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Colorado moose draw
Moose
Contributors to this thread:
fubar racin 05-May-17
BIGHORN 05-May-17
PoudreCanyon 06-May-17
Yellowjacket 06-May-17
Ermine 06-May-17
fubar racin 06-May-17
fubar racin 06-May-17
Vids 06-May-17
cnelk 08-May-17
CO Oak 08-May-17
sticksender 08-May-17
Huntcell 08-May-17
Treeline 09-May-17
sticksender 09-May-17
coelker 09-May-17
Treeline 10-May-17
otcWill 10-May-17
cnelk 10-May-17
ElkAddiction 10-May-17
fubar racin 10-May-17
Well-Strung 10-May-17
fubar racin 10-May-17
Quinn @work 10-May-17
hooch08 12-May-17
scrapwood 12-May-17
wildwilderness 12-May-17
Treeline 12-May-17
ernie 15-May-17
GSUMM0127 16-May-17
Treeline 16-May-17
IAHUNTER 16-May-17
Yellowjacket 16-May-17
cnelk 16-May-17
MathewsMan 17-May-17
Ermine 17-May-17
Ermine 18-May-17
Jaquomo 19-May-17
hooch08 19-May-17
sticksender 19-May-17
Treeline 19-May-17
Orion 19-May-17
Ucsdryder 19-May-17
Orion 19-May-17
Ermine 19-May-17
Stoneman 19-May-17
Treeline 19-May-17
cnelk 19-May-17
sticksender 19-May-17
Orion 19-May-17
t-roy 19-May-17
Grasshopper 19-May-17
CO Oak 19-May-17
From: fubar racin
05-May-17
My moose points are gone it has begun!

From: BIGHORN
05-May-17
Mine too.

From: PoudreCanyon
06-May-17
Fingers crossed. Man, I want a Moose tag!

From: Yellowjacket
06-May-17
This being my 30th year putting in for Colorado moose without drawing a tag I'm afraid to look!

From: Ermine
06-May-17
Good luck!

From: fubar racin
06-May-17
I know it's still to early but I can't help but check every couple hours to see if the back doors open........

From: fubar racin
06-May-17
I know it's still to early but I can't help but check every couple hours to see if the back doors open........

From: Vids
06-May-17
Back door must not be open, I'm not showing a 500 code yet. :)

From: cnelk
08-May-17
FWIW - Last year the backdoor for moose opened on May 18th

From: CO Oak
08-May-17
Last year moose license quotas were approved by the Commission on May 12. This year they were approved on May 5.

From: sticksender
08-May-17
I'm told the statewide Moose auction tag sold last week for a record $62k. Kinda makes the NR license fee look like loose change.

From: Huntcell
08-May-17
No correlation at all but if that's the line, then that makes the resident fee near free......

From: Treeline
09-May-17
Thankfully! At least we can get a few perks as a resident! Colorado is not very friendly from a cost of living or taxes, so we probably end up paying a lot more to live here and pay taxes than all the hunting tags put together in the long run!

From: sticksender
09-May-17
Yes we're all fortunate that the state-issued tags are not priced based on the demand. Colorado has some of the best Moose in the west, and an expanding herd. And not coincidentally the only state having Shiras Moose and no wolves. Let's hope it lasts!

From: coelker
09-May-17
I keep checking.... No 500 code yet and point are gone...

From: Treeline
10-May-17
Any backdoor hits for 500 codes, yet?

From: otcWill
10-May-17
One guy on the CO forum reported he has a cow tag

From: cnelk
10-May-17
yep. 8pointer drew his 2nd cow moose tag

From: ElkAddiction
10-May-17
Just looked this morning. I have a 500 code for a cow moose.

From: fubar racin
10-May-17
No go for me again.... guess I'll have to look into an extra deer tag or 2 to keep me entertained

From: Well-Strung
10-May-17
The backdoor isn't always correct 100% btw... I only showed an APP for Goat even up to the night they before they officially released the results. I didn't show a 500 code until the day they were officially announced.

From: fubar racin
10-May-17
Even the front door results have been known to be wrong my mom's 2014 antelope tag everything said she didn't draw even after the tag showed up in the mail.

From: Quinn @work
10-May-17
Good luck to all those with moose apps.

Glad I didn't draw cow moose. I was worried when applied with 3+2 points and then found out I'll have 2 primo elk tags, one in NM and a pretty sure thing in CO.

From: hooch08
12-May-17
Anybody draws unit 8, dropened me a line. ...Happy to help.

From: scrapwood
12-May-17
Does a 575 code mean you drew? Mine says: 2017 - 575 RES MOOSE

12-May-17
Looks like you drew a tag

From: Treeline
12-May-17
Congratulations to all the lucky ones! Hope to see some great moose whacked this fall in Colorado!

From: ernie
15-May-17
I have a 575 code for bull moose - Grand Mesa. Only took 19 years. Almost went for a cow tag to increase odds before I perish from this earth, but decided to try for bull one more year.

From: GSUMM0127
16-May-17
575 Code bull moose unit 19 !!

From: Treeline
16-May-17
Congratulations ernie and GSU! Hope you guys have great hunts!

From: IAHUNTER
16-May-17
No archery moose tag, yet! Maybe next year!

From: Yellowjacket
16-May-17
30 years this year with no moose tag. :(

From: cnelk
16-May-17
I saw where a 16 year old kid drew a bull moose tag - first time applying - maybe 'Ermine' will post more specifics about that :)

From: MathewsMan
17-May-17
A friend's wife drew here for a Bull Tag, he's concerned as he has a Goat license

From: Ermine
17-May-17

From: Ermine
18-May-17
Yea true story. Ruger (16 years old) drew a bull tag his first year in the draw (3+0 points).

I apologize to those who have been putting in for so long. Doesn't seem fair. I usually curse those who draw with minimal points ...haha but this time I'm a part of the other side

crazy luck!

From: Jaquomo
19-May-17
I know of another 16 year old who did the same thing a few years ago, Justin. He then killed a 180" bull with a bow. Hopefully Ruger will have the same success!

From: hooch08
19-May-17
I couldn't find much information on Shiras when I drew my tag, but I learned quite a bit chasing them for 2 wks. Happy to share.

From: sticksender
19-May-17
Got my Moose refund today. They're sure holding firm to a policy of not posting the results until the scheduled posting date, even if the draw is done much sooner. Understandable I guess, after the big foul-up in the deer draw that happened a couple years ago.

From: Treeline
19-May-17
Should move the minimum "gate entry" up to something like 10 or even 15 PPs and then weighted points for moose. Possibly for sheep and goat as well.

From: Orion
19-May-17
or make it a true bonus point system where us high point holders actually get put it in multiple times, instead of this stupid random number algorhythym that gives no preference to points at all and makes it a lottery

From: Ucsdryder
19-May-17
I love all the crying on every back door thread!

From: Orion
19-May-17
Not crying just stating a fact that the weighted points mean absolutely nothing. Thanks though

From: Ermine
19-May-17
Yep seems like It's random after 3. Seems people with less points always draw the tags I put in for every year even thou I have more.

I guess it's good thou. If they went off the highest point holder many people would never catch up.

From: Stoneman
19-May-17
nothing says Elk hunting like getting your moose refund in the mail... Hard to complain when you miss all the special tags and still get to hunt 2-3 big game animals each year

From: Treeline
19-May-17
Just sucks to sit on max points year after year and see your odds decrease.

Year after Year with this system.

From: cnelk
19-May-17
There is always an alternative :) Apply for a cow tag. Your max Pref Points, and draw odds issue will be over!

Stoneman has it right

From: sticksender
19-May-17
For my way of thinking, Colorado has the best system going for the extreme demand tags.....Moose, Sheep, & Goat. Much better than their elk draw, in which most people starting today cannot expect to draw the high demand elk tags in their lifetime. Weighted points count for more than most people understand but I'm not going to argue that here. They just don't count as much as some guys want them to. You're either going to have a preference system, or you're not. Either way, one faction or the other will always feel like they are getting shafted. The guys who've applied for years expect to draw and would like more preference. The newbies just want any kind of chance, and the system gives them that. If more preference were given to the long-timers, then you put the screws to all the newbies. The real issue is that there are far too many applicants for every tag. Therefore the plain & simple reality is that not everyone is going to draw in their lifetime. Fortunately, you can still buy a Moose hunt pretty reasonably, and there are a lot of options in a lot of states & provinces.

From: Orion
19-May-17
That's why I suggested a true bonus point system. Then the newbies still have a shot and the longtime applicants have a better chance with more names in the hat so to speak. It is a lot better than the weighted point algorithm non sense we have now.

From: t-roy
19-May-17
I DID get my moose refund check back in the mail today!........but the wife got to it before I did :-(

From: Grasshopper
19-May-17
I don't know how you can ever have a good draw system when you have 12,000 applicants for a couple hundred tags. Odds are you will never draw in your lifetime. That said, I drew with 3 and 9, and it was a pleasant surprise.

I'm renovating my house, just how tall a ceiling does a guy need for a moose head?

From: CO Oak
19-May-17
Orion, go read sticksender's post in the goat forum.

Ernie, congrats on the tag. Let me know if you need a packer.

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