INFO: Trad Archery for Bowhunters



Author Topic: Grand Junction Area, Co.  (Read 7086 times)

Online toddster

  • Contributing Member
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 1571
Grand Junction Area, Co.
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:53:00 AM »
Hi all, I am a central Illinois longbow hunter.  My daughter and grandson live around Grand Junction, and he is old enough to start getting into traditional bowhunting.  I am beginning to plan to teach and hunt Mule deer out there with him maybe next year.  I tried looking for public land to get tags for and start the process, but little confusing to me.  I would appreciate any information or idea's of public land to hunt mule deer on the western slope.  Thanks.

Online monterey

  • Contributing Member
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 3618
Re: Grand Junction Area, Co.
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 10:07:06 PM »
The western slope is approximately 75% public land so finding a place to hunt should not be too difficult.

Colorado mule deer populations are at a low point and Parks and wildlife don't really have a handle on why.  GJ is near the Piceance basin that has always been good mule deer country.

A good place to research is the Colorado hunting atlas.  It takes some time to learn your way around it but it's worth the effort.

Here's a link. https://ndismaps.nrel.colostate.edu/indexM.html?app=HuntingAtlas
Monterey

Online toddster

  • Contributing Member
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 1571
Re: Grand Junction Area, Co.
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 11:25:19 PM »
OMG thank you very much, I have been trying to cipher it all out, thanks for the link.  I did see the Mule deer was low, but am sure would still accomplish what I want, just a week camping in tent and teaching him to bowhunt, and stalk.  Thanks again

Online Colotrad

  • TGMM Member
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 340
Re: Grand Junction Area, Co.
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 02:44:22 PM »
With no over the counter mule deer tags, you will need to apply for tags in the spring...or pick one up off of the leftover list later in the summer.

The Colorado Traditional Archers Society holds a youth hunt each fall right after archery season closes.  It is held on a private ranch a few miles southwest of Grand Junction and is like a fully guided hunt.  The camp is wall tents with cots, and pads, a kitchen tent with great food provided, blinds are set up and mentors for each youth are ready and willing to advise.  Doe tags are provided.

Check out their website:  http://colotradarchers.com
TGMM Family of the Bow
60" Griffin T/D
56" Shrew C/H T/D
58" Shrew C/H T/D
62” Javaman Assyrian T/D

Offline Homebru

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 1154
Re: Grand Junction Area, Co.
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 10:57:23 PM »
With no over the counter mule deer tags, you will need to apply for tags in the spring...or pick one up off of the leftover list later in the summer.

The Colorado Traditional Archers Society holds a youth hunt each fall right after archery season closes.  It is held on a private ranch a few miles southwest of Grand Junction and is like a fully guided hunt.  The camp is wall tents with cots, and pads, a kitchen tent with great food provided, blinds are set up and mentors for each youth are ready and willing to advise.  Doe tags are provided.

Check out their website:  http://colotradarchers.com

Toddster, I cannot recommend more strongly that your daughter and grandson get in touch w/ the Colorado Traditional Archers about the youth hunt.  This is a spectacular way to introduce a youngster to hunting.  No cost to her or your grandson.  Lifelong memories are made. 
homebru

Online toddster

  • Contributing Member
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 1571
Re: Grand Junction Area, Co.
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 07:45:23 AM »
Thank you, will pass on the information

Users currently browsing this topic:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
 

Contact Us | Trad Gang.com © | User Agreement

Copyright 2003 thru 2018 ~ Trad Gang.com ©