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Thanks for the info. Does anybody know if there are any plans for meetings on this subject in other locations? I would like to go hear what is going on, but I can't make it to Craig for this meeting.

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Keep an eye on the DOW website:

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

They may have additional meetings in other areas of Colorado.

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I have asked the DOW if there are any more meetings planned. If I hear anything, I will post it on the forum. I think they are going to have to have more meetings since the landowner biased wildlife commission meets on 12/8 in Silverthorne to GIVE the landowners/outfitters more tags in the limited units. This item is set to be discussed at 1300.

http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeCommission/2005/Dec/mailversion%20De...

IMO there may be some discussion, but the decision has already been made to hand out more tags to landowners even though all of the public opinion is opposed to doing so. Given that, they will have to have meetings in other locales to explain to us how we are getting screwed by the wildlife commission. I do not see the landowners stopping their relentless persuit of these handouts until they secure 100% of the tags in these limited units.

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I have hunted in Colo almost 25 years, and my father 40+ years. We have been attempting to draw unit 2 in the NW corner of the state. We currently have 13 and 12 Pref Points. The folks at DOW are telling me to expect 3 more years atleast and now they restrict the Out of State folks to 20% of the tags. We pay 500 for a tag and they pay nata in comparison. They, the DOW are telling me, a US Citizen, Taqx Paying Citizen, that I am going to be restricted to the BLM and National Forest we "ALL" have the right to, we all pay Fed Income Tax........ I want to file a law suit against DOW, but I'm not sure it can be done, and will a Class Action Law suit work, and who, how, etc...
Michael Henry
Corpus Christi, Tx

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    Mike,
    Check out this thread.
    http://www.biggamehunt.net/node/14902

    I would like for you to know that it is difficult for residents to draw the tag you're applying for also. I have heard of residents with 12-14 points that did not draw in the NW corner of the state.

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    We have lived in northwest Colorado for 25+ years now. We have yet to draw a tag for unit 2. Yeas ago we simply went for the meat and units that we were sure to draw a tag out in, so didn't apply for 2. About 10 years ago we started applying for unit 2 and have not drawn out yet. Boy do I wish we had started much sooner! I had no idea that every year the number of points would increase, basically making the tags untouchable.

    The number of tags available is very low. You could check the DOW website and see the actual number that are drawn every year. Though I feel badly for out of staters that can't draw out, I believe the residents should have first crack at the choice tags.

    Someone really wanting to hunt the prize units could always cough up the big $$$ for land owner tags. No pref points required.

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    I agree cowgal. Rather than giving money to a lawyer for a lawsuit, one would be better off buying for a landowner tag. At least you would have a license to show for your money.

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    I am popping off about the Law Suit, because it is frustrating to say the least. I am not a law suit kind of person, but here's what erks me the most. DOW changed the procedure to allow residents to obtain 80% of the pref unit tags, and most of the hunting space is still National Forest and BLM land. I am not trying to bash the locals, Texas virtually has no Public lands in coparison to Colo and those states. As far as a guide, your right, cough up the dough and get it done. I tried last year and those tags ar pretty much spoken for, for some time in the future from the outfitters. I am going to keep trying, or just suck it up and go to unit 61 or 76. And loose pref point time.... I thank you for the reponses
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    Mike,
    If you are truly thinking about trying another unit, check out this rule change for this year in CO (this year only I think)
    http://dnr.state.co.us/news/press.asp?pressid=3626
    go to section e.1.cc

    Based on what I have heard from the NW corner and the number of points you have, I would stay that course.

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    I agree with Peanut, don't throw your points away quite yet. Give it another year or two and see how the new allocations shakes out.

    In the meantime, you might want to try some OTC tags. There are many units with an over abundance of elk. Not too many trophies, but still a lot of fun and very good eating!

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