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Bowhunter60

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I put in for two rifle and two archery tags;
1st Choice
  1. Unit 70, 4th Rifle
2d Choice
  • Units 64 & 65, Antlered Archery
3d Choice
  • Units 72 & 73, 4th Rifle
4th Choice
  • Units 77, 78, & 771; ES Archery
With zero points, my odds aren't that great, but, there's still OTC. So my question is this;
  • If I don't draw any of my choices. Does Colorado refund your fees?
  • If I buy an OTC tag, do I lose my points?
  • If I draw my 4th Choice, do I not get any points?
 

eltigraska

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[*]If I don't draw any of my choices. Does Colorado refund your fees?
[*]If I buy an OTC tag, do I lose my points?
[*]If I draw my 4th Choice, do I not get any points?
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1. From Big Game brochure pg 2:
PREFERENCE POINT FEES
» HOW IT WORKS. If you do not hold an active 2015 annual* or big-game license, or
do not receive a license through the draw, you will be charged $40 PER SPECIES (for
elk, deer, pronghorn and bear) for which you get a preference point. This fee applies
to residents and nonresidents. However, residents getting deer or pronghorn preference
points will be charged only $30 for each of those.
For example: If a nonresident (who isn’t exempt from the fee) receives a point for
all four species, they will be charged $160. A resident would be charged $140.
» HOW TO AVOID IT. If you don’t want to pay the fee, you have until March 31, 2016,
to purchase a 2015 annual fishing, annual small game, annual resident combination
fishing and small game, or resident senior fishing license.
» HOW WILL I BE CHARGED FOR IT? If you are charged the preference-point fee,
it will be deducted from your 2016 big-game application refund(s). For example, if
you’re a resident and apply for a deer license or preference point and don’t draw (and
you are not exempt from the fee) you will receive a $1 refund.

2. No, only lose your points if you draw 1st choice or don't apply for 10 years.

3. No, you get a point if you don't draw 1st choice.
 

JohnCushman

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Colorado unit 70 4th season takes like 7-8 points for a resident. I've been chasing that tag for 4 years, and I've been a point behind every year. :eek:
 

Bowhunter60

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Thanks Guys

What unit in your opinions would offer the best odds for a non-resident purchasing OTC for deer, either archery or rifle?
 

JohnCushman

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Well, if you put 4th season unit 70 as first choice, then you'll get a point to use next year, which will open up a few unit next year. I'm not sure about this year. You'll have to wait for the leftover list to come out and pick from there.
 

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