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
56
 
56
Success
27
 
27
Trophy Potential
2
 
2
Public Access
76
 
76
Ease of Terrain
71
 
71
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
30
 
30
Convenience
38
 
38
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
65
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.

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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.

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 (2022)


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Black-bear Drawing Stats (2022)


Total Quota
400
Licenses Drawn
400
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
360
Nonresident Quota
40
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
0
55.9%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
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Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Draw Odds HuntScore Notes
BE015O1R
E
R
O1
LL
41.8%
63 "Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 15
BE015O1M
E
M
O1
LL
64.1%
64 "Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 15
BE015O1A
E
A
O1
LL
100%
72 "Permit Type A; License Valid for Units: 15
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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2021)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
3
Harvest Male
1
Harvest Female
2
4%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
NA
E
0 1
0
1
0
ALL
ALL
NA
E
0 3
1
2
0
AS
AS
NA
E
0 2
0
2
0
CR
CR
NA
E
0 1
1
0
0
P0
P0
NA
E
0 0
0
0
0
PX
PX
NA
E
0 0
0
0
0
R
R
NA
E
0 1
0
1
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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