I've lived here in SW Colorado since I retired 13 years ago. Most of the longtime residents still consider me (and other new residents) as outsiders. I've had good luck getting permission to hunt waterfowl on private property, but big game is a different story. A lot of the farmers bitch and cry to G & F about the damage the elk & deer do to their hay, but ask permission to hunt (and help them out), forget it, you'd do better asking to borrow their best pickup truck! That unfortunately is a fact and I suspect the same in other western states.