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Sep-20-17, 
04:31 PM (MST)
"unit 62"

just wondering how the deer hunting is going on 62 this year?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: unit 62  danrippa      Oct-09-17   1 
  RE: unit 62  Westernhunt...      Oct-10-17   2 
   RE: unit 62  danrippa      Oct-16-17   3 
    RE: unit 62  yeff2      Oct-16-17   4 

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danrippa
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Oct-09-17, 
08:58 AM (MST)
1. "RE: unit 62"

I was curious about the same thing? My brother and I both have a 62 3rd season tag and are looking for any help. We are both in great shape and willing to walk to get on a nice Muley. Any help would be great. We are looking at google maps to try and found a place away from all the orange.

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Oct-10-17, 
02:13 PM (MST)
2. "RE: unit 62"

Dan,

When trying to separate from the crowds with a nice stroll, and assuming you're hunting on US national forest, you can look at the motor vehicle use maps (MVUM) and try to get away from the roads. If on BLM, see the last point below.

The best alternative for MVUMs - you can use Google Earth Pro (free), and download the shape file for MVUMs at this link: https://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/edw/datasets.php. The feature class is "Motor Vehicle Use Map: Roads". The shape file can be imported into Google Earth, which is much better than google maps as you can also see the terrain with 3D view to find glassing points, meadows, feed, etc.

The second best (and easiest alternative) is to look at the Colorado Hunting Atlas and click on "Motor Vehicle Use Map" on the left side of the screen. Hunting atlas is here: https://ndismaps.nrel.colostate.edu/index.html?app=HuntingAtlas.

Finally, the last (an least detailed option) the Uncompahgre MVUM can be downloaded here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd511370.pdf

If you are hunting BLM - you can go to the BLM Colorado Interactive Map at the link here: https://www.blm.gov/maps/frequently-requested/colorado. In the map, you will need to toggle ON the "routes" layer and it will show all of the designated roads.

Good luck!


Clint
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danrippa
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Oct-16-17, 
08:49 AM (MST)
3. "RE: unit 62"

Thanks for the tip. I did this in TupRut google earth. Clint, do you think the wilderness, forest or the BLM has bigger bucks? Where should I focus my time?

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Oct-16-17, 
06:27 PM (MST)
4. "RE: unit 62"

I haven't hunted the 3rd season in the unit but grew up in the unit. I think more and more the deer are hanging out in the low country next to the farms just west of Delta, Olathe and Montrose. My parents lived 10 minutes from what was prime time hunting ground in the 80's. Getting away from hunters will be difficult as with OTC elk tags the unit gets hammered with hunters. There are plenty of people hunting the unit so don't be surprised when you arrive. I wish I knew of a magic place where no one hunted to share with you but I don't. I would look at maps and try to get as far away as you can from roads. I do recall as kids we would sit and sit in a few spots just west of Olathe and sooner or later a buck would appear.

Good luck to you.

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