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Contributors to this thread:
Lovehunt11 28-Aug-20
jordanathome 28-Aug-20
MPN 28-Aug-20
JohnMC 28-Aug-20
JohnMC 28-Aug-20
MHB 28-Aug-20
Whocares 28-Aug-20
WI Shedhead 28-Aug-20
Jaquomo 28-Aug-20
WI Shedhead 28-Aug-20
Treeline 28-Aug-20
Pig Doc 28-Aug-20
txhunter58 28-Aug-20
Thornton 30-Aug-20
Jaquomo 30-Aug-20
Quinn @work 30-Aug-20
jordanathome 30-Aug-20
28-Aug-20
After Colorado Elk season start, Can none resident buy Elk OTC at Walmart store or We need to buy at Colorado Parks and Wildlife office?

From: jordanathome
28-Aug-20
Any CPW vendor, like walmart or Jax, can sell you an OTC elk tag for archery.

If you buy online they warn you USPS is taking 30 days to deliver and the temp number they give you is good only for 14 days I think....makes alot of sense.

From: MPN
28-Aug-20
Looks like Temp. Licenses are good for 45 days. Just need your TAN ( temporary authorization number) on hand.

From: JohnMC
28-Aug-20
I think and maybe be wrong but if you wait until after the start of season to buy a tag you will have going to a CPW office.

From: JohnMC
28-Aug-20
This is from brochure, page 4 bottom left of page. I guess what I said above is true except for OTC archery licenses.

UNLIMITED LICENSES: OVER-THE-COUNTER (OTC) On sale starting August 6 (9 a.m. MT) Available in person at sales agents (cpw.state.co.us/license-agents), by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or online: cpw.state.co.us (click "Buy and Apply") After the season starts, they are available at CPW locations only — except for OTC archery elk, OTC plains rifle either-sex elk and OTC archery pronghorn licenses, which can be purchased at any sales agent.

From: MHB
28-Aug-20

MHB's Link
From page 4 of the big game book:

UNLIMITED LICENSES: OVER-THE-COUNTER (OTC) On sale starting August 6 (9 a.m. MT) Available in person at sales agents (cpw.state.co.us/license-agents), by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or online: cpw.state.co.us (click "Buy and Apply") After the season starts, they are available at CPW locations only — except for OTC archery elk, OTC plains rifle either-sex elk and OTC archery pronghorn licenses, which can be purchased at any sales agent.

Looks like this was updated recently to allow OTC archery tags to be purchased from any license agent after the start of the season.

I would still recommend calling to verify this. If you show up on a Friday after 4:00PM or a weekend and are unable to purchase a tag you lose a few days of your hunt.

Matt B

From: Whocares
28-Aug-20
Plus I believe it requires cash only at vendors. At least it does at the ones in Kremmling.

From: WI Shedhead
28-Aug-20
Jmc- I agree with having to work with people but we’re customers too. What biological reason was thier for shoving it into September. ? They claim the want the cwd laden mature deer cropped off. Isn’t the last week in August the best chance for an archer to kill one of these? They should have gave up the last week in September and added it to the head end. Same season length everyone is happy. But what do I know. I keep throwing +600$ at the preference point system for me and my family for tags we never draw- financing the decisions

From: Jaquomo
28-Aug-20
Shedhead, think you have the wrong thread... But to your point, your suggestion is exactly how it was before the change. Elk hunters (the majority of CO bowhunters) gladly gave up the last week in August to get the last week in September. Archery deer hunters don't kill enough deer to make a blip on the CWD screen, so biology doesn't even play into it.

From: WI Shedhead
28-Aug-20
It was the wrong thread. I’m losing my mind

From: Treeline
28-Aug-20
Bow season was shoved into September with the same dates as rifle bear for the biological reason that the CO’s didn’t want to have to work in the field the last week in August all the way to the end of September!

Same biological reason for the “quiet” two or three weeks after archery till first rifle...

From: Pig Doc
28-Aug-20
Buy online and save yourself a bunch of time.

From: txhunter58
28-Aug-20
Bowhunting has always been the exception. Because it’s season is so long, they let you buy a tag at Walmart anytime before OR during the season. Any other season, once it starts, you have to buy at a CPW office.

From: Thornton
30-Aug-20
They make you go to a parks office to purchase if season has already started. If it is before season, you can get them at any vendor.

From: Jaquomo
30-Aug-20
Sigh... you can buy an OTC elk tag at any license vendor - Wal Mart, Sportsmans Warehouse, etc... Aleays best to read through a thread before posting incorrect information. .

From: Quinn @work
30-Aug-20
Well Thornton only gun hunts in CO so I’m not surprised at his post. :)

From: jordanathome
30-Aug-20
LOL...so we went full circle to the first response to this post now. Too funny.

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