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Please Read:  License Refund Changes​

New changes to the way CPW refunds licenses​
will take effect in April of 2016.

  • ​Refund applications due 30 days prior to season start.​
  • $15 refund processing fee to cover administration costs.​

>> Read the full refund update.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Big Game Limited License Applications Open

Hunters can apply for limited big game licenses online ​or by mail​. The application deadline is April 5. Note: The 2016 regulations brochure will be available mid-February. 

Have you made a mistake on your application? No problem! You can submit an application correction request online​. The big game application correction deadline is April 11, 2016 at 11:59pm MDT.​

​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!

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​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 women.

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​​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.

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 Colorado Hunting Atlas

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

 Big Game Harvest Surveys

Big Game Harvest Survey​Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin its annual big game harvest surveys​ mid October. Each year from October through mid-February the CPW contracts with an outside firm to collect hunt and harvest ​information from deer, elk and pronghorn hunters. Individual hunters are asked a series of questions related to their experience. Not all hunters are eligible to take the survey. Only those hunters who have been randomly selected and notified by the CPW are eligible.​

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