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Colorado Mule deer Unit 75
Me and a few buddies are looking to apply for 75 muzzleloader tags this year. I am looking for any and all info and help you are willing to give. We would obviously like to see deer and would like to do the best we can at staying away from people. We are willing to go as deep as we can get in a days hike. I am not looking for anyone's gps coordinates to their honey holes just some help. Thanks.
 
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like what?

What kind of info are you looking for exactly?

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Well, like I said any info

Well, like I said any info would be helpful. I guess I would like to know a general region of the unit that may be better than the others. Knowing what basins are going to be overrun with backpackers would also be helpful. I am assuming the deer will be above treeline in mid September. Without being able to drive out to scout it will be difficult for me to know how far in we can hike in a day. I was assuming about 1mph. Thanks.

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You're right about the bucks

You're right about the bucks being high in ML season. Unlike elk. You won't have a problem getting the meat out, so you can go in pretty deep to get away from the crowds. Do you backpack hunt?

You know the ML laws here? No sabots, pellets, or scopes. So, you have a good challenge for those crafty bucks.

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Yes we will be back pack

Yes we will be back pack hunting. Our muzzleloaders do not have scopes and we are using conicals with Pyrodex p and Blackhorn 209

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Good deal. I'll let

Good deal. I'll let exbiologist give you specific info on your unit. He knows the state like nobody else.

 

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I'll address this in general terms

Read these articles:

http://www.biggamehunt.net/blogs/western-hunter/remote-scouting-tips-0

http://www.biggamehunt.net/blogs/western-hunter/alpine-scouting-early-hunting-seasons

Focus on "huntable" drainages.  Find places where you can get good vantage points above timberline, which shouldn't be too hard there, but also in areas where you don't have a 2,000 or 3,000 foot climb every morning into high crags.

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Thanks for the help. Those

Thanks for the help. Those articles were both good reads. I had not considered the climb to glass so that will be very helpful. 

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