ON SALE NOW!
Leftover Big Ge, OTC Fall Turkey & Reissued Licenses
Leftover licenses, as well as over-the-counter fall turkey licenses are on sale now online, by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or at CPW locations and license agents. New this year, eligible returned licenses will be reissued through the leftover license process.
Reissue Preview List
Eligible licenses will be reissued through the leftover license process. The Reissue Preview list will be published every Monday, at 3 p.m. Hunt codes will be available for purchase the next day, Tuesday, at 9 a.m. Note: If license season has already started, the license must be purchased at a CPW office. For more information, please visit the
License Refund and Reissue page.
Over-The-Counter (OTC) Licenses with Caps (bear)
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 cas” 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.
Big Game Hunting Forecast
With rifle seasons just around the corner, be sure to read the inside information and tips from CPW biologists before heading out. For a printed version of the forecast and more interesting articles to prepare you for your next hunting trip, be sure to pick up the 2016 Colorado Outdoors Hunting Guide!
> > Read the Forecast
Please Read: License Refund Changes
- Refund applications due 30 days prior to season start.
- $15 refund processing fee to cover administration costs.
>> Read the full refund and reissue update.