I initially thought after this winters blizzards the antelope herds would have been hit hard. Unfortunate after finally building back up over the years. Well, in the last few months traveling back and forth between Aguilar and Colorado Springs many times I now feel the antelope herds were able to weather the blizzards better then the Division thinks they have. I continue to see large herds and many bucks often and in places I had never seen them before. To me in the area I mentioned they seem to be fine and it's unfortunate the license quotas are going to be limited lower then last year.
Antelope numbers are near normal in this corner of SE Colorado but I'm seeing *zero* deer. None. I don't think they all perished but I do believe they migrated south to the Arkansas. Maybe the winter will thin out the outfitters too. Big $$ for empty leases --- now that's a pleasant thought.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.