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Location: Lewes, DE
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CO Preference Points

I joined this forum to ask someone who hunts deer in CO what they would do with 9 preference points, which I have accumulated and am now considering using.
I'm curious about the eastern plains but don't want to pay some outfitter a small fortune to go. Mule deer further west might also be a possibility.Thanks

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Location: Southern Colorado
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CO Preference Points

This is a start. You could use this site to narrow it to a half dozen or so units where you would get the best return for your points.
Then begin comparing those units to each other and to the type of hunting style you prefer.

http://www.huntodds.com/

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Location: Denver, CO
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CO Preference Points

I have limited experience deer hunting here in CO but last year in Unit 70 [West of Telluride] was pretty good, that place was covered in deer. May be a little further west than you were really wanting though...

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CO Preference Points

Units 201, 1, 2, 61, 22, 54 all on the western side of the state...

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Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
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CO Preference Points

Those are some really good units that bitmasher posted. If you're thinking eastern plains, most of the land is private and going with a outfitter is more than likely the best way to go. Most eastern plains units will have great mulies, it's more of a matter of finding a outfitter that has great leases that doesn't get a lot of pressure. Make sure you do your homework on the outfitter, http://www.huntinfo.com has some outfitter reviews.

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Location: PUEBLO, CO
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YOUR CLOSE ENOUGH TO TRY FOR A RFW PERMIT I WOULD TRY FOR UNIT 83 FORBES TRINCHERA

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Location: Southern NH
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NR

He's a non-resident. I believe all RFW hunts are closed to non-residents, correct? Didn't used to be that way but I think they changed the rules a few years ago.

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NH Hunter wrote:
He's a non-resident. I believe all RFW hunts are closed to non-residents, correct? Didn't used to be that way but I think they changed the rules a few years ago.

That is correct, a NR can call the ranch and purchase a tag from them if they have any for sale. Depending on the ranch the tags will vary in price. Unit 83 Forbes Trinchera, will run you some serious $$$$$. Big Gulch over by Craig was around 4,000 for a either sex tag. They run close to a 90% success rate on bulls. Most of the bulls are smaller raghorn type. If you're interested Big Gulch, the contact is Don Cook.

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Location: PUEBLO, CO
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YEA I DIDNT REALIZE HE WAS A NR! AND TO BUY A TAG IN FORBES WILL BE VERY EXPENSIVE! IF YOU WANT TO BUY A TAG MY COUSIN IS THE HEAD GUIDE AT BRAZOS RIVER OUTFITTERS IN CHAMA NM. I KNOW ITS NOT COLORADO BUT THEY HAVE SOME VERY NICE BULLS MAYBE I CAN GET YOU IN TOUCH?

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