As soon as this wind quits (supposed to be windy a couple of more days), I plan on starting my summer scouting sessions. None to soon for sure. Plan is to go at least once or twice a month.
Sad future outlook coming from a guy who lives in the heart of some of the best Deer Country in Colorado. Hopefully with now that we are on the downswing of the late seasons things will get better. This year will tell us a lot about how those later season affected the older age category bucks I would think? Looking forward to your scouting photos as usual!Getting to be less and less deer every year. Easy winters help but hunting them on Thanksgiving easily erases any gains a easy winter would provide.
The late season hunts there are baffling me!I hope to start about July 1. Only 6 weeks away at this point so getting here fast. As usual I hope to get in about 20-25 days scouting for mulies..
Getting to be less and less deer every year. Easy winters help but hunting them on Thanksgiving easily erases any gains a easy winter would provide.
As usual looking forward to the process most of all and hoping to turn up a 1%er..
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I hunt deer here in Colorado and I have hunted a lot in 4th season. Last year it opened the day before Thanksgiving. The last 3 or 4 years the seasons after first season have gotten later as P & W has been setting aside more days between seasons. There arn't a lot of tags available for the unit I hunt during 4th season, but 3rd season has a lot. This year we saw lots of deer and plenty of young bucks. Saw only one large buck and didn't get close enough to close the deal. After talking to a lot of friends who hunted 3rd season in that unit, my take is that lots of the bucks that we used to see in 4th season were taken during 3rd season. IMHO P & W needs to cut out 4th season totally and limit the number of tags in 3rd season. In the last 10 years, the numbers of good, trophy bucks has really taken a hit.
SW Colorado, according to the latest press release from P & W, has the lowest CWD in the whole state. The unit I am talking about is in the SW part of the state less than 100 mile from my place. If that is what they are wanting to do, it looks like they are accomplishing it.They are intentionally doing this to knock down the upper age class. Over reacting to CWD in my opinion