Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 411 - Mesa and Delta Counties

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 411 - Mesa and Delta Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
67
 
67
Trophy Potential
95
 
95
Public Access
62
 
62
Ease of Terrain
87
 
87
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
2
 
2
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
65
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Delta-Mesa County line, Flowing Park Road and Lands End Road; on E by County Highway 65 and 92; on S by US Highway 50.

The lower elevations are mainly private.

County

Mesa, Delta

Size

230 Square Miles (146,955 Acres)

Land Ownership

38% Private, 62% Public, 20% USFS, 42% BLM, 7% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

38.8736, -108.0834

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 1 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


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
41
Harvest Male
20
Harvest Female
21
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
E
0 4
2
2
0
ANY
E
0 14
7
7
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 13
6
7
0
R
CR
E
0 1
1
0
0
R
R
E
0 9
4
5
0
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

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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