With your results already up it really makes me wonde why it takes so long for Colorado to get theirs up.
Your question should be why does Colorado wait until March to start their application period? Every state is different. You can take Utah as an example. They haven't even set the tag quotas yet for any of the draws and that won't be done until May. So you could put in for a tag that will not even be offered that year. That happened to me one year.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...