Proper Tagging Protocol in CO?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ricknolan, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. ricknolan

    ricknolan Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    Can someone please explain the proper protocol for tagging an elk in Colorado.

    Specifically interested in leaving proof of sex attached and which part of the carcass does the tag remain when making multiple trips off the mountain with head, quartered and/or boned meat.

  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2005

  3. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2001
    Pay attention to the 'Evidence of Sex" requirements. People get fined for it. I did not give it much thought, but after reading a few accounts of other people getting into trouble, I take it more seriously now.
  4. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2002
    You have to have proof of sex attached to at least one of the quarters. I don't bone out my elk but saw at the knee. When I'm stopped I catch a little hell for not having sex attached to both hind quarters but I've never been written a ticket for it. I always leave sex attached to hind quarters and attach my tag to a front quarter. Make sure you punch and sign your tickets immediatly when you find your kill. While in transport you don't have to have the tag on the animal but it has to be on you while in posession of the animal. This is if you have to make multiple trips. If you're making one trip then attach it to the animal.