Colorado Archery Season

GrayGhost

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Hey guys out of the roughly four weeks of the archery season what timeframe to you feel is the best to plan your hunt in the high country? I always figured the early bird gets the best chance at the biggest worms! I always go on the opening week! What say you? Anybody feel any different?
 

justin davis

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I like the plains archery season personally. Hunting mulies in the rut is a blast. Like around November 20th. And you can find some real big bucks that come out that you never see.

Elk in september. Deer in october/ November
 
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Darin Cooper

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I like August bowhunts that don't interfere with the elk rut and I love November ruttin bucks!
 

pronghorn

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I like velvet racks so the early part of the season is my preference. They are also less skittish early on.
 

vcb

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I like the plains archery season personally. Hunting mulies in the rut is a blast.
How sick is it to belly crawl to a bedded buck!! I love the long deer season too
 

evan williams

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If I am planning a high country mule deer hunt then I am out there the first 10-14 days. The earlier the better for those big 'ol boys. I agree with Justin that hunting a BIG MULE DEER in the rut is a blast ... however ... I won't hunt Colorado eastern plains when I can hit the high country and score big. I go to Kansas for the upland opener and stay a week or 10 days to hunt rutting mulies. Yes you read that right!!! I hunt MULE DEER in Kansas NOT whitetails!!
 

a3dhunter

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I have found the first two weeks to be the best.
Plenty of big bucks there in the Blues, saw some great deer hunting there a couple years ago in August but the truly amazing thing was all the huge elk that were everywhere!

I need to partake in a CO high country hunt soon!
No room for you in Colorado Jared, you have to stay up north! ;)
All the big bucks have already been shot in Colorado anyway.....




Love the first week, but you can still find big bucks above timberline late in September as well.
 

AlpineAthlete

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I'm going to hunt both mule deer and elk the first 2-3 weekends of season. Last couple I will move lower or possibly switch areas in search of a bull.

Good luck to you all
Tyler
 

AlpineAthlete

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Yessir, I'm doing my first couple years of school in La Junta. Originally from the Rye area though. Springs is right up the road ;)
 
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