Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 37 - Summit and Grand Counties

The Continental Divide and the Gore Range Divide encircle Middle Park. Most of this terrain is steep to very steep. Sagebrush/shrubs are common on southern exposures at lower elevations.

GMU 37 - Summit and Grand Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
100
 
100
Success
20
 
20
Trophy Potential
60
 
60
Public Access
70
 
70
Ease of Terrain
70
 
70
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
6
 
6
Convenience
39
 
39
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
70
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Colorado River; on E by Barger Gulch, Williams Fork River-Blue River divide, Williams Fork River-Straight Creek divide and Continental Divide; on S by Continental Divide; on W by Eagle River-TeNew Mexicoile Creek divide, I-70, Blue River, Cataract Creek and Gore Range Divide.

County

Summit, Grand

Size

528 Square Miles (338,172 Acres)

Land Ownership

27% Private, 73% Public, 65% USFS, 5% BLM, 6% Wilderness, 1% Other

Latitude/Longitude

39.6612, -106.1251

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 4 hotels, 5 campgrounds, and 3 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 Continental Divide and the Gore Range Divide encircle Middle Park. Most of this terrain is steep to very steep. Sagebrush/shrubs are common on southern exposures at lower elevations. The past decadefts mountain pine beetle killed an estimated 80 percent of mature lodgepole pine trees in Grand County, creating numerous hazards along public roadways as these trees begin to fall.

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Black-bear Drawing Stats (2019)


Total Quota
30
Licenses Drawn
19
Licenses Surplus
11
Resident Quota
17
Nonresident Quota
2
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
BE037P1R
E
R
P1
LL B
100%
84
BE037P5R
E
R
P5
LL B
100%
84 The quota was not fixed. Rather it was set by the draw results. Usually a guaranteed percentage of tags go to residents.
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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
8
Harvest Male
5
Harvest Female
3
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
E
0 1
1
0
0
ANY
E
0 3
2
1
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 2
1
1
0
R
CR
E
0 1
1
0
0
R
R
E
0 1
0
1
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

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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