Reissue of Limited Licenses
MOST limited licenses returned for refund or preference point restoration will now be reissued, pursuant to
Colorado Wildlife Regulation Chapter 16, Article IV, #1670.
ALL reissued licenses are still subject to annual bag limits and refund/preference point restoration regulations.
Sheep, goat, moose, and public Ranching for Wildlife male and either-sex licenses continue to be reissued to the next person in the draw order as in years past.
Note: Due to contractual obligations, Public Ranching for Wildlife licenses can no longer be reissued less than 30 days prior to the start of the season for which the hunt code is valid.
5 or More Preference Points
Returned deer, elk, pronghorn and bear hunt codes that took 5 or more resident preference points to draw, in the current years draw, will be reissued to the next person in the draw order.
These reissued licenses
will require the use of preference points as per regulation if accepted.
If one of the first 5 customers contacted, per returned license, do not accept it, the license will then be reissued utilizing the current leftover and leftover OTC with cap lists.
4 or Less Preference Points
All other returned limited and over-the-counter (OTC) with caps licenses, excluding public Ranching for Wildlife, will be available to any of the public, who meet licensing and education requirements.
These returned limited and OTC with caps licenses reissued utilizing the current leftover and leftover OTC with cap lists
will NOT require the use of preference points.
Limited and OTC with caps licenses will continue to be reissued as long as a sufficient number of licenses are returned or unsold.
The Reissue Process
The reissue of big game limited licenses began on
August 14, 2018.
- All returned licenses that take 4 or less Preference Points in the current years draw will be available for purchase the week after processing is complete.
- Hunt codes will randomly be placed on the current leftover and leftover OTC with cap lists Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM.
ALL license exchanges will be charged 50% of the cost of the original license, not to exceed $25.00.