Please Read: License Refund Changes
- Refund applications due 30 days prior to season start.
- $15 refund processing fee to cover administration costs.
Please note: Due to the reissue process, exchanges and refunds
CANNOT be processed between the hours of 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Mondays and 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays. Please visit our offices
before noon on Monday or
after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday to have your exchange or refund processed.
>> Read the
full refund update.
ON SALE NOW!
Over-The-Counter (OTC) Licenses with Caps (bear, elk)
A preset number of licenses are available on a first-come, first-served basis for both resident and nonresident hunters. These are called licenses “with caps” and are on sale now online, by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or at CPW locations and license agents.
Over-The-Counter (OTC) Big Game Unlimited Licenses
These are available to both resident and nonresident hunters. They are sold online, by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or at license agents and CPW locations around the state. There are an unlimited number of these licenses that may be purchased any time up until the day before your hunting season starts. After the season starts, they are available at CPW offices only, except for archery elk OTC licenses and plains elk OTC licenses, which can be purchased at any license agent. For more information, please view the Leftover & OTC Licenses page.
Leftover Big Game & OTC Fall Turkey Licenses on Sale August 2
Leftover licenses, as well as over-the-counter fall turkey licenses, go on sale at 9 am on August 2 in person and by phone
. They go on sale online at midnight August 3
. The reissue of big game limited license will also begin on August 2. Eligible returned licenses will be reissued through the leftover license process. A preview list of available leftover and reissued license will be made available on July 27
. More information: Leftover & OTC Licenses