Denver Post Article Regarding CWD


Veteran member
Feb 25, 2014
Eastern Nebraska
Wonder if the state would refund your tag fee if it tests positive? That would really be the pits to take an elk that you aren't supposed to eat.


Active Member
Apr 8, 2018
Parker, Colorado
This is out of a Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2017 FAQ publication:

"Q26. What happens if my deer is CWD positive? Am I eligible for a new tag or a refund? A26. CPW recommends that hunters not eat the meat or tissues of an animal that tests positive for CWD. Refunds or antlerless licenses may be issued in any unit approved by CPW for the same species in the same year to hunters who harvest a deer, elk or moose in which CWD is detected through CPW’s CWD monitoring or testing programs. Please see CPW regulations in Chapter W-16 Article 4 for detailed information regarding refunds and reissued license eligibility resulting from CWD positive test results."