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Where to hunt in Colorado

Well I'm new to the boards. I've been wanting to hunt colorado, but dont know which areas are typically good. I not looking for your secret spots but just general areas that are typically good. I'm thinking of getting a over the counter tag for mule deer, just not sure where to get a tag for. If anyone can help lead me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Where to hunt in Colorado
Joetech34 wrote:
Well I'm new to the boards. I've been wanting to hunt colorado, but dont know which areas are typically good. I not looking for your secret spots but just general areas that are typically good. I'm thinking of getting a over the counter tag for mule deer, just not sure where to get a tag for. If anyone can help lead me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks for any help.

No over-the-counter tags for deer.
All deer tags are by drawing only in Colorado!

Elk is over-the-counter for, archery, 2nd & 3rd rifle
Elk is by drawing only for muzzleloader, 1st & 4th rifle

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Re: Where to hunt in Colorado
Joetech34 wrote:
Well I'm new to the boards. I've been wanting to hunt colorado, but dont know which areas are typically good. I not looking for your secret spots but just general areas that are typically good. I'm thinking of getting a over the counter tag for mule deer, just not sure where to get a tag for. If anyone can help lead me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks for any help.

I doubt you're going to get much feedback on where the "good spots" are, mostly because people spend a lit of time scouting areas and don't care to give out info they spent lots of time getting. Generally, there really aren't good spots to go hunting, its up to the hunter to find those elusive bastards...and the spots that are prime, are draw only.
You can check out the CODOW site and do a little research on certain units you might wanna go, like harvest stats and what not.
oh yeah, and I don't think you can get over the count tags for deer, just elk
Good Luck Joetech!

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Where to hunt in Colorado

Thanks for your help. I contacted the CDW and they said that I can get left over tags. So I'm doing some reasearch on the best available spot to hunt this year.

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Where to hunt in Colorado

The highest concentration of elk and muleys seem to be found within the White River nat'l Forest, but trhe area gets the crap pounded out of it. Lots of animals and lots of hunters. Generally, there are some very decent areas in OTC units, but expecting the bull or buck of your dreams isn't going to happen. Colorado is managed for quantity. There are some trophy units out there, but you'll need a boatload of points just to be considered. Depending on where there are leftovers, you may want to consider areas 3,12, 231, 23, 24, 25,& 26. Lots of animals and you stand a decent chance of filling your tag.

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Joetech34,

Don't get too tied up in the harvest stats. They're an estimate based on a small sample of information. CO doesn't have mandatory reporting of harvest so use it as a guide, not gospel. I haven't been surveyed in years.

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Where to hunt in Colorado

Thanks for the help.

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