"Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up, as did men of another age, to the challenge of nature. In the hills and on the water the character of a man comes out." Abram T. Collier
Black Bear are very abundant and can be hunted along with elk for a trophy fee or separately for specific needs.
Our hunters have taken 3 bears over 500 lbs. and 3 bears over 400 lbs. in the last 4 years. The coming year looks to be another great season for black bears in unit 851.
Colorado Black Bear ** $4500
Black Bear may be hunted with Elk or Mule Deer during archery, muzzle loading and rifle seasons for a trophy fee of $3500.00. Bear license are sold on a first come first served basis beginning in July each year. For more information on tag availability and price, please visit the Colorado DOW
|Archery *||Sep 2 - 30||Sep 2 - 30|
|Muzzle-Loading *||Sep 10 - 18||Sep 9 - 17|
|Special OTC Rifle||Sep 2 - 30||Sep 2 - 30|
|Rifle *||Elk & Deer Seasons Apply||Elk & Deer Seasons Apply|
For best results put in for Black Bear licenses during the April drawing to avoid the cap. Drawing Deadline is the first Tuesday in April each year.
OTC Private Land Only Bear Licenses good Sep 2 – 30 go on sale in July. Check with CDWP for exact dates.
** Black Bear can be hunted with elk during all legal seasons for a trophy fee of $3500.
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