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Trying to decided what unit to put in for with my 9 points. any suggestions would be great.
Thanks Longranger!If you judge the best off which ones take the most points it is Dec units 23, 22, 21, and 27. I'm sure some better coues hunters than I like the southern units more.
Awesome thanks for all the information WHT_MTNMAN I truly appreciate.My two personal favorite units for big bucks are 27 and 23. But both will require some scouting or at least a few days of learning the unit. 27 you will have to be prepared for more snow and more of a remote unit. 23 will have more weekend pressure outside of hunters. That is my .02
the 35 units are overlooked but it takes some knowledge of area, land owners etc.. 36c is my favorite 36 unit if you are able to get away 36b has enough country that killing a good buck is very doable. 36a has the most deer of any unit I've hunted but a lot harder to find mature bucks IMO
Wht_mtnman, sent you a PMSome of the biggest bucks come from 27 due to just the size and remoteness of the unit. Unit 33 has large #s of deer but a lot of pressure. 23 has the genetics and some great bucks have come from there. 22 in the past has been great but I believe it is down from years past. I don't know 21 very well.
All of the border units will hold big bucks but you will have to deal with illegals and worry about camping etc...
December is not a rut hunt, it is sometimes a pre rut hunt but it can be a little frustrating.
Are you non resident? hiring a guide? do it yourself? Are you planning on scouting before? or just taking the hunt off?
Each unit has pros and cons. some have a lot more deer than others with some having seemingly more mature bucks but overall fewer deer.
FYI. With that many points you might draw the coues in the bonus pass and not have a chance at the 12bw tagI don't have a hunter ed point! Ive drawn 12bw late in the past and may put that's a my first choice first then a couse unit as my second choice! I really would like to kill a couse
I went with my brother on one of those dinky deer hunts by a town called Douglas??? There were plenty of deer down there. Just don’t see what all the fuss is over a dwarf deer…..glad he got that out of his system. Easiest pack out there is though; damn near stick them in your pocket and hike out. 😂
I can second this. Hunted 31 this year and it was rough.In my experience, Unit 31 is very overrated unless you have good knowledge of the unit. If you just show up and hunt it you can expect to blow 3-5 days just trying to find a few deer. Most guys are shooting dinks or going home with their tail tucked. Same goes for 29 and 27. If you want to see a lot of deer and good chance at a decent buck I'd go with one of the 34-36s. Best of Luck!