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Photos of Mule Deer in Velvet

Took these photos just tonight...
these "boys" have been hanging around on the outskirts of Craig in NW Colorado.

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A bunch O' bucks! On the top photo, the middle and right buck look decent, I think I'd pass on the left hand guy though. Wink

They must be no more than a few weeks away from dropping the velvet.

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Really nice bucks look like there in good health. I was declined again for unit 70 now i have 2 pref points.

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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...

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Cowgal: where were these pictures taken? Out near cedar mountain on the steel ranch?

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Elkman these photos were taken just south of Craig, almost within the city limits and not far from the Yampa River.

I've been to the Cedar Mountain area, and the mule deer look healthy & plentiful up there as well. I'm not familiar with the Steel Ranch however...

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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>

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Elkman, glad you enjoy the Craig area. Its noted for its great hunting!

Its wonderful to live here, I see wildlife every day...

Hope you have a great hunting trip out this fall!

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how do i get a map of all of the units so that i can start to plan a colorado hunt? i live in florida. thanks. scott.

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Scott,

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.

Good luck!

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nice bucks!

I think the antler growth this year is good.
I'm not familier with deer in colorado but the deer in nebraska look good, antlers are heavy and the deer are fat and healthy!

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