Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 11 - Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties

The lower elevations of 6,000ft consist of sage and sage steepe. piñon and juniper cover the upper elevations up to 8,500ft. Expect zero to light snow cover in 1st and 2nd seasons.

GMU 11 - Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
1
 
1
Success
10
 
10
Trophy Potential
74
 
74
Public Access
69
 
69
Ease of Terrain
81
 
81
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
50
HuntScore

Access Notes


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Bounded on N by County Highway 318 and US Highway 40; on E by Deception Creek-Strawberry Creek Road; on S by White River; on W by Wolf Creek, Coal Creek, Winter Valley Gulch to Drill Hole to Elk Springs Ridge to mile marker 38.3 on US Highway 40, Twelvemile Gulch Road, Yampa River and Little Snake River.

Overall access is easy and 4WD is not necessary in most areas. Hunting pressure is heavy.

County

Moffat, Rio Blanco

Size

567 Square Miles (362,818 Acres)

Land Ownership

32% Private, 69% Public, 62% BLM, 7% State

Latitude/Longitude

40.3012, -108.2265

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.

State Agency Website

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Other Species in Unit

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

Photos and Terrain Notes


The lower elevations of 6,000ft consist of sage and sage steepe. piñon and juniper cover the upper elevations up to 8,500ft. Expect zero to light snow cover in 1st and 2nd seasons. The later seasons may bring moderate snow and a potential for near zero temperatures.

If the weather is mild, deer and elk will not be present in high numbers until the later seasons.

Black-bear Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
1
Licenses Drawn
1
Licenses Surplus
0
Resident Quota
1
Nonresident Quota
0
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
0
0.9%
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
BE011W1R
E
R
W1
LL
0.9%
0
HuntScore Tip: Nonresident allocations are determined by the average number of preference points a Colorado resident needs to draw a specific license during a 3-year period. For hunt codes that require six or more points for a Colorado resident to draw an elk or deer license, up to 20 percent of licenses may go to nonresidents. For elk and deer hunt codes that require fewer than six points for a Colorado resident to draw, up to 35 percent may go to nonresidents.

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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
11
Harvest Male
6
Harvest Female
5
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
ANY
E
0 4
2
2
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 3
2
1
0
R
CR
E
0 1
0
1
0
R
R
E
0 3
2
1
0
HuntScore Tip: Hunters who have GPS units are encouraged to mark the location of their harvest in the field. This is especially important for hunters who harvest a bear or moose. During mandatory inspections, hunters will be asked to give a location of their harvest. Having GPS coordinates makes reporting simple and precise.

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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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