Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 27 - Grand and Routt 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 27 - Grand and Routt Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
99
 
99
Success
28
 
28
Trophy Potential
78
 
78
Public Access
55
 
55
Ease of Terrain
80
 
80
Room to Breathe
1
 
1
Opportunity
39
 
39
Convenience
1
 
1
Ease of Effort
53
 
53
62
HuntScore

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Bounded on N and E by US Highway 40; on S by County Highway 9 and Colorado River; on W by Canyon Creek and Muddy Creek-Yampa River divide (Gore Range Divide).

This unit has a lot of private land.

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County

Grand, Routt

Size

197 Square Miles (126,153 Acres)

Land Ownership

45% Private, 55% Public, 34% USFS, 6% BLM, 15% State

Latitude/Longitude

40.2000, -106.5301

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 1 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

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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 27 - Grand and Routt 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
1,715
Licenses Drawn
853
Licenses Surplus
862
Resident Quota
614
Nonresident Quota
239
Landowner Quota
153
Youth Quota
153
96.5%
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
EE027P4R
E
R
P4
LL
100%
85
EF015O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
81 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 15, 27;
EE027O1R
E
R
O1
LL
97.1%
85
EE027O4R
E
R
O4
LL
100%
84
EE027P1R
E
R
P1
LL
100%
85
EF027O4R
F
R
O4
LL
100%
85
EF027L1R
F
R
L1
LL
100%
85
EF027O1R
F
R
O1
LL
100%
85
EF027O2R
F
R
O2
LL
100%
86
EF027O3R
F
R
O3
LL
100%
86
EF027P5R
F
R
P5
LL
100%
86
EE015O1M
E
M
O1
LL
94.6%
85 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 15, 27;
HuntScore Tip: Private land only licenses, also called PLO licenses, require the holder to hunt in a specific GMU and are valid only on private land. You must obtain permission from a landowner. It is recommended that you secure permission from a landowner before purchasing the license.

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Elk Harvest Stats (2021)


Total Hunters
1,764
Total Harvest
141
Harvest Male
73
Harvest Female
55
38%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
NA
N/A 565 27
27
0
0
ALL
ALL
NA
N/A 1764 141
73
55
0
M
M
NA
N/A 153 9
9
0
0
R
O3
NA
N/A 269 14
0
12
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 40 9
0
9
0
R
O4
LL
E
42 0
0
0
0
R
O4
NA
N/A 63 0
0
0
0
R
O4
LL
F
21 0
0
0
0
R
O3
LL
F
128 14
0
12
0
R
O2
LL
F
203 32
0
25
0
R
O2
NA
N/A 418 48
16
25
0
R
O1
LL
E
86 17
13
0
0
R
O1
LL
F
67 3
0
3
0
R
O1
NA
N/A 169 28
21
3
0
R
L0
NA
N/A 87 6
0
6
0
R
L0
NA
N/A 87 6
0
6
0
R
R
NA
N/A 1046 105
37
55
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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