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if you guys had to choose

if you guys had to choose out of second season unit 44 and third season 62 for deer in colorado  which would you do? my buddy and i have it narrowed to these two units from talking to different people... I am leaning more towards 44 and he is towards 62... if y'all any have thoughts any input would be great thanks

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tough choice

44 is a trophy unit and has been managed as such for a very long time.  62 is/has not been.  However, 62 has a lot more deer than 44.  62 and 44 are both down from recent highs, but 44 much more so.  I'd still lean toward 44 though, even if it is down 90%.  The tags are also down about 90% too, so they aren't killing many deer.

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thanks

thanks exbiologist, I'm leaning more to 44, I haven't looked yet but I heard you have to deal with more hunters in 62, something about the otc elk tags.  

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both are OTC

both are OTC for elk, both have a lot of elk hunters, but 62 has the most in the state, both have good highish and low elevation public land, both have a large mesa to hunt off of, 44 has a little bit of really mountainous country. 

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thanks that's all really

thanks that's all really great info 

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I'd take 44 any day just so

I'd take 44 any day just so that I can take a nice hot shower and sleep in a nice bed at night since that is where I live.  There have been a few real brusiers takes out of this unit in the last couple of years. 

By the way I put in for the fourth season in unit 44 with my 15 deer points this year. 

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haha hot shower sometimes

haha hot shower sometimes would be nice but I don't mind the small  tent I call home away from home aka the mini hilton.... I'm leaning hard to unit 44....good luck on the fourth season tag.. I only have 4 points

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Do you have any idea of where

Do you have any idea of where you will be hunting when you draw the tag or is that still up in the air? 

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hey  critter, you live in 44

hey  critter, you live in 44 whats the bear hunting like? i see i could get a otc bear tag i've always wanted to get a bear..

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haha yup still up in the air.

haha yup still up in the air. If we draw all I know is unit 44. I haven't looked at maps or anything my partner keeps changing his mind he is about like a women, or maybe his pregnat wife is changeing his mind I can't know...

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There are plenty of bears

There are plenty of bears around here.  But then there is the old problem that when you have a bear tag you don't see any bears, and when you don't you see them all over the place. 

I have had 2 bear tags in the last 20 years and never did see one.  But the last time that I had a archery tag in 44 I ran into a couple and I didn't have a tag. 

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