Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 7 - Larimer County

Elk summer range generally includes areas between 9,500 and 11,500 feet in elevation. These areas usually become available to elk as snowlines recede in mid to late May. The majority of elk in this area winter at elevations between 7,000 and 9,500 feet.

GMU 7 - Larimer County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
70
 
70
Success
30
 
30
Trophy Potential
74
 
74
Public Access
100
 
100
Ease of Terrain
78
 
78
Room to Breathe
1
 
1
Opportunity
65
 
65
Convenience
20
 
20
Ease of Effort
44
 
44
70
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Wyoming; on E by County Road 103 (Laramie River Road); on S by County Highway 14; on W by Larimer-Jackson County line.

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County

Larimer

Size

243 Square Miles (155,767 Acres)

Land Ownership

13% Private, 87% Public, 79% USFS, 7% BLM, 1% State, 47% Wilderness, 1% NPS

Latitude/Longitude

40.8149, -105.9911

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 16 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Elk Notes


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Elk summer range generally includes areas between 9,500 and 11,500 feet in elevation. These areas usually become available to elk as snowlines recede in mid to late May. The majority of elk in this... 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


Elevations range from 12,795 feet at the highest point in the southwestern part of the area to 4,921 feet along the eastern edge near Fort Collins. This area covers much of the northern part of the... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!

Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
7,885
Licenses Drawn
7,885
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
6,556
Nonresident Quota
1,126
Landowner Quota
1,847
Youth Quota
275
68.3%
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
EF007O4R
F
R
O4
LL
46.2%
71 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EF007L1R
F
R
L1
LL
49%
71 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EF007O1M
F
M
O1
LL
100%
74 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8, 9, 19, 191;
EF007O2R
F
R
O2
LL
46.2%
73 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EF007O3R
F
R
O3
LL
46.2%
71 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EM007O4R
M
R
O4
LL
100%
74 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EF007P5R
F
R
P5
LL
89.3%
80 Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EM007O1M
M
M
O1
LL
60.3%
68 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8, 9, 19, 191;
EM007O1R
M
R
O1
LL
55.8%
76 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EM007O2R
M
R
O2
LL
100%
75 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EM007O3R
M
R
O3
LL
100%
74 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8;
EE007O1A
E
A
O1
LL
74.6%
66 Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 7, 8, 9, 19, 191;
HuntScore Tip: Always apply for the unit that is your first choice if your goal is to accumulate points for use toward a future quality hunt. Points needed can change significantly from year to year.

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Elk Harvest Stats (2021)


Total Hunters
1,780
Total Harvest
204
Harvest Male
113
Harvest Female
79
11%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
NA
N/A 450 54
36
16
0
ALL
ALL
NA
N/A 1780 204
113
79
0
M
M
NA
N/A 301 31
6
25
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 15 0
0
0
0
R
O4
LL
F
19 6
0
3
0
R
O4
LL
M
69 0
0
0
0
R
O4
NA
N/A 88 6
0
3
0
R
O3
NA
N/A 270 40
19
21
0
R
O3
LL
F
83 21
0
21
0
R
O2
NA
N/A 482 43
26
10
0
R
O3
LL
M
187 19
19
0
0
R
O2
LL
F
109 17
0
10
0
R
O2
LL
M
373 26
26
0
0
R
O1
NA
N/A 151 26
26
0
0
R
O1
LL
M
151 26
26
0
0
R
L0
NA
N/A 23 4
0
4
0
R
L0
NA
N/A 23 4
0
4
0
R
PLO
PLO
N/A 15 0
0
0
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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