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Unit 44 Colorado

Postby dougsigg » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:40 pm

I have drawn a fourth season unit 44 Colorado deer tag. I am a Colorado resident but I have never hunted this unit. I have read some previous posts but nothing from the 2010 season. I heard through the grapevine that some very nice bucks were taken in 2010. Any information on this unit would be greatly appreciated as I have three young children and will have very little time to scout.

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Re: Unit 44 Colorado

Postby TheGreatwhitehunter » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:42 pm

I see this is your first post well let me say ::wel to Muley Madness.
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Re: Unit 44 Colorado

Postby deerhuntenokie » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:48 pm

Congradulations on your draw. I have never hunted unit 44 before but we have muzzle loader tags for that unit this year. We also have 8 preference points built up for deer and plan to hunt unit 44 as soon as we can get drawn. If I can remember, after our hunt I will let you know what we find because we will be scouting for deer while we are hunting elk however the deer will most likely be in a totally different location by the 4th season.
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Re: Unit 44 Colorado

Postby TheGreatwhitehunter » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:27 pm

I dont know much about hunting 44 as I never hunted it but I used to work in unit 44. It used to be a HOT unit .but harsh winters have hurt the deer population there is however still some big bucks coming out of the unit still. I would get ahold of the warden and bioligist for the unit and get their opinions on where to concentrate. There is a few members here that have hunted it in the last few years be patient and as I am sure they will help you out.
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Re: Unit 44 Colorado

Postby dahlmer » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:16 am

I haven't hunted that particular unit, but have heard that it carries great genetics. If you look at the record books they are full of bucks from Eagle County. My understanding is that deer numbers are way down in the unit after several years of hard winters, but I do believe that there are still some very nice bucks to be found there.

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Re: Unit 44 Colorado

Postby Coloradobuck » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:32 pm

i know this unit like the back of my hand lol i live in it. its got alot better then years past already seein some monsters! its tough to hunt in the 4 th season tho lot of snow usually but its still some of the best huntn. let me no if ya need any help with it like i said i live in 44 in gypsum so if ya need some help im just down the road lol
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Re: Unit 44 Colorado

Postby deerhuntenokie » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:00 pm

Hey there Coloradobuck. I got that muzzleloading elk tag for unit 44. Are you ready for a steak dinner. I was looking at Google earth at some potential spots. According to what I saw there is a road just southwest of Sylvan lake called Powerline road and off that there is one called Leeman Gulch road. Do you know if these roads are open and if they are passable with a truck or ATV only.
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Re: Unit 44 Colorado

Postby Coloradobuck » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:04 pm

i know the power line really well. but you got to be carfull there. your right on the boarder of 44 and 444 but i know a spot called frost creek were i can put ya on some elk but its a bit of a hike like i said before but darn good huntn same with bucks
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Re: Unit 44 Colorado

Postby deerhuntenokie » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:10 pm

Sounds good, Maybe we can make contact with you when we get there and talk about it over that steak dinner.
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Re: Unit 44 Colorado

Postby dougsigg » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:23 pm

Thanks for all the replies. I am new to forums and my wife informed me that I am an idiot because no one uses their real name. Oh well, we are all hunters. I took the family to Sylvan Lake this weekend for a camping/scouting trip. I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of prime looking Mule Deer terrain on the North half of the unit. It is a massive area to try to cover in a 5 day season. I will contact the warden, thanks for the tip.
Colorado Buck, any information would be much appreciated. I am not sure how I can return the favor other than I have killed a couple of 170 class deer in unit 20 (easy draw) and I photographed a 46" wide mule deer there a few years ago. I am also considering an archery Elk hunt/scouting trip to unit 44 in late September and would be happy to add another Steak dinner.


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