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​Come Hunt With Us!

This year's limited license application deadline (always the first Tuesday in April) has past. Starting May 30, hunters can see if they drew their license using the draw results and preference point system​.

​New This Year

On August 5, licenses avaIlable online, In Person, by Phone

It’s the only date you need to remember if you don’t get licenses in the primary or left overdraws. All remaining licenses offered for the 2014 hunting seasons go on sale at 9 a.m. Aug. 5 (mountain daylight time). These licenses will be sold at CPW locations, license agents, by phone at 1-800-244-5613, and online. For more information and some helpful tips, please read the Big game and turkey licenses for sale Aug 5 news release.

  • LEFTOVER LIMITED LICENSES: These are available to both resident and nonresident hunters. They are the limited licenses remaining after the draw and left over draw processes. See the Leftover Licenses page for more information.​

  • OVER-THE-COUNTER LICENSES WITH CAPS: A preset number of licenses are available on a firstcome, first-served basis for resident and nonresident hunters. These are called licenses “with caps.”

  • OVER-THE-COUNTER UNLIMITED LICENSES: These are available to resident and nonresident hunters. There are an unlimited number of these licenses that may be purchased at any time up until the day before your hunting season starts. After the season starts, they are available at CPW offices only.

Call a Hunt Planner 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunt planners are available to help hunters who have questions or are looking for areas to hunt. Hunt planners can be reached from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. mountain time Monday through Friday at 303-291-7526 (303-291-PLAN).​​

 Hunter Education

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's  Hunter Education Courses are offered throughout the year and throughout the state. Enroll—find a course at a place and time to fit your schedule!

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Youth Late Season Elk Hunts

Colorado offers youths an opportunity to keep hunting if they don’t harvest an elk or pronghorn before their season ends. For more information, visit the Youth Hunts page.

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 Elk hunting University


CPW's Hunter Outreach Program, with the assistance of field officers, Huntmasters, and partners from across the state, is pleased to provide an online educational program focusing on elk hunting in Colorado, Elk Hunting University​.​


 Shop Outdoors

Plan your perfect hunting adventure! This micro SD card for Garmin GPS unit features a map showing property boundaries and land ownership with unique colors. Know where you are relative to hunt area and property boundaries anywhere in Colorado! Find this and other great hunting-related products in our online store.

 Colorado Hunting Atlas