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GMU 38 - Gilpin, Boulder, Clear Creek, and Jefferson Counties

GMU 38 - Gilpin, Boulder, Clear Creek, and Jefferson Counties

There are migratory and residential deer herds within this unit. Migratory deer winter at low elevation areas often mixing with residential deer. In summer and fall, migratory deer move up in elevation to forests and alpine areas above 9,000 feet.

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GMU 40 - Mesa County

GMU 40 - Mesa County

There are some good bucks, but they are hard to locate. The upper end of the Little Dolores drainage is a good place for quality mule deer bucks but there is considerable private land.

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GMU 61 - Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel Counties

GMU 61 - Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel Counties

The opportunity to see mature bucks is good throughout the plateau. During the early season deer are concentrated in the aspen and oak brush.

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GMU 51 - Douglas County

GMU 51 - Douglas County

There are migratory and residential deer herds. Migratory deer winter at low elevation areas often mixing with residential deer. In summer and fall, migratory deer move up in elevation to forests and alpine areas above 9,000 feet.

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GMU 10 - Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties

GMU 10 - Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties

Deer are scattered throughout the unit. If there is winter range migration, it is usually during 3rd season. There are trophy bucks, however they tend to have tall versus wide antlers. Hunt the brush-covered areas and high elevations early in the season.

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GMU 118 - El Paso County

GMU 118 - El Paso County

Most deer are found in the cottonwood riparian areas. Fountain Creek is one concentration area you may want to focus. Expect larger populations to be found in farmland planted with grass on CRP lands.

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GMU 35 - Eagle County

GMU 35 - Eagle County

Deer herds will be scattered from 6,500ft to timberline and will move down to the lower elevation piƱon-juniper areas as heavy snow arrives. Over 18" of snow will move the deer to winter grounds. Try hunting the aspen, open parks and shrublands.

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GMU 104 - Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert Counties

GMU 104 - Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert Counties

Deer in this area are concentrated in the cottonwood-willow riparian areas. Concentrations of deer are also found in ponderosa pine forests in the southern part of the unit and near suburban or residential areas, particularly low-density developments.

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GMU 76 - Hinsdale, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache, and San Juan Counties

GMU 76 - Hinsdale, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache, and San Juan Counties

This unit is primarily summer range for deer, very few animals winter there. However, you can seasonally find mature bucks can be found in this unit.

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GMU 551 - Gunnison and Saguache Counties

GMU 551 - Gunnison and Saguache Counties

This unit is managed for high buck-to-doe ratios. Success rates for those who draw a license are usually above the statewide average.

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GMU 66 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties

GMU 66 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties

Deer populations throughout the Gunnison Basin continue to increase following the severe winter of 2007-08. Deer populations and sex ratios are at or above objectives, so future license allocations in these draw-only highly coveted units are likely to gro

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GMU 1 - Moffat County

GMU 1 - Moffat County

Deer tend to stay at the south nd north ends of Brown's Park Refuge. Hunt the brush-covered areas, high elevations early in the season, lower elevations later.

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GMU 53 - Delta and Gunnison Counties

GMU 53 - Delta and Gunnison Counties

Try the Chain Mountains, Browning Ridge, Land's End Peak, and Smith Fork Mountain. When snow falls, herds move quickly to lower elevations on the western end of the unit.

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GMU 16 - Jackson County

GMU 16 - Jackson County

If you are patient, you could have success hunting trophy bucks. North Park has an early rifle, deer-only season that begins as soon as possible after archery closes.

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GMU 22 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

GMU 22 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

The hunting ranges from fair to good in the Bookcliffs and Piceance units. Deer are well-distributed in the northern portion from mid-October. Concentrate on higher elevations in early seasons. If the weather is dry, you'll need to do a lot of walking.

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GMU 5 - Moffat and Routt Counties

GMU 5 - Moffat and Routt Counties

Most of the deer will be found in the western section of these units. Movement is also to the west. Hot spots are located north of Hayden. Some good trophy bucks are seen in the southern portion

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GMU 39 - Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Park Counties

GMU 39 - Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Park Counties

There are migratory and residential deer herds. Migratory deer winter at low elevation areas often mixing with residential deer. In summer and fall, migratory deer move up in elevation to forests and alpine areas above 9,000 feet.

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GMU 6 - Jackson County

GMU 6 - Jackson County

If you are patient, you could have success hunting trophy bucks. North Park has an early rifle, deer-only season that begins as soon as possible after archery closes.

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GMU 44 - Eagle County

GMU 44 - Eagle County

Try hunting the aspen, open parks and shrublands. This unit is managed for trophy deer with limited number of licenses, but it is a good place to take a big buck.

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GMU 41 - Mesa and Delta Counties

GMU 41 - Mesa and Delta Counties

The deer population has declined in recent years, and deer are found on forest lands and higher elevation private lands during Oct. The resident deer stay in lower agricultural areas year round.

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