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.
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want. So here are a few tips.
Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the lenses. I will usually pick up an extra cleaning kit from my optician when I have my eyes examined.
Don't touch the lens with your fingers. If there is a stick or a bug on them blow it off.
Use the lens covers. They are there...