I know someone that is planning on applying for a tag in Colorado but isn't sure they can go. Are you able to return a tag and get your money back if you decide not to go? Or are you committed as soon as you draw it?
If he isn't sure that he'll be able to go I would just recomemd that he put in for a preference point instead of a tag. They will alow you to get a refund under limited reasons. This is from page 11 of the Colorado big game guide book.
REFUNDS OR PREFERENCE-POINT RESTORATION
Refunds for unsuccessful applicants are issued by June 30. The $3 application
fee and $10 Habitat Stamp fee are nonrefundable. Points used in
applying are not restored to your record if you return your license and
obtain a refund. Points may be restored in lieu of a refund at licensee’s
request if the license is returned before the season opens.
After a season starts, refund or preference point restorations are limited
to extreme medical circumstances of licensee, death of the licensee
or death of licensee’s immediate family member.
Refunds and preference-point restorations are not considered more than
30 days after a season starts. This limit is extended for members of the
U.S. military whose service prevented requesting a refund on time.
To get a refund or preference point restored, you must relinquish your
license and carcass tag before opening day of the season. License must
be accompanied by a completed request form obtained at a DOW office
or on the website. Requests must be postmarked before the season
starts. If there isn’t enough time to request a form, mail your
license and carcass tag with a letter to the DOW. The envelope must
be postmarked before the season starts and mailed to DOW, attn: Refund
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...