Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 231 - Routt, Rio Blanco, and Garfield Counties

From a low of 6,300 to 12,000ft along the Continental Divide. The Routt National Forest dominates the eastern 2/3 of the Upper Yampa units with coniferous forests and aspen. Mountain shrub and rolling sage cover the low country.

GMU 231 - Routt, Rio Blanco, and Garfield Counties
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Scores


Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
0
N/A
Trophy Potential
0
 
N/A
Public Access
61
 
61
Ease of Terrain
40
 
40
Room to Breathe
0
 
N/A
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
60
 
60
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
57
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Bounded on N by Routt County Roads 29, 132A, 25, 132 and 15; on E by County Highway 131; on S by Bear River; on W by Williams Fork-Yampa River divide to Dunkley Pass, Rio Blanco County Roads 8 and 19 and Routt County Road 55.

Most of the land outside of the national forest is private land. Hunting pressure is heavy. Hunters will have better success and enjoy more solitude by walking into remote areas.

County

Routt, Rio Blanco, Garfield

Size

166 Square Miles (106,132 Acres)

Land Ownership

36% Private, 64% Public, 61% USFS, 2% BLM, 1% State

Latitude/Longitude

40.1411, -107.0274

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 20 hotels, 12 campgrounds, and 1 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

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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


From a low of 6,300 to 12,000ft along the Continental Divide. The Routt National Forest dominates the eastern 2/3 of the Upper Yampa units with coniferous forests and aspen. Mountain shrub and rolling sage cover the low country.

Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
11
Harvest Male
8
Harvest Female
3
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
N/A
E
0 2
ANY
N/A
E
0 4
ANY
ALL
N/A
E
0 3
R
CR
N/A
E
0 1
R
R
N/A
E
0 1
HuntScore Tip: Harvest statistics are only taken at the unit level and include all harvests of a particular species by a particular manner. However it doesn't go to season level detail. For example, all rifle hunts (Season 1, Season 2, etc) are combined to a single total.

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