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.
The record books, that are put out by Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young and where I live is Henry Kelsey they are a great way to research a state or a province for big game. This does take some time but the knowledge it gives you, can be very valuable. Not all hunters have their trophies recorded, as where I live after the Hanson Buck became the new world record typical Whitetail, we saw a flood of hunters and now that has happened, some hunters are shying away from the record books but...