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Jun 5th, 2018 at 8:59pm
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Hi, I am looking at hunting elk in Colorado. Any information or advice around processes etc would be appreciated. What have people done regarding the hunter education qualification. It appears that an NZ firearms licence might be sufficient. I would be hunting public land. It looks like Colorado is one of the better states to hunt relatively cheaply and on public land.

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Re: Colorado elk
Reply #1 - Jun 6th, 2018 at 1:54pm
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I can't help you out much, but have you heard of rokslide its a forum that I would be pretty sure someone on there could help you out. I think its mainly targeted to western USA hunting.

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Reply #2 - Jun 6th, 2018 at 6:55pm
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Thanks. Will have a look.
  
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Re: Colorado elk
Reply #3 - Jun 6th, 2018 at 7:15pm
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I know the tag system pretty well and here is my advice:
You should apply for a hunters ID on the Colorado Fish and Game website.
I did the hunters education on line but you can probably get around it by calling the Colorado Fish and Game when you get your hunters ID.
CO has both Over the Counter and draw elk tags.† Draw tags are better tags.
CO also has OTC archery pronghorn tags.
You can get better draw tags with preference points.†
Idaho has OTC elk tags.† And draw tags with no points so your odds are the same as everyone else but the draw closes in a couple of days.
Wyoming has draw elk.† I have hunted public land elk there and it was good.

Give me a call if you have any questions - 021 0309461.
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 7:11pm
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Thanks for the help. Got my hunter account set up and am now looking at where and when. Public land elk next year and if a late tag comes up it might be mulie or whitetail this year. Will see if that is possible. Am working through it now. I might call you for a chat CB. Many thanks. Cant wait to get over there. Time for a new adventure. Really want to see and hear elk bugle in their natural environment.
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 7:28pm
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Good stuff sneaka. Donít think youíll be able to get a deer tag in CO this year as they are all draw.

I got a high country deer tag in CO draw so heading over in Sept.
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 8:42pm
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All the best.
  
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Reply #7 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 7:26pm
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FYI - leftover CO tags go on sale 9 a.m. on August 7, 2018 (CO time).
  
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Reply #8 - Jul 31st, 2018 at 7:48pm
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Here is the CO leftover list if anyone is interested/

http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Leftover.pdf
  
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Reply #9 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 8:55am
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What a mission getting a leftover licence.  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife website was taking about 10 minutes per click to load. I phoned the call line at least every couple of minutes for the first 45mins with the line busy the whole time. And then the block I was wanting sold out.

Never mind OTC licences go on sale tomorrow
  
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Reply #10 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 5:04pm
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Sounds painful Aaron.  I decided i will also stick to OTC tags.  Sitting in front of a computer at 3am trying and missing out on a tag didnt seem like fun! 

My plan in future is to apply for a tag, rather than just buying a point, so I can go in the leftover draw.
  
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