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    19 deer points , what would you do?

    Hello, Iam new to the site, but I have been a member for many years.
    I have been building points and never thought that I would have gained this many . Now the problem is where? Oldman winter has changed things a few times for me on my thoughts on where to go. any suggestion on what you would do if you had 19 points . any advice would greatly be appericated. Iam looking at next year to burn them so it would be 20 deer points , thanks huntinsmart

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    According to the stats from last year, the most non-res points needed for any deer unit in CO was 18 (http://wildlife.state.co.us/SiteColl...rencePoint.pdf )
    So if you already have 19 then you can take your pick. Units 44 and 142 took the most points, so I would guess there is something special worth getting in to there.

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    Yes , I think I can draw any deer hunt the state has to offer. The big thing is hitting it when the time is right. I wont use a outfitter . Its just my choice. I know colo, had a bad winter a few years ago and the mature bucks just dont seem to be there yet. Far and few. Maybe 2014 hunt success on big bucks will climb. 2015 is when Iam gonna cash out . unit 44 does seem to have the best genes but not the best hunt on success from what I have learned. I will just keep digging. thanks for the reply orion /co

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    Unit 44 fourth season is typically the best trophy hunt, but deer numbers are down.
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    I've heard some good things about 53 4th season, but I'm with UH unit 44 all the way!
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    While they may not be for everyone if you are a resident there are some good RFW ranches you could draw.

    Good place to be have fun w your choice and hunt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    Unit 44 fourth season is typically the best trophy hunt, but deer numbers are down.
    My buddy hunted 44 last year 4th season rifle and landes a huge buck. He also said he seen quite a few nice bucks. He was only hunting the weekends and I think it took him 2 weekends and he bagged it. It's a major migration corridor once it snows it's game on.

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    On thing I would recommend, if you are a point or so ahead of the pack. Find out how close to the season you can return the tag. If that area does not get the right weather for a good migration, consider returning the tag. I believe in Colorado you will have to eat the price of the tag and loose the current year's point to have your points reinstated, but that is a small price to pay with the years you have invested.
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    Thanks guys, for the input. Yes you can turn the tag back the day before the season starts and keep the points, but no money back. I did this once already 10 years ago. I had a unit 10 3rd season buck tag . Things that year didnt work out so I returned the tag. Now I wish I would of hunted it, I would be back at 10 points already.
    Does anyone have any pictures of bucks that have been killed in unit 44 .

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    I know Garth Carter from Huntin Fool has killed a couple bucks in there, ya might check there website and see if they have pics.
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