Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 41 - Mesa and Delta Counties

Grand Mesa terrain ranges from high elevation (11,000ft) spruce/fir forests to low elevation (4,800ft) piñon-juniper woodlands.

GMU 41 - Mesa and Delta Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
100
 
100
Success
62
 
62
Trophy Potential
79
 
79
Public Access
62
 
62
Ease of Terrain
85
 
85
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
81
 
81
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
84
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Colorado River and County Highway 65; on E by County Highway 65, Lands End Road, Flowing Park Road and Mesa-Delta County line; on W by US Highway 50.

Hunters should be prepared to spend time on foot or horseback. Much of the area is public land. Overall, the hunting pressure is heavy.

County

Mesa, Delta

Size

328 Square Miles (209,743 Acres)

Land Ownership

38% Private, 62% Public, 27% USFS, 35% BLM

Latitude/Longitude

39.0231, -108.2649

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 0 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


Grand Mesa terrain ranges from high elevation (11,000ft) spruce/fir forests to low elevation (4,800ft) piñon-juniper woodlands.

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Black-bear Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
2,400
Licenses Drawn
1,115
Licenses Surplus
1,285
Resident Quota
932
Nonresident Quota
183
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
BE041O1R
E
R
O1
LL
100%
80
BE041O1M
E
M
O1
LL
100%
83
BE041O1A
E
A
O1
LL
100%
84
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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
47
Harvest Male
38
Harvest Female
9
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
ANY
E
0 16
13
3
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 15
12
3
0
R
P0
E
0 5
4
1
0
R
PX
E
0 1
1
0
0
R
R
E
0 10
8
2
0
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Average Temps

Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used. Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters. If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.

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