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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.

Big Game Harvest Survey

Big Game Harvest Survey

​Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin its annual big game harvest surveys​ mid October. 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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Colorado Big-Game Hunting Forecast

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