Whats New: 2020 Colorado Regs
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Contributors to this thread:
cnelk 14-Feb-20
cnelk 14-Feb-20
sticksender 14-Feb-20
goyt 14-Feb-20
LINK 14-Feb-20
sticksender 14-Feb-20
cnelk 14-Feb-20
Orion 14-Feb-20
backcountrymuzzy 14-Feb-20
Stix 14-Feb-20
sticksender 14-Feb-20
bigtines 15-Feb-20
cnelk 15-Feb-20
Stix 15-Feb-20
Orion 15-Feb-20
sticksender 15-Feb-20
Orion 15-Feb-20
Jaquomo 15-Feb-20
LUNG$HOT 15-Feb-20
Stix 15-Feb-20
Aspen Ghost 15-Feb-20
Orion 15-Feb-20
Grey Ghost 15-Feb-20
JLeMieux 16-Feb-20
Branden 17-Feb-20
Sivart 17-Feb-20
sticksender 17-Feb-20
bigtines 17-Feb-20
JLeMieux 17-Feb-20
From: cnelk
14-Feb-20
Some new info for 2020 posted by the CPW

From: cnelk
14-Feb-20

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This is a good idea

From: sticksender
14-Feb-20
Definitely a good change to offer add-on bear licenses for those holding a deer/elk tag for that unit.

From: goyt
14-Feb-20
cnelk, Thank you!

From: LINK
14-Feb-20
Caught the tidbit about small game licenses being good for 13 months. Does this mean you’ll be able to use 1 for two draws or does it have to be valid on the draw date?

From: sticksender
14-Feb-20
I see the 2020 brochures are now up on-line:

https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/BigGame.aspx

From: cnelk
14-Feb-20
@Link. Nope. Annual qualifying license purchase.

From: Orion
14-Feb-20
Link no they shut down the Utah way of using your license for two apps

14-Feb-20
Interesting that girl was shooting a compound with just fingers. This is the first time I've heard about eliminating the leftover list and going strictly to a secondary draw, I wonder how that will turn out.

From: Stix
14-Feb-20
So there will be a primary draw, then a secondary draw, then there will be a leftover list of all leftover licenses to purchase online. Is that correct? the only thing is there is no "leftover draw" It just goes directly to leftover online or counter sales after the secondary draw. I just appears the only thing that has changed is the criteria for the leftover draw. It's now called a secondary draw, open to anyone, instead of folks who were unsuccessful in the primary draw. I would guess this change was made to get more $$ from application fees. Folks can now get leftover licenses through the secondary draw and pay the application fee. They previously would have waited until leftover sale day, where no application fees are collected. Pretty sly of CPW.

From: sticksender
14-Feb-20
And the final option will still be the re-issue list.

From: bigtines
15-Feb-20
What's it cost if you dont draw ?

From: cnelk
15-Feb-20
NonRes cost will be - $82.78 qualifying license + $9 app fee + $10.13 Habitat stamp. $101.91 total

Add on a $100 PP fee for Moose/Sheep/Goat

From: Stix
15-Feb-20
It looks like the only change is leftover draw is now called secondary draw. Open to everyone instead of unsuccessful applicants. There will still be a leftover sale starting 8/4. It's just a way to get extra people to pay for an application fee and qualifying license to take part in secondary draw.

For my part it will cost me an additional $21. I normally just buy my PLO tags from the leftover list on leftover day where there is no application charge, as there are normally a few leftover for my units. Now with everyone allowed to get in on the secondary (leftover) draw, I will have to put in for some tags on the primary draw, and list b/c tags on the secondary draw to be sure to get one.

From: Orion
15-Feb-20
So are the first round of returned tags going to be in the secondary draw? Looks like a huge preference to youth in the secondary draw also.

From: sticksender
15-Feb-20
Might be some sheep & goat on there, but probably not elk/deer/pronghorn/moose. Since the Main Draw results aren't supposed to be posted until June 1-5, and they'll have to publish the Secondary Draw list by their stated opening date of June 5th.

From: Orion
15-Feb-20
That's why I was wondering seems like the good first batch of returned tags won't be on there

From: Jaquomo
15-Feb-20
Stix, PLO? I thought you BHA guys were all about "all public, all the time". Or is there a new hunt code for Public Land Only? ;-)

From: LUNG$HOT
15-Feb-20
Boy oh boy! I can’t wait to see the OTC trailheads now that the southwest region has gone all draw!

From: Stix
15-Feb-20
I bowhunt deer on private. Elk and bear on public.

From: Aspen Ghost
15-Feb-20
It appears that CPW knows the elk calf recruitment problem in the SW is because of high bear population and are worried it may cause similar problems in other areas in the near future. For some reason they just don't want to come out and say they want to kill more bears. But they obviously do. Politics in Colorado I guess.

From: Orion
15-Feb-20
They said it at the Durango meeting.

From: Grey Ghost
15-Feb-20
I’ll have a another bear tag in my pocket this elk season. Not that it will matter, but there’s always a chance, right?

Matt

From: JLeMieux
16-Feb-20
Can you apply as a group in the 2nd draw? I know guys that hunt together each year in the SW area. They are trying to figure out their options for this year. Some of the guys have no points but a couple are collecting points. That kind of takes them out of the 1st draw unless they want to burn their points on what would essentially be a 0 point unit.

From: Branden
17-Feb-20
JLeMieux

Tell them to just apply for points first choice and whatever unit they want second choice. If there are tags available for the second draw I bet most of them will be available as a second choice in the first draw.

Regards,

From: Sivart
17-Feb-20
when does the draw open?

From: sticksender
17-Feb-20
March 1st

From: bigtines
17-Feb-20
Cnelk, Thanks..

From: JLeMieux
17-Feb-20
Thanks Branden. I'll pass it on. I will be watching from the sidelines this year but will be back out next year.

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