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Colorado Over-The-Counter Cow Elk Licenses Will Not Be Avail

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Ooopppsss... Guess they should have read it before they published it. eye roll

I hope a lot of people weren't planning on buying over the counter elk tags. Or else they are going to be pissed Evil! when this hits the fan!

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Maybe I'm a bit confused. I just talked to my Colorado Outfitter and he told me that in addition to the the deer tag that I drew, I could purchase a bull tag over the counter for about $470 and a cow tag over the counter for $250. I called the Colorado Dept. of Wildlife and they confirmed this. Whose wrong?

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Hello Snowman,
Most bull elk tags are still over the counter, with a few exceptions. A few units such as #2 & #201 are by draw only.

However the deal about the cow tags is news to me. I also thought there would be over the counter cow tags this year in addition to the drawing they had, of which they have left over tags now. But those leftover tags will not be over the counter, those tags need to be purchased directly from a DOW office here in Colorado.

I'm sure the outfitter thought the cow tags would be over the counter as well. Not sure how you would find out for sure, since it appears you already contacted the DOW. Maybe call them and ask what the deal is about the misprint.

Good luck!

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Welcome to the board Snowman and yes, CO elk tag situation is confusing!

First off this only applies to over-the-counter cow tags, not bull tags. Depending on the unit there will be bull tags available over-the-counter.

The cow tags that are available "over-the-counter" are actually leftover "draw only" tags that did not get purchased, once those are gone there are no non-resident over the counter cow elk tags available.

In some units (depending on which you hunt), there will be nothing over-the-counter since all "draw-only" tags were taken and no bull over-the-counter tags are offered (as cowgal pointed out).

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I was wandering if anyone is allowed to buy a cow elk tag in colorado at $250.00 over the counter during bow season. Was the article for both gun and bow seasons.

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Amy,

I believe the article is for both archery and bow season, although I'm not sure since I do draw only.

However there are still left over tags in some units. Leftover tags are the tags that were not taken during the limited drawing. As far as I know it is $250 for non-residents for the cow tags. I think the bull tags are $450 for non-residents though.

Here is a DOW link on the left over tags. Better hurry, I think they go fast and sales opened earlier this week:

http://wildlife.state.co.us/leftoverlicenses/

Good luck!

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