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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.

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GMU 64 - Delta and Montrose Counties

GMU 64 - Delta and Montrose Counties

Hunting prospects are good. Because of the extent of wilderness area in these units, elk find plenty of lush meadows for summer grazing. The elk will stay high until hunting pressure or weather force them down.

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GMU 681 - Saguache County

GMU 681 - 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. Sn

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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.

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GMU 66 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties

GMU 66 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties

Elk populations remain strong throughout the Gunnison Basin. Aggressive herd reduction during the 2012 and 2013 seasons was implemented to address agricultural damage issues. Subsequently, there has been a noticeable decline in the population which has re

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GMU 76 - Hinsdale, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache, and San Juan Counties

GMU 76 - Hinsdale, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache, and San Juan 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.

62 /100
GMU 131 - Routt and Rio Blanco Counties

GMU 131 - Routt and Rio Blanco 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.

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GMU 3 - Moffat County

GMU 3 - Moffat County

The large elk herd occupies all available habitat. The later seasons are usually better, especially on public land, due to snow and hunting pressure pushing the elk out of the adjacent units. The success rate is very good on late cow elk hunts.

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GMU 501 - Park and Jefferson Counties

GMU 501 - Park and Jefferson Counties

Elk occupy all habitats and areas of the DAU at some time of the year. Densities are low in the open portions of South Park elevation habitats year-round, but especially during the summer when most elk move up to traditional calving and summering areas.

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GMU 52 - Delta County

GMU 52 - Delta County

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.

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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

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GMU 45 - Eagle and Pitkin Counties

GMU 45 - Eagle and Pitkin Counties

As hunting pressure increases, they seek the deeper canyons and dark timber areas way from roads. Concentrating on the large stands of dark timber and the larger wilderness areas will increase your chance of finding a big bull on public lands.

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GMU 511 - Teller, El Paso, and Park Counties

GMU 511 - Teller, El Paso, and Park Counties

Elk found just about anywhere in the unit. Look for elk in the Trout Creek drainage. During early seasons, look for elk near South Beaver Creek and Rampart Reservoir.

60 /100
GMU 133 - Huerfano, Pueblo, and Las Animas Counties

GMU 133 - Huerfano, Pueblo, and Las Animas Counties

Some elk can be found in the piñon/juniper growth and canyon areas.

60 /100
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.

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GMU 72 - Dolores and Montezuma Counties

GMU 72 - Dolores and Montezuma Counties

The elk population is holding steady and herds are at objective levels. Elk are distributed widely throughout the eastern portion of these units. However, they will move quickly into thick aspen, evergreens, and rugged terrain with hunting pressure.

60 /100
GMU 391 - Jefferson County

GMU 391 - Jefferson 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.

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GMU 361 - Eagle and Grand Counties

GMU 361 - Eagle and Grand Counties

Elk are scattered from about 7,000ft to above timberline. As hunting pressure increases, they seek the deeper canyons and dark timber areas way from roads.

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GMU 59 - Pueblo, Fremont, El Paso, and Teller Counties

GMU 59 - Pueblo, Fremont, El Paso, and Teller Counties

There is better elk hunting in Teller County portion of unit. However, terrain is very steep and heavily forested. Early seasons, archery and muzzleloader, see success above timberline.

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GMU 128 - Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas, and Otero Counties

GMU 128 - Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas, and Otero Counties

The elevation in this area ranges from 6,185 to 4,341 feet. The terrain is Flat to gently rolling with steep irregular plateaus, canyons. The vegetation consists of Shortgrass prairie with limited farmland, piñon/juniper/shrub, riparian cottonw...

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