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17 pref pts for deer in colorado where do I hunt??

OK guys I have 17 non res pts for deer I am considering unit 21 3rd rifle or 44 3rd or 4th rifle? I think I have enough pts for about any unit i want. Thus rifle only.
any thoughts or other units? i have saved them for a long time and obviously want a decent chance at a trophy muley 190 class or better. I have hunted the book cliffs on the utah side for mtn lion like 8 years ago and saw some big bucks but of course that was on the utah side. Is 21 the same kinda turf on colorado side? The deer then were on top of the cliffs/steep canyons in the snow and dropped off into the nasty's when we spooked them chasing mtn lions any one know if they hang the same in unit 21?
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Hunting 4th season in

Hunting 4th season in Colorado is interesting. Both of the units that you mentioned 21 and 44 you almost have to hope for snow to push the bucks out of the high country. I had a 4th season buck tag last year in 44 and did see 2 bucks that would go 190+ and at least one of those bucks is still alive today, the other one if it wasn't poached the day before the hunt started may still be alive but I haven't seen it. But I do suspect that it was shot a day early. The other one left where everyone was watching and waiting for it and moved about 2 miles down a canyon to the golf course and private property in the town of Gypsum and has been there since three days before the hunt started. I'm not sure about 21 since I have never hunted it on the Colorado side. I used to hunt the Utah Book Cliffs when it was open to a general tag and there were always some bruisers taken off of the border of Colorado on the Utah side.

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thanks critter, i saw the

thanks critter, i saw the post you did of your buck a nice heavy one! How was the hunting pressure from you previous posts it seemed that even though there were not many tags many were all after the same big bucks? do you think 3rd season might have been better before the big boys got wise? thanks buckdog

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This last year third season

This last year third season in 44 was a dry and dusty hunt.  The roads in the unit had up to 6" of dust on them and there was very little snow up high.  The weekend before the fourth season a storm came in and dumped 6" of the white stuff which pushed the bucks down to where the does were.

As for hunting them before they move out or get smart, they don't get big by being dumb.  While I was scouting during the third season I saw one  buck that would go around 195.  I saw him twice more before the hunt and the last time that I saw him was the day before the hunt started.  Once I saw him I backed out of the area so that I wouldn't disturb him.  That night or afternoon at least 4 vehicles went into where I had seen him at and when I went back into the area on opening day he was no where to be found.  I have since went back into the same area and haven't seen him.  That is where I wondered if he may of been shot the day before the hunt started.  The other big buck just got horney and moved down with the does out of the area that he had been hanging in all summer and he did it two to three days before the fourth season started. 

Hunting pressure for deer was very light.  Where I was hunting I saw one other vehicle and hunter who was from out of state and that was in 3 days of hunting.  Now you will have pressure with elk hunters since unit 44 is a OTC unit and there are a lot of cow tags that are sold. 

If I had to do it all over again I would go fourth season in a heart beat again. 

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