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Big Game Season Dates and Fees
Big Game Season Dates and Fees

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2016 Season Dates

Check the regulation brochure​ for specifics and variations.


​Deer/elk (west of I-25 and Unit 140)​Aug. 27–Sept. 25*
​​​​​​​Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) ​ ​​​Oct. 1–28*
​Nov. 9–30 
​Dec. 15–31
​Moose​Sept. 10–25

​Pronghorn (bucks only)​​​

​Aug. 15–Sept. 20
​Pronghorn (either sex)​Sept. 1–20

Muzzleloader (by draw only)​​

​​​​Deer/elk/moose​Sept. 10–18
​Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140)​ Oct. 8–16​
​Pronghorn​Sept. 21–29

​Rifle Deer/Elk/Moose​

​Moose​Oct. 1–14
​Separate limited elk (1st season)​Oct. 15–19
​Combined (deer/elk) (2nd season)​Oct. 22–30
​(3rd season)Nov. 5-13
​Combined limited (deer/elk) (4th season)​Nov. 16–20
​Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140)​Oct. 29–Nov. 8
​Late plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140)​Dec. 1–14

Rifle Pronghorn (by draw only)​

​Pronghorn​Oct. 1–7*

Black Bear​

​Rifle limited (by draw)​Sept. 2–30
​​Archery (over-the-counter with caps)​Sept. 2–30
Muzzleloading (over-the-counter with caps)
​ Sept. 10–18
​Rifle (over-the-counter with caps)​concurrent with deer/elk rifle seasons

*unless otherwise noted in the brochure tables​

2016 ​License Fees​

Important Note: Anyone ages 18-64 MUST purchase a Habitat Stamp in order to buy or apply for a preference point or for a hunting or fishing license. For more information, read about the Habita​t Stamp​.​​ 

​Elk, Cow​$ 49​$ 469
​Elk, Bull or Either Sex​$ 49​$ 629
​Deer​$ 34​$ 379​
​Moose​$ 254​$ 2,084
​Pronghorn, Buck or Doe​$ 34​$ 379
​Bear​$ 44​$ 354

*All prices include a 25-cent search-and-rescue fee, a 75-cent surcharge for the Wildlife Management Education Fund and a $3 application fee for limited licenses applied for in the draw. *Nonresident fishing licenses are good through March 31.​​

Habitat Stamps ​
​​Resident ​Nonresident
​Habitat Stamp (valid 4/1–3/31)​​$ 10​$ 10
​Lifetime Habitat Stamp​$ 300.25​$ 300.25