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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.

72 /100
GMU 16 - Jackson County

GMU 16 - Jackson County

Elk are distributed evenly throughout these units. During the day, the bulls will be in dark timberÑglass in the early morning and evening. The herd tends to stay in the coniferous timbered areas until late in the season.

72 /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.

72 /100
GMU 791 - Alamosa, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties

GMU 791 - Alamosa, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties

This area is not traditional elk habitat. Although elk have been able to exploit the irrigated meadows, croplands and river bottom, CPW would like to discourage this use from continuing due to the inherent problems and liabilities.

71 /100
GMU 82 - Alamosa and Saguache Counties

GMU 82 - Alamosa 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. Weather is a dominant factor for hunters.

71 /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.

70 /100
GMU 49 - Lake, Park, and Chaffee Counties

GMU 49 - Lake, Park, and Chaffee Counties

Most elk are found on the Fairplay side of the mountain range. Herds are increasing near Leadville. Weston Pass is a good area to hunt because it is in between summer and wintering grounds.

70 /100
GMU 181 - Grand County

GMU 181 - Grand County

Elk are well distributed in all Middle Park units. Bull to cow ratios are good because the area is fairly steep and heavily timbered. Generally, trophy bulls are rare (a few are taken every year) because bulls are managed for hunter opportunity.

70 /100
GMU 74 - La Plata and San Juan Counties

GMU 74 - La Plata and San Juan Counties

Finding bulls is tough. They have survived by knowing how to avoid hunters. Concentrate on rugged terrain away from other hunters. Weather often dictates the success rate in this area.

70 /100
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.

70 /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.

69 /100
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.

69 /100
GMU 12 - Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Garfield Counties

GMU 12 - Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Garfield Counties

Generally, this unit is considered very good elk hunting. They are generally at higher elevations in the eastern portions of the unit during early seasons, and move west to lower elevations (and private lands) as hunting pressure and snow depth increase.

68 /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.

68 /100
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...

68 /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.

67 /100
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

67 /100
GMU 37 - Summit and Grand Counties

GMU 37 - Summit and Grand Counties

Elk are well distributed in all Middle Park units. Bull to cow ratios are good because the area is fairly steep and heavily timbered. Generally, trophy bulls are rare (a few are taken every year) because bulls are managed for hunter opportunity.

66 /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.

66 /100
GMU 44 - Eagle County

GMU 44 - Eagle County

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.

66 /100
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