Colorado Public land in Game Management Units 441 & 13
First of all, Welcome to BGH! You both should order BLM maps of those units. Craig & Steamboat Springs blm maps should cover most of those units. They both have a lot of private land and some public land. I would call Colorado Division of Wildlife @ 303-297-1192 and get the local wardens phone number and ask him about the best areas and what public land is huntable, as some of the public land is landlocked by private.
As the allure of hunting big whitetails becomes more and more a passion for many, we are finding that the recent (historically speaking) popularity of hunting deer from a tree stand is becoming the way to do it. I'll make no statement either for or against that technique here. This will be simply an essay on what I feel are some outstanding rifles for tree stand use.
Before we go even one more step, let's all remember that safety is first and foremost for anyone wanting to hunt...