For those of you who have been taking advantage of the extra seasons for youth hunters, make sure to look at the changes in this years big game brochure.
"Colorado Parks and Wildlife's late youth elk seasons have been successful at getting young hunters in the field while helping reduce elk overpopulation in parts of the state." It appears from this article that elk populations are coming in line with long-term goals. As a result, the youth hunting seasons are changing and there may be new requirements regarding draws for youth hunts. As the April application deadline approaches be sure to review the new rules so your young hunter doesn't miss out.
For details on changes to the youth late season elk hunts, see page 4 of 2013 Colorado Big Game brochure.
Chad M. Biggerstaff, Esq.