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Location: michigan
Joined: 08/01/2014
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New Elk Hunter

My dad and i are planning a trip in the fall of 2015 and i am doing some research to get ready. I have narrowed it down to unit 4 12 or 54 because you can get an otc cow tag there. I was thinking the 2nd or 3rd. any body got any info on them.

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Location: Western Colorado
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I can't help you on the units

I can't help you on the units but there is no such thing as a OTC cow tag here in Colorado.  There is a draw in place for the cow tags and some units have left over tags that you can purchase OTC but you can't depend on that if you are planning a hunt.  The unit and season that I usually hunt for cows had left over tags for years, that was until this year and all the tags went in the draw. 

If no one else chimes in here I would give the Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunt planner a call and tell them what your plans are and they should be able to help you out at 303-291-7526.  Also here is the web site for the Big Game Regional Hunt Guides that you can go over for the information that is in them

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Location: Hilljack Country
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In 54,2nd season, you can get

In 54,2nd season, you can get OTC either sex tag, cow is draw only. Maybe that is what you meant. 3rd season the cow and either sex are draw only and the bull tag is unlimited OTC.

Location: Colorado
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Plus, that either sex OTC tag

Plus, that either sex OTC tag for 2nd season has caps. You better be fast to get that one.


The only way to get OTC either sex unlimited tags is to hunt with a bow. If they did that with rifles there wouldn't be any elk left.

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