All the mule deer look healthy and in good shape up here in the northwest corner. You mentioned unit 70, I'm assuming in Colorado? I believe that's in the southwest portion of the state where its still a bit drier than most of the state. Not sure how the deer are doing down that way.
Even with the abundance of mule deer up here, no one in our family drew out this year either... bummer...
Cowgal: I know where you are talking about. I have seen the deer there before. You’re right they are in the city limits of Craig. Last year there was a terrific one grazing out near the tracks.
I do love the Craig area and the people there, I’ve been hunting there since 1985. It’s always been a good trip.
I'll be there in October>
[ This Message was edited by: Elkman on 2003-08-10 18:50 ]
Contact the DOW at http://wildlife.state.co.us/hunt/
they put out a big game brochure that includes applications & all the info you need about seasons, deadlines to apply and of course all the units in Colorado. I could not find the brochure on the website, but do contact them by phone or email & request it.
Here in northwest Colorado you can also contact the Craig Chamber of Commerce http://www.craig-chamber.com for more detailed & topo maps of this area.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...