Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 52 - Delta County

The Grand Mesa is heavily forested and offers a wide variety of terrain: from the spruce, fir and aspen forests up to 11,000 feet, to the piñonjuniper woodlands at about 4,800 feet.

GMU 52 - Delta County

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
58
 
58
Trophy Potential
96
 
96
Public Access
47
 
47
Ease of Terrain
86
 
86
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
1
 
1
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
60
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Delta-Mesa County line; on E by Grand Mesa-Gunnison National Forest boundary, Overland Ditch, West Reservoir No. 1, and Jay Creek; on S by N Fork of Gunnison River and County Highway 92; on W by County Highway 65.

Respect motorized closures on public lands. The lower elevations are mainly private.

County

Delta

Size

264 Square Miles (169,244 Acres)

Land Ownership

52% Private, 48% Public, 37% USFS, 10% BLM

Latitude/Longitude

38.9335, -107.8286

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 1 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 Grand Mesa is heavily forested and offers a wide variety of terrain: from the spruce, fir and aspen forests up to 11,000 feet, to the piñonjuniper woodlands at about 4,800 feet.

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
43
Harvest Male
27
Harvest Female
16
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
E
0 2
2
0
0
ANY
E
0 16
10
6
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 11
7
4
0
R
CR
E
0 5
3
2
0
R
R
E
0 9
5
4
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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