View Full Version : Colorado Unit 27,181

06-14-2012, 12:45 PM
Well I applied for a mule deer tag and I did not get drawn. I jsut got my leftover draw letter in the mail and I am debating on what units to apply for. I am leaning toward unit 27,181 for the third rifle season. Does anyone have any advice on either one of these units? Anything would be helpfull. Thanks

06-18-2012, 10:36 AM
Has anyone hunted this unit?

06-18-2012, 08:45 PM
Sent you a PM

06-19-2012, 10:12 AM
Pm replied

06-28-2012, 08:35 AM
Ranchhand, 27 and 181 are decent units and if you can endure the high volume of hunters not just for deer but also for OTC elk you stand a good chance. The genetic in the area is not bad, last year in 181 I was up in 4th season and saw 2 bucks that would score 170+. I think that if you can bear the weekender traffic and get off some roads you will have a good chance at a MATURE buck. Not saying he will be a 200" deer, but a 4 1/2 y/o buck is doable in the unit. For a leftover pre-rut tag its certainly not a bad idea to pick it up if you want to hunt colorado this year. Let me know if i can help you anymore!


06-28-2012, 08:42 AM
Ranchhand, Ditto as to what Aaron told you. It gets hammered pretty hard as it has a lot of access, especially 181, and it is not a bad drive for the Denver hunters. Most hunters will be gone after 3 or 4 days so make sure you out last most other hunters and your success should go way up.

07-21-2012, 05:00 AM
I ended up drawing a tag in these units for third season. Anyone else have any experiance with these units?

11-07-2014, 07:06 PM
So I'm sitting in 181 right now it's been really tough hunting. This unit depends on snow in the surrounding mountains to push deer into it. Its a winter area so if there is no snow the deer are few and far between. I came in 2013 and harvested a small buck during third rifle and the hunting was great for everyone. This year however,(2014) has been very bad due to the weather. However I have seen does and a few people have got bucks. Also a ATV or utv is a big help out here . Just be up on weather predictions.