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Bear Points - Colorado

benclimbing

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About to burn all my bear points for a September rifle hunt and I've narrowed it down to unit 61 or 66 due to proximity from me and the least amount of tags and other hunters. Which holds better bears, 61 or 66? Any help appreciated!
 
Thanks all. To add some context, for Sept 2023, GMU61 had 200 list B tags while GMU66 only had 65 list A tags. But the CO hunt atlas makes 61 look like the superior unit for overall population. I also realize they're managing for the experience/success of the high-point deer and elk hunters too, not just for the bears. I've seen some good bears in the high country in 66 but I've never hunted in 61, this is all part of why I asked.
 
Thanks all. To add some context, for Sept 2023, GMU61 had 200 list B tags while GMU66 only had 65 list A tags. But the CO hunt atlas makes 61 look like the superior unit for overall population. I also realize they're managing for the experience/success of the high-point deer and elk hunters too, not just for the bears. I've seen some good bears in the high country in 66 but I've never hunted in 61, this is all part of why I asked.
CO doesn’t manage for bears period.

The entire reason there are any units that require bear points are restricting the tags so that bear hunters don’t crowd deer and elk.
 
CO doesn’t manage for bears period.

The entire reason there are any units that require bear points are restricting the tags so that bear hunters don’t crowd deer and elk.
I get that they're not managing for quality, but when I checked my bear in last year the officer made it sound like the age and location data was at least used to manage for overpopulation and/or population health.
 
I get that they're not managing for quality, but when I checked my bear in last year the officer made it sound like the age and location data was at least used to manage for overpopulation and/or population health.

If you have points 61 is a good place to burn them... but I think this should make it pretty obvious that buying bear points in CO is stupid.

Don't take this personally as the @'s may have clued you in on I've been ranting about this for years.
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i'm dropping 6 points on a 50% odds 0 point unit this fall 🥳
 
B&C Bears from 2016 - 2023
Top Counties

Mesa County - 14
Garfield - 7
Delta -6
Gunnison - 5


Las Animas - 0 = 851
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2023 Bear Harvest All manners of take sorted on total harvest with point to draw in 23', points = hardest resident season
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Idiots are buying points for a unit that sometimes has 1 tag for NR a year, it's the 20th best unit in terms of number of bears harvested, and there hasn't been a B&C bear killed in that county let alone unit, in almost a decade.
 
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