That's correct for 1st choice tags only. If you turn in a tag drawn as 2nd or 3rd choice then you can get a refund and keep your points. Minus the $15 fee of course.You can get a refund or your points back... not both. If you want to keep your pre draw points then you have to forfeit any refund.
2nd or 3rd choice don't take any points, only 1st choice. If you don't draw your 1st choice and do draw the 2nd choice, it does not take any point away from you.That's correct for 1st choice tags only. If you turn in a tag drawn as 2nd or 3rd choice then you can get a refund and keep your points. Minus the $15 fee of course.
You didn't lose your points when you drew that 2nd or 3rd choice tag so there's no points to get back...That's correct for 1st choice tags only. If you turn in a tag drawn as 2nd or 3rd choice then you can get a refund and keep your points. Minus the $15 fee of course.
I think the tag return rule is helpful. It's no fun to lose the tag fee, but I am sure they don't want to create a situation where anyone can turn their tag back in on a whim. CPW's operating budget is based on the tags being sold and if they allowed tags to be return for free, there are scenarios where those tags might not be able to be sold again. There are states, like my home state, once you draw, your points are gone. A broken leg, a shoulder injury before a bow hunt, etc. and your tag is worthless.Well that's a real bummer.
Arizona should hit credit cards in March, the deadline to update credit cards this year is March 16. Beginning the year, Arizona will no longer contact applicants when there credit cards aren't valid, so I would expect that credit cards will be hit very soon after the credit card update deadlineI wish they gave the option like Arizona does, where I think you only pay $5 to have the option to return your tag. I totally agree that there should be a deadline for turning in your tag so people aren't doing it on a whim. In my situation I was planning on burning my CO deer points this year, but my dad decided to switch units for AZ elk and will have a very good chance of drawing (100% last year). Since it is a very high demand tag, I don't want to miss going on that hunt with him. I don't have enough vacation to do both hunts. There's always the chance he doesn't draw though, so if I wait a year for CO and he in unsuccessful in drawing his AZ tag then we miss out on both hunts. Oh well, such is life.
I am not seeing where you get 50% of the tag fee back if done before 30 days. I am getting older and miss stuff though .Also if you decide to exchange your tag in colorado rules star 30 days I'm advance but if you opt a refund you only pay 50% of the tag cost not to exceed $25. So you will atleast get partial money back but no points
Thumbs up! Very nice gypsumreaper. CPW should update their website!Page 1 of the 2017 big game regulations brochure
I know they don't use points for 2nd or 3rd choice but the way it's written was confusing to me a few years ago when I was in that situation. I thought they would take your points as a deterrent to requesting a refund even if you drew 2nd or 3rd choice. I have to say the CO DOW was very friendly and helpful when I called.2nd or 3rd choice don't take any points, only 1st choice. If you don't draw your 1st choice and do draw the 2nd choice, it does not take any point away from you.