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​​With more than 23 million acres of public land, Colorado is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.​

​​​A variety of big-game licenses are still available this fall. The Big Game Hunting Planner​ provides a quick overview of the season dates, fees and purchasing deadlines and the 2015 Big Game Regulations brochure has the details. And the Big Game Hunting Quick G​uide walks you through the preparation steps to get your big game license.

Hunter Education​

Hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1949, are also reminded that they must complete an approved state or provincial hunter education course prior to applying for a hunting license in Colorado. Since the hunter edu​cation law was im​posed in 1970, hunting accidents have significantly declined in the ​state. See the hunter education pages for a complete list of upcoming classes.

License Options

Check out Colorado Big Game License Options page for details on license options, including Limited Licenses, Over-the-Counter Licenses, Private-Land-Only Licenses and more. For helpful information on organizing and planning your hunt, please visit the Plan Your Hunt 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!

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​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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 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​.​​

Youth Hunting 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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 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.

 What's New 2015

Youth Hunting Open to More Species, More Seasons... Two regulation changes affect youth hunting this year, expanding youth opportunity to hunt around the state. For more information about youth hunting and other Big Game changes, view the Big Game Brochure.