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Colorado tagging question

as i have never hunted colorado before i have a question on the tag (probably a dumb question)

I have the license portion which seems to consist of 3 squares with the bottom square being a place for a signature. then i have a square that is the carcass tag with the dates to punch out, then i have three more squares that are exactly the same as the first three squares with the bottom one being a signature one. so the question is, when i remove and attach the carcass tag, am i attaching just the square with the dates or the bottom 4 squares so that it includes the signature square?

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First you must leave all the license portions connected. Also you must sign one of them where it says Signature. Then after you harvest your animal and only after you harvest it you remove the carcass tag witch is on the bottom, cut out the month, date, and sex of the animal and sign the carcass tag and attach it to the largest piece of meat if you are packing it out or just to the carcass if you are bringing it out whole. Placing it on the antlers doesn't work if you remove them from the body of the animal.

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Colorado tagging question

Don't forget to leave evidence of sex

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Thats what generates my question.. the square with the dates where you can punch them out is in the middle. Is it only one square that i attach or is it the last three or four?

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Colorado tagging question

As soon as you kill your animal sign the carcass tag and cut out the dates.

Leave the hunting license portion together.

Dont forget to leave evidence of sex on the animal.

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The two little spots you can punch out in the middle are so you can attach the tag with a zip tie or piece of cord

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Am i correct that you also need a Hip # on your tag?

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elars943 wrote:
Am i correct that you also need a Hip # on your tag?

I may be mistaken, but I believe HIP # is only for small game or rather needs to be on your small game license. Not on big game licenses or needed if you don't hunt small game.

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I believe what you have is the habitat stamp attached to bottom of your license. Mine came seperated, but the license was as you described the first 4 squares and the habitat stamp was 3 squares that resembled the license.

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Colorado tagging question

This is my first time going hunting out to Colorado for elk and bear also.

My License says right on it Follow these steps immediately upon kill to validate kill and legally transport,
1} Detach Carcass Tag from License at perforation;
2} Sign below and notch sex,month,day of kill;
3}Attach validated Tag to carcass for transport or storage;

I signed my top copy above the carcass tag certifing all statements are true. And from what I read you remove carcass tag bottom square and Sign here after kill says right on License, then notch and attach to carcass.

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Pretty sure this scenario is accurate; and is how it has always been explained to me, and was defined yet again this week on a turkey by the DOW Manager & the State Park Wildlife manager out at South Republican/Bonny SP; that if you are say 'in the field' & carrying it out on your back you are not yet "transporting" it. Basically you are still dressing the kill and until that time you are not yet "transporting or storing" the meat. Better notch the darn info and sign it though! My buddy did not do that before walking across the field right to them and they both got on him, but let him go since it was his first bird! Funny thing is the rangers were both watching the whole hunt from their trucks about 500yds away Mr. Cool!

Like mentioned above, I too had a problem a couple of years back when I tagged it and then tried to drag/carry it out whole. ..tore the tag right off! Brick Wall,) Buck was too big for my weak arse and ended up getting help with it. Oops! (only animal I took out whole in last 6 years) Basically I use a twist tie & just always tag the piece with the evidence of sex after he's boned-up Thumbs up

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