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Am I too late?

I would like to hunt elk this year however I may be too late for most draws.. Any advice would be appreciated

4-8-05

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Am I too late?

You didn't mention what state you wish to hunt elk in. Colorado has 2 elk draw seasons and 2 that are over the counter, for bull elk tags. Cow elk are all draw, and yes the draw deadline was April 5th. I believe the OTC tags go on sale about July 11th. Also in early August the leftover tags (from the draws) are released for sale to the public.

Visit this page at the DOW for season dates & details:
http://wildlife.state.co.us/hunt/season_dates_fees.asp

Good Luck!

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Am I too late?

cowgal how much does an OTC tag cost for a non-resident??

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Am I too late?

Bull ek $488.25

Cow elk $253.25
These are by draw except when the DOW releases left over tags in August, which will then be OTC until they're gone.

The DOW link in my above post breaks down the costs & seasons.

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Am I too late?

Idaho draws dont have to be in till the end of May. But the new regs dont come out yet. They will be out in the next couple weeks. Lots of OTC tags here.

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thanks

I appreciate all of your responses. I would also love to have any and all advice as to where to go I can probably go to any of the western states.

thanks again
PS shot my first bull last year, hopelessly addicted

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Am I too late?

PA doesn't have their lotto until july 1. Im champing at the bit.

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