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Get your 2018 Colorado deer and antelope results early - but it takes some work

2018 Colorado deer and antelope results

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Colorado draw results are near (elk emails are trickling out). And... if you want to do some digging and absolutely can't wait, you can pull up your 2018 Colorado deer, antelope and moose results a little early.

June 6 update: As of this morning CPW has unpublished the links before. For the sake of CPW... I will not be uploading the pdf documents to download since they might have taken them down for a reason.

To do that you need to download the 2018 draw recap for each species:

From there, you just need to look at the unit and season you applied for, then compare at what point level you applied, with how many were successful. If you are lucky and only a handful of people applied at your point level, and all of them drew... then you will know you have a deer or antelope tag. See the example below of how you can check your results early.

Colorado draw report for draw results

So how did the front fee change impact the draw?

You'll also see that 12,662 more nonresidents (66.2% change) and 2,580 more residents (5.27% change) applied this year with the new front fee change of 2018. Many people have been patiently waiting to see how this change will impact them in future years. All of these new applicants could have an impact on the draw down the road if those people continue to build points. My thinking is it won’t be that bad on deer and elk right away. So I feel the impact will be seen a lot further down the road. The easy to draw tags will stay relatively easy to draw for a handful of years. But if you haven’t been putting in because the fees scared you in deer and elk before the 2018 change, then you’re probably not planning on hunting that year or a few years anyway. So, in this case, they may just start stacking up points in hopes they pull a middle-level tag or will eventually see how bad creep is and then they might dump it in easy to draw hunts way down the road. So even though it could go both ways, the impact will take awhile I believe. Then again... these people who haven’t put in before, will now seriously have to decide about the fuel costs, etc. As it takes a lot to head out of state to hunt and Colorado deer tags are already fairly cheap, so I don’t see people willing to rush out to Colorado to deer hunt because of this.

2018 Draw Recap Notes For Deer

2018 Colorado draw report

2017 Draw Recap Notes For Deer

2017 Colorado draw report

So, after that is all said and done... you can see the potential point creep and you can sort of figure out your draw results. Best of luck this season!

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Brady Miller
Brady M. - posted 2 weeks ago on 06-06-2018 11:21:39 am
Las Vegas, NV
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@Jacob.... very interesting they unpublished them. I have the reports saved on my computer... but for the sake of CPW, I will hold off on just uploading the PDF for download at this time.

Jacob M. - posted 2 weeks ago on 06-06-2018 11:08:21 am
Gunnyson, CO
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The links don't work anymore, CPW must have caught on, lol.

Nfitzhugh
Nathan F. - posted 2 weeks ago on 06-06-2018 07:12:24 am
Midland, TX
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@Brady - Yeah, got my deer award email about 7:45pm CST. Hoping they do antelope today.

@Jon U - If your buddy didn't have an annual license or tag in CO last year there is a $40 per species preference point fee. If he did have an annual fishing or small game hunting license for 2017 he needs to call and get that straightened out. There were some ways around this, like buying an annual fishing license before March 31, 2018. For $56 I avoided $40 per species in fees (elk, mt. goat, bear, etc), so it saved me a few bucks.

Jon U. - posted 2 weeks ago on 06-06-2018 06:16:43 am
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Anyone having any issues/errors? I talked a buddy into applying (points only) and CPW appears to have charged him $43 for his NR elk application but should only have been $3, right? I looked over his application and it seems to match mine but for some reason they charged him more.

John W. - posted 2 weeks ago on 06-06-2018 03:36:11 am
Pittsburgh, PA
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Have they posted the Elk Recap yet? Can't seem to find it on the CPW site.

Brady Miller
Brady M. - posted 2 weeks ago on 06-05-2018 06:53:42 pm
Las Vegas, NV
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@Chris and Nathan - Emails are starting to get sent out for deer. I just got mine around 4:45pm tonight.

cbryer101
Chris B. - posted 2 weeks ago on 06-05-2018 01:48:43 pm
Los Angeles, CA
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I got the CC hit for my Deer Pref Point ;-)

Nfitzhugh
Nathan F. - posted 2 weeks ago on 06-05-2018 01:31:38 pm
Midland, TX
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I had applications in for Deer and Pronghorn (points for everything else), and have a CC hit for one of them. The recaps show 19 of 93 of apps at my point level for deer were unsuccessful and 4 of 20 for antelope were unsuccessful. So I at least got one of the tags. But since Deer and Antelope tags are the same price now, I wont know if I got both tags until I see another charge or get the email, whichever comes first.