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Wyoming Hunt Area 9 Black Bear

  • ID:9
  • State:WY
  • Species:Black Bear
  • Area:2,739 square miles
  • Elevation:6,300 ft - 11,100 ft
  • Public Lands:1,588 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:58%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:8
  • Campgrounds:4
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:7
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:7,212 acres
  • National Forests:Medicine Bow National Forest, Routt National Forest
  • Lat-Long:41.368415, -107.211689

Area 9 regulates hunting opportunities for black bear in Wyoming and covers 2,739 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,588 square miles (58%) of the total land covered by this hunt area. The greater region is best serviced by Rawlins, Saratoga, and Encampment. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 6,300 feet to a high of 11,100 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 7,212 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 7 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Medicine Bow National Forest, Routt National Forest, Encampment River Wilderness, Huston Park Wilderness. Additionally, 8 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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