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    Colorado early season mule deer questions

    It may be too early for some, but I like to plan and give myself time to think through all options.

    I am trying to finalize plans for next year's (2015) early season rifle deer hunt that I am planning to do with my hunting buddy. I currently have narrowed my choices to units 36, 48 (48, 481, 56, 561), and 43 based on conversations I have had with game warden's, biologists, and others who have hunted these areas.

    I don't have any experience in any of these units so I was hoping to put a feeler out and see if anyone from here that has been in these units (hunting or other reasons) felt like talking about these areas. Please feel free to post or PM me as I would love to hear about the area, what to expect in these areas, what your experience was, quality of deer you saw, other hunter or hiker impacts, and a bunch of other possible questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Work2hunt View Post
    It may be too early for some, but I like to plan and give myself time to think through all options
    No worries Eric, you are not too early. I am well on the way with 2015 plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    No worries Eric, you are not too early. I am well on the way with 2015 plans.
    I figured there was a few other dedicated hunters out there. My wife just rolls here eyes at me everytime I take my hunting binder out. I'm even working on a few 2016 plans.

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    Heck I have a seven year plan laid out that will change a little depending on herds, winter kill etc.

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    What weapon are you planning on using?
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    What weapon are you planning on using?
    Rifle. We are planning to hunt one of the early season rifle mule deer hunts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerunner View Post
    Heck I have a seven year plan laid out that will change a little depending on herds, winter kill etc.
    I'm right there with you with long term plan over three states tied back to when to burn points...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Work2hunt View Post
    Rifle. We are planning to hunt one of the early season rifle mule deer hunts.
    I would not use that many points on 43. I hunted it ML once and was not very impressed. Alot of hikers and not alot of deer. Its in some awesome country and ML or archery that are easy to draw I would say its worth going for the backpacking alone, but for the points the rifle hunt takes I think you could do much better.
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    I would not use that many points on 43. I hunted it ML once and was not very impressed. Alot of hikers and not alot of deer. Its in some awesome country and ML or archery that are easy to draw I would say its worth going for the backpacking alone, but for the points the rifle hunt takes I think you could do much better.
    Thanks for the candid take on 43. I've heard some similar comments that "43 has some big deer, but it isn't what it used to be" and people are waiting to burn points on it until it recovers.

 

 

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