2023 Unit 44 mule deer


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My son moved to Colorado a few years back and now is in a position with his resident points to draw a 3rd or 4th season unit 44 mule deer tag. I’d like to arrange a hunt for him. I’d consider an outfitter if there is one that hunts the unit? Any recommendations?
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Mike Brownlee. Not sure if he is an actual guide or not but he has a great reputation for turning up big deer in 44. And one of the few guys left who is a better person that a guide!
Sure sounds like a great guy . . .



And a few years later . . .



Thu, 06/11/2015 - 2:43pm gunn1son
Fined for wildlife harassment after lengthy investigation
“It was the fact that they were flying at a low elevation and were using a sweeping pattern. And it was the behavior of the animals. … The video footage showed the deer were responding to the helicopter.”
Will Shoemaker
Times Editor

A helicopter pilot and Utah-based guide have been convicted on wildlife harassment charges stemming from an investigation that lasted more than a year. The case surrounded a mule deer hunt involving a controversial so-called “Governor’s tag.”
A trial in the case of the pilot, Bryson Gray of Montrose, was scheduled for last month. However, J Wenum, area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), indicated this week that Gray opted instead to plead guilty to the charge of unlawful harassment of wildlife.
Wenum described Gray as a “complicitor” in the case.
Muley Connection owner Michael Brownlee of Lehi, Utah, also was charged with unlawful harassment of wildlife. He pleaded not guilty but was convicted following a trial earlier this year.
Brownlee declined comment this week when contacted by the Times.
As a result of the convictions, both men were assessed $100 fines and 10 points on their hunting privileges. In Colorado, if a person accumulates 20 or more points, he or she faces the possibility of license suspension.
The investigation gave rise to changes to rules — proposed in 2013 by a local wildlife advocacy group — surrounding use of the Governor’s tag.

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