One of the foremost goals at CPW is to expand youth opportunity and turn first-time hunters into lifelong sportsmen and women. Read more.
Each year from October through mid-February, the CPW contracts with an outside firm to collect hunt and harvest information from deer, elk and pronghorn hunters. Individual hunters are asked a series of questions related to their experience.
Not all hunters are eligible to take the survey. Only those hunters who have been randomly selected and notified by the CPW are eligible.
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With the passage of
Senate Bill 18-143, CPW is able to adjust pricing to meet the pressures of increased management costs and resource usage across the state. These adjustments allow the agency to continue our conservation mission, while also ensuring transparency and accountability in working to achieve the ten key goals laid out in the bill.
Big game license fees and application requirements are changing in 2019. Learn more about the approved
2019 Big Game License Fee updates, and visit the Future Generations Act
Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on new 2019 Big Game application requirements.
Watch the video to see an overview of some of the major changes affecting this year's big-game seasons. Be sure to read the entire "what's new" page in the brochures before purchasing a license or hunting this fall.
Over-The-Counter (OTC) Licenses with Caps (bear, elk)
Licenses with Caps are available for purchase online, by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or at CPW locations and license agents.
What are licenses "with caps"?
Licenses "with caps" are a preset number of licenses available on a first-come, first-served basis for both resident and nonresident hunters.
Leftover Big Game & Reissued Licenses
Purchase leftover licenses online, by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or at CPW locations and license agents.
Eligible returned licenses will be reissued through the leftover license process.
See the step-by-step guide to purchasing leftover licenses through CPWShop.com.
For more information, read the
Leftover & OTC Licenses page.
License Refund and Reissue for more information.