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colorado big eight question
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Contributors to this thread:
sheds 14-Apr-21
EMar47 14-Apr-21
Paul@thefort 14-Apr-21
Mathewsshooter 14-Apr-21
Ziek 15-Apr-21
EMar47 15-Apr-21
Kurt 15-Apr-21
trakman 16-Apr-21
trakman 16-Apr-21
EMar47 16-Apr-21
Ermine 16-Apr-21
MathewsMan 22-Apr-21
From: sheds
14-Apr-21
Just curios of how many bowhunters have taken the the Colorado big eight to date?

From: EMar47
14-Apr-21
As far as CBA records go, 96 bowhunters have taken the Big 8. Thirteen have taken the Big 8 twice and 3 bowhunters have taken the Big 8 three times. Two women have completed it and what I find really impressive is three non-residents have completed.

I'm the current Big Game Chair, so if you know of anyone that has completed the Big 8, 9 or 10, and may not be on the list, let me know!

From: Paul@thefort
14-Apr-21
thanks Eric for stepping into that position. PS, I was number 58 in 2003. Most likely I will never see # 9 and 10 species' tags which will be the Desert Sheep and Moose.

14-Apr-21
I finished my 8 in 04 I don't remember what number. big 9 in 2010 #21. I need a lion for my 8 and 9 for the second time

From: Ziek
15-Apr-21
Thanks for info Eric, and thanks for stepping into the position. Just to be clear though, you need to add those numbers together to get the total number of TIMES it's been done. In other words, the next one to be registered will be 113.

Early on, we just noted the rank, bow hunter and date completed. When Jake Powell completed it twice in 1986, evidently a comments column was added to record that. As time went on other comments were added, such as "Late Entry", (which also means that some are "out of order" as it is impossible to reorder all the previous awards), "First NR", "First Woman", etc.

In 2010, we added a column for last species taken to complete it because some complete the Big 8 and 9 at the same time with a Big 8 species. I went back and tried to fill in some of the blanks for the added info when I was the Big Game Chair, but there are many blanks before 2010.

From: EMar47
15-Apr-21
Mike, that's correct the Big 8 has been completed and recorded 112 times. I was under the impression that the question was how many bowhunters had completed it. It's pretty amazing, that so many bowhunters have completed it and the number of times it has been completed.

Thanks for everything you've done for the CBA and for your work as Big Game Chair. You have definitely made it easier on myself and anyone interested in the records!

Just for reference, the Big 9 has been completed 51 times by 46 different bowhunters, including one woman and one non-resident. The Big 10 has been completed twice.

From: Kurt
15-Apr-21
Emar, glad to see the record keeping continue! I can remember when the first few were completed. I was fortunate to be #6 for the Big Eight back in 1986 and #5 to do it twice, 2005.

Lots of hunting and good fortune to draw sheep and goat tags on my part And even more fortunate to have arrowed a Shiras moose in WY and a Desert Bighorn in NV on tags I drew.

I’d like to see the posted lists of them if you could? It would be nice to see all the successful bow hunters that have done them since I left a dozen years ago. Thanks! And good hunting! Kurt

From: trakman
16-Apr-21
EMar47

Eric did you get my big 9 record ?? Lyle Willmarth

From: trakman
16-Apr-21
EMar47

Eric did you get my big 9 record ?? Lyle Willmarth

From: EMar47
16-Apr-21
Kurt, I'll work on putting the list together in way that I can post it on here.

Lyle, I got your entry. Thank you and congratulations!

From: Ermine
16-Apr-21
Neat stuff and history!

From: MathewsMan
22-Apr-21
It would be nice to see the information since the last printing of the Colorado Bowhunting records.

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