Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 14 - Routt and Grand 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 (56%) coniferous forests and (27%) aspen.

GMU 14 - Routt and Grand Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
100
 
100
Success
77
 
77
Trophy Potential
44
 
44
Public Access
100
 
100
Ease of Terrain
74
 
74
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
16
 
16
Convenience
29
 
29
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
84
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Little Snake-Elk River divide; on E by Continental Divide; on S by US Highway 40; on W by US Highway 40 and Routt County Road 129.

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. Mt.

Zirkel Wilderness Areas access is restricted to non-vehicle methods.

County

Routt, Grand

Size

409 Square Miles (261,544 Acres)

Land Ownership

14% Private, 86% Public, 85% USFS, 27% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

40.6478, -106.7823

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 10 hotels, 1 campgrounds, and 1 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


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 (56%) coniferous forests and (27%) aspen. Mountain shrub and rolling sage cover the low country or about 7 % of the land cover.

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Black-bear Drawing Stats (2019)


Total Quota
20
Licenses Drawn
2
Licenses Surplus
18
Resident Quota
2
Nonresident Quota
0
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
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E
R
P1
LL C
100%
92 The quota was not fixed. Rather it was set by the draw results. Usually a guaranteed percentage of tags go to residents.
HuntScore Tip: Colorado divides the state into distinct hunting areas called Game Management Units or GMUs (see map). To prevent over harvesting, a limited number of licenses by species are assigned to be sold in each GMU. The number of limited licenses available in each GMU is called the quota.

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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
72
Harvest Male
38
Harvest Female
34
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
E
0 3
1
2
0
ANY
E
0 25
13
12
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 22
12
10
0
M
M
E
0 1
1
0
0
R
CR
E
0 3
1
2
0
R
R
E
0 18
10
8
0
HuntScore Tip: The key to hunting Colorado black bears in September is understanding that the physiology and behavior of bears dramatically change in mid-August.

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Average Temps

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