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Leftover Tags Purchased

Well after waiting 3 hours for the Co Parks & Wildlife to get their licensing system fixed (They need to fire the person in charge of the licensing system as this happens every year... and they need a new web site administrator) I finally was able to purchase my leftover cow tag and while I was at it I added an either-sex bear tag - all muzzleloader season tags.  Now just waiting 39 more days!

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I think that when they set up

I think that when they set up the web site for leftovers they don't realize the amount of traffic that is going to hit it at one time.  You would think that after so many years that they would get the hint and take care of it.  Colorado isn't the only state with this problem.  I have seen it on Utah's site also and with Utah's I have seen it go down the night that the first application is due and they have extended the time for another day.  This year was the first in a long time that everything went smooth on that site. 

Good luck on the bear tag, I thought about getting one but I don't want to screw up my elk hunt. 

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Got lucky

New to the forum here, been lurking for a while. great stuff on here.

 

I got super lucky this morning to a degree. Was having a toss up btwn a cow tag GMU 64/65 1st season Rifile and a cow tag unit 70 2nd season. I was logged in well before 9am....tried multiple times alternating btwn the two options as my 1st choice and they kept saying error except for one time i got to checkout with unit 70 but then it said error. I went up to Denver office to find out about the whole crash, it was a mad house up there but when they checked my drivers license, the gmu 70 cow tag had gone through. Sigh of relief, not bragging just thanking my lucky starts becuase that type of luck usually doesnt happen for me.

Now hopefully i made the right choice in 2nd rifle GMU 70 over 1st Rifle GMU 65/65.

 

Glad to be apart of the forum. Hope others had luck today too.

 

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The government's success with

The government's success with websites isn't exactly stellar over the last few years.  Both state and federal are pretty much a case study in how NOT to operate an efficient website, whether it's insurance, taxes, or fish & game licenses.  And it happens EVERY year in Colorado for the application deadline and the leftovers!  Amazing....

I ended up changing our september plans and rather than do a 4th elk hunt for the year my son and I decided to get leftover bear tags and give that a go.  Should be fun.  September is a great time of year and we love to be out hunting then.  The bear season will give us several opportunities to get out and hunt!  

Good luck to others too.  Seasons are getting close now.

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CoParks&Wildlife sent an

CoParks&Wildlife sent an e-mail out last night late stating the current system is 10 years old and they are working on a more "robust" system.  We will see next year. Good luck to all of you on your hunting plans.  I look forward to your pictures. 

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The system is a joke! Would

The system is a joke! Would be somewhat funny if it was not so sad. Was all ready to go at 0900 with pages filled out the best I could. 0900 click on the buttons and get all the way thru to validate hunt code, system times out. Retry get all the way thru to payment. Punch in all the info system times out and kicks me completely out to the beginning. Could never get past the first page without getting an error. Wife was trying on the phone but that proved to be a total waste of time. When she did get thru it would tell you time to buy the tags, use the online system for faster and better service (what a joke) and would kick her off. Then once the fiasco with the system being down was over again got to the payment stage and as I am punching in my address for my credit card the system kicks me out saying hunt quota filled. Guess I should have waited in line at some store as it seems those systems worked better than the Internet. I would say I am shocked by this but it is just par for the course with our CPW.

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I totally agree that the

I totally agree that the system is a joke.  If CPW was a private company somebody would have been fired years ago.  I spoke to somebody that was at a store and they had issues as well that bounced them out of the system.  I tried the phone too but just kept on getting the all circuits are busy now.  We will see if it gets fixed for next year.  My money is on that it won't or they will raise prices as an excuse to pay for a new system.

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I agree that the odds are

I agree that the odds are they will not fix the system. They will pay someone to come up with a great sounding reason rather than fix it. Since they still sold about 15,000 tags opening day, I have a feeling they will say it was a very successful day and the "Minor" problem that happened was no big deal. I do not see them raising the price on tags to pay for a new system but can see them adding a $3 fee to each transaction to pay for the new system. Of course the system would be used by the Parks side of the of the department too but only the hunters/fishermen will pay the fee.

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When it wasn't working at

When it wasn't working at 9am, my wife called the phone number on the CPW website that it had listed to call with questions about leftover or OTC tags.  She then told me that the recording said that leftovers were going on sale on Tues the 6th, and avail. online on the 7th.  I didn't think she heard right as I was sure the online leftovers were the same day this year as in person.  I called the number, went through the prompts, and sure enough it said 'available in person on Tues the 6th and online on Wed the 7th'.  I knew this wasn't right, and then remembered that Tuesday was the 5th....last year it was on the 6th.   They hadn't updated the message since LAST YEAR....impressive.

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