After poking around on colorado's website today I noticed they have posted the next 5 years season dates. Great for planning purposes, but I guess I'm not to happy with the early season high country rifle deer hunt dates.......
My hunting partner and I have been wanting to do this hunt for a while now and have been stocking up on points. First we wanted points to get a decent unit. Then we got points sufficient to draw a unit we would like and then for one reason or another we haven't done the hunt and now are sitting on 10 points.
Now I see the season coincides with mule deer and elk muzzleloader season until 2019 instead of over lapping just one weekend.
I guess I'm bumming on this as part of the desire for this hunt was the idea of so few people hunting at that time. I know most of these high country areas are only going to have another 200-300 total tags added by coinciding with the muzzleloader seasons but it will also be roughly a week later.
Does anyone who has hunted these high country areas think the added hunting pressure and later hunt dates will be an issue?