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.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.