I have never used a forum/blog before and am in need of some information, so lets see if it works. I am new hunter to colorado. I have recently been station at fort carson after a deployment to Afghanistan and this will be my first hunting season. It is one of my favorite this to do in my free time when the army lets me have it. I have hunted most of my life in missouri, so Colorado is a big adjustment for me. I hunt with both by rilfes and bows. I prefer archery because of the challege, but for my first hunts will most likely use a rifle. In addition I don't have any hunting friends here and I'm trying to figure this out on my own. I don't really care what species I harvest, I want to get out there (of course I would prefer elk, mule deer or pronghorn). I would even be willing to acompany somone on a hunt to learn the ropes and cant afford a guided hunt. I went into the Colorado dept of wildlife in inquire about licences, this did nothing but confused me. The worker told me that because I didnt have any points I would not like be able to hunt and I had to put in for a draw by Feb to hunt in the fall. I would like to hunt on fort carson, so I went to the office here on post and they told me to go to Colorado dept of wildlife. So I am still lost. As you know the base of my situation I will list a few quick questions below to increase my knowledge. Thanks you for reading.
-Is it true that if I dont have points I can't hunt?
-Can you purchase over the counter tags? (species/gender)
-Locations of local hunting workshops and seminars?