54 is among the best units out there for deer. Trophy potential is excellent, but the deer density is down quite a bit from a severe winter storm 2 years ago. Success rates are very high. There is no deer hunting in Colorado during 1st season. During second season, it requires a minimum of 1 preference point, 3rd season (increased success, closer to the rut) requires 5 non res preference points. HOWEVER, both of those hunts are during the same time as the elk hunts, which are OTC. So there are quite a few hunters in the woods. If you are just deer hunting though, you might not be where all of the elk hunters are.
If you don't have any preference points yet, you'll need to start putting in for the drawing.
Thanks for your help! I have 4 PP's & i had heard about the severe winter thats the reason i was looking for information. Just curious if anyone hunted this unit this past season, If i go i'll be using horses.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...