Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 60 - Mesa and Montrose Counties

Elevations range from 4,500 feet along the Dolores River to 8,600 feet near the Utah line.

GMU 60 - Mesa and Montrose Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
100
 
100
Success
34
 
34
Trophy Potential
91
 
91
Public Access
83
 
83
Ease of Terrain
69
 
69
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
67
 
67
Convenience
3
 
3
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
81
HuntScore

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Bounded on N and E by Dolores River; on S by County Highway 90; on W by Utah.

The GMU is primarily BLM land.

County

Mesa, Montrose

Size

238 Square Miles (152,047 Acres)

Land Ownership

18% Private, 82% Public, 18% USFS, 64% BLM, 13% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

38.4906, -108.9685

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 1 hotels, 1 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.

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Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


Elevations range from 4,500 feet along the Dolores River to 8,600 feet near the Utah line

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Black-bear Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
430
Licenses Drawn
322
Licenses Surplus
108
Resident Quota
235
Nonresident Quota
87
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
0
100%
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
BE060O1R
E
R
O1
LL
100%
83
BE060O1M
E
M
O1
LL
100%
79
BE060O1A
E
A
O1
LL
100%
81
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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
15
Harvest Male
6
Harvest Female
9
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
ANY
E
0 5
2
3
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 5
2
3
0
R
P0
E
0 1
0
1
0
R
R
E
0 4
2
2
0
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Average Temps

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