Change to Co license fees
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LUNG$HOT 17-Dec-18
BOWUNTR 17-Dec-18
JohnMC 17-Dec-18
JohnMC 17-Dec-18
cnelk 17-Dec-18
LINK 17-Dec-18
sticksender 17-Dec-18
LUNG$HOT 17-Dec-18
Treeline 17-Dec-18
cnelk 17-Dec-18
Treeline 17-Dec-18
Glunt@work 17-Dec-18
Charlie Rehor 18-Dec-18
Tracker 18-Dec-18
LINK 18-Dec-18
Treeline 18-Dec-18
Orion 18-Dec-18
Zbone 18-Dec-18
Glunt@work 18-Dec-18
Zbone 18-Dec-18
Dirk Diggler 18-Dec-18
Zbone 19-Dec-18
From: LUNG$HOT
17-Dec-18

LUNG$HOT's Link
I think this has already been posted but here is a link which explains the breakdown.

From: BOWUNTR
17-Dec-18
Terrible... instead of me fronting some money, now they're gonna keep it. Two more years and I'm out.... Ed F

From: JohnMC
17-Dec-18
My question what is a preference point for sheep, goat, and moose. If I look at my preference point it shows I have 3 for each and shows more as weighted. So do we pay $50 only for the first 3 or for all the weighted as well?

From: JohnMC
17-Dec-18
$50 times 25 or more years and $300 for a tag it might be cheaper to pay the fine for shooting a moose without a tag!!

I am joking - don't bite my head off!!

From: cnelk
17-Dec-18
JohnMC

The Pref Point application doesnt differentiate between Weighted Points and Preference Points.

It will default to add to the appropriate one.

SO...

If you had 2 PPs and no WPs, you will then have 3 PPs

If you had 3 PPS and 3 WPs, you will then have 3 PPS & 4 WPs

It will be $50 per species - RESIDENT

From: LINK
17-Dec-18
Many didn’t like all the new NR in for sheep, goat and moose. Well this fixed it, lol. I was in for $3, I’m out for $109 per specie.

From: sticksender
17-Dec-18
That article didn't mention it, but you'll also now have to purchase an annual hunting or combo license in order to apply for any limited big game license, or to get a point. Annual small game is 80.00 for NR. And of course the 10.00 Habitat Stamp is still a required purchase. So a Rocky Sheep app will cost you 199.00. Then add 109.00 each for Moose or Goat. Total for all three 417.00 non-refundable for NR's.

It's still up in the air whether it will be mandatory to pay the point fee and gain a point in order to apply. They're going to decide that question at the next wildlife commission meeting in January. If I had to guess though, it will probably become a mandatory fee.

From: LUNG$HOT
17-Dec-18
Good point stick. I wasn’t aware of that for NR but that makes a huge difference as well. I’m a resident so didn’t realize that was an issue.

From: Treeline
17-Dec-18
Will the fee also apply to desert sheep? No points there.

From: cnelk
17-Dec-18
Tavis - NO. Desert Sheep stays a random Draw

From: Treeline
17-Dec-18
Gonna get a lot of applicants as it will be the cheapest sheep application.

The way I understand the fees, it was for Preference Points, not Weighted Points that are pretty useless anyway.

From: Glunt@work
17-Dec-18
$50 for another weighted point that is a very small benefit in the draw has me thinking I will just keep applying with the weighted points I have now (if they allow that). You could buy weighted points for ram, goat or bull moose your whole life and never draw.

18-Dec-18
May very well ether best priced Non-Resident Bear Tag in the US! Whoo-who!

From: Tracker
18-Dec-18
In a few years CO will be complaining they are seeing a drop in revenue.

From: LINK
18-Dec-18
Charlie, they appear to be to the point of begging hunters to shoot their bears. Guess that’s what happens when you outlaw bait and hounds and have bears dragging kids out of the back yard.

From: Treeline
18-Dec-18
Heck, I’ve had probably 30 bear tags in CO and have yet to draw an arrow back on one in this state!

Have killed bears in several other states and Canadian provinces, but never here! Colorado bears hate me!

From: Orion
18-Dec-18
Wonder how many guys are going to pay for a weighted point, since they give you no real advantage of ever drawing

From: Zbone
18-Dec-18
So NR applicates still have put up the full license fee and then refunded all but $100 later if not drawn and accept a preference point?

From: Glunt@work
18-Dec-18
No, no one fronts the whole license fee anymore.

From: Zbone
18-Dec-18
Thanks Glunt… Did not know that... Hadn't applied in CO for years... How long ago did they chance the up front fee?

From: Dirk Diggler
18-Dec-18
Last year zbone.

From: Zbone
19-Dec-18
Thanks Dirk...

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