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Colorado unit 61 trophy quality:

A top and typically a long-term goal for trophy elk hunters. Unit 61 reliably yields 300" to whopper 350" plus elk

with way above average success. Unit 61 Colorado muzzleloader elk season offers a super fun experience and

great opportunity to take a trophy class bull. Hunters can expect to see multiple bull elk each day and about a

40% harvest success rate.

Unit 61 Elk Landowner Tags Colorado:

Anyone wishing to purchase an elk landowner tag can contact the good folks at HuntersDomain

as they often have vouchers available from more than one area 61 ranch.

The tags can range from archery elk, rifle bull elk to GMU 61 cow elk tags. As ranch manager Jimmy Horton

often has a few of the hard to find unit 61 deer tags, where the historical high caliber genetics always

produce a few outstanding trophy mule deer. Archery elk hunters can chase bugles late in the season or sit waterholes.

The often thick cover allows great spot and stalk opportunity but often limited shots. The rifle elk season starts October 1st

in area 61 which is smack in the middle of the rut and this makes for a top selection when hunters are

filling out those annual applications.

There are 3 more rifle bull elk hunts and numerous cow elk hunts and unit 61 Colorado cow elk landowner tags

for those that did not draw a coveted tag.

Colorado Unit 61 Terrain Elevation:

Eight thousand feet up to nine thousand two hundred feet. 8,000 feet - 9,200 feet

Public Land in unit 61 Colorado:

Western portion of the Uncompahgre Plateau with about ⅓ of the western portion of the unit overseen by the BLM and the eastern side managed by the Uncompahgre National Forest Department.

Colorado unit 61 takes around 20 preference points to obtain a bull elk tag for archery elk, muzzleloader or rifle.

Non-resident hunters can expect points creep to keep that number on a steady but sad annual increase.

The quality of elk in GMU 61:

This renowned hunting area has hundreds of hunters hoping to explore the mountains of the famous plateau.

The divide road along the eastern boundary separates trophy unit from unit 62 which for the most part has

over the counter tags for bull elk. Where the elk in unit 61 Colorado hang out: GMU 61

is very diverse in foliage as hunters can choose from massive stands of aspen, dark pine stands on most of

the higher elevations to oak brush and sagebrush in the BLM country. There is an abundance of water in most of unit 61

with the BLM to the west has a much more limited water source.


The west is known by big game hunters for mule deer and elk. Many hunters venture to states such as Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona each year to tromp around the mountains in search of a trophy elk or trophy deer. HuntersDomain has become a staple for those hunters seeking landowner vouchers or landowner tags which allow them to purchase a license in the hard to draw big game units of all of these states including Colorado. Unit 61 Colorado is home to some of the finest and most exciting rut action for elk in the world. Hunters often see several bulls each day as they enjoy the solitude of the Uncompahgre Plateau which for decades has been home to many trophy elk and mule deer. Unit 61 is one of the highest success rate hunts in the state and in the top 5 trophy units in all of Colorado. The pros at HuntersDomain can assist you with Colorado unit 61 topo maps or GMU 61 hunting maps.call today to get your dream elk hunt started. Whether you are seeking a unit 61 archery elk hunt or an early rifle hunt or simply trying to fill your freezer with a succulent cow elk this area is the place to begin your trophy hunt.

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