Deer Hunting in Colorado GMU 741 - La Plata County
In October, deer move from their summer range at the high elevations in the north to their winter range to the south. In the early seasons deer hunting can be good near timberline. As deer begin to move to winter range they can be more difficult to find.
Similar Nearby Deer Units
In the early seasons, deer are evenly distributed, mostly above 8,000 feet. Deer begin migrating to lower elevations, generally from east to west, in mid-October. Snow will cause them to move to lower elevations earlier.
La Plata and San Juan
Deer hunting will be good in these units. The areas with the best deer hunting on public lands are: the HD Mountains, the Piedra River, Florida River and Los Pinos drainages, and lands southeast of Pagosa Springs.