60 60 0
37.6%
17.6%
1 1
EM039O2R
M
R
O2
LL
50 50 0
46.1%
31.3%
1 1
EM039O3R
M
R
O3
LL
50 50 0
100%
100%
0 0
EM039O4R
M
R
O4
LL
20 20 0
83.3%
100%
0 1
EE039O1A
E
A
O1
LL
80 80 0
30.6%
34.8%
2 2
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.

Elk Harvest Stats (2021)


Total Hunters
396
Total Harvest
124
Harvest Male
81
Harvest Female
43
31%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth Success Rate Days Hunter
A
A
NA
N/A 70 19
17
2
0
27% 8
ALL
ALL
NA
N/A 396 124
81
43
0
31% 5
M
M
NA
N/A 79 33
33
0
0
42% 5
R
O3
LL
F
4 4
0
4
0
100% 1
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 84 36
0
36
0
43% 4
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 84 36
0
36
0
43% 4
R
O4
NA
N/A 15 3
3
0
0
20% 3
R
O4
LL
M
15 3
3
0
0
20% 3
R
O3
NA
N/A 39 14
10
4
0
36% 4
R
O2
LL
F
18 0
0
0
0
0% 7
R
O3
LL
M
35 10
10
0
0
29% 4
R
O2
LL
M
38 15
15
0
0
39% 4
R
O2
NA
N/A 56 15
15
0
0
27% 5
R
O1
NA
N/A 53 4
3
1
0
3% 4
R
O1
LL
F
6 1
0
1
0
17% 3
R
O1
LL
M
47 3
3
0
0
6% 4
R
R
NA
N/A 247 72
31
41
0
29% 4
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.

Harvests Trends


Overall harvests trends are broken down by hunt_code, manner, season, sex, type, and species of deer (if applicable) to the extent state wildlife managers provide such data.

Total Harvest

Success Rate

Avg. Days Hunted

Weather Insights


Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.

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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Precipitation

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Use the average and maximum precipitation events to set expetations for what rain gear to bring. Also remember that water availability can influence wildlife patterns, so be sure to check out the current weather patterns leading up to your hunt.

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