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Colorado App Explosion: Part Two

  Rocky Mtn. sheep and goat licenses in Colorado exploded this year, 279% and 467%, creating an enormous logjam of new license seekers that will make it far more difficult to draw a license for Rockies or goats in Colorado...


Colorado Application Explosion

Please Welcome All Your New Friends The Colorado numbers are out. In 2018, applications for sheep and goat are way, way up and your future draw odds will drop dramatically for bighorn sheep and goats. If you applied for Colorad...



Poaching Restitution: Is It Enough?

Do Convicted Poachers Pay Enough to Deter Others? All of us get frustrated when we hear about poachers violating the public trust and illegally taking the wildlife that we pay to see flourish and that every citizen has the righ...


You’ve Been Hacked- State Agencies Hacked

  In the last 18 months at least four western state game & fish licensing or park systems have apparently been hacked, along with Kentucky and another state the hacker claimed but didn’t identify. No evidence has...



Important Changes in the Colorado Big Game Application Process

  There are several important changes in the Colorado application process in 2018 that need your attention before you apply for 2018 licenses. The CPW has gone to a single, integrated purchasing system. Hunters that were i...


UPDATED: Hidden Gold In The Colorado Leftover List

This is an update to the Colorado MRS and Dave Hoshour’s Hidden Gold Article from December There have been several changes so far in 2017 for returned and reissued licenses. Some were announced well after the original ann...



Oregon Deer Tags Up In Smoke

The Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) announced drastic tag cuts in some deer and antelope hunts in eastern Oregon. Cuts range from 25% to 50%, averaging 40% for deer in the affected units and 36% for antelope. All tol...


Colorado Deer Tag Numbers Slashed

Alert! If you applied for deer in the Gunnison area, GMUs 54, 55, 551, 66 or 67 – listen up. The Gunnison office of Colorado Parks and Wildlife Dept. (CPW) just announced the following mule deer tag reductions: GMU 54 –...



Hidden Gold in the Colorado Leftover List

Did you know that every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. all returned Colorado big game licenses for deer, elk, pronghorn and bear have been available for reissue to the fastest person to complete the online process, regardless of how many...


The Truth About Grizzly Delisting

On March third, the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed removing the grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the endangered species list. They are now taking Comments and hunters need to speak up qui...