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okiecat
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Feb-12-15, 
08:45 PM (MST)
"17 Colo deer pts"

Getting an early start. I really want to hunt deer this year. Im not getting any younger or skinnier. Lol. I take the "huntin fool". But sometimes I think there are some better units that I could have enough pts for. Oh forgot Im a non-resident. Anybody got a secret they might share. Looking for 180+. Prefer self guided but open to a guide thats reasonable!

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: 17 Colo de...  LuckyHntr      Feb-12-15   1 
  RE: 17 Colo de...  elks96      Feb-13-15   2 
   RE: 17 Colo de...  okiecat      Feb-13-15   3 
    RE: 17 Colo de...  LuckyHntr      Feb-13-15   4 
    RE: 17 Colo de...  yellowlabs      Feb-16-15   5 

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LuckyHntr
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Feb-12-15, 
10:00 PM (MST)
1. "RE: 17 Colo deer pts"

I know a unit that doesn't take any points that has some monsters. But I am not sharing.

Very familiar with Unit 21 and I don't like it anymore. To many tags being given out. If you a medium sized buck go for it...

If you do decide on Unit 21 let me know.

Good luck.

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Feb-13-15, 
02:15 PM (MST)
2. "RE: 17 Colo deer pts"

I am not so certain it is too many tags, the range absolutely sucks in unit 21 between the horses, weeds etc. The deer are just not there... I agree it maybe time to start cutting tags, but the only real result in that case will be decreased opportunity and point creep. I do agree that 21 was my target unit and I am no longer looking that direction. There really are not any secrets in hunting anymore dig and research and you will find it someplace.

I am not really sure what to tell other than almost every unit has a 180 buck some have more than others. I would start with the DOW stats page find out what units I can draw and then start asking specific questions. Look at license numbers as well as seeing if the unit is limited or OTC elk.


>I know a unit that doesn't
>take any points that has
>some monsters. But I
>am not sharing.
>
>Very familiar with Unit 21 and
>I don't like it anymore.
> To many tags being
>given out. If you
>a medium sized buck go
>for it...
>
>If you do decide on Unit
>21 let me know.
>
>Good luck.


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okiecat
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Feb-13-15, 
08:01 PM (MST)
3. "RE: 17 Colo deer pts"

Thanks guys, I didnt expect a honey hole. But I appreciate you evaluation of unit 21. Seems like about 4-5 yrs ago I was looking at unit 40 I think and then the big winter kill. Since then Ive not had a specific target. Ive got 17 elk points also.

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LuckyHntr
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Feb-13-15, 
11:08 PM (MST)
4. "RE: 17 Colo deer pts"

LAST EDITED ON Feb-13-15 AT 11:20 PM (MST)

okiecat,
I have a honey hole in 21 that few know about, it is hidden, most hunters drive by it and we have seen some super good bucks in. Nothing like having a 30" plus buck just standing there looking at you, at 50 yards. He has never ever been shot at... No other hunters either, plus some other better scoring bucks, what a morning that was. It was a few years ago but I would try it a couple days and the first day.

Send me an email...

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yellowlabs
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Feb-16-15, 
05:23 PM (MST)
5. "RE: 17 Colo deer pts"

Okie, tough call. It really all depends on what you want to do and what expectations for the hunt you have. I have 16 Colorado points, drew unit 10 many years ago with 2 points. We figured our plan was simple, draw unit 10 every 3 years for Mule deer and wait to 5 or 10 years for a bull tag. Wow do things change. Since I'm not sitting on many points for other states, and am 54, I've booked 2017 with Garvey Brothers for Mule deer. I will never draw unit 10 for elk when I can hunt a self guided hunt which if i had the points I'd do. Will probably book an elk hunt either side of that also outfitted. I live too far away and have waited too long to draw so i'm improving my odds at a cost. Probably not much help other than if you want to pm me I'd tell you why I picked Garvey Brothers. I'd also guess everyone has there own logic which may sound similar but with different conclusions. Good luck, its a great time of the year to dream!

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