In 2012, 489,327 residents and 86,493 residents procured hunting licenses in Colorado, and "we're still going to issue the same number of licenses, most likely," he said.
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"We have the resource. We have over-the-counter bull-elk licenses for nonresidents. You can't find that in other states," Mr. Hampton said. "Colorado is the elk-hunting capital of the world. There are still plenty of people who want to hunt elk."