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GMU 481 - Chaffee County

GMU 481 - Chaffee County

Look for elk throughout the unit primarily in the 8,000 to 10,000-foot elevation range. Elk are generally at or above above timberline in the areas around Frenchman Creek, east face of Mt. Princeton and the Heckendorf State Wildlife Area.

64 /100
GMU 32 - Garfield County

GMU 32 - Garfield County

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.

63 /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.

63 /100
GMU 201 - Moffat County

GMU 201 - Moffat County

Big, 300 + size bulls are common. The elk tend to stay put over the seasons. Movement is weather dependent. Overall, elk are scattered throughout the unit. Hold out for a good bullÑthe average size is around 305.

63 /100
GMU 6 - Jackson County

GMU 6 - 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.

63 /100
GMU 53 - Delta and Gunnison Counties

GMU 53 - Delta and Gunnison 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.

63 /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.

63 /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.

63 /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.

63 /100
GMU 34 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

GMU 34 - Garfield and Eagle Counties

Successful hunters avoid the main roads and hunt the dark timber and deeper canyons. c

63 /100
GMU 29 - Boulder, Jefferson, and Gilpin Counties

GMU 29 - Boulder, Jefferson, and Gilpin Counties

Most low to mid elevation elk ranges are on private land or parks and open space lands that are generally are not open to hunting. Most public land hunting is at the mid to high elevation ranges.

62 /100
GMU 77 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and Mineral Counties

GMU 77 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and Mineral Counties

Hunters must be prepared to walk into remote and forested areas. Do not expect to see elk from roads or areas open to OHVs. In early seasons stick to cool areas on north-facing slopes in the spruce/fir and aspen forests.

62 /100
GMU 55 - Gunnison County

GMU 55 - Gunnison County

Hunters are advised to be in good shape and to hunt well away from roads. Elk will move to difficult terrain when hunting pressure starts; so be prepared to hunt canyons or thick timber.

62 /100
GMU 61 - Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel Counties

GMU 61 - Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel Counties

Elk are widely distributed, but hunting pressure during the early seasons appears to be forcing animals from GMU 62 to GMU 61 which is a totally limited unit.

62 /100
GMU 581 - Park, Teller, and Fremont Counties

GMU 581 - Park, Teller, and Fremont Counties

This unit tends to be a winter concentration area for elk, especially the western and northeastern portion of the unit. In the northeast, look toward Dome Rock SWA and Sheep Rock. In the west, look toward Witcher Mountain and Cap Rock Ridge.

62 /100
GMU 9 - Larimer and Weld Counties

GMU 9 - Larimer and Weld Counties

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.

62 /100
GMU 33 - Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties

GMU 33 - Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties

White River offers variety and extremes. Several peaks in the Flattop Wilderness are 12,200ft in elevation. Elevation drops to 5,300ft near Rifle. The lower elevation vegetation starts out with sage, progressing to oakbrush/mtn brush, aspen, and e...

62 /100
GMU 10 - Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties

GMU 10 - Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties

Big, 300 + size bulls are common. The elk tend to stay put over the seasons. Movement is weather dependent. Overall, elk are scattered throughout the unit. We recommend Blue Mountain and Moosehead Mtn, but be prepared for rough terrain.

62 /100
GMU 46 - Clear Creek, Park, and Jefferson Counties

GMU 46 - Clear Creek, Park, and Jefferson Counties

Most low to mid elevation elk ranges are on private land or parks and open space lands that are generally are not open to hunting. Most public land hunting is at the mid to high elevation ranges.

62 /100
GMU 51 - Douglas County

GMU 51 - Douglas County

Elk herds within the Central Front Range are either residential or seasonally migratory. Residential herds are found year-round at low to moderate elevations.

62 /100
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