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I was reluctant to even apply but did apply for a preference point .
This ended up costing me
$81.75 for a small game license
$10 habitat stamp
$9 application fee
So I have. $100 in it so far
Next year another point will cost the same or if I try to draw . If I hunted a high point area a person could hav e$1000’s wrapped up in a tag.
I love chasing elk but Colorado may not be on my list much longer.
 

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I have a feeling this isnt going to be the same next year...
 

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I would hope not I sent an email said it’s for funding but why not call it a point fee or something. Making me buy a hunting license which I’ll never use sits wrong with me.
Tax all the dispensaries they have now which is like a Casey’s store around here there is so many.
They sure aren’t spending their money on the roads from it.
 

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Maybe a dumb question....but is there a state in the union where a Missouri boy can just drive to and buy an elk tag over the counter and go shoot a bull elk like all out of state hunters can do here in Missouri for taking a buck whitetail deer?

Seems other states are sticking it to out of state hunters IMO.
 

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I was reluctant to even apply but did apply for a preference point .
This ended up costing me
$81.75 for a small game license
$10 habitat stamp
$9 application fee
So I have. $100 in it so far
Next year another point will cost the same or if I try to draw . If I hunted a high point area a person could hav e$1000's wrapped up in a tag.
I love chasing elk but Colorado may not be on my list much longer.
Yeah, I think that's the point. They are trying to price a few folks outta the game to relieve some of the hunting pressure and point creep. But I agree that requiring an $81 small game license to elk hunt seems a little silly, and effectively raised the price of a PP to $100, and an elk tag to over $700. But that's still gonna be one of the cheapest elk tags available, and still some of the only guaranteed draw or OTC in the country. There's a lotta states that do the same thing.
 

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I would hope not I sent an email said it's for funding but why not call it a point fee or something. Making me buy a hunting license which I'll never use sits wrong with me.
Tax all the dispensaries they have now which is like a Casey's store around here there is so many.
They sure aren't spending their money on the roads from it.
The weed money doesn't pay for roads or wildlife, it's all earmarked for "education", read liberal brain washing.
 

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Maybe a dumb question....but is there a state in the union where a Missouri boy can just drive to and buy an elk tag over the counter and go shoot a bull elk like all out of state hunters can do here in Missouri for taking a buck whitetail deer?

Seems other states are sticking it to out of state hunters IMO.
Yeah, Colorado. If you don't apply or want a preference point, I think you can still just buy the OTC tag. Not sure you need the small game license if you aren't applying for a limited tag. But that's about it. Some areas have high success draws that you can get pretty easily, like Montana, but the tag is $1000. And Colorado have by far the most elk. Not necessarily trophy potential, but the most for sure.
 

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Maybe a dumb question....but is there a state in the union where a Missouri boy can just drive to and buy an elk tag over the counter and go shoot a bull elk like all out of state hunters can do here in Missouri for taking a buck whitetail deer?

Seems other states are sticking it to out of state hunters IMO.
Colorado and I'm not to sure about OTC but I was able to buy a depredation Elk Tag at the DNR in UTAH
 

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I was reluctant to even apply but did apply for a preference point .
This ended up costing me
$81.75 for a small game license
$10 habitat stamp
$9 application fee
So I have. $100 in it so far
Next year another point will cost the same or if I try to draw . If I hunted a high point area a person could hav e$1000's wrapped up in a tag.
I love chasing elk but Colorado may not be on my list much longer.
I did mine yesterday too. This will give me 13 points for deer and elk. Planning on using them in the near future. After that, I'm not sure if I'll mess with more points or not.
 

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Do it a little bit earlier, and you'd already be over it like me. :rofl: Until next year.
 

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Maybe a dumb question....but is there a state in the union where a Missouri boy can just drive to and buy an elk tag over the counter and go shoot a bull elk like all out of state hunters can do here in Missouri for taking a buck whitetail deer?

Seems other states are sticking it to out of state hunters IMO.
yes. colorado
 

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Maybe I'll get lucky and take one out with my truck the next time I drive out west. My $500 deductible is much cheaper than a tag and all the rest of the stuff required.
 

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Maybe I'll get lucky and take one out with my truck the next time I drive out west. My $500 deductible is much cheaper than a tag and all the rest of the stuff required.
Thats if you live through the crash. It would be like hitting a horse. Don't let all this talk of expense of drawing a tag discourage you if you want to go. Buy an over the counter tag and go hunt an open unit. As of a few years ago some Colorado units allowed archery cow only tags to be purchased. Not sure if they are still sold. They were around half price of an any elk or bull tag. Cheap way to bring home a bunch of meat and have a awesome elk hunting experience.
 
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