Colorado Backdoor Elk is up

longhorns26

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Guys check the backdoor method to see if you drew your second or third choice tags, it opened up this morning
 

TooFarEast

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How do you know if you drew 2nd or 3rd choice? This is my 1st time applying to Colorado and saw Monday that I now have one point. Just checked again now and did not see any thing different that tell me about 2nd or 3rd choice? I am new at this so let me know if I am doing something wrong?
 

cnelk

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bnsafe
The 588 number means you drew one of your choices!
Any number in the 400s is not good news
 

cnelk

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Backdoor Method:

Go thru the typical online application process.
Fill out accordingly
Select ' Habitat Stamps and All other licenses'
Scroll down to see what you have on file

For example:
2012 - 580 RES ELK [This is good!]
2012 - 480 RES ELK [This is bad]
 

TooFarEast

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Pardon my ignorance, but I don't see any numbers other than my CID#, DOB, pref point, etc. Under draw it says "You will be mailed". Am I missing something? I am going to CDOW draw results and pref point page, should I be looking somewhere else? Guess I will check tomorrow to see if anything changed.

Thanks for trying to educate me in the mysterious "backdoor"
 

bnsafe

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thanks, im so excited, at 41 yr old this is something ive always wanted to do but for whatever reason just didnt. im comin by myself to unit 6 16 etc. its cow only ml but im saving my points and thought this would be a good way to learn a little cheaper. have to admit there is a little nervousness being in the mountains by myself having never done anything like it. but barring an injury im comin this time.
 

TooFarEast

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Well they posted the results and I can't believe I pulled a Bull Muzzleloader tag as 2nd choice! Wonder what the odds are for that? It was 97% chance as a 1st choice and I figured that if less people put in for it and a tag went to 2nd choice I would be the only one crazy enough to put that down as 2nd choice. I guess I was right. Guess i am going in deep in the high country with a smokepole during the rut! And I got a point too!
 

TK

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is there any way to see how many people they drew for a specific unit/season?
 

vcb

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Hell yeah....Drew the tag I wanted!! Now gotta get some scouting trips in.
 
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