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Old 06-25-2013, 03:18 PM
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Default University student in CO wanting to hunt

Hello Everyone, I come with extensive questions about hunting whilst dorming at a university. I will be attending UCCS this August and I plan to go hunting sometime during my off days.

I am from New York and received my hunting license at the age of 14, but only went hunting once and that was turkey (with no luck). We couldn't continue the hobby due to some financial reasons and now the apparent struggle with firearms here.

My question is since I cannot bring my firearms with me to Colorado, is there a place where I can "rent" a gun and hunting gear? Also is it a pain to obtain a hunting license there?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:17 PM
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Here is Colorado website http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/Pages/Hunting.aspx . I buy my license online and you can look up info there. There is plenty of National Forest around Colorado Springs. This isn't the east coast here so make sure your prepared before you think about going into the mountains.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:40 AM
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PM with your questions I will be HAPPY to help you out...I live in the Springs as well
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:00 PM
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First of all residency requirements. As a student, you can get resident tags HOWEVER, you have to be enrolled in school for 6 months before that takes effect, so if you are still there for the fall of 2014, you would qualify. Here is the actual regs:

4.
Full-time students enrolled and attending an accredited Colorado college,

university or trade school at least six months immediately before applying
for or buying a license. This includes students who are temporarily absent
from Colorado but still enrolled. Colorado residents who attend school full
time, out of state and pay nonresident tuition qualify for a resident license.

Secondly, there might be a gun club or law enforcement agency that would store your guns for you since you can't bring them to campus (heaven forbid in Colorado). Second option is to find someone who lives there to hunt with who will loan you a firearm.

And you need to figure out what you want to hunt. Elk and deer are for most sought after game. Unfortunately as a nonresident, this year the tags will cost you $586 and $354 respectively. What I might suggest would be getting a cow elk @ $354 to get your feet wet IF you have anywhere you can put the meat if successful! Those tags drop to $49, $34, and $49 when you get "resident" status.

And if your only past hunt was a turkey hunt, you really need to find someone who already knows the ropes or a group of guys you can go with until you get things figured out. Networking!!

Good luck!
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:51 AM
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Contact me by my Hotmail email I can help you probably.
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