Re: Greeting from CO
Hi All -
Jeremy - you will find that some units will have leftover tags - some more than others. Last season I hunted an over-the-counter unit 11 (west/northwest of Steamboat) (unit 11 had about 1100 leftover tags for 4th season), which encompassed 11, 211, 12, 23, 24, etc. A LOT of area. But, due to many factors, including (what I believe to be) an especially hard 2007/2008 winter kill there was not a lot of animals around. I believe the Craig Daily press had an article about the lack of animals in the local processing shops. The trick to finding them that year was staying in elevations 7-9 thousand feet. dogdinger is correct, though, that if you can wait, you can find a ton of leftover licenses - I think they go on sale around August (check DOW website for details).
AJ - I actually hail from the Denver area (native - born and raised). Love living here - 13 elk in the last 9 years. Who can beat that?