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Moving To Denver

Hey everyone, my wife, daughter and I will be moving to the Denver area in May from Phoenix.  I noticed there are quite a few Colorado guys on here, thought I would join in on the conversation and learn a few things about CO hunting before we move there.  I was born and raised in AZ from Phoenix to Flagstaff and spent quite a bit of time guiding Deer and Elk hunters.  If anyone has any questions about hunting AZ let me know.

-Neil

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Welcome

Manimal,

Welcome to BGH ! :thumbsup1: I can't waite to here some of your stories and dont be shy, share some pics ! Laugh

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lemme know how i can help,

lemme know how i can help, email me for fone number if you need it svenska50@hotmail.com

I workedin Denver 4 yrs for whatever thats worth.

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elkkill, no prob! I'll post

elkkill,

no prob! I'll post up some pics in the next couple days. Love sharing huntin' stories.

silvertip,

Thanks man, I'll definately shoot you an e-mail.

 

I pretty excited to find some new huntin areas, from what I've heard and read there are a ton of animals there compared to AZ! Not to mention the waterfowl huntin has got to be alot better than the desert.  Does anyone have any advice for someone new to huntin CO?(not huntin spots, part of the fun is findin your own). 

-Neil

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Welcome to Colorful

Welcome to Colorful Colorado.  Ask away and I sure you will get a ton of info from anyone here...alot of great guys!!

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Get your drivers license as soon as you move here

You need 6 months of residency before you can be considered a resident for hunting license purposes.  So get that squared away as soon as possible.  You probably won't be able to put in for any draw hunts, but if you get here by March you should be able to do some OTC elk hunting.

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As Ex was saying you will

As Ex was saying you will need to put in as a nonresident if you don't get here in time for the draws but, you can always put in as a nonresident in the draw for a preference point and then get all but the application fee and $25.00 back for the point.  Then you'll be set up for the next years draw with 1 point for each animal that you put in for on the point. 

Welcome, and good hunting.  Remember it is a little bit cooler up here than in Phoenix in more ways than one.  Wink

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welocome to BGH, good luck

welocome to BGH, good luck with your move.

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Deer are draw only in CO, although there are usually some leftovers.  Elk are a mix of over the counter (OTC, no draw), draw, and leftovers.  Bear is over the counter "with caps", basically sold on a first come first serve basis, no draw.  Antelope is mostly draw, very limited OTC, with some leftovers.  Moose, goat, and sheep take a lot of preference points, draw only.

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Thanks for all the info and

Thanks for all the info and the warm welcome guys!  I'll work on getting some pics on this (my wifes) computer. Mine is super slow and I need to transfer them over. I cant wait to check out some new country!! I was thinking about units 18, 28, 36, 45, and 371.  That should keep me busy for a while. Just gonna look for some spots I can get away from the roads a bit and have a good chance of finding some deer, elk, and bears.  Do you guys glass much in CO?  That is our primary method here, just curious what I may be up against.  Thanks again.

-Neil

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Welcome

As a Colorado native there was a time when I'd say stay out of Colorado, but natives are way too out numbered now Wink Kidding just kidding, welcome to Colorado

If it's traffic you're looking to escape.  You won't escape it in Denver, seriously.  As far as hunting goes - no matter where you hunt in the west it's going to be similar.  It's all the easterners and midwestern folks who are surprised that tree-stands aren't the norm out west.

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