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.
Bring them in on a string. I love this term, if you want to be successful on calling in Elk, try not to just sound like the other caller. We all laugh at each other when we are practicing Elk calling at home or while camping. When I first started calling in Elk, I had no idea what i was doing and it's funny how many I could call in. The biggest Bull that I have called in to date was actually my first. I was making cow calls and screwing it up big time. But it's obvious I didn't screw up...