The herd tends to stay in the coniferous timbered areas until late in the season, moving to lower elevations with snow and hunting pressure.
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.
27% Private, 73% Public, 40% USFS, 26% BLM, 7% State, 23% Wilderness
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!
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.
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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!
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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.
The mid-winter trend count objective for Sierra Madre Elk Herd was unable to be assessed in February 2020 due to the timing of the objective change and flight budget constraints. With consistent harvest data, good bull-cow and calf-cow ratios maintaine...
In 2019, 4,297 elk were classified during the postseason aerial classification survey (Appendix A). Days per harvest (20.4) decreased in 2019 and harvest success rates were considered acceptable. Hunt Area 11 continues to provide opportunity for hunter...