Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 57 - Chaffee, Park, and Fremont Counties

The elevation in this area ranges from 10,995 feet on Cameron Mountain to 6,890 feet near Swissvale. The terrain is Relatively level to moderately steep, low mountains with steep, rocky areas on the west side above the Arkansas River.

GMU 57 - Chaffee, Park, and Fremont Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
100
 
100
Success
8
 
8
Trophy Potential
2
 
2
Public Access
80
 
80
Ease of Terrain
80
 
80
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
59
 
59
Convenience
6
 
6
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
75
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by US Highway 24; on E by Kaufman Ridge and Badger Creek; on S by US Highway 50 and County Highway 291; on W by Arkansas River.

The access for this unit is good to public lands.

County

Chaffee, Park, Fremont

Size

273 Square Miles (174,989 Acres)

Land Ownership

24% Private, 76% Public, 55% USFS, 17% BLM, 4% State, 4% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

38.6764, -105.9504

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 5 campgrounds, and 0 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.

Photos and Terrain Notes


The elevation in this area ranges from 10,995 feet on Cameron Mountain to 6,890 feet near Swissvale. The terrain is Relatively level to moderately steep, low mountains with steep, rocky areas on the west side above the Arkansas River. The vegetation consists of Grassy meadows with large aspen stands, piñon, junipers, pines, spruce and fir.

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2022)


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Black-bear Drawing Stats (2022)


Total Quota
645
Licenses Drawn
552
Licenses Surplus
93
Resident Quota
497
Nonresident Quota
55
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
BE048O5R
E
R
O5
LL
100%
74 "Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 48
BE048O1R
E
R
O1
LL
100%
74 "Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 48
BE048O1M
E
M
O1
LL
100%
70 "Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 48
BE048O1A
E
A
O1
LL
100%
72 "Permit Type B; License Valid for Units: 48
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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2021)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
1
Harvest Male
0
Harvest Female
1
4%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
ALL
ALL
NA
E
0 1
0
1
0
AS
AS
NA
E
0 1
0
1
0
R
R
NA
E
0 1
0
1
0
HuntScore Tip: With more than 300,000 hunting licenses sold in Colorado each year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife thinks it's impossible to contact every hunter. So, harvest data is not actual. It's a statistical sample calculation based on license sales data and an estimate of hunter numbers and hunter success. Hunter activity and success is gathered through the hunter survey sent to all Colorado licensed hunters. Response is voluntary and therefore not complete.

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Average Temps

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