Hey gang, I have a bull tag and a buck tag for 2nd rifle season in Colorado GMU 7/8 for late October. We'll be hunting in 8. I had the same tags last year as well. I was looking for any advice that might be out there. I moved to Colorado from Arizona a few years ago, so have only hunted this area once, last year, no luck, actually didn't even seen too much game in 4 days. I've scouted it about 8 times this summer just to get out a bit and didn't see much, also noticed they are clearing a lot of beetle kill up there off of 80C near and around the Upper Cherokee Park Wildlife area.
I had heard from locals that several years ago they had to "depopulate" the units due to CWD. Now I've heard it is bouncing back some and they are going to manage it differently, hence the fewer number of leftover bull tags this year. I've also looked at the new interactive maps on the CDOW website. What I am looking for is any human beings out there that actually know about how it should be shaping up or what the outlook should be for this fall, or past experiences. I know it gets hit pretty hard due to it's proximity to Fort Collins, which is where I live.
I appreciate any knowledge that can be offered about this unit.