The Facebook Group Colorado Resident Hunter Association has launched a petition to save OTC elk hunting (archery and rifle) for residents only.   They are trying to restore equity in tag allocation and address the overcrowding on Colorado public land hunting.   This CORA request data shows that resident hunter participation is on the decline even though the population of Colorado has doubled from 3 million to 6 million since the 1990s.  Colorado OTC ELK Trends 2002 to 2021

Here is a link to the petition –

Here is a link to a printable PDF flyer that has a QR code.  Set the QR code flyer out on a table or counter and folks can scan it with their phone to be linked to the petition.  QR Code Flyer for Petition to Preserve OTC elk hunting in Colorado for Residents

Disclosure -The data within this article is from various sources (CORA, CPW website, online research, and print.  Some data can be very fragmented to collect.  All info is subject to errors and you should verify all numbers with your own research.  It is desired that CPW someday validate this information to share the trends of Western states compared to Colorado to show the equity status for the resident hunters.