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2017 Sheep & Goat and Big Game Brochures

​​​The Sheep & Goat Brochure​ and the Big Game Brochure are available ONLINE. Call your local office or license agent​ for print availability. Colorado Parks & Wildlife is now accepting applications for 2017 big game, sheep and goat hunting licenses.​

Don't get caught by surprise! We encourage sportsmen and women to review​ the "What's New" section of the brochures​ for a list of new regulations, new unit boundaries, new processes for applying for a license​ and much more.

Application Deadline: April 4, 2017





2017 is the last year paper hunting license applications will be available.
In 2018, all applications will be online only.​​​


Notice to All Hunters - ​BLM Seeking Public Comment

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wants hunters to know that it is considering the proposed Buffalo Horn Land Exchange, which would change public access in Units 11 and 211. To learn more, please visit the BLM's Buffalo Horn Land Exchange page

The BLM is evaluating how it manages roads and trails in northwestern Colorado. The agency wants hunters to be involved to provide perspectives about both access and reducing impacts to wildlife. To learn more please visit,  the BLM's White River Field Office page ​and theLittle Snake Field Office​ page

Hunter Education​

Hunter Education Courses are offered throughout the year and throughout the state. Find a course at a place and time to fit your schedule! Read more​.

​Youth Expands!​

CPW now offers youths more opportunities than ever before to head into the field to harvest a big-game animal. One of the foremost goals ​at CPW is to expand youth opportunity and turn first-time hunters into lifelong sportsmen and womenRead more.

Kn​ow Before You Go

Hunter alert: ​Closures of areas can change quickly (even daily or hourly) & your hunting destination or access route may be affected. Prior to license purchase, scouting or hunting, learn about closures and plan alternative routes & areas to hunt.​ More information: Road Closures and Alerts.​​​

Preference Point Issue

2016 Hunt Guide cover
This issue contains annual population data and other useful information for hunters.

​​​​Regulation Brochures​

Big game brochure​ Sheep Goat brochure

Habitat Stamp

Habitat stamp Anyone aged 18 through 64 must buy a habitat stamp in order to buy or apply for a hunting or fishing license. Read more.​​​​​​

Colorado Hunting Atlas

The Colorado Hunting Atlas allows users to view big game concentrations and game management units on top of street maps, USGS topographic maps or high resolution color aerial photography.

Flight for Wildlife: Mule Deer by the Number

Annual aerial inventories help estimate population, productivity & distribution of animals throughout the state.