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Jan-19-17, 
09:04 AM (MST)
"Colorado Advice"

My dad and I are thinking of burning our CO points to hunt deer this year. I have been doing quite a bit of research and we have also talked to some biologists. Some of the units we are looking at are in the Gunnison Basin. I know they are getting a lot of snow down there this year so we will continue to monitor the winter situation. Here are some of the units we are looking at:

2nd season - 21, 66, 67

3rd season - 22, 30, 35, 36, 53, 54

4th season - 551, 64, 65

If anyone can offer some info on any of these units I would really appreciate it. Feel free to PM me.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Colorado A...  wildwildern...      Jan-19-17   1 
 RE: Colorado A...  oilcan      Jan-19-17   2 
  RE: Colorado A...  lostinOregon      Jan-19-17   3 
   RE: Colorado A...  bigsky2      Jan-19-17   4 
    RE: Colorado A...  wildwildern...      Jan-20-17   5 
    RE: Colorado A...  tx_packmule      Jan-21-17   9 
 RE: Colorado A...  lostinOregon      Jan-20-17   6 
  RE: Colorado A...  Coloradoboy      Jan-21-17   8 
  RE: Colorado A...  bigsky2      Jan-24-17   12 
 RE: Colorado A...  oilcan      Jan-20-17   7 
 RE: Colorado A...  muleybeast      Jan-22-17   10 
  RE: Colorado A...  notags2      Jan-22-17   11 

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wildwilderness
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Jan-19-17, 
09:32 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Colorado Advice"

A couple of Questions-

How much time can you spend scouting preseason?
How much time during hunting season?
Do you want to see more deer or better quality?
What size deer would you shoot?

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oilcan
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Jan-19-17, 
10:48 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Colorado Advice"

That's a big list how many points do you have that might help the the decision.

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lostinOregon
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Jan-19-17, 
09:35 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Colorado Advice"

You have hunts listed that range from as little as 2 points up to 10 or more. So I am guessing no one is going to chime in unless you define your point totals.

Rich

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bigsky2
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Jan-19-17, 
10:42 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Colorado Advice"

We would hunt the entire season and set aside a few days before to scout. We would be looking for 175" or bigger bucks and would be prepared to go home empty handed if we can't find what we are looking for. We have 11 points and I didn't put that in my original post because I knew I would probably get the usual "there's no reason you should ever build up that many points" answer. The fact is that's what we have and with point creep I don't see us gaining anything by continuing to buy points.

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wildwilderness
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Jan-20-17, 
07:36 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Colorado Advice"

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I wouldn't do a 2nd season hunt unless you had a lot of pre-season scouting in. Bucks are hard to find then. If you do go 2nd go high.

4th season is a pretty short season, but least amount of pressure and the Bucks are in the rut. The problem I see is it takes too many points to draw high quality units. The easier to draw 4th season tags don't necessarily equate to bigger bucks but rather a better hunt experience.

I like 3rd season best with the longer dates, and into the rut, in a better unit. I'd see how the winter goes...

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tx_packmule
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Jan-21-17, 
10:36 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Colorado Advice"

>We would hunt the entire season
>and set aside a few
>days before to scout. We
>would be looking for 175"
>or bigger bucks and would
>be prepared to go home
>empty handed if we can't
>find what we are looking
>for. We have 11 points
>and I didn't put that
>in my original post because
>I knew I would probably
>get the usual "there's no
>reason you should ever build
>up that many points" answer.
>The fact is that's what
>we have and with point
>creep I don't see us
>gaining anything by continuing to
>buy points.

You could gain some ground continuing to buy points if this Winter hammers a few of those units posted. If it'll get tags cut for a cpl years, jump in on a 3rd hunt.

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lostinOregon
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Jan-20-17, 
08:19 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Colorado Advice"

>My dad and I are thinking
>of burning our CO points
>to hunt deer this year.
>I have been doing quite
>a bit of research and
>we have also talked to
>some biologists. Some of the
>units we are looking at
>are in the Gunnison Basin.
>I know they are getting
>a lot of snow down
>there this year so we
>will continue to monitor the
>winter situation. Here are some
>of the units we are
>looking at:
>
>2nd season - 21, 66, 67
>
>
>3rd season - 22, 30, 35,
>36, 53, 54
>
>4th season - 551, 64, 65
>
>
>If anyone can offer some info
>on any of these units
>I would really appreciate it.
>Feel free to PM me.
>

With your points research 22, 30, 53 3rd and 551 4th with keeping this winter in mind.

Rich

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Coloradoboy
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Jan-21-17, 
04:30 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Colorado Advice"

Of the options you posted 53 third or 66 second would be my choices.

Coloradoboy

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bigsky2
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Jan-24-17, 
07:41 AM (MST)
12. "RE: Colorado Advice"

Thanks for the info guys. Rich- 22, 30, and 53 were actually the main units I was looking at. I will have to get some more info on 551.

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oilcan
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Jan-20-17, 
10:20 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Colorado Advice"

You should listen to Rich he knows his stuff

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muleybeast
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Jan-22-17, 
11:36 AM (MST)
10. "RE: Colorado Advice"

Good luck. Hope the weather cooperates this year.

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Jan-22-17, 
05:21 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Colorado Advice"

Sent you a PM

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