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Took the plunge

Okay, I started my 2 year process.  I put in for Colorado deer, point only, to start accumulating points.  I was told that I probably would only need 1 point for Unit 62 deer, so hopefully that will work (2012).  Then, I will just buy an OTC elk tag, and try to double dip... Wink

Knowing my luck, I'll actually not even draw the automatic preference point... lol

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Hopefully your luck is not

Hopefully your luck is not quite that bad. I do know however that it always seems to take me one year longer than is potentially possible for everything I go after. After applying for half my hunting life for some of these points I will probably set my goals for units like you did that only take 1 to 3 to get into. After awhile the goal seems too far away and you lose hope of getting there.

I should draw the area 10 elk I put in for this year with 17 points but honestly I will never try for that again and I am tired of waitin for area 201 that was my original goal. I want to be done with it so I can enjoy some local muzzle loader hunts or similar things that take less points.

Good luck with your point draw this year and start making plans for next years hunt. Maybe we can hook up for a cup of coffee before you head in to the hills.

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Wow!  17 points?  I guess 201

Wow!  17 points?  I guess 201 must be good.  I have never hunted Colorado, so I am not familiar with it.  But, if it takes that many points, gotta be special.

I am going for unit 62 because I have connections there, and can get an OTC elk tag.

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crazy

I read in my Eastman's Bow hunter journal MRS section that if you started aplying for 201 with 0 points going into 2011 it would take 70 years to draw that tag. I dont know if its true or not but thats just crazy to me. seriously? having to wait 70 years to draw a tag!!!! It had something to do with either the new hybrid draw or point creep or something like that. I'll have to read it again.

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numbnutz wrote:

I read in my Eastman's Bow hunter journal MRS section that if you started aplying for 201 with 0 points going into 2011 it would take 70 years to draw that tag. I dont know if its true or not but thats just crazy to me. seriously? having to wait 70 years to draw a tag!!!! It had something to do with either the new hybrid draw or point creep or something like that. I'll have to read it again.

I hope that's not the case.  You figure something would have to give eventually.

CA, glad you're making the plunge.  Have you hunted out here before?

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Nope, never hunted Colorado. 

Nope, never hunted Colorado.  I hunted Utah once, about 10-12 years ago, just across the border.  I was just south of Moab, down near Monticello.

love the mountains, the aspens, etc.  I am looking forward to hitting the rockies again. Thumbs up

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same here

Where are you from? My Father, brother and myself are looking inot the same unit,62. We are also Non resident. I have done a lot of research and we are liking 62. I was under the imression from what i have seen that it takes 3 pp to draw there, at least for 3 season rifle. What hunt are you doing? 

I also am going to have an OTC Elk tag. There are also tons of bear in that unit so Im going to see what I can do about having a bear tag in my pocket.

Best of luck to you. We plan to hunt there this year, 2011. Ill be happy to share what I have learned about it.

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Good luck to you this fall. 

Good luck to you this fall.  I will be looking forward to hearing about your hunt.

I would probably hunt the second season, which I believe is the busiest, unfortunately.  However, I have a connection I hope to use.

From what I have seen, it says either 1 or 2 points for that tag.  So, I will take my chance with 1 point and see where that gets me.

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same here

Where are you from? My Father, brother and myself are looking inot the same unit,62. We are also Non resident. I have done a lot of research and we are liking 62. I was under the imression from what i have seen that it takes 3 pp to draw there, at least for 3 season rifle. What hunt are you doing? 

I also am going to have an OTC Elk tag. There are also tons of bear in that unit so Im going to see what I can do about having a bear tag in my pocket.

Best of luck to you. We plan to hunt there this year, 2011. Ill be happy to share what I have learned about it.

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Here's the link to the

Here's the link to the preference point point page if you don't already have it. The points are all over the place depending on the season. The non resident list shows o for archery, 3 for muzzle loader, 1 for the 2nd season, 2 for the 3rd season, and 8 for the 4th season. The later seasons are more likely to have snow pushing more deer down and also the rut should be starting by the end of the 3rd season and going fairly heavy in the 4th. That's why it takes more points the later you go as it should be better. Keep in mind that this is the minimum points needed and can sometimes take 1 more and usually does if I'm the one applying.

Good luck with your choice.

http://wildlife.state.co.us/NR/rdonlyres/BAFF0883-1512-4A4F-A9DF-7BE45D1...

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Good luck CA_!!! I was just

Good luck CA_!!! I was just talking to my wife tonight about putting in for points this year in CO and I'm starting to plan a hunt for 2014. It wont work out to apply for points this year but i will start next year and that will give me a couple to work with when I'm ready to actually hunt. Let me know how it all works out and how the area is, I have never hunted in CO but am excited to finally getting a chance to in a couple years.

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