2017 was a bit slow in the mule deer department. The winter of 2016/2017 was cold, and at one time snowpack got to 200% of normal. However, biologists at the CPW said it had no effect on Unit 65 deer, and even increased tag allocations for 2017. From my observations there were plenty of bucks to be found, but the quality was down from previous years. I would guess the hard winter may have slowed antler growth.