Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 421 - Mesa and Garfield Counties

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

GMU 421 - Mesa and Garfield Counties

Scores


Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
0
N/A
Trophy Potential
0
 
N/A
Public Access
63
 
63
Ease of Terrain
50
 
50
Room to Breathe
0
 
N/A
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
75
 
75
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
63
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by Colorado River-Plateau Creek divide; on E by Divide Creek-Buzzard Creek divide; on S by Mesa-Delta County line; on W by County Highway 65.

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, Garfield

Size

496 Square Miles (317,125 Acres)

Land Ownership

34% Private, 66% Public, 54% USFS, 11% BLM, 1% State

Latitude/Longitude

39.2042, -107.8875

Amenities

There are 1 hospitals, 20 hotels, 20 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


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

Black-bear Harvest Stats (2018)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
33
Harvest Male
22
Harvest Female
11
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Hunters Harvest
R
R
N/A 1
A
A
N/A 4
R
R
N/A 26
R
P0
N/A 2
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.