okay i have to ask a stupid question...i've read all of the colorado literature and can't seem to find where on a quartered elk are you supposed to place the tag? and how are we to affix said tag? bull tag
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Mon, 2010-10-04 14:30
Mon, 2010-10-04 14:37#1
This has come up a few times,
This has come up a few times, from what others have said was leave it with the with the first quater you bring back to your truck/camp or whatever. I'm not to sure how you would attach it but thats what others have said, I live in oregon and the regs a pretty similar, I have always zip tied it to the rack of the animal if it was a buck/bull or put it in the ear of a doe and zip tied the ear closed and have never had an issue from a game warden. I'm sure someone from CO will have some better suggestions. good luck.
Mon, 2010-10-04 14:57#2
The most common mistake
The most common mistake Colorado hunters make is to attach the carcass tag to the antlers or head of an animal. The carcass tag needs to be securely attached to the meat until it is processed. The other thing that most hunters don't remember is that the carcass tag needs to stay with the meat until it is consumed. Easiest way to comply with this is to leave it in a small ziplock bag in the freezer.
My method is to use a zip-tie and attach the tag between the leg bone and tendon in the rear quarter of the animal that has evidence of sex attached. This makes it that much easier if I get stopped and checked. I don't have to go pulling two quarters out of game bags; one with evidence of sex and one with the carcass tag. They are both on the same quarter. Don't forget that you will need to have the antlers available if you are hunting a unit with point restrictions.
Good luck and keep us posted on how your hunt turns out.
Mon, 2010-10-04 15:48#3
i will be hunting 481 so no
i will be hunting 481 so no antler restrictions. but im going to go home with a 5x5 or i'll go home empty. i dont want to carry 40 pounds of meat for no reason. i gift all of my wildgame. sorry guys i just enjoy beef!
Mon, 2010-10-04 17:53#4
That is a different take on
That is a different take on it I guess. I like beef too but I have a hard time turning down fresh elk steaks. Good luck to you though. But I'm sorry to break it to you, but if you are successful, you are going to be packing out a whole lot more than 40 pounds... more like three to five times that. It's all part of the experience though and you'll have some great memories if you get one. Keep us filled in on how everything turns out.
Mon, 2010-10-04 19:34#5
When I get the quaters back
When I get the quaters back to camp I attach one of the tags to one of the legs, thru the tendion and me just as Hawkeye270 does. While I am packing the meat out I usually have te tag in my pockets as not to lose it.
Tue, 2010-10-05 05:37#6
I place my tag on the hind quater of the one with proof of sex, that way if the CO asks I know which quarter to show him. Also to attach it I use one of those license holders with the monster safty pin on on. The pin allows my to stick it any where and the enclosed pocket lets my tag stay put and dry no matter what conditions come about.
Tue, 2010-10-05 08:08#7
oops meant 400 pounds...we
oops meant 400 pounds...we have 2 tags. LOL now that funny! heck the straps and loins will weigh 40!
ive hunted elk in south dakota for 7 years now so i know what it will take to get the bulls out. thats why i wont shoot a tiny little guy.
Wed, 2010-10-06 20:29#8
maybe a stupid variation on a very good question?
If you shoot a cow in CO, and choose to de-bone and pack out the meat, to what is the proof of sex supposed to be attached to? Leave mammaries on the hide?
Wed, 2010-10-06 21:47#9
Thats a great question JC, in
Thats a great question JC, in the oregon regs it says to leave the sex organs attached to one quater. So does that mean trim around the cows woohaa and leave it attched? or what else could you leave connected to the quater? I'm kinda at a loss on that one.
Thu, 2010-10-07 12:55#10
The way I understand it and
The way I understand it and do it but I've never been stopped is to leave part os sex NATURALLY attached to a large roast. That would be enough for them to see that you either shot a cow or a bull.
But like I said I've never been stopped and or told one way or another if that is ok or not.