Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 86 - Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee Counties

The elevation in this area ranges from 14,064 feet on Humbolt Peak to 5,667 feet near Texas Creek. The terrain is Flat to gently rolling valley bottom climbing quickly to steep, rough mountains.

GMU 86 - Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee Counties

Scores


Ease of Drawing
100
 
100
Success
0
N/A
Trophy Potential
25
 
25
Public Access
70
 
70
Ease of Terrain
40
 
40
Room to Breathe
96
 
96
Opportunity
60
 
60
Convenience
70
 
70
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
90
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by US Highway 50; on E by County Highway 69; on S by Huerfano-Custer County line; on W by Sangre De Cristo Divide and US Highway 285.

The access for this unit is fair to good for access for public lands. The access for this unit is fair to poor for on private lands.

County

Fremont, Custer, Chaffee

Size

449 Square Miles (287,653 Acres)

Land Ownership

44% Private, 56% Public, 43% USFS, 12% BLM, 1% State

Latitude/Longitude

38.2070, -105.6385

Amenities

There are 1 hospitals, 20 hotels, 14 campgrounds, and 3 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Black Bear Notes


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HuntScore Tip

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

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Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


The elevation in this area ranges from 14,064 feet on Humbolt Peak to 5,667 feet near Texas Creek. The terrain is Flat to gently rolling valley bottom climbing quickly to steep, rough mountains. The vegetation consists of Grassland to Grass to pine to spruce, firs and aspens to alpine meadows.

Black-bear Drawing Stats (2019)


Total Quota
75
Licenses Drawn
22
Licenses Surplus
53
Resident Quota
19
Nonresident Quota
3
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
0
100%
Average Draw Odds
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Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season
BE086P1R
E
R
P1
HuntScore Tip: Nonresident allocations are determined by the average number of preference points a Colorado resident needs to draw a specific license during a 3-year period. For hunt codes that require six or more points for a Colorado resident to draw an elk or deer license, up to 20 percent of licenses may go to nonresidents. For elk and deer hunt codes that require fewer than six points for a Colorado resident to draw, up to 35 percent may go to nonresidents.

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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2018)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
14
Harvest Male
8
Harvest Female
6
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Hunters Harvest
A
A
N/A 3
M
M
N/A 1
R
R
N/A 3
R
P0
N/A 7
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