If any of you have read the hunting regulations for Colorado I am sure that you may be overwhelmed with the choices and seasons available – Draw, over the counter, Elk only draw, Combo, Deer Draw etc….. I will try to explain how the tags work in my area. Hunting dates and license costs are listed at the bottom of the page.
Hunting Colorado is great because you can still buy over the counter tags!
Some notes first:
- Rifle Cow tags are not extras. You can hunt either a Bull or Cow not both.
- Drawing is in the first week of April, call me well before then if you intend to hunt a draw season. I will help you with the application either on-line or paper form. You can apply on line until the night before if you are booking late. Don’t Wait!
- Bear tags are available for most seasons. If you would like a tag in addition to your Elk or Deer let me know when you book your hunt. Bear tags are limited first come first serve. I will wait in line at the DOW and buy you one. We cannot bait in Colorado. This will be a spot and stalk hunt.
- If you hunt with an over the counter elk tag you can keep your preference points, and apply for another the year you hunt also. You do not loose your points using an over the counter tag.
Elk tags are over the counter either – sex. No cow only tags are available. Deer tags are by draw. Usually takes 0-1 point to draw. Buck tags only.
This is a popular season and therefore a little harder to draw.
- Bull Elk tags are by draw, unit specific. Usually takes 3-4 points.
- Cow Elk tags are by draw, unit specific. Can draw with no points.
- Mule Deer tags are by draw, unit specific. Usually takes 4-5 points.
- 1st Season Bull tags are by draw, unit specific. Can draw with no points.
- 1st Season Cow tags are by draw, unit specific. Can draw with no points.
- There is no 1st season for Mule Deer
- 2nd Season Bull tags are over the counter!
- 2nd Season Cow tags are by draw, unit specific. Can draw with no points.
- 2nd Season Mule Deer Buck tags are by draw, unit specific. Can draw with 3-4 points.
- 3rd Season Bull tags are over the counter!
- 3rd Season Cow tags are by draw, unit specific. Can draw with no points.
- 3rd Season Mule Deer Buck tags are by draw, unit specific. Can draw with 5-6 points.
4th Season Mule Deer Buck tags are by draw, unit specific. Can draw with 10+ points.
* This is a special late season hunt. Only 1 or 2 tags are available for the whole unit. Call me if you can draw or if you drew a tag.
There are sometimes leftover cow tags. Call if you are interested and I can check availability. These can be in addition to a Bull tag also.
Landowner Vouchers: These are special permits that allow you to buy a Buck tag without any points and without using any points that you have. The vouchers are not tags, your tag will be purchased separately. Call early if you are interested so I can arrange it with one of the local landowners.
If you have questions about any of these options please give me a call.
Eric / 970-249-8877
2014 Season Dates (Actual Hunting days):
- 1st week
- September 1st – 5th
- 2nd week
- September 8th – 12th
- 3rd week
- September 15th – 19th
- 4th week
- September 22nd – 26th
Archery hunts are Monday thru Friday to help with scheduling of vacation and maximizing drive days. We can be a little more flexible on drop camps if necessary.
September 13th – 17th
- 1st Elk Only (draw)
- October 11th – 15th
- 2nd combo (over the counter elk)
- October 18th – 22nd
- 3rd combo (over the counter elk)
- November 1st – 5th – Base Camp only
- 4th Late mule deer and elk (draw)
- November 12th – 16th – Base Camp only
2014 License Fees
- Cow elk
- Black Bear
Please call us if you have any questions about season dates, scheduling, or licenses that are available.