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Hunter Education​

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

Kn​ow Before You Go

Hunter alert: ​Prior to license purchase, scouting or hunting, learn about closures and plan alternative routes​ & areas to hunt.​

Youth Expands!​

One of the foremost goals ​at CPW is to expand youth opportunity and turn first-time hunters into lifelong sportsmen and womenRead more.​​​​

Meeker Area Public Hunts - Apply for Free​

Eligible hunters with specific licenses can apply for a limited number of free unguided private property elk & deer hunts this fall. Apply by Aug 10.


GMU 171 Limited Access Opportunity

Elk Hunters - Archery OTC License (due Aug 3) or rifle elk license (due Aug 31) holders for GMU 171 can apply for limited access permits to hunt on Yarmony Ranch SWA. More details: see flyer​.

Flu​ores​cent Pink Approved!

In the spring of 2016, Colorado legislature passed Senate Bill 16-068 concerning wearing fluorescent pink garments to hunt big game. This change went into effect August 10, 2016. Find out what this means for hunters. For details about this alternative hunter safety color, please read the Authorized Fluorescent Pink fact sheet.

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2018 Preference Point Issue (Jan/Feb)

The very popular photo issue of Colorado Outdoors is now available! B​uy your copy online or in a wildlife area office, or subscri​betoday!​​