It's important to remember that points may be offered for general tags or limited-entry tags, depending on the state or the unit being applied for. For example, if you're a nonresident of Colorado and want to hunt elk there, you can simply walk into a store and buy a tag over the counter. But in Colorado, as in every Western state, there are limited-entry units with hunter quotas. If you want to hunt one of these prized units, you must have the appropriate number of points accumulated. It's also important to know that you can apply for a limited-entry tag in Colorado, and if you don't draw, you'll gain your point, but you can still buy a general tag for that fall's hunt. In other words, you won't have forfeited your hunt in Colorado that year if you're willing to hunt the general seasons.