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2024 Colorado OTC Elk - New Regs
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Contributors to this thread:
cnelk 15-Feb-24
hobbes 15-Feb-24
cnelk 15-Feb-24
hobbes 15-Feb-24
Orion 15-Feb-24
hobbes 15-Feb-24
Glunt@work 15-Feb-24
IdyllwildArcher 16-Feb-24
Aspen Ghost 16-Feb-24
sasquatch 16-Feb-24
Grey Ghost 16-Feb-24
sticksender 16-Feb-24
cnelk 16-Feb-24
Aspen Ghost 16-Feb-24
Orion 16-Feb-24
Pop-r 19-Feb-24
LUNG$HOT 19-Feb-24
Orion 19-Feb-24
Deercy 19-Feb-24
From: cnelk
15-Feb-24

cnelk's embedded Photo
cnelk's embedded Photo
Enjoy

From: hobbes
15-Feb-24
I've not paid attention to this map in a while but looks like they are cramming 10 lbs of OTC hunters into a 5 lb bag, unless I've really forgotten what the OTC area map used to look like.

From: cnelk
15-Feb-24

cnelk's embedded Photo
cnelk's embedded Photo
Here is the map from 2015

From: hobbes
15-Feb-24
Yeah, that's what I recall. I left in 11.

From: Orion
15-Feb-24
OTC will be gone in the next five years. It's long overdue

From: hobbes
15-Feb-24
No argument from me but dwindling it down bit by bit has to be rough on the areas remaining open to it.

From: Glunt@work
15-Feb-24
Its like offroad trails. The more they close, the more the remaining open trails get used. The more they get used, the more issues arise that are used as reasons for them to be closed.

Resident archery OTC being restricted like it has over the last decade isnt solving anything.

16-Feb-24
Orion x 2

From: Aspen Ghost
16-Feb-24
Isn't that the same map as last year?

From: sasquatch
16-Feb-24

From: Grey Ghost
16-Feb-24
Orion x 3

From: sticksender
16-Feb-24
FWIW, the map is unchanged from 2023.

What DID change though, is that in the lower-demand limited hunts, NR's are now restricted to no more than 25% of the public licenses, a reduction from the former 35% ceiling.

From: cnelk
16-Feb-24

cnelk's embedded Photo
cnelk's embedded Photo
Another BIG change was eliminating OTC rifle in units in NW Colorado

From: Aspen Ghost
16-Feb-24
The 2024 brochure is now on the CPW website. I don't understand why there are still either-sex and cow permits for the Bears Ears and White River DAU units. There are even some list B cow permits. Makes no sense.

From: Orion
16-Feb-24
Money. The same reason they reissued deer and antelope tags in the hammered nw units. Why couldn't they just not reissue them if the winter was so bad???

From: Pop-r
19-Feb-24
Between 09-10 is when the BIG change happened.

From: LUNG$HOT
19-Feb-24
Looking at the draw stats it blows my mind how many people still applied for, drew and hunted the NW LE archery units. Why??

From: Orion
19-Feb-24
Because people don't research or pay attention to the weather or winter kill. People are lazy. The same reason they come on forums asking for help after drawing a tag they waited 20 years for. You had 20 years to scout or get the lay of the land first hand your telling me you couldn't make one trip in 20 years????

From: Deercy
19-Feb-24
The was a guy (fool) from Ohio on I hunt Colorado advising someone to burn 13 points on a 12 muzzleloader tag this year. I slid in and said personally I wouldn't advise it. He said there were more elk than normal there last year. The original poster thanked him profusely for the help.

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