Colorado Deer Backdoor Open!Contributors to this thread:
Rob in VT 16-May-17
fubar racin 16-May-17
Quinn @work 16-May-17
Sweet. Looks like I drew my 1st choice. Probably the only tag I'll draw this year.
Showing a 500 code. Looking forward to chasing velvet bucks above timberline
My boy has a 500 code. Should have drawn his second choice. He should have a good hunt in some of my old treeline basins!
Both my kids drew again- looks like I did not- so I don't have anything in Colorado.
I either drew the best Hybrid tag in the state or my second choice :)
From: Rob in VT
My daughter drew!
From: fubar racin
Not sure if we are hunting bucks or does but my wife my father and myself all 3 drew!
My 11 year old drew and so did I after experiencing point creep in my favorite unit last year! Almost forgot what it feels like to draw a tag!
Ok, now did I get first or second choice. If I drew first choice I will be doing something different this year, bow hunting a PLO rifle tag.
Wife drew, myself did not, as expected.
Nothing for me.
I applied for preference point as first choice and an almost guaranteed tag as second. I'm showing 590, so should I expect to be chasing velvet this fall?
Yippeee! Finally a 500 code shows up for me. Although, my 2nd, 3rd and 4th choices all had leftovers last year.....either that or I drew the 15 point tag I applied for with only 3 points.
I drew something. Hopefully first choice since 99 percent drew it last year with zero points.
Looks like I'll be in the "wildlife viewing" category this year as far as deer goes. I had about a 50/50 shot with my 2nd choice.
Any non-residents showing 500 codes?
Points for me this year.
From: Quinn @work
Eastern Plains Antlered Deer with a 40% chance!!!
I am a nonresident and have a 500 code.
how do you guys see backdoor 500 codes etc?
I drew my 1st choice......PP, only 2 more years to go....I know, sacriledge, but an early, above timberline rifle hunt. Haven't rifle hunted in earnest in about 10 years.
Go to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife site under hunting, purchase a big game license. Go through it as though you are purchasing a license. Click on Habitat stamp and all other licenses. That page will show you the tags you already bought and a code.
Go to cdow website, navigate to the "buy/apply" tab then click it. Enter all your info as though you were going to actually put in for a new license. Then click on the "habitat stamp/other licenses" tab and look at the bottom where it says "products you already have on file". Look a 500 code for deer.
It will be a great fall, because I drew a mulie tag! Look forward to finding a hog to chase over the summer!
same will happen with elk I imagine ?
Non resident with a 591 code
"same will happen with elk I imagine ?"
Yessir. Prob beginning of next week.
Looks like I will be sitting in line for 20 hours this year trying for a leftover sell.
Non-res. with a 591 code?
587 for bear and 591 for deer for me
Looks like I will be back to back. NM 13 archery elk then CO muzzy deer. Cant wait for September!!
Point for a non res.
Res, drew second choice again where giants roam!
Changed things up and drew a fourth season rifle tag with one of my brothers. He doesn't bow hunt.
Looks like I bombed. Didn't expect to get my first choice, had a 60% chance on a second choice, and thought I had a 100% chance on my third choice. Guess I just traded $$$ for more points this year!
looks like i drew
Do non residents get the same 500 code as residents if they drew a deer tag? I'm seeing both a 491 code and a 591 code.
elkster - yes.
You drew a deer tag. The 491 code is the application code and the 591 is the successful code
YEA I DREW AFTER 3YEARS