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Muzzleloader hunts?????

Okay, if you guys are not sick of me over the last 4-5 years, this next 19 months is going to be horrendous.... lol

I have been sitting here talking about 2nd rifle exclusively, but I do have a muzzleloader, and never thought about that.  I think the season dates are the same, but I assume the tag draw is harder, yes?  Are there any units to do a combo ML hunt with 1 deer, and 0 elk points? 

If not, I'll slink back to my corner now..... Wink

 

Oh, and I know where to look for the answers, sort of, but all day I have been getting a "Server too busy" on the CO DFG site.  Haven't seent hat before.

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Muzzleloader tags are

Muzzleloader tags are generally early September. 

Most units usually take less points to draw than a rifle tag also. Not sure on best units for what you're looking for though. Haven't used since 2002.

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In some units ML tags take

In some units ML tags take less points than general rifle hunts for deer and in some they take more. The same can be said for elk since the state went to the system where you need to put in for the unit that you want to hunt elk in.

As an example unit 62 where you have been looking takes 5 non resident points for deer where the general rifle only takes 1 or 2 points. For elk it will take 2 non resident points to draw in unit 62.

As muzzle loading becomes more and more popular the hunt tags will come harder and harder. Now if you really want to improve your odds of getting a tag take up archery hunting, but then it will still take you a point to draw a deer tag in 62.

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I HAVE been archery hunting

I HAVE been archery hunting for 20+ years................ but still haven't taken an animal...... Sad, I know.  That's why I wanted to try rifle, because I would increase my odds exponentionally at getting one.......

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Where I have been archery

Where I have been archery hunting here in Colorado I average a deer about every 5 years and that is by choice. The last 20 or so years I have turned into a horn hunter on deer and have passed up more bucks than a lot of other hunters even see. I don't need the meat but do enjoy it.

Now elk, I will usually have a either sex archery tag but have passed up both cows and bulls just because I didn't want to pack them out for a mile uphill. I also usually have a cow tag for a late rifle season and usually get one about every other year. Again I pass up or just don't go to where they are hanging out at just because I don't want to pack one very far.

Now that I have been retired for the last 5 years I find that I can spend even more time looking for my animals where when I was working I would usually only spend a week for each season. The first year that I retired 2008 I spent the whole bow hunt on the hill except for the few days that I came down to pay bills and take a shower which was usually once a week. But then again I usually hunt just a few miles away from my home. This last deer season my brother in law couldn't believe that we only took a 10 minute drive and then got onto the wheeler to start hunting, and where I shot my buck I could see my home if I would of hiked up onto the higher ridge.

I just love were I live at.

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Muzzleloader cow tags are

Muzzleloader cow tags are pretty easy to get.

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