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:\\\\:D/ 1. elk 2.antelope 3

As a side note, do you know if the Whitetail up north are Coues as well? The ones I've seen on the Rim, and quite a few times, are bigger and have a different color tone to my eyes. Maybe it is me, but I've meant to ask a GFD person, but always forget. Maybe they are just eating better/habitat... Confused

The again, the Desert Mulies often look somewhat different to me too... maybe I'm getting too old, ha!   

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well your not getting old in

well your not getting old in that ....white tail coues do range north into the rim mostly muleys though the better habit and crossbreeding you will see some diffrences

desert mulys have more slinder antlers vs the kaibab muleys are hevaier and thicker biggier bodied deer

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well your not getting old in

In recent years, I've seen Whitetail more often up on the Rim. Where we normally camp, the Mule deer seemed to disappear about ten years ago or so(?), but starting to see more again the last two years. They used to walk into camp all the time, then phhhtttt... rare. I haven't been deer hunting up there in a few years either because of that, just Elk which thankfully are fine.

I've never hunted the Kaibab, but people that I know have, and I've seen pictures of some fine deer. I gave up applying for it after the first few years living here, and always planned to go up there for archery seasons, but somehow it never happened. Now it's harder then ever to go, even archery is draw there now I believe... so many want it.

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I hunt 9 and 10 and I have

I hunt 9 and 10 and I have seen the gene pool come down from the Kabab stip and trickle into those unit and have seen some Awsome bucks !!!

I thought it was a bull elk .....Big smile

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I hunt 9 and 10 and I have

Sounds great, I hope it spreads.

I'm going to give a few days at least this year to out in the flats in 21. I glassed up some real nice Mulies while out Antelope hunting a couple years ago. Frankly they were the biggest I've personally seen and amazed me some to see them out there together in a group like that. I drew a rifle tag for there this year, previously only hunting deer in other sections of the unit with a bow. I wish I had some better glass though, and thinking of renting a spotting-scope for that effort.

Location: From Grand Junction CO, stationed in Arizona
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CO does

Colorado has the same amount…

1.    Elk

2.    Mule deer

3.    Whitetail deer

4.    Moose

5.    Bighorn

6.    Desert bighorn

7.    Black bear

8.    Mountain lion

9.    Turkey

10. Mountain goat

11. Antelope

You can also hunt buffalo here too.

Just saying, CO and AZ my two favorite states to hunt

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hmm desert bighorn ??????

hmm desert bighorn ??????

Location: From Grand Junction CO, stationed in Arizona
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Yes, Desert Bighorn

You can hunt Desert Bighorn in CO in units S56, S62, S63 and S64.  They only give out 10 tags a year but we have them here.

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you archery for bull?

you archery for bull?

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nah rifle tag and you ?

nah rifle tag and you ?

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