Hello to all. New to the forum. I'm interested in any information regarding mule deer hunting in Colorado GMU 40. My Dad and I drew 1st rifle season (10/23-31/2010). Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
Welcome to BGH! Congrats on the tags. Are you residents and are you able to scout this summer? Unit 40 has a ton of private, but you can work around it. The deer population has been on a downward spiral for a long time (since the 80's), but there are still some good genes left up there with some decent deer. The deer during that second combined season will be in the heavy oakbrush areas and the bigger bucks will be in the deeper canyons. The season is later this year, but they will not be chasing the does yet.
If you are looking at specific areas you can send me a PM and I can help you out.
Every year my Pro-Staff and I head to the woods to hunt the old wise Tom. We travel thousands of miles covering numerous states hunting these old guys. Lots of times we end up hunting public lands or private property that have been hunted already. That’s the last thing you want to hear when you just traveled 6 hours that someone else has already hunted the property. We had to come up with a game plan and one real fast.
The first thing we did was ask the farmer were they usually see the birds in...