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"Leftover" tags?

Quick question on the deer draws in CO.  In California, we can put a second and third choice, in case we don't draw the first.  I have one point for CO, which I think may or may not get me a 62 Tag.  If I do not draw that, is there still a place I can go, like maybe Unit 41, and get my deer tag, and also buy an OTC elk tag?

Are you able to put second and third choices on the application there, or are you left at the mercy of the leftover tags if you don't draw?  I applied for a point only last year, so I didn't notice if there were second or third choices.....

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Yep, you can do multiple

Yep, you can do multiple choices. Anything other than the first choice does not use you preference point and you still get another one.

And you can also check for the leftover draw if you get nothing there and still get a chance at things before having to look at leftovers for public sale at the end.

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4 choices

You get 4 choices, but with deer, there are very few units that don't fill buck tags with the first choice. I don't believe you can draw a buck or even doe tag with a 2 Nd choice in 41.

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Ok, thanks.  Let me ask you

Ok, thanks.  Let me ask you one other thing then.  Is bear for 62 all given out in the draw, or are there leftover tags for that?  If I strike out on deer, I'd still like to be able to target 2 animals.  OTC elk, and maybe a bear tag?  I guess 62 has decent amount of bears, yes?

 

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Yes

The early rifle draws out, but 2nd season is OTC with a cap and should be available.
The bear numbers are at an all time high around the state, but late October they are hard to find.

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Well, if I don't luck out and

Well, if I don't luck out and pull deer, and was going to spend the $350 or whatever it is anyway, might as well get the bear and still have 2 chances to shoot something.

What's the bear tag cost anyway?  I know it was raised a couple of years ago by about $100 or so.....

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Bear Tag Cost

Bear tag for non-resident is $354.00 for 2013.  OUCH!!!

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Well, that's roughly what

Well, that's roughly what deer is, I believe.  So if I was going to pay it anyway, why not, right?

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Keep in mind you have to not

Keep in mind you have to not only bring out all the edible meat from the bear, but you have to bring out the head and hide for inspection too. Basically, you bring out the whole bear. Unless you bone it out.

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