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    Early Mule Deer in CO

    Hey everyone was looking for any info on the early season Mule Deer hunts in CO.. I'm coming from Arkansas and have been to CO. once, to the Flat Tops for elk. If i know what i am looking at as far as my 1 point i think i might have a shot at units (14,16,161),(47), or 471. Any info would be appreciated as i am totally green on this hunt, I am looking at this hunt because it comes before my hunting here at home. Again ANY info will help, thanks.

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    I think 471 would be a tough hunt. Its mostly high steep country. Any early rifle hunt thats easy to draw will likely have some reasons that its easy to draw. Have you thought about an archery or ML hunt? that would open up alot more options.

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    I hunted the 47 early rifle season this fall. Like Musket Man said theres a reason those tags are easy to draw. It was tough! Its big country, very steep and rugged. I don't know what you've done for research but the population for this area is pretty low. We worked hard for 5 days and saw some deer but they were few and far between. That being said we were successful, so its not impossible, but I would probably look at other options if you have them.

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    How was your elk hunt in the flat tops? You could easily draw a ML deer tag for there and you know some about the area already.

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    Thanks for all the input guys, i had been staying away from the ML because of the legal use methods( i'm usually able to use a scope and sabots). But after your thoughts and questions i'm looking at it a lot harder. My elk hunt in the Tops was 10 years ago and i only saw a few deer, but the terrain was easy enough. If i were to apply for a ML muley tag would any have a good tip on where to apply for? I"m not greedy, just want a good hunt with a reasonable chance at seeing something, big antlers are secondary on this first hunt.Thanks

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    Co ML regs arent bad compared to Washington where you cant ever use a 209 primer. lol Are you looking for a high country hunt or just a sept season?

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    BW-

    Welcome to the forum! Tell us a little about yourself. Guys are more willing to offer advice when they don't feel like someone just pops in to pull information out of people without contributing. Not saying that you aren't planning on stickin' around for a while- everyone hopes you will!- but guys will be more apt to offer advice if you share a little about yourself and how you're excited to offer any insights you can in return

    I love shootin' the ML also. Slap some fiber optics on there, switch out your sabots and get some good boots. I'm hoping to do a ML hunt in CO in the next few years also. Good luck this season!

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    Yeah mainly looking at the Sept. slots, that way i hope to find fairer weather and can be home for my bow opener here in AR. d. kerri thanks for posting, man i'm 36 yrs old and ready to get back out west. When i was there 10 yr ago i didn't get all i wanted and i should have punched a tag and didn't, It happens and that's fine, but its time to go back. I run heavy equipment, have 2 great kids, beautiful wife and a crazy passion for hunting. I'd rather do it all with a bow, but if G&F says i can take a ML or rifle than who am i to argue. I always try to slip in and out without being detected, if i know i could have killed but passed for whatever reason, and the animal never knew i existed, cool. Thanks

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    Sounds like you'll fit in well around here- welcome again!

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    Where are you from BW?

 

 

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