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10 PPs - What would you do?
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Contributors to this thread:
Buckaroo 11-Nov-19
Ucsdryder 11-Nov-19
COHOYTHUNTER 11-Nov-19
cnelk 11-Nov-19
Firsty 11-Nov-19
iceman 11-Nov-19
Grey Ghost 11-Nov-19
cnelk 11-Nov-19
Ucsdryder 11-Nov-19
Grey Ghost 11-Nov-19
BigRed 11-Nov-19
Glunt@work 11-Nov-19
yooper89 11-Nov-19
Jaquomo 11-Nov-19
Stick 11-Nov-19
Cheesehead Mike 11-Nov-19
Yellowjacket 11-Nov-19
Jaquomo 11-Nov-19
Glunt@work 12-Nov-19
Brun 12-Nov-19
cnelk 12-Nov-19
COHOYTHUNTER 12-Nov-19
PECO 12-Nov-19
Firsty 12-Nov-19
Stew75 12-Nov-19
painless 13-Nov-19
Vonfoust 13-Nov-19
WI Shedhead 13-Nov-19
From: Buckaroo
11-Nov-19
I know there has been a lot of buzz about CO and their preference point system and it’s made me wonder about hunting there in the future. I’m in a situation where I have 10 preference points and just don’t know what to do with them. Should I keep stocking piling? Or can I draw a decent archery unit in the next couple of years?

What would you do?

From: Ucsdryder
11-Nov-19
Easy, figure out the unit you can draw that takes the most preference points and go hunt it. You’ll have a quality hunt with 10 NR points. With point creek the units you can draw with 10 or if you waited 5 years and had 15 are most likely identical.

From: COHOYTHUNTER
11-Nov-19
GmU 49! Go for it

From: cnelk
11-Nov-19
Go hunt somewhere. Unless you have a guarantee what tomorrow brings

From: Firsty
11-Nov-19
Unit 49 all the way!!!! I believe several bowsiters hunted it last year maybe they can lead you in the right direction.

From: iceman
11-Nov-19
Following. I'm in the same boat. I have 11 points.

From: Grey Ghost
11-Nov-19
Preference point requirements and harvest statistics for each unit are available on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. I'd start there.

Matt

From: cnelk
11-Nov-19
^^^ Harvest Stats! Ha. That’s some funny shit right there

From: Ucsdryder
11-Nov-19
Lol brad! You might get more accurate information in a penis measuring contest than the harvest stats.

From: Grey Ghost
11-Nov-19
I never spoke to the accuracy of the harvest stats, just that its a place to start researching.

Or, the OP could start a thread, and get the same old answers....oh wait....;-)

Matt

From: BigRed
11-Nov-19
I'd hold out... Play the wait game on 76. Point creep isn't as bad for that unit. You may be in the game in 5-6 more years, and it's a way better hunt than 49. JMO

From: Glunt@work
11-Nov-19
With the rumblings from the CPW, we may all be spending points to hunt anywhere in CO.

From: yooper89
11-Nov-19
What rumblings are those, Glunt?

From: Jaquomo
11-Nov-19
In the recent 5 year season structure they purposely left open the option to make much, or all of the state draw-only for archery. No idea how that might affect the NR allocations but you can bet whatever they do will need to be revenue neutral.

From: Stick
11-Nov-19
Im in same boat...but I have 17 and will never catch the creep for anything better than 76....I could draw 76, but have no one to hunt it with that has enough points to draw...never see 61 or any of the NW units.....might have to go it alone with an outfitter.

11-Nov-19
Damn, I hunted unit 49 twice with 2 points each time. I just don't see it as a 10 point unit....

From: Yellowjacket
11-Nov-19
I think the 49 suggestions might have been in jest.

From: Jaquomo
11-Nov-19
Ah, inflation. I bought a brand new new Mercury Capri in 1975 for only $4000 and drove it 135 mph on Wyoming gunbarrels back when we were in invincible. Today $4000 will get you an oil-burning beater with a mysterious electrical problem.

And so it is with point creep.

From: Glunt@work
12-Nov-19
My problem is that the State is still "paying" me in 1975 points. One per year.

From: Brun
12-Nov-19
Stick, If you have 17 points and are willing to go with an outfitter then Unit 40 is by far your best choice. The quality of bulls is at least equal to the northwest units. It is easier to draw because the public land hunts are difficult, but with an outfitter on private its a great hunt.

From: cnelk
12-Nov-19
No way is 49 worth that many NR PPs. !!

From: COHOYTHUNTER
12-Nov-19
I'm telling ya.. drop those points on 49 and don't look back.. you can thank me next October. The only problem with 49 is picking which bull you want to shoot

From: PECO
12-Nov-19
76 over 49

From: Firsty
12-Nov-19
Well as a NR unit 49 is about your only option unless you want to wait another 10 years to catch 76.

From: Stew75
12-Nov-19
Have spent time in 49, 76, 61 and a couple 1/2 pt units. IMO I would not burn 10pts on 49. 76 was a much better experience. Yes 49 has animals but if I saved points for 10 years I would be disappointed. 49 hunts more like some of 1/2 pt units I have been in.

From: painless
13-Nov-19

From: Vonfoust
13-Nov-19
Well, don't ask me. I'll never get to 10 points anywhere because I'm going hunting well before that:)

From: WI Shedhead
13-Nov-19
If you choose 49, make sure your in top shape

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