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Quiz Time

Time for a quiz. This will be for Colorado. We all know that if you hunt public land, and you kill an animal that runs onto private land. You can't go after it without permission from the land owner.

So, here's the question.

You're hunting on private land for elk. Your tag is for private land only. You shoot one on the private land, but it runs onto National Forest land that's legal to hunt. Can you go get it, and still be legal?

I asked a warden that quetion. So, I know the right answer. What say you?

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That's a good one. I would

That's a good one. I would say no that you can't go onto public ground to retrieve the animal that you shot on private, just like you can't go onto private to do the same. I would also say that if you did shoot one on private and he headed onto public to contact the warden for the area for his opinion on what to do.

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I would say private land hunt you still need the tag for game unit so would be ok for you to go after it onto public land. 

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Just so we're clear. A

Just so we're clear. A private land tag is only good for private land in that unit.

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Don't know

If it was me, i would have to call a game warden to find out. I would think that if you could show a blood trail on the private property they may let you retrieve it ?. Kevin

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Bingo

buckykm1 wrote:

If it was me, i would have to call a game warden to find out. I would think that if you could show a blood trail on the private property they may let you retrieve it ?. Kevin

 

Bingo. That's what the warden told me. If it was obvious it was shot on private land, and ran to public land. I could get it. He said a blood trail, or tracks in the snow would do it. He said there was no need to call a warden as long as the proof was obvious if one showed up.

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Good to know. But I have a feeling most of won't have this problem. I'm new to Colorado so correct me if I'm wrong. You have to own a bunch of land to get one of these permits or have some kind of permission slip from the owner to get one in there place? If there is another way to get one with out paying buckets for it I would be interested.

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It's as simple as asking the

It's as simple as asking the land owner for permission to hunt his land. Once you have that, you can apply for the tag in the draw, or get one as a left over.

 

Getting a voucher from a land owner is different. A land owner gets so many vouchers a year accoerding to his land. he's free to use them personally, give them away, or sell them. With a voucher you just take it to any place that sell tags, and pay the fee. No draw involved. Some vouchers are just good for one season like 2nd rifle. Other vouchers are for animal control, and are good for 5 months.

Getting a tag for private land hunting is good for any private land in that unit. A voucher is only good for the land owners land that gave you the voucher.

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I've never used a landowner

I've never used a landowner voucher to obtain a license, but I thought the license purchsed from a voucher was good for the entire unit, not just the landowners property.  That's one of the gripes of the current landowner voucher system with respect to public land hunters.  In some trophy units landowner vouchers provide licenses to those who can afford to pay and not have to wait in line for 20 years.  

Maybe there are different kinds of vouchers too with different rules...don't really know.

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Two kinds of vouchers. The

I believe vouchers are just good for the property you got it for. At least the ones i've gotten have been.

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