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


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
79
 
79
Trophy Potential
95
 
95
Public Access
66
 
66
Ease of Terrain
77
 
77
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
67
HuntScore

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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

541 Square Miles (346,011 Acres)

Land Ownership

34% Private, 66% Public, 54% USFS, 10% BLM, 1% State, 1% NPS

Latitude/Longitude

39.2011, -107.8745

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 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


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

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
165
Harvest Male
101
Harvest Female
64
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
E
0 18
9
9
0
ANY
E
0 58
36
22
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 49
29
20
0
M
M
E
0 2
2
0
0
R
CR
E
0 5
4
1
0
R
P0
E
0 1
1
0
0
R
PX
E
0 4
3
1
0
R
R
E
0 28
17
11
0
HuntScore Tip: Ever hunt a unit with a 100% success rate and not see any deer? If you're nodding your head to any of these scenarios then you're one of the people who knows that statistics are a good guide, but they aren't a guarantee.

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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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