Re: How to tell elk points needed to draw tag in Colorado?
Karl, the point summary is up: http://wildlife.state.co.us/NR/rdonlyres/FAB33AB5-33BA-4BF4-9E40-12418F55E7BB/0/ElkMinPP10.pdf
But the points required vary a little bit every year. It is demand based, not an arbitrary limit set by the DOW. The muzzleloader tag demand won't stabilize for a few years either. This year, a lot of guys put bull tags in as more than just a first choice, making cow tags easier to draw than normal. I don't expect that to continue for too much longer, and certain units will continue to rise in their point requirements.
Hunting is not usually a pursuit where instant gratification abounds. It takes a lot of time, practice, resources and patience to be a successful hunter. So when someone decides that an area they hunted only once without taking an animal is worthless and devoid of game, I don't quite understand it. These people usually jump from game management unit to game management unit; trying a new one every year.
Now don't get me wrong, there are people that just enjoy scouting and hunting...