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

Big Game Application Deadline April 7, 2015

​​​The 2015 Big Game Regulations brochure is now available and limited license applications are being accepted for this fall's big-game hunts. License applications for deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, sheep, goat and bear are due Tuesday, April 7. Hunters are encouraged to app​ly online for licenses.The Big Game Hunting Quick G​uide walks you through the preparation steps to get your big game license.

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 imposed in 1970, hunting accidents have significantly declined in the ​state. See the hunter education pages for a complete list of upcoming classes.

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

 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 hunting expands!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife now offers youths more opportunities than ever before to head into the field to harvest a big-game animal.

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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​.​​


​Reduce Potential Exposure To Lead

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Colorado Parks and Wildlife provide recommendations to minimize exposure to lead in wild game.

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 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