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    Colorado Points...?

    Looking over the new regulations...

    Looks like Colorado is trying to clear out some hunters/points with $100 points for Moose, Sheep, Goat


    From the non-resident perspective, any insight for a hunter with 1pt for sheep, moose, goat? if you had to pick only 1 to continue to apply for, which has the best odds?

    I may move back to CO one day, but who knows... if that affects application odds/theories at all.


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    Also, in terms of trophy quality nation wide...?

    how do the moose rank vs. goats vs. sheep?

    I do know they have some bow only tag options? which is kind of appealing...

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    I'd say go for whichever one you want the most. I'd say for NR the moose odds are probably the best. Your odds won't improve much if you move back because resident demand is high too.

    Sheep quality is average overall but they are just like every other species: there are some really good units with really bad draw odds and some lesser quality units with just regular bad "sheep" odds.

    I'm not sure about Mtn goat quality: I believe it's average overall but someone else can chime in.

    Moose quality and numbers seem different than most of the lower 48: numbers are increasing and quality is very good in most units.

    Good luck.

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    I coulda killed three nice bull moose on my elk hunt there this fall! Lots of moose and we were up at 11,500 and above. I wasn’t aware moose stayed up that high

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    You'll find that moose go where they want to go.

    I have found them quite high and in areas where the nearest water is 5 miles away.
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    I have not got around to applying for this year yet. Are non res Elk pref points still around $50, or did they creep up to $100 as well?

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    Elk PP fees are still $40 for the NR + $10 Habitat Stamp + $81.50 Small Game + $9 application fee.

    So just for elk the NR will be out around $140 to apply for the PP.


    I suggest that you look at the Big Game Guide book, either the physical book or the one online. There is a lot of information in it.
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    Either I read it wrong or you did JimP, I was under the impression a qualifying license is now mandatory and there is no point fee for deer, elk, antelope, and bear.

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    OOp's They did pull the fee for deer, elk, antelope, and bear. So forget about the $40 PP fee and drop the cost down to around $100

    Perhaps I need to take my own advise and read the book further.

    I usually don't worry about it, I just apply and let them charge what they are going to charge.
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    Just payed $100.75 for my 26th no res elk pref pt last night. Honestly, I think it sucks. If I had it to do over again I would have never started accumulating points in Colorado to begin with.

 

 
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