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colorado moose

Crazy system that no one can guess when their time will come.  Basically you have to beat the computer.  Anybody with three points can draw.  A weighted pointed is used to subtract that value from their application number.  The lowest numbers get awarded a license.  Your application is assigned a number before being placed in the lottery.  In theory a person can be drawn on their third attempt or their twentieth attempt.

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You must just

smokeydm wrote:

Crazy system that no one can guess when their time will come.  Basically you have to beat the computer.  Anybody with three points can draw.  A weighted pointed is used to subtract that value from their application number.  The lowest numbers get awarded a license.  Your application is assigned a number before being placed in the lottery.  In theory a person can be drawn on their third attempt or their twentieth attempt.

 

be one of the lucky ones!!! Nice pic's of the Mutts!!

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That doesn't seem fair.

That doesn't seem fair.

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Better than straight points

The system is screwed up, but on the other hand so is the straight sysytem. The real problem is there are so many hunters for so few tags it is hard to come up with a system that everyone deems fair.. I would rather have the weighted system where everyone has a chance to draw, rather than those with just the most points.. I do have 3+12 now and have been putting in for 26 years now for moose. Yes, I look at some people who draw in 4th year and go " how the heck" but I still like that it gives everyone the chance.. If it went based on straight points, those of us with max points may still not be drawn in our lifetime and anyone who didn't get in the draw the first year or two would never draw a tag....

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Colorado Moose - Unit 6

Wow, after 17 years I finally drew a bull moose tag.  I was lucky enough to draw a cow moose in unit 18 back in 1995, but I have been putting in for a bull ever since.  I normally put in for a rifle tag but this year I was also hoping for a goat tag (which didn't come in), so to make sure I did not have overlapping hunts I went ahead and put in for a muzzleloader tag for the moose.  I don't know if that helped my odds, but my number finally came up.   I have hunted unit 6 (Colorado State Forest) in the past for elk, but any advice on where I might go to start scouting would be greatly appreciated!

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congrats!

Most of the moose are killed around the creeks and reservoirs near Gould.  Michigan Reservoir and the Michigan River are obvious places to start.  Don't forget about Lake Agnes and some of that Never Summer like around Jack Creek.  

If you're not liking what you're seeing around those areas, then consider going up further north, like around Allen, Clear and Kelly Creeks.  Lots of moose.  Set a standard and stick to it.

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You are

You are going to have a great time!!! I also put in for smokepole season( it does not help your draw odds) they will be rutting. Learn some calls and be patient!!!While scouting find where the cows like to hang out, because she will get lots of visitors come the rut!!! Awaiting pic's and the story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You residents are really

You residents are really going to hate this, but I drew a North Park cow moose tag as a 4th choice this year. 

Kevin

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I don't hate it.  I know of a Texas couple that both draw cow moose tags almost every year.  Of course, there's no nonresident antlerless discount.  You're still paying the full $2K, but hey, at least ya get to go.

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Yep, it's pricey.  My

Yep, it's pricey.  My non-resident status is hopefully only temporary, so I figured I may as well take advantage before I move back and have a fun hunt and get some great meat. 

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