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Colorado Deer Unit 54

Looking for any information on this unit good or bad? Thinking about applying for the 1st or 2nd rifle season.

Thanks

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Colorado Deer Unit 54

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.

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Colorado Deer Unit 54

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.

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7 Mag,
It will take 54 a few more years to get the big buck population back. The deer really got hammered a couple of years ago in there from winter kill.

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Colorado Deer Unit 54

Thanks Jeff, How's your season going?

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Gerry,
I sent you a PM.

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Sent you one to Jeff.

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