Colorado is considering changes to the tag allotment rule within the state. These changes could fundamentally change how nonresidents hunt in Colorado.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is looking for input from residents and nonresidents interested in big game hunting in the state as it considers changes to policies and regulations that direct the distribution of big game hunting licenses. The CPW is encouraging the public to complete a comment form and share their thoughts on the current big game license distribution process. The comment form will be open through February 20, 2023. You can find the comment survey by clicking here.
Among the topics up for discussion are a preference point banking system averaging group applicant preference points. Likewise, updating the high-demand hunt code split from 80% – 20% split to 90% – 10% split. Another option under consideration is an across-the-board license allocation of 75% to residents and 25% to nonresidents. These topics under consideration were requested by the CPW Commission.
The results of the comment form will be shared with the CPW Commission. This will help their decision-making process on big game license distribution. The Commission will discuss the results of the comment form at its March 15-16, 2023 meeting.
Nonresident Changes Coming?
It’s important to note that these changes will have a significant impact on the hunting community in Colorado, both residents, and non-residents. Therefore, CPW is encouraging everyone who is interested in big game hunting in the state to take the time to complete the comment form and share their thoughts on the current big game tag allotment process.
The CPW’s mission is to protect and preserve the state’s wildlife and natural resources for current and future generations to enjoy, and it’s vital that the hunting community is heard in this process to ensure that the policies and regulations surrounding big game hunting licenses are fair and sustainable for all.
It’s also important to remember that big game hunting not only provides recreational opportunities but also plays a vital role in the management of big game populations in the state. So, any changes made to the policies and regulations surrounding big game hunting licenses will have a direct impact on the health and well-being of the state’s big game populations.
In conclusion, the CPW is considering changes to policies and regulations that direct the distribution of big game hunting licenses in Colorado. It is important that hunters of Colorado take the time to fill out this form. The Commission will discuss the results of the comment form at its March 15-16, 2023 meeting.