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Colorado GMU 67 for Mulies

Does anyone have any information related to Colorado GMU 67 for either the second or third rifle hunt for mulies? Namely, does the terrain lend itself to good glassing opportunites, what is the hunting pressure like, is there good access to public land, how hard is it to get away from the crowds, etc?

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It's one of the best

That's one of the top mule deer units in the state.  The terrain does lend itself to glassing in the mid elevation country, which is a lot of scrub oaks that will have lost their leaves by 2nd or 3rd season.  There are no major crowds as the elk are also limited and list A in that unit, plus it's a huge unit with tons of public land.  But if you really want to bust your ass, there's some wilderness too, but I wouldn't recommend it for mule deer hunting.  Unfortunately, given the fact that your wondering whether you should hunt 2nd or 3rd season, I'm guessing you're kind of new to this.  Could be wrong, but you might not have known that it takes a minimum of 7 points for a nonresident to draw.  And 3rd season is the way to go in a unit like that with both high and low country to hunt.

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One more question

My step son has four preference points for deer in Colorado and would like to hunt this year. What units in Colorado would you recommend for this number of preference points for the second or third  rifle hunts? I do have a subscription to Eastmans, but would really like your opinion. Thank you in advance.

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Preference Points

I have the preference points......Just trying to plan for this year and have never been in the unit. I had planned to hunt the unit with a buddy who has been in that unit, but he passed on two years ago.

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preference points

CDOW has last seasons (2011) list of required preference points for each hunt code.  That can be used as a guide.  When the new 2012 biggame brochure comes out in middle of this month then that list should be updated.  That would be a good place to start to find out if you have enough preference points for a given GMU. 

Here's a link to last seasons pref points.  It is listed by game species.  It's a good guide to use for now.  http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/BigGame/Statistics/Pages/Statistics.aspx

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Thank you

I appreciate the info. Hunting Colorado for mulies is, on the average, much different than New Mexico. I would like to find a hunt for him that he can "learn" the differences and still have a decent chance of killing a decent buck. Good luck in the coming fall.

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2012 Biggame Brochure

The CDOW website now has an online version of the 2012 biggame brochure. 

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