Denver In an effort to reduce Colorado's burgeoning elk herd, state officials have lowered the price nonresidents will pay for cow licenses.
Also, all hunters can purchase up to two elk licenses over most of the Western Slope so long as at least one of them is an antlerless license.
Nonresidents will pay $250 in 2002 for cow licenses compared to last year's $450. The price of a bull license will increase from $450 to $470 to keep pace with inflation.
The cost for either-sex licenses will remain $470. Colorado residents will continue to pay $30 for both cow and bull elk licenses.
The price of a nonresident elk license increased to $450 in 2001 from $250 in 2000. The price of a resident elk license has remained at $30 for more than a decade.