Unit 79 deer quality questions


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Have enough NR points to draw a rifle deer tag in 79, but was wondering what the quality of deer is since it has a high harvest success rate. Would be perfectly happy with a 150 class buck, is this likely ? Not looking for any directions or starting points, I will figure that out. Thanks


I've hunted 79 a few times for elk, it would be the last area I choose for deer on public ground, unless you have private access. Or quality area that you've seen a bunch of deer in before. I've personally just seen a few does and a few small bucks on public ground.

El Gringo

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You will rarely get any positive feedback about units, on this, or any open forum. They’re all “Terrible”. “Not what it used to be”, blah, blah, blah….. Throw a dart at the western slope, and there are 170+Bucks in every single unit, some more than others. Not everyone, or even most guys, will find them.

If you’re looking for some recommendations, on units to hunt, I can offer some help.

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