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Alright listen up you Texans need to stop invading our hunting units and acting like you know more about elk hunting than us the way I see it is that before any of u guys can get a tag we as residents should already have our tags. No offense to you, but it is not fair for u guys to be getting a tag betore we can get one.

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We do give out a lot of non-resident tags, more than any other elk state, at least that I'm aware of. But we still get 65% of the tags before the NR's get their 35%. Maybe back in the 70's most of our NR's where Texans but I doubt if folks from the Lonestar state account for that many of the tags these days. In the areas that I hunt, I mainly see Wisconsin, Missouri, Utah and California license plates. If you think Colorado gives out to many tags to non-residents, you should write the Wildlife Commision as they're the ones who set the quotas.

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Yes I do agree with you on this subject, but I know that my letter could make no difference they give this amount of tags out because the non residents are how we recieve the most money. I am actually going through college to get a degree in wildlife managment and to become a DOW officer so I am fairly proud of how the DOW runs or state. And about the Texans its not that I believe it is only them I have just seen from the area that I hunt some people from Texas that need to learn to respect the game that we hunt and show more respect for our land, they were also not very friendly.

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Your statement about "Texans" is immature and out of line. I hope you learn to not make rash generalizations before you become a DOW officer. Truth be known, slovenliness does not know the bounds of state, gender, or race.

As for game, they are federal property managed by the states. Whether YOU should get your tag before THEM is debatable.

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Excuse me, but I am not racist have nothing against Texans the only thing I had said is that I have had bad expierience with a group of Texans in my hunting area, due to them shooting at nothing while I was in the black timber stalking a herd of elk which had ruined my hunt, this is grounds for me to have said something, so I am sorry, but it was there fault for my view on them.

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elkhunt1 you have every right to be mad about that experiance but, think about this. How much do you pay for and elk permit. Would you make up the differance on the revenue lost. After all you being in the willdlife feild you should know how the DOW is funded.
It also has been debated that non residents shouldn't have to pay non resident fees to hunt federal land. After all federal land no matter what state it is in is not part of that state.
As I said you have the right to be upset with the hunters that ruined your hunt and I'm still willing to pay the non-res fees. But I beleive your state would sure miss the economic boost out of state hunters bring to your state. I know what it costs me I'm just trying to give you the veiw of an outsider looking in.
By the way Last year Kinda on the other side of the mountain where we hunt a group form N.Y. decided they better make sure their shooting irons were shooting straight. They put their camp right in the middle of good elk country and chased all the elk to our side of the moutain. To make a long story short by Mon. evening of the 2nd season 9 of us killed 3 6x6 bulls a 5x5 2 4x4's and 2 cows. We were so loaded down with meat we decided to pull up camp and go home on Tues.

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You know I totally agree with you kinda funny how they spooked the elk to you. Thankyou for your input and you have now changed my views on non resident hunting. Thank you

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Keep in mind just because someone lives in Texas doesn't mean they don't know as much about elk hunting as you do. I live there now but grew up in Montana and started elk hunting at age 12 and lived in Colorado prior to moving to Texas for a job. I have hunted elk every season now for 22 years and I am sure I am not the only one. There are alot of unfriendly people from every state in our union. I am not lashing out at you, just trying to show you the bigger picture.

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Hi my name is Matt from TX and now that the texan bashing is over with can any one tell me how one might go about getting a cow this year. I just want some meat in the freezer. I have no idea where to go, or what i need.(as far as licenses) Im thinking I need an OTC cow tag but thats as far as i got. I would sure like to take one with a bow, but I think my 06 will have to do. For the record I don't know it all, thats why im here!! ANY INFO WOULD HELP. Thank yall for your time. Help!

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Matt, Welcome to BGH! Thumbs up If I were you, I'd purchase a NM landowner tag. or a late season cow tag for Colorado. It's to late to get a late season cow tag for Colorado but you might be able to get a NM landowner tag. Call NM Game & Fish and get a list of landowners.

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It's too late for a lot of the standard options, and too late for bowhunting. There are currently leftover cow licenses available for rifle season in Colorado. Use this link, but you need to understand how to read the codes. http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/BigGame/

The best licenses are gone for a reason, but the heaviest elk population in the state has plenty of licenses available - and plenty of pressure from nonresidents neener!
Colorado has many short seasons to allow maximum hunter numbers. People on here will complain about this, but we sell over 100,000 nonresident elk licenses per year-that's about $50,000,000 to help manage wildlife in our state. This is also a huge boon for tourism and ranchers in these small towns.
I personally welcome Texas money to invest in my wildlife and to support tourism in the little towns that I hunt out of. And to add value to the ranches that might otherwise become subdivisions.
So come on out, chase our elk, spend your money, and freeze your Texas butt off!

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