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2006 Season  Hunt

2007 BEAR

We were recently on a backpacking trip in the Weminuchie Wilderness.  We saw a few bears on the trip.  When we returned to our vehicle there were bear paw prints all around our vehicle.  We thought it was a great shot."

2007 Bear Print

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BigGameCD Standard, Support Q&A

Note: Users of BigGameCD Standard will need to purchase an updated 7.0 version. BigGameCD 7.0 has all of the Dexuxe features with many new features. Current users can upgrade at a discount here.

How do I figure out how to use the software?

  Quick Reference:
  1. Choose "Help"
  2. All of the ICON's on the BigGameCD screen are listed on the Help menu. Click on any of the ICON's for a quick description of the ICON's function. Click here for a screen shot.

Help Database

A database with tips and instructions is available within the software. Perform for following to view the help file:

  1. Choose "Help"
  2. Choose "? Help Index" from the menu
  3. Choose a Topic or the Index tab to select subjects and review the solution or recommendation

To view the Help database in document form, click on the "View Help Manual". To have a copy handy, click on "Print Help Manual".

Detailed Tutorial

A 160 page Tutorial was installed when BigGameCD was installed. Please read this tutorial, even if you don't typically read assembly instructions or ask for directions!

  1. From the desktop, choose "Start" then "All Programs" or "Programs" in some Windows versions
  2. Move to the "Colorado Outdoors" program group
  3. Choose the "Tutorial" ICON, Adobe Acrobat Reader will then open the manual

The Tutorial is located on the BigGameCD in the \Tutorial directory. The file is in both Adobe Acrobat Reader format and Microsoft Word formats. Both products are TM of their respective companies.

The resolution to most problems
  Reinstall the software. During the operation of Windows and the computer program itself files occasionally get corrupted. The quickest and easiest solution to most problems is to uninstall and reinstall the BigGameCD program.

Clean (recommended) reinstallation

  1. Choose "Start" then All Programs
  2. For Windows 95, 98, 2000, choose "Settings" (NT users skip to #3)
  3. Choose "Control Panel"
  4. Click on "Add/Remove Programs"
  5. Scroll down to the "BigGameCD Deluxe" entry
  6. Click on "Add/Remove"
  7. Click on this option and follow instructions
  8. Next, place the BigGame CD in the CDROM drive and reinstall the software

Quick Reinstall

  1. Place the BigGameCD in the CD ROM drive
  2. From the main splash screen (picture of a 2 Rams) choose "Reinstall" instead of Run. All program files will be overwritten

If you have downloaded updates you will need to re-download the updates.

When I try to update my CD I get the message "BigGameCD not found" and I can't go any further?
  Your update program should be replaced.
  1. Right mouse click here.
  2. Choose "Save to Disk" or just "Save" for some versions of Windows
  3. Save the file, Update.exe to a location you can remember
  4. After the download is complete, double click on the file to run it. The program will replace the existing update routines.
  5. Check for Updates as you normally would (See "Help with Updates and Upgrades" below)

Note, this update program will on work for those with Internet Registration Keys starting with 11,21, 31, or 41. The downloads from this program will corrupt other versions of BigGameCD Standard.

How do I install the CD?
  Place the CD the CD ROM drive. The installation routines will automatically prompt you for installation instructions. We recommend accepting the installation defaults.

If nothing happens, the Autorun feature of your CDROM drive may be disabled. In this case, perform the following:

  1. From your Desktop, click the "Start" button, then click "Run"
  2. Type "d:\setup.exe", substitute your CDROM drive letter for the letter "d" in the example.
The BigGameCD screens are smaller than my monitor?
  The software is designed to run with a monitor setting of 1024 by 768 pixels. The software will display a warning during installation if monitor settings are different than 1024 by 768 but will NOT automatically set the monitor. To reset the monitor perform the following:
  1. Right mouse click on your desktop.
  2. From the list that appears, choose "Properties"
  3. Select the Tab entitled "Settings"
  4. Adjust the monitor slide bar or select the setting for 1024 by 768
  5. Windows will prompt you if a system restart is required

If you have difficulties with the monitor settings please consult your Windows manual.

What is an update verses an upgrade?
  Updates involve annual data updates. The same program is used to update new data. Upgrades involve a new CD and program updates. See our update policy for charges.
Update/Upgrade Policy
  Updates: Annual updates through the internet are free to current users. Current users are those who have upgraded their software product when needed or purchased their version of BigGameCD new within the last year.

If you have problems updating your files, an update CD can be purchased for $13.95 through the BigGameCD website.

Occasional program upgrades require users to obtain a new CD with new programs and routines. These upgrades are available for $13.95. The last upgrade was made on 1/1/2003. If you purchased your copy of BigGameCD (Standard or Deluxe) prior to 1/1/2003 you will need to purchase an upgrade to stay current. Your internet key code from your original CD will be required to load the update CD.

If your update routines do not appear to operate, check you program version. See "Program Version" below.

Help with updates and upgrades
  To check for and download updates, perform the following:
  1. Log on to the internet through your internet service provider
  2. Open BigGameCD
  3. From the main menu, click on the "Updates" menu button
  4. Click on "Check for Updates"
  5. BigGameCD will check for updates. If updates are available it will automatically download the needed files.
  6. A system restart may be required. The Program will request a restart if needed.
  7. If a restart is not needed, click on "Rebuild Tables" to complete the integration of the new data with your existing data.
Program Version
  To determine the program version perform the following:
  1. Open BigGameCd
  2. Choose "Help"
  3. Choose "Version Information"

If the "Version Information" option is not available under help you need an upgraded version of BigGameCD.

The current version of BigGameCD Standard is 5.3. Versions 5.2.x are still considered current. The update function will work with these versions.

Help with Registration Keys - lost or otherwise
  The Internet Registration Key is required to use your current version of BigGameCD and future upgrades. If you have lost your key, please send us an email with your purchase information (date, location).

If you have registered on our website or we can validate your purchase based on the information you provide we will reissue the key.

The RECAP report is black when I select a DOW HuntCode from the main screen.
  This is a known issue. BigGameCD allows selection of HuntCodes from all years from the Main screen. The RECAP report selects Huntcodes only from the current year. It is possible to select a HuntCode from different years. This selection results in a blank Recap Report.


  1. Close the RECAP Report
  2. Select the Unit , Animal, and Season from the Main screen.
  3. Select "Draw" from the Menu at the top of the screen
  4. Select "Draw History for Unit/Season"
  5. View the graph and detailed data. If there is an entry for the current year, click on the "HuntCode" button in the top right corner. If there is not a data entry for the current year, select a different unit from the top left unit box.

The Standard Upgrade to version 5.5 addresses this issue.  Current users can order an update CD for $13.95

The Non-Resident Points do not print on the Unit or Season License Scouting Reports
  This issue was addressed with BigGameCD Standard version 5.3.

Users of BigGameCD Deluxe versions 3.0 to 3.4 can download a fix for this problem on the Standard Update Web Page.

I lost my "Hunter Notes" data when I reinstalled the software?
The "Hunter Notes" database is overwritten when the software is reinstalled.


  1. Prior to uninstalling and reinstalling the software, copy the ~\user\Notes.mdb file to an alternate directory (where the ~ represents the installation directory, the default is "c:\program files\biggamecddeluxe\ )
  2. After reinstalling the software, replace the new Notes.mdb file with the Notes.mdb file stored in #1 above.

    This item is covered in the "Help" database. See the first item in this list.

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