Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 28 - Grand County

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 28 - Grand County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
99
 
99
Success
27
 
27
Trophy Potential
77
 
77
Public Access
75
 
75
Ease of Terrain
77
 
77
Room to Breathe
1
 
1
Opportunity
35
 
35
Convenience
17
 
17
Ease of Effort
48
 
48
65
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Colorado River, Lake Granby and Arapaho Creek; on E by Continental Divide; on S by Continental Divide and Williams Fork-Straight Creek divide; on W by Williams Fork-Blue River divide and Barger Gulch.

County

Grand

Size

664 Square Miles (424,736 Acres)

Land Ownership

30% Private, 70% Public, 60% USFS, 7% BLM, 1% State, 7% Wilderness, 2% Other

Latitude/Longitude

39.9390, -105.9610

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 3 hotels, 3 campgrounds, and 1 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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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 (2020)


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Elk Drawing Stats (2020)


Total Quota
4,550
Licenses Drawn
3,154
Licenses Surplus
1,396
Resident Quota
2,730
Nonresident Quota
424
Landowner Quota
377
Youth Quota
377
100%
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
EF028L1R
F
R
L1
LL
100%
79
EE028O1R
E
R
O1
LL
100%
80
EE028O4R
E
R
O4
LL
100%
80
EE028P1R
E
R
P1
LL
100%
78
EE028P4R
E
R
P4
LL
100%
78
EF028P5R
F
R
P5
LL
100%
78
EF028O1R
F
R
O1
LL
100%
78
EF028O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
74
EF028O3R
F
R
O3
LL
100%
80
EF028O2R
F
R
O2
LL
100%
79
EF028O4R
F
R
O4
LL
100%
80
EE028O1M
E
M
O1
LL
100%
80
HuntScore Tip: Nonresident allocations are determined by the average number of preference points a Colorado resident needs to draw a specific license during a 3-year period. For hunt codes that require six or more points for a Colorado resident to draw an elk or deer license, up to 20 percent of licenses may go to nonresidents. For elk and deer hunt codes that require fewer than six points for a Colorado resident to draw, up to 35 percent may go to nonresidents.

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Elk Harvest Stats (2020)


Total Hunters
3,876
Total Harvest
536
Harvest Male
190
Harvest Female
318
14%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 1053 64
57
7
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 3876 536
190
318
0
M
M
N/A 279 29
29
0
0
R
O3
N/A 685 113
38
75
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 162 773
0
773
0
R
PLO
N/A 250 95
5
90
0
R
O4
LL
E
240 53
15
38
0
R
O4
LL
F
324 67
0
48
0
R
O4
N/A 605 133
17
97
0
R
O3
LL
F
285 775
0
775
0
R
O2
N/A 390 38
29
9
0
R
O2
LL
F
158 9
0
9
0
R
ALL
N/A 116 22
0
22
0
R
O1
N/A 584 64
20
35
0
R
O1
LL
E
421 45
17
24
0
R
O1
LL
F
116 10
0
5
0
R
L0
N/A 116 22
0
22
0
R
D
R
N/A 2 0
0
0
0
R
R
N/A 2544 443
104
311
0
HuntScore Tip: Also keep in mind that past performance doesn't necessarily guide future success. Warm weather during the previous year may have limited harvest. Cold and snowy weather may have sent hunters home early the previous year, limiting the harvest. You may have better conditions. Look at the 3-5 year trends and not a specific year.

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Average Temps

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