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GMU 86 - Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee Counties

GMU 86 - Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee Counties

Elk can be found throughout the unit during the regular fall seasons depending on the snow and weather. Elk hunting is best at higher elevations with pine, fir and meadows in the earlier seasons. Elk may move to lower elevations when heavy snows come.

80 /100
GMU 15 - Routt, Grand, and Eagle Counties

GMU 15 - Routt, Grand, and Eagle Counties

Large elk numbers occur on the Routt National Forest. The basic movement is from the higher to lower elevation in response to hunting pressure and weather. Hunt the timber and hunt the Routt National Forest early.

80 /100
GMU 43 - Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle, and Gunnison Counties

GMU 43 - Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle, and Gunnison Counties

With increased hunting pressure and snow, herds tend to move to remote areas or private lands - away from roads and hunters. The wilderness areas are a good bet for success but hunters must hike or horseback as motorized travel is prohibited.

80 /100
GMU 41 - Mesa and Delta Counties

GMU 41 - Mesa and Delta Counties

The elk herd is well distributed with good hunting success expected. Elk are scattered throughout the forest and on private lands. Most elk stay at higher elevations (8500- 10,000ft) in thick timber and oakbrush.

80 /100
GMU 62 - Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties

GMU 62 - Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties

The highest success rate for bull hunters occurs during first season, but expect hunting pressure there. Animals usually move to lower elevation private lands as hunting pressure increases.

79 /100
GMU 79 - Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties

GMU 79 - Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties

Elk hunting is good but requires hunters to pursue animals in challenging terrain. Overall success rates for elk hunters in unlimited units in the San Luis Valley are generally lower than the statewide average.

78 /100
GMU 63 - Delta, Gunnison, and Montrose Counties

GMU 63 - Delta, Gunnison, and Montrose Counties

If there is no snow, elk will likely be scattered throughout the high elevation landscape. Hunters will be most successful by walking along transition areas up high. When snow falls in November, herds move quickly to lower elevations on the western ends o

78 /100
GMU 22 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

GMU 22 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

Good cow hunting opportunities exist in this unit. The best hunting is in remote areas, mostly at high elevations, where the elk tend to hold up in pockets of green timber and aspen. Check out the Texas Mountain area and Rat Hole Ridge.

78 /100
GMU 68 - Saguache County

GMU 68 - Saguache County

Elk hunting is good but requires hunters to pursue animals in challenging terrain. Overall, success rates for elk hunters in unlimited units in the San Luis Valley are generally lower than the statewide average. Weather is a dominant factor for hunters.

78 /100
GMU 231 - Routt, Rio Blanco, and Garfield Counties

GMU 231 - Routt, Rio Blanco, and Garfield Counties

Elk are plentiful throughout the Upper Yampa area. Licenses are also readily available, but hunters should not rely on leftover license availability as these herds approach population objective. CPW has been working to minimize crop damage and significant

78 /100
GMU 31 - Mesa, Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties

GMU 31 - Mesa, Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties

Good cow hunting opportunities. The best hunting is in remote areas, mostly at high elevations, where the elk tend to hold up in pockets of green timber and aspen. Check out the Texas Mountain area and Rat Hole Ridge.

78 /100
GMU 551 - Gunnison and Saguache Counties

GMU 551 - Gunnison and Saguache Counties

Elk will move to difficult terrain when hunting pressure starts; so be prepared to hunt canyons or thick timber. If the weather is warm, hunt at higher elevations and in heavy timber.

78 /100
GMU 471 - Pitkin County

GMU 471 - Pitkin County

Early seasons find elk anywhere from 7500ft to above timberline. With increased hunting pressure and snow, herds tend to move to remote areas or private landsÑaway from roads and hunters.

78 /100
GMU 30 - Garfield and Mesa Counties

GMU 30 - Garfield and Mesa Counties

78 /100
GMU 521 - Gunnison and Delta Counties

GMU 521 - Gunnison and Delta Counties

The herd is growing, well distributed and hunting is rated as good. Most elk will be at higher elevations during the early seasons above 8,500 feet in thick timber and oak brush. Distribution changes in relation to weather and hunting pressure.

77 /100
GMU 444 - Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin Counties

GMU 444 - Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin Counties

Early seasons find elk anywhere from 7500ft to above timberline. With increased hunting pressure and snow, herds tend to move to remote areas or private landsÐaway from roads and hunters.

76 /100
GMU 191 - Larimer County

GMU 191 - 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.

76 /100
GMU 19 - Larimer County

GMU 19 - 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.

76 /100
GMU 561 - Chaffee and Saguache Counties

GMU 561 - Chaffee and Saguache Counties

Elk can be found throughout the unit, especially in the western two-thirds of the area up to timberline.

76 /100
GMU 421 - Mesa and Garfield Counties

GMU 421 - Mesa and Garfield Counties

You will need to get away from the roads. There are lots of legal bulls as the area is managed for quantity of bulls rather than trophy status. Hence, trophy bulls are present but relatively rare.

76 /100
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