Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 74 - La Plata and San Juan Counties

Elevations range from about 6,000 feet near the New Mexico border to more than 12,000 feet near Silverton. An abundance of vegetation provides good summer range, but winter range is declining because of development.

GMU 74 - La Plata and San Juan Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
98
 
98
Success
57
 
57
Trophy Potential
77
 
77
Public Access
100
 
100
Ease of Terrain
63
 
63
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
56
 
56
Convenience
45
 
45
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
87
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Ouray-San Juan County line; on E by San Juan-Hinsdale County line and Animas River; on S by US Highway 160; on W by Montezuma-La Plata County line, Dolores-San Juan County line, San Miguel-San Juan County line and Ouray-San Juan County line.

Public land is abundant in GMU 74 with much of it quite remote. Where road access is good expect hunting pressure.

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County

La Plata, San Juan

Size

595 Square Miles (380,672 Acres)

Land Ownership

14% Private, 86% Public, 77% USFS, 7% BLM, 2% State, 15% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

37.5820, -107.8604

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 19 hotels, 11 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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Photos and Terrain Notes


Elevations range from about 6,000 feet near the New Mexico border to more than 12,000 feet near Silverton. An abundance of vegetation provides good summer range, but winter range is declining becau... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2020)


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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
65
Harvest Male
42
Harvest Female
23
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
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0 3
2
1
0
ANY
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0 23
15
8
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 19
12
7
0
R
CR
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0 4
3
1
0
R
P0
E
0 1
1
0
0
R
R
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0 15
9
6
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HuntScore Tip: Also keep in mind that past performance doesn't necessarily guide future success. Warm weather during the previous year may have limited harvest. Cold and snowy weather may have sent hunters home early the previous year, limiting the harvest. You may have better conditions. Look at the 3-5 year trends and not a specific year.

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Average Temps

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