The Colorado on line Atlas is also really nice tool to use for migration, all sorts of information available. Drawn tags are GMU Specific to that drawn tag and cannot be used in other GMU's. You want to be really careful about that.
Since this is a first time hunt, this doesn't get talked about enough but can bite you really bad. If successful there are some legally required
steps you have to take or else subject to fines. CPW is adamant on these requirements and rarely any slack is given:
- Sign your tag when you buy it but they will show you where when you buy OTC. If in mail, sign it immediately upon receipt.
- Do not detach your fishing license from the tag at all. Otherwise the fishing license is no longer valid.
- Sign kill tag upon kill with dates etc filled out.
- You are required to bring the meat out FIRST plus evidence of sex of the animal must be with the meat.
- Head etc. must come out LAST. This is something they will not tolerate if you bring the head out first or no evidence of sex.
One of the guys in a camp next to us last year brought out the Bull rack first and yep, got a citation. I do not know how much but it was not a warning! I write these down and attach to my tags just as reminder for myself and hunters in my camp. It can really ruin your hunting experience that would have been a lifetime memory.
LINK: CO Atlas