Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 30 - Garfield and Mesa Counties

GMU 30 - Garfield and Mesa Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
100
 
100
Success
27
 
27
Trophy Potential
91
 
91
Public Access
74
 
74
Ease of Terrain
95
 
95
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
8
 
8
Convenience
100
 
100
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
79
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by West Salt Creek-Bitter Creek divide, Evacuation Creek-Salt Creek divide and Douglas Creek-Salt Creek divide; on E by East Salt Creek-Roan Creek divide, Big Salt Wash-Roan Creek and Little Salt Wash-Roan Creek divides, and Bookcliffs; on S by Colorado River; on W by Utah.

Rains bring muddy roads. High elevation snows make roads impassible without chains.

75% of area is BLM land.

There are remote hunting areas accessible by foot, horseback or ATV. Get maps and study BLM access points.

County

Garfield, Mesa

Size

867 Square Miles (554,932 Acres)

Land Ownership

26% Private, 74% Public, 74% BLM, 4% Wilderness

Latitude/Longitude

39.3330, -108.7707

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 3 hotels, 39 campgrounds, and 6 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.

State Agency Website

Visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Other Species in Unit

Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey,

Photos and Terrain Notes


Pinyon-juniper, with pockets of sagebrush, cover most of area at lower elevations. Higher elevations are characterized by sagebrush interspersed with aspen stands and some dark timber. Terrain varies from rolling sagebrush to steep-sided canyons. Some areas are steep & rugged, especially in southern portion.

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Black-bear Drawing Stats (2019)


Total Quota
65
Licenses Drawn
5
Licenses Surplus
60
Resident Quota
4
Nonresident Quota
1
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
BE030P1R
E
R
P1
LL C
%
69
BE030P5R
E
R
P5
LL C
100%
85 The quota was not fixed. Rather it was set by the draw results. Usually a guaranteed percentage of tags go to residents.
HuntScore Tip: Over-the-counter unlimited licenses are licenses that are unlimited in number and available in a range of units and seasons.

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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
43
Harvest Male
29
Harvest Female
14
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
ANY
E
0 15
10
5
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 13
9
4
0
R
CR
E
0 1
1
0
0
R
P0
E
0 1
0
1
0
R
PX
E
0 1
0
1
0
R
R
E
0 12
9
3
0
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Weather Insights


Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.

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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