I read astounding numbers on Colorado’s big game applicants in the primary draw this year. There has been an increase of almost 75,000 applicants in 2021 compared to 2020!!!
Sky-Hi News reported that according to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), an increase of 74,593 applicants in the primary hunting draw was recorded in 2021 versus 2020.
All of us have been bewildered about point creep in the draws out West. This little statistic sure doesn’t help the overall sentiment on point creep. I’m one of those guys that is in the middle of the pack, i.e. no man’s land, as far as drawing Colorado tags goes. Too few points to draw a blue chip unit, and too much of a point investment to apply for a unit requiring just a couple of points.
Here is a breakdown of the species applied for and the % increase in applicants for each: