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Colrado spring turkey draw results are out today.

Colorado limited draw results are out.

Failed on the limited but can still buy an over the counter tag for 20 miles down the road.

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I drew

After saving up a few points I finally drew agood tag on my friends place out East.  However, this year they turned into an otc unit so the best part is now I can have 2 tags.

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It's hard for me to believe

It's hard for me to believe that places actually have a draw for turkeys. 

Do you guys think the population is low enough that they have to limit numbers, or is it a money making ploy?

Heck, California is the epicenter of money grubbing, but even here it's simply part of your license and upland game tag ($8.50).  You can take 3 birds during the season.

Of course, they are talking about having seperate turkey tags (money grubbing), but they will still be OTC and 3 bird limit.

Good luck on your OTC hunt Hunter!

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Ca- In eastern co. the

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In eastern co. the turkeys are limited to basically the river bottoms and there isn't alot of area so if they were otc there would be an army out there. There are lots of areas in the mountains that are otc but the turkeys are hard to find and have much more habitat.  We can have one otc license and 2 if you draw a second one.  The public areas out east are limited so they manage the hunters through the draw.

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Makes sense.  Thanks!

Makes sense.  Thanks!

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At least in my area there are

At least in my area there are far fewer turkeys the higher in elevation that you go. I'm at about 6500 ft. About ten years ago or so they began with 10 tags in the spring and i think now they are up to 30, so at least here it is a population issue.

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