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.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....