Colorado Unit 211 Hunting Information

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Overview of CO GMU 211 Hunting Facts

Located north of Meeker and south of Maybell in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, Colorado Unit 211 ranks high in hunting success rates, especially mule deer and antelope. In addition to this success, Unit 211 Colorado is a favorite of hunters for its easy terrain and ease of drawing deer tags and OTC elk tags. For more Colorado Unit 211 hunting information, check out the Info for Cities Near Unit 211 section on the right.

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CO Unit 211 Species Hunting Info

INFO: Mule Deer Hunting in Colorado Unit 211

In the earlier seasons, begin your scouting above the timberline and near water sources, as this is where deer congregate in the warmer temperatures. As winter progresses, the herds will begin moving into the lower altitudes. Archery and muzzleloader tags drawn for this unit are also valid in Units 11, 13, 22, 131 and 231. An add-on bear tag is available for purchase when holding an archery or muzzleloader mule deer tag. Keep in mind that the late season hunting grounds will be shared with elk hunters. There are a great number of elk hunters, since the tags are available OTC.

SUCCESS RATES for Mule Deer Hunting in Colorado Unit 211

5 Year Estimated Average for Deer
Archery 50%
Muzzle Loader 55%
2nd Rifle 60%
3rd Rifle 70%
4th Rifle 70%

Mule Deer TROPHY QUALITY for Unit 211 Colorado

Average Quality 140″ – 160″
Trophy Potential 170″+
Buck to Doe Ratio 33:100

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INFO: Elk Hunting in Colorado Unit 211

Elk hunting has proven successful in Unit 211 Colorado, especially in the earlier seasons since the elk are actively moving through the unit during this time. Archery and rifle season elk tags are available OTC and muzzleloader tags are limited-draw. The arid climate of this unit causes elk to spend a considerable amount of their day searching for water during the warmer months.

SUCCESS RATES for Elk Hunting in Colorado Unit 211

5 Year Estimated Average for Elk
Archery 25%
Muzzle Loader 25%
1st Rifle 35%
2nd Rifle 20%
3rd Rifle 18%
4th Rifle 20%

Elk TROPHY QUALITY for Unit 211 Colorado

Average Quality 240″ – 280″
Trophy Potential 300″+
Bull to Cow Ratio 26:100

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INFO: Antelope Hunting in Colorado Unit 211

Unit 211 Colorado has a stronghold on its antelope hunting success rates. The tags are a bit harder to draw than deer or elk tags for this unit, but for a good reason. The antelope numbers are very well-maintained from year to year. Unit 211 offers stretches of shrub-covered foothills and flat prairieland. Colorado GMU 211 offers about a 1 : 1 ratio for public and private land, so be sure to stay informed on property lines.

SUCCESS RATES for Antelope Hunting in Colorado Unit 211

5 Year Estimated Average for Antelope
Archery 55%
Muzzle Loader 85%
Rifle 90%

Antelope TROPHY QUALITY for Unit 211 Colorado

Average Quality 60″ – 65″
Trophy Potential 70″+
Buck to Doe Ratio 51:100

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Overview of Colorado Unit 211 Hunting Facts


Cities Near CO GMU 211


Colorado Unit 211 Topo Map

Total Acreage: 276,000 acres over 431 square miles

Total Public Land: 125,000 acres or 45%

Land Ownership Mix: 55% Private; 45% Public; BLM: 107,840 acres; State: 10,112 acres

Species: Black Bear, Elk, Mule Deer, Moose, Pronghorn

Elevation Variances: 5,957 ft. to 8,688 ft.

Terrain Difficulty Overall: Mild to Moderate

Land Coverage/Vegetation: Land cover includes 12% evergreen forest, 64% shrub/scrub, and 18% deciduous forest

Unit 211 Boundaries: (Moffat, Rio Blanco County Colorado) bounded on North by US-South Highway 40 and Yampa River; on East by Colorado 13/789; on South by White River; on West by Strawberry Creek-Deception Creek Road


Lay of the Land in Unit 211


Terrain in GMU 211 CO

The terrain of Unit 211 Colorado consists of an easily-traveled landscape full of mesas, valleys, foothills and flatlands. The rolling ridges, basins, creek bottoms and prairieland provide habitat ideal for deer, elk and antelope. The elk tend to move into the smaller crevices, especially as hunting pressure increases. The elk herd will begin migrating out of the unit as the winter ramps up. The antelope stick to the grasslands and rolling hills. The mule deer make their own way depending on the weather patterns and seasonal changes. Hunters are able to hunt this unit, no matter what physical shape they may be in.

Vegetation in GMU Unit 211 CO

Primarily a scrub-covered unit consisting of sagebrush, mountain mahogany, oak varieties and pinyon-juniper woodlands, Unit 211 Colorado caters to the wildlife of the area. The pinyon-juniper trees provide an important winter diet of its leaves, fruit and seeds to antelope, deer and elk. The mountain mahogany is a huge part of the mule deer’s diet, at all times of the year. The vegetation provides the big game with a sense of security, as they shy away from the main roads and heavy populated areas.

Access Points in CO GMU 211

Access within Colorado Unit 211 can be limited due to the private land stretches. However, there is an elaborate Meeker Trail System in the southern portion of the unit. Sulphur Creek Rd, Lions Canyon, Rd and CO-9 are three notable major roads that wind throughout the unit and can connect hunters with hunting areas.