Hi everyone and I appologize in advance for the long winded 1st post. I'm new to Colorado big game and I'm hoping you all can provide some information to help me make a decision on how to prioritize my GMU's for the 2010 Archery season (Huntin Muley's). I'm living outside of Boulder, so I'm thinking I would like to keep it kinda close to the front range so I can easily do overnight weekend trips up into the mountains. I'm currently looking at units 28,371,&36 in that order for my arhcery tag and here are the questions I have:
-- I looked at the big game pref. point stats and some of the GMU's are not listed. Does it mean they will generally take 0 points to pull?
-- I have used the CDOW GMU interactive map to get an understanding of migration patterns. Do I need to worry about this in Sept or can I still find deer in high elevation? Also, is there good deer populations in the GMU's I selected? I didn't see any resident populations on the map.
-- Lastly, since I'm new and there are so many choices, are there any other GMU's I should consider for a 1st timer in Colorado? I'm looking for an alpine hunt.
Thanks in advance for any help you guys provide.