Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 72 - Dolores and Montezuma Counties

With altitudes from about 5,000 feet to more than 12,000 feet, the vegetation ranges from desert shrubs and piñon/juniper to alpine tundra. Weather can change quickly so be prepared for all conditions.

GMU 72 - Dolores and Montezuma Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
98
 
98
Success
0
 
N/A
Trophy Potential
85
 
85
Public Access
34
 
34
Ease of Terrain
90
 
90
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
44
 
44
Convenience
9
 
9
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
67
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Bounded on N and E by US Highway 491; on S by New Mexico; on W by Utah.

There is good vehicle access in these areas. Consequently, hunting pressure is heavy on public lands. The southern half of units 72 and 73 is tribal land. Hunting by non-tribal members is prohibited.

County

Dolores, Montezuma

Size

977 Square Miles (625,212 Acres)

Land Ownership

72% Private, 28% Public, 28% BLM, 6% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

37.3616, -108.8708

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 3 hotels, 3 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Black Bear Notes


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Public land and private land percentages can sometime be misleading. A unit may have 80% public land, but a particluar species may only occupy 20% on the entire area. And that 20% species distribution may lie 100% within private lands. Does that sound confusing? Just remember that there are always exceptions to the rule, and land ownership is just one piece of the puzzle.

State Agency Website

Visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Other Species in Unit

Deer, Elk, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey, Pronghorn,

Photos and Terrain Notes


With altitudes from about 5,000 feet to more than 12,000 feet, the vegetation ranges from desert shrubs and piñon/juniper to alpine tundra. Weather can change quickly so be prepared for all conditions. Most of unit 72 and the western sections of 70 and 711 is desert terrain and not productive for elk.

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2022)


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Black-bear Drawing Stats (2022)


Total Quota
935
Licenses Drawn
919
Licenses Surplus
16
Resident Quota
685
Nonresident Quota
234
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
0
98.4%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
Choose a hunt below to take a deeper dive into quotas, drawing odds, drawing trends, and harvest data.
Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Draw Odds HuntScore Notes
BE071O1R
E
R
O1
LL
100%
72 "Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 71
BE071O1M
E
M
O1
LL
100%
66 "Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 71
BE071O1A
E
A
O1
LL
89.6%
65 "Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 71
HuntScore Tip: You are able to receive a refund for your license as long as the season has not started. You would have to fill out the License Refund Application or Preference Point Restoration form and return the license and carcass tag with the application to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Preference Points will be restored to the pre-draw level, and you will not receive a preference point for that year.

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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2017)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
1
Harvest Male
1
Harvest Female
0
7%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
ALL
ALL
E
0 1
1
0
0
AS
AS
E
0 1
1
0
0
R
R
E
0 1
1
0
0
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Weather Insights


Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.

Average Temps

Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used. Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters. If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.

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