High country Mule Deer habits

Chris g

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So I drew a pretty easy to draw Colorado mule deer archery tag this year and I’m just trying to gather some insight. I plan on backpack hunting the first week of archery in the high country. Any tips on what type of terrain or features that I should be looking at, what side of the mountain they prefer, and what type of vegetation they like for that time of year? I’ve killed a few mule deer in other states but I’ve never hunted high country archery. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks!
 

manitou1

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Shade... shade is everything. Look for the greenest areas with broken cover (some trees, rocks, ledges, etc). Saddles.
Look for more browse than grass such as: Mountain mahogany, bushy/leafy brush is a good start. Look for some slope in the terrain. Not a mulie expert, I just want to be. 😁
 

JLS

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Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
Have your ass in your glassing spot well before glassing light. Don’t leave the mountain until the end of glassing light.

A lot depends on annual variability. Probably the highest elevation band of krummholtz, but not necessarily.
 
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