>Thanks elks that's a generous offer.
>I'm coming to hunt unit
>22 for deer and know
>nothing about the area would
>you know if hunting would
>be better based out of
>rangely or rifle. I did
>a post with no answers
>and I'm waiting for call
>back from d.o.w.? Thanks again
>I'll hang on to your
So it really would depend on where you were planning to hunt. Unit 22 is right under 1000 square miles. If you are planning to hunt from the center of the unit around the intersection of county road 5 and 24 then either Rifle or Rangely would be fine. They will both be about the same time to get into the center. If your plans are to hunt the very western edge or northern edges of the unit then Rangely would be better in terms of windshield time etc. If you were looking to hunt the eastern edge or southern areas of the unit Rifle would be better.
As far as town, Rifle is much larger. It has a Walmart, Fast Food, 4 auto part stores a ford dealership and 10+ restaurants. Fuel will be cheaper, etc. Rangely is a great little town, it is small I lived there for a while. About an hour from Rangely is Vernal which is comparable to Rifle.
I live in Rifle now and we drive everyday during the season from Rifle to hunt. It takes a little over an hour to get to our starting point in the center area o the unit. We can be to a hunting location if needed in as little as 30 minutes. Rangely you can get to a hunting spot along the river in about 30 minutes. and about the same time to get into the center of the unit.
I have hunted my entire life in 22 shoot me an PM if you have any other questions. Sadly it is not as great as it once was but it is a pretty awesome deer hunt if the everything aligns.