Depends. I was sent pics of 180+ deer that died last year, 170s that just weren’t quite right and a cpl over 220 standing on private. In that area you just never know what you’ll find.
I lived outside Montrose, one way to see whats around, is to be up around the lowlands right now, but I'd have little doubt you'd do well out that way. The valley is covered in AG, a lot of alfalfa fields that get hammered in the winter, bad enough most outside hay storage is HF.
Nice perk in the winter, the ski places and other bidnesses in Telluride and other areas some how have a couple major airlines fly the dc10's into Montrose, I know AA does as I have flown in and out during the winter, I also have a buddy who has a home up there and they fly in a lot during the winter. Wear your seat belt, those hills close in quick moving at 5 hunderd MPH
No way I'd pass on a hunting opportunity like that though, many of the better bucks and bulls will still be up there into early November in normal weather. Blue Mesa res. has great fishing at times as well.