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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 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.

62 /100
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.

61 /100
GMU 48 - Lake and Chaffee Counties

GMU 48 - Lake and Chaffee Counties

The southern 30 percent of unit usually holds more elk than rest of unit. Twin Peaks and Lake Creek are a good place to drive through on Hwy. 82 scanning for elk. Keep in mind this is very high country with elevations not going far below 9,000 feet.

61 /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...

61 /100
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.

61 /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.

61 /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.

61 /100
GMU 65 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, and Ouray Counties

GMU 65 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, and Ouray Counties

Hunting prospects are generally very 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.

61 /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.

61 /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.

60 /100
GMU 142 - Las Animas County

GMU 142 - Las Animas County

The elevation in this area ranges from 5,742 feet to 4,429 feet. Terrain : Moderately rolling to moderately steep plateaus to steep canyons. The vegetation consists of Shortgrass prairie to piñon, junipers and shrubs. Limited cottonwood riparian.

60 /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.

60 /100
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.

59 /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.

59 /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.

59 /100
GMU 71 - Dolores and Montezuma Counties

GMU 71 - Dolores and Montezuma Counties

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

59 /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.

59 /100
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.

59 /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.

59 /100
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