Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 161 - Jackson County

The herd tends to stay in the coniferous timbered areas until late in the season, moving to lower elevations with snow and hunting pressure.

GMU 161 - Jackson County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
79
 
79
Success
27
 
27
Trophy Potential
65
 
65
Public Access
96
 
96
Ease of Terrain
84
 
84
Room to Breathe
1
 
1
Opportunity
40
 
40
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
46
 
46
67
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Wyoming; on E by County Highway 125; on S by County Highway 14, Jackson County Roads 12W and 16, Lone Pine Creek and Continental Divide; on W by Continental Divide.

Over 2/3 of North Park is public land.

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County

Jackson

Size

408 Square Miles (261,038 Acres)

Land Ownership

27% Private, 73% Public, 40% USFS, 26% BLM, 7% State, 23% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

40.8782, -106.5313

Amenities

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

Elk Notes


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Elk are distributed evenly throughout these units. During the day, the bulls will be in dark timber - glass in the early morning and evening. The herd tends to stay in the coniferous timbered areas... Create a free account to read the rest of this elk hunting note!

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Management Plan

Elk Management Plan

State Agency Website

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Photos and Terrain Notes


Elevations in North Park range from 7,800 feet at Northgate to 12,951 feet at Clarkfts Peak. The average elevation of the open, sagebrush-grassland park is 8,000 feet. North Park is a relatively fl... 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
530
Licenses Drawn
464
Licenses Surplus
66
Resident Quota
418
Nonresident Quota
46
Landowner Quota
66
Youth Quota
66
88.7%
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
EF161P4R
F
R
P4
LL
100%
72
EF161O4R
F
R
O4
LL
100%
80
EF161P3R
F
R
P3
LL
100%
72
EF161O3R
F
R
O3
LL
100%
81
EE161O4R
E
R
O4
LL
74.1%
75
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Elk Harvest Stats (2020)


Total Hunters
3,935
Total Harvest
327
Harvest Male
151
Harvest Female
142
8%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A 1466 69
48
21
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 3935 327
151
142
0
M
M
N/A 173 24
5
12
0
R
O1
N/A 442 59
9
43
0
R
O1
LL
E
182 6
6
0
0
R
O1
LL
F
257 50
0
43
0
R
O2
N/A 997 60
26
25
0
R
O2
LL
F
482 34
0
25
0
R
O3
N/A 625 94
59
29
0
R
O3
LL
F
229 33
0
27
0
R
O4
N/A 216 17
4
8
0
R
O4
LL
E
89 7
4
3
0
R
O4
LL
F
123 10
0
5
0
R
PLO
N/A 35 9
3
6
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 16 4
0
4
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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