A primary tool used in the management of Colorado’s big-game animals is a limit, or quota, on the number of licenses issued in most game management units (GMUs). When applying for a limited license, a preference point is awarded when an individual is unsuccessful in drawing their first-choice hunt code. Preference points provide a mathematical advantage when applied to future drawings. Download the 2017 Colorado Outdoors Preference Point Issue (Online Edition).
The broodstocks at Zimmerman Lake and the Leadville National Fish Hatchery represent the backbone of efforts to recover the Greenback Cutthroat Trout.