Hunting in

GMU 39 - Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Park Counties

GMU 39 - Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Park Counties

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

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GMU 5 - Moffat and Routt Counties

GMU 5 - Moffat and Routt 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 8 - Larimer County

GMU 8 - 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.

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GMU 135 - Las Animas, Pueblo and Otero Counties

GMU 135 - Las Animas, Pueblo and Otero Counties

This is not a recommended unit for elk. Any elk hunting in this unit should be done along the southern boundary.

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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.

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GMU 67 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties

GMU 67 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties

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.

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GMU 301 - Moffat County

GMU 301 - Moffat County

This unit contains a large elk herd, and it 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.

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GMU 50 - Park County

GMU 50 - Park County

Elk occupy all habitats and areas 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 at higher elevation

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GMU 4 - Moffat and Routt Counties

GMU 4 - Moffat and Routt 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 69 - Custer and Fremont Counties

GMU 69 - Custer and Fremont Counties

For elk, this unit is totally limited. Licenses can be obtained by application or leftover only. There are no OTC licenses.

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GMU 104 - Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert Counties

GMU 104 - Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert Counties

Elk use occurs on private land with the highest numbers occurring in the southern portion of the unit. Elk are highly mobile and often move out of the unit to the south and into GMU 110 and to the west into GMU 51.

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GMU 691 - Custer and Fremont Counties

GMU 691 - Custer and Fremont Counties

Elk are found in the middle third of the unit in the early seasons.

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GMU 512 - El Paso County

GMU 512 - El Paso County

Very few elk occur in this unit. So, you'll probably want to look elsewhere. However, a limited number of cow elk licenses are available.

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GMU 591 - Pueblo, Fremont, and El Paso Counties

GMU 591 - Pueblo, Fremont, and El Paso Counties

The hunting can be good on the western and southern portions depending on elk movements.

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GMU 1 - Moffat County

GMU 1 - 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 across the northern portion of the unit. Try Hoy Draw and Chokecherry Draw.

54 /100
GMU 20 - Larimer and Boulder Counties

GMU 20 - Larimer and Boulder Counties

Most of the elk range is located in the western part of the unit, and the elk summer in the western half of the unit above 8,000 feet, although there are elk year round at lower elevations near the foothills.

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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.

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GMU 682 - Saguache County

GMU 682 - Saguache County

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.

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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.

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GMU 214 - Routt County

GMU 214 - Routt County

Domestic sheep grazing typically occurs on parts of the Routt National Forest through the months of August and September. Elk will typically avoid areas actively used by sheep but often are not far away.

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