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No deer this year

Well, this is the first year since 2005 I didn't fill my buck deer tag. I've been fortunate to draw or get a left over every year since then by putting in for different tags in different units. Sometimes muzzleloader, sometimes rifle either public or private land only tags, and last year my first with a bow tag. Really wanted to get my 30-06 a deer under its belt, but it wasn't to be. Wasn't for lack of trying, really burned some boot leather in some canyon country but the deer were like ghosts. They were there as evidenced by sign but not in great numbers. As always still fun and had a great time with my uncle and got some more elk meat. Next year I think I'm putting in for a late season bow tag again. Coyotes and bobcats are the target now!

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I'm on the same deerless boat

I'm on the same deerless boat you're on. It is still fun to get out after them!!!

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Still fun.

Well it still sounds like you had fun that's the important thing. It's good to know others that predator hunt here. I just moved to CO and won't have my license until the new year. What areas would you recommend to hunt bobcat and yotes? Closer to Denver the better.

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Striker

Striker wrote:
Well it still sounds like you had fun that's the important thing. It's good to know others that predator hunt here. I just moved to CO and won't have my license until the new year. What areas would you recommend to hunt bobcat and yotes? Closer to Denver the better.

Im not familiar with the state north of Pueblo as far as hunting areas. From Pueblo down south is my area of operations. I'm not the most succesful predator hunter but I do manage to call and tag a few yotes and cats every year. Miss a few as well. only thing thing that gets me as pumped as a yote coming to the call is a screaming bull elk. I actually get a little more nervous when I see a coyote coming in from a long ways off. Ive had coyote fever more then once and flubbed a shot. What state you hunt em in before moving here? As far as bobcats brushy, rocky, cactus, filled foothill country with pinon and cedars is where I see the most bobs and yotes. But mountain or river bottom country is very good as well.

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Predator Hunting

I just moved here from Idaho. I can't actually get my resident license until January. I did alot of predator trapping in Idaho and hunting. Unfortunetly I can't trap here so I'll have to do more predator hunting instead. I live in Aurora and would like to find some place close to home that I don't have to drive 3 hrs to call. I guess I was spoiled a little in Idaho hunting 5 minutes from my house and all with very little private property to worry about. Do you have a lot of cats down there? I would love to get a few of those this winter. I have to do some exploring up here still but I'm pretty worried about private property up here. From what I've been hearing most the cats are western and southern colorado with a few here and there everywhere else in the state. I mainly trapped them in Idaho so I'll have to perfect or improve my calling skills here in CO.

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Well, maybe your luck came my

Well, maybe your luck came my way.... :wink:  It was my first deer in 12 years.....

At least you got out and gave it a good effort, and had fun.  You'll get back on them next year!

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Still a good year

SoCo,

You still had a tremendous year this year and there is always next. I just think that maybe next year will be the the year for your monster ! Mr. Cool!

Quinton

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Sorry to hear of your blue

Sorry to hear of your blue tag soup... but glad you had a good time hunting with your uncle and an overall successful year. Good luck with those predator hunts! I got 2 yotes this year and am hooked on hunting them now.

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I do manage to see or call in a few bobcats each year. There are decent numbers in the areas I hunt. Maybe you can make a drive down for a good all day or better hunt after the first of the year. Lemme know we might be able to hook something up. I get a five day, Friday thru Tues., set of days off every two and half weeks from work. So I'm available for hunting during those days at that time.

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Thanks, I'll keep that in

Thanks,

I'll keep that in mind come January when I can get my resident license.

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it happens

it happens to teh best of us. That's why I take teh first legal deer I see and don't regret it!

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