Just remember that although it's possible it could be that only one person with the minimum points drew and many more went without. I watch the points closely and almost without fail it will take me one more that listed in the guide for that reason.
I have never seen the first left over draw list on line. When ever I have checked the left over draw box they send a list out. It may of changed some since the last time that I did it but I am sure that they don't publish that list until after the left over draw is complete.
You can subscribe to Colorado Outdoors Magazine, and if you check the right box they will send you the annual Preference Points Issue. I use it because it is easier than the website. But just for giggles, try Monstermuleys.com; they have a really easy to use preference point look-up system. It may not be super-accurate but it's pretty close. The charts Colo. DOW puts out are confusing to say the least. Exbio wrote a good article about deciphering the charts, and if you take the time to figure it out it will help. By the way, I was once a Vermonter about 45 years ago, and still go there from time to time....great fishing!
They do not post up the initial leftover list available in the leftover draw. That listing only goes out to those who check that as their unsuccessful option.
As soon as they post the statistics, that crazy number cruncher Exbiologist goes out and extracts the data, before hand...He's crazy though! ...I already get so wound up in those stats as it is, NO WAY I could dig that far! ...but thanks Ex!!! I think I owe ya one for my tag this year!
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
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