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    High Country Muleys??

    Seems like it's been a slow year...? Maybe I haven't spent as much time on here and I've missed everything!? Any good bucks killed in the high country during archery/muzzy seasons? I'm planning on hunting 55 or 54 archery next year and just wanting to know if it's still doing well!?

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    55 & 54 (CO) are still recovering from the 07/08 winter-kill, IMO.......and may never get back to what it once was. The Southwestern units and the Sangres are doing far better, IMO.
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    Thanks for the reply! Well right now my bro and I have 3 points for deer and we are wanting to do high country Muleys next year. we actually drew 55 this year but turned the tag in because of the elk tag I got. I you think it would be smarter to put in for a different unit?

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    I hunted 55 2nd season and passed on half dozen or so 140-160 class bucks. I saw 2 in the high 160's. Heard from a guy who said he saw a real nice 185 class buck in the lower parts of the unit. Give it a few years. There are still big deer there, just harder to find.

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    The drought was really hard on antler growth in CO this year so it is hard telling.

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    Down here in the SW part of the state, I have not seen any real big bucks this year. Just average. Come the end of the month when the rut starts, should get a better idea of this year.
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    If you go to the Division web site they had a mandatory tooth aging program for Gunnison area. You can see last year there were 8,9 and 10 year old deer taken. Just few and far between.

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    My self and two others killed good bucks second season 67. Two other guys in our party had OTC Elk in 54 2nd season. We helped them out after we killed our bucks the first and second days of the season. We didn't see many bucks in 54, but I did see one of the largest bucks I have ever seen on the hoof in 54. We were glassing a clearing near South Baldy mountain near dusk and we thought what we were seeing was a small Bull. Then we thought it was a moose because of its dark color. Finally it stepped away from the timber into the snow and looked straight at us. It was a bit over 1000 yards out and we were able to look at it for about 30 minutes. It would go well over 30" wide. It was a 5x4 that was probably close to 5"-6" outside the ears. We are thinking about getting 2nd season elk and deer there in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgriffin82 View Post
    My self and two others killed good bucks second season 67. Two other guys in our party had OTC Elk in 54 2nd season. We helped them out after we killed our bucks the first and second days of the season.......
    Did you get these bucks in the high country? How about pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mt-mike View Post
    Did you get these bucks in the high country? How about pictures?
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    I was saving my points for the 3rd season 67 hunt. After waiting seven years I said to hell with it. I didn't want to wait any longer. We aren't trophy hunters. We like to kill respectable, mature animals, but in the end, size is only second to the experience. After what we saw in 54, we are going to give it a try in a couple of years. I'd rather hunt a decent zone every couple of years than a great zone every 7-8.

    I don't take many pics. My buddies always have the cameras. This makes it difficult to get pics when I want them. I'll post the bull pic as soon as I can get it. It was a nice 6x6 on the opener of the 2nd season in 54. We killed our bucks in the sage country in 67. The bull was killed around 10,000'.
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