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Work2hunt
01-21-2014, 07:31 AM
Guys,
I'm looking at doing my first Colorado mule deer hunt this fall or next. When do mule deer typically shed there velvet?

BOHNTR
01-21-2014, 07:47 AM
Guys,
I'm looking at doing my first Colorado mule deer hunt this fall or next. When do mule deer typically shed there velvet?

I've seen some shed as early as September 1st and some not until the end of September. However, most really begin to shed their velvet around the second week of September.

Eberle
01-21-2014, 07:29 PM
In Southern CO I've seen bucks in full velvet the last 3 years in a roll 3rd week of September.

In God We Trust
01-21-2014, 07:30 PM
I would say I notice most of the deer without velvet around the third week of September.

Chris
01-24-2014, 12:53 PM
I saw bucks hard horned September 2nd this season. The buck I stuck was ready to rub out and that was on the 3rd. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/25/e9a5ugy9.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/25/u8ybybe2.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/25/pa3umeva.jpg

d.kerri
01-24-2014, 06:09 PM
I was in CO Sept 5-12 in 2013 and the only two deer we saw without velvet were the deer we ended up taking. Everything from forks to a 200"+ giant we found were all in Velvet still.

Work2hunt
01-24-2014, 06:49 PM
Thanks for the info guys. I'm good with a buck in velvet but my hunting buddy is hoping for hard horns......he might just have live with velvet.

Work2hunt
01-24-2014, 06:50 PM
I saw bucks hard horned September 2nd this season. The buck I stuck was ready to rub out and that was on the 3rd. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/25/e9a5ugy9.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/25/u8ybybe2.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/25/pa3umeva.jpg

Nice looking buck, and I love the background of pic 2.

Ridgerunner
01-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Amazing country.

Orion/CO
01-24-2014, 11:14 PM
Here's a buck I shot a few years back the 2nd week of Sept. Still in full velvet.
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Graylight
01-25-2014, 12:46 AM
Most everything I have seen is shedding about the second week of September.