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​​​Plan Ahead For Applying

Limited license big game applications will open March 1st, 2018. Be sure to plan ahead and read the 7 Key Changes for Limited License Hunting Applications​. 

The Limited license big game application deadline will be April 3rd, 2018. All application corrections must be submitted by April 3rd, 2018. 

Limited License Apps Now Paperless

​​​Starting in 2018, all resident and nonresident applications for all big game (including bighorn sheep, goat and moose) and turkey will only be accepted online​ or by phone: 1-800-244-5613.​​

​​Changes With New Purchasing System

Due to the transition to our new integrated Parks and Wildlife purchasing system, customers are encouraged to get into the new system and look up your existing account - or set up a new account for new customers, way BEFORE deadlines.
Existing hunters MUST LOOK UP their previous CPW account and set up their profile in the new purchasing system BEFORE APPLYING​.

Every hunter, including youth, will need both a unique email address and password to apply and/or purchase online.

​Find the “How to Create a CPWShop Account” video, as well as additional information, on our Frequently Asked Questions About CPW's New Integrated Purchasing System page. 

Hunting Regulation Brochures & Maps

2018 Big Game & Sheep/Goat Regulation Brochures come out mid-February. Check back here soon. 

Hunt Planning Resources


2018 Sheep & Goat and Big Game Brochures

​​​The Sheep & Goat Brochure​ and the Big Game Brochure are available online, at most local offices and license agents.

Don't get caught by surprise! We encourage sportsmen and women to review​ the "What's New" section of the brochures​ for a list of new regulations, new unit boundaries, new processes and much more.


Hunter Education​

Hunter Education Courses are offered throughout the year and throughout the state. Find a course at a pla​ce and time to fit your schedule! Read more​.

​2018 Group Hunts

Understand the application process and l​earn the rules for group size, variations by species and residency restrictions before planning your hunt. Read this step-by-step guide for big game group hunts​.

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. Read more.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Kn​ow Before You Go

Hunter alert: ​Closures of areas can change quickly (even daily or hourly) & your hunting destination or access route may be affected. Prior to license purchase, scouting or hunting, learn about closures and plan alternative routes & areas to hunt.​ More information: Road Closure​​s and Alerts.​​​​

 Youth Expands!​

CPW now offers youths more opportunities tha​n 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 womenRead more.

Set Up Your Existing or New Account NOW!

CPW has implemented a new licensing, pass, registration & reservation system. Video shows how to set up your account or create a new account (for new customers). IMPORTANT: Get in the system now and be sure your access is set-up WAY before the big game application deadline!

Colorado Big-Game Hunting Forecast

This video provides statewide and regional forecasts for the 2017 Colorado big-game seasons.