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Nuts!

I gained a point for 2012 deer. So, I know I didn't get a tag. I didn't have a 2nd choice.

Looks like it will just be elk this year. Unless there's a leftover bear tag. I might try that now that I have more time to hunt with no deer tag.

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That sucks !

That stinks for you Still Hunter. It looks like my dad and I drew our 2nd season buck tags, but my daughter did not draw her 3rd season buck tag. What? It does not show anything for my oldest son and my youngest wanted to chase elk 1st rifle this year so no deer for him.

Quinton

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I did not get my 1st choice

Looks like they are posting the draw results early this year.  I like it!

I did not get my 1st choice for deer, but I will have to wait a couple days to find out how my 2nd and 3rd choices worked out.  One of my brothers got his deer license, but that is it for my family.  

Still Hunter, giving bear hunting a try might be fun.  I have toyed with the idea in the past, but I have not made it a priority yet.  

Quinton, that sounds like quite a few tags for your family for deer season.  Congrats!

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There are always options

As I'm sure you know, there are always leftover tags.  No, not for the unit or season you want, but for anyone else wondering, if you're unsuccessful in the draw, you've still got a chance at the leftover draw, then the leftover tags go on sale in August.  And yes, there will be buck deer rifle tags, some muzzleloader tags and some archery tags available.

I know earlier you had mentioned that you wanted to deer hunt in muzzleloader season and stay close to home because you had people coming in from out of town.  However, you can always look for a rifle tag with decent lodging nearby, like in Middle Park (should be lots of leftovers there this year).

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As I told you already. I was

As I told you already. I was foolish to not apply for my normal rifle season deer tag. My bad.

I'm going to have the best time I can hunting for a cow during ML season. Anything I can scrape up after that is a bonus. Now I have a deer point. I'll try for a buck during ML season next year. One of the guys in the group got that this year.

I really don't feel too bad about not getting deer. My heart is always in elk. Even if it's a cow. Actually, I love getting cows. Good eating.

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Congrats to all those who

Congrats to all those who drew up there in Colorado.

Still Hunter good luck on you cow elk hunt. Let us know how it goes! Thumbs up

 

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So, I ended up with my 3rd

So, I ended up with my 3rd choice for deer, which is an archery tag for Unit 29.  I am actually kind of excited to get another chance at the deer in that unit.  I have a couple more places I want to check out, and eventually I hope to find deer on huntable public ground.  

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