Archive for category Colorado Mule Deer Hunting

Charging Mountain Lion was just Passing Through

Posted by on Monday, 23 May, 2011

Recently, two young girls along with their dog, while walking in a park near Denver, Colorado, were “charged” by a mountain lion. Since no one was injured, local police have declared that the cat was just passing through, but have advised people to stay clear of the park

The Colorado Deadline is Approaching

Posted by on Thursday, 17 March, 2011

Apply for a Colorado deer tag by April 5, 2011. The cost is $344 for Non-residents including a $3 non-refundable fee and a $10 habitat stamp.

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Preference points are earned automatically when you don’t draw your first-choice hunt. You may also apply for just a preference point by selecting it as you first-choice option along with submitting your license fees. Preference points cost $25.

Mule Deer Application Deadlines

Posted by on Thursday, 24 February, 2011

Utah                  March 3

Wyoming           March 15

New Mexico     March 28

Colorado           April 6

Nevada              April 18

Kansas              April 29

Oregon              May 15

Washington       May 26

California           June 1

Montana           June 1

Idaho                June 5

Arizona             June 8

South Dakota    July 23

Mule Deer attacks Woman

Posted by on Monday, 12 April, 2010

October 2009 Colorado Deer Story


A young buck mule deer gored a 63-year-old woman near Florissant on Monday after she apparently called to the animal in an attempt to pet him, officials from the state Division of Wildlife said today in a news release.

Responding to her calls, the deer came closer, then lowered his head and charged the woman, identified as Joan Nutt, who was at her sister’s home when the attack occurred, officials said in a statement. She grabbed one of the deer’s antlers in an attempt to fend him off, but he knocked her down before she could escape.

A motorist driving by the home saw the deer stomping Nutt, stopped to assist and was able to scare the animal away before contacting the Teller County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency medical personnel took Nutt to Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center in Woodland Park. The deer’s antlers and hooves left cuts on her elbow and lower arm, in addition to minor wounds on her hands, upper leg, stomach and hip. She was released from the hospital after surgeons placed a pin in one of her arms, said Michael Seraphin, a spokesman for the Wildlife Division.

The deer was tranquilized and later euthanized because officials deemed it a “threat to human safety.” His carcass was sent to a Fort Collins lab for additional testing, but results haven’t been released. Seraphin stressed that wildlife officials don’t lightly decide to euthanize an animal.

Medics treating Nutt at the scene said they had to continually chase the buck away because he kept returning to the area. That could be an indication that someone had tried to domesticate and treat him as a pet, said wildlife officer Aaron Flohrs, who was at the scene.

The family said that the deer frequently visited the property, but there was no clear evidence that Nutt was feeding him. Nutt reiterated today that the family hadn’t been feeding him either, Seraphin said. The home is located in a rural subdivision, away from designated camping areas.

Apply now for a Colorado Deer Tag

Posted by on Friday, 2 April, 2010

The application deadline is April 6. If you want you can apply for a preference point as your first choice and then apply for a hunt as your second choice. If you draw the hunt then you get no refund and lose your accumulated points for the hunt. If not then you pay $25 plus the application fee and keep your preference point. Or, if you like you can apply for up to five hunt choices, and if you don’t draw then you may keep (and pay) for a license and get a preference point that way. Cost for a non-resident is $329 plus or minus.

Colorado Deer Applications due April 6

Posted by on Sunday, 28 March, 2010

Keep applying and building up your bonus points. Maybe you will draw.

Good Luck

More Cat Problems

Posted by on Tuesday, 9 February, 2010

In Helena, Montana they kill mule deer for being a public nuisance. Heaven forbid that anyone should kill a mountain lion – public threat or not.


Jan 7, 2010

BOULDER, Colo. — The Colorado Division of Wildlife captured a mountain lion on Boulder’s University Hill Wednesday.A pair of dogs chased the cougar into a tree near Sixth Street and College Avenue. That’s where Division of Wildlife officers sedated the animal.Officers attached a radio collar to the mountain lion before he was relocated. He is now part of a 5-year mountain lion study being conducted by the Division of Wildlife. The study is in its second year.

The Division of Wildlife is tracking the mountain lion’s home range. “We are also trying to find new tools for managing lions that we can add to our arsenal beyond relocating or killing them,” according to DOW spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill.

Colorado Cat Problems

Posted by on Thursday, 28 January, 2010

I estimate there are now more than ten times as many cougars in the state of Colorado as there were when there was $50 bounty.  Nevermind that the Colorado deer herd has not recovered since 1988. It is time to go back to a bounty. I wonder if this lion would have been relocated after killing one of those pesky students?


Colorado wildlife officials tranquilized a male mountain lion at a Boulder, Colorado elementary school Wednesday. The big cat was shot with a dart in a tree outside of Flatiron Elementary, where a Boulder resident got close enough to shoot video of the scene. The video, courtesy of KDVR in Denver, shows the mountain lion falling from the tree before uniformed officials carry the dozing cougar away. The cat was taken to a less densely populated area about 50 miles from where he was tranquilized.

According to the Colorado Department of Wildlife, mountain lions used to be so common in the state that authorities placed a $50 bounty on their heads as a means of curbing the population. Today, mountain lion hunting is regulated due to concern for preservation of the big cats.

In August, the department of wildlife killed a mountain lion that wandered on to the grounds of a school in Durango, Colorado school.

Huge Flatlander Muley Buck

Posted by on Monday, 4 May, 2009

How’s this for a flatlander buck?


Photo by Patrick Montgomery (guide)

Colorado Deadline Approaching

Posted by on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009

April 7 is the last day to apply for limited-entry mule deer hunts in Colorado