That makes it...creepier this time.
Just felt like peeing on the Non-Residents Parade.... I feel for ya though... residents are in a slightly smaller but similar boat. A little number crunching for a reality check.
So I figured most people with 16 + are trying for the big 4 in CO 2,201,10 & 61. I did a little break down on the points situation. First column is the NR tags issued... ironically enough it also correlates to the number of unit jumpers in would take to increase the draw length by a year. Second column is unit and hunt. Third column is what I consider the min. points to be near the draw pool. The forth Column is the min number of years it would take at the min point level in column 3 to draw. The fifth column is the actual amount of non- residents who have that point total or more that could potentially draw that tag. There are tons of people just building points that actually haven't applied. The last column is what I call the bad index. This is just a worst case ratio that shows you how many years it could take if everyone with more points drew that hunt. Its merely a figure to compare how bad it could be, but in all likely hood would be much less.
On a positive note... it would only take 40 years of properly ratioed applications to work through the 16+ pool on these 4 units...
NR with 0-4 points 52,651
NR with 6-9 points 9,576
NR with 10-19 points 8,638
NR with 20-26 points 1,038
Don't worry...the math isn't too bad for non-residents.
Landowners will get 20 out of every 100 licenses now. Public licenses go from 85 to 80 per 100.
Res/non-res allocation in 65/35 units will go from 56/29 to 52/28.
Res/non-res allocation in 80/20 units will go from 68/17 to 64/16.
CPW claims that redeemed vouchers are about equally split between res and non-res.
So residents will lose 80% of the additional 5% that goes to landowners, and about 50% of that 5% will be redeemed by non-residents. Financial win for CPW.
I haven't yet done an in depth analysis of my Colorado point situation but I'm still sitting pretty with my 2 deer and 2 elk points, correct?
You're golden! It seems like there are some deer units in the 5-10 point range to draw but for elk, there are very, very few. I think for CO, it isn't worth it at all to have more than 3 points for elk. Well unless you already have 15 or 20...