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Leftover & OTC Licenses
Leftover & OTC Licenses

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More on Big Game Licenses

To read more about the different types of big game licenses and purchasing options, please visit the Big Game Licenses Options​ ​page.​​​ If you have any questions, please contact CPW at 303-297-11​​92.

 

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Big Game Hunting Brochure

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Know Before You Go

Closures of areas can change quickly and your hunting destination or access route may be affected. Prior to license purchase, learn about closures and plan alternative routes and areas to hunt.

For more information, please visit the Road Closures and Alerts page.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​Leftover Big Game Limited Licen​ses, Reissued Big Game Licenses and Over-the-counter Fall Turkey​

How to Purchase - Leftover licenses are now on sale.

What documentation do I need to buy a leftover license?

See more important details in the Required Leftover License Documentation flyer.​


2017 Leftover List​

​These licenses have gone through the draw proces​s and still h​ave quota remaining. For example, if there were 1000 licenses for a certain elk hunt code, and only ​100 people applied in the draws for that hunt code, there would be 900 leftover limited licens​es remaining. ​​​In addition, the leftover list will include licenses returned through our reissue process.

Please see the License Refund & Reissue​ page for more information.

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MILITARY PREFERENCE

Any active duty member of the United States Armed Forces stationed at any military facility in Colorado and actively deployed outside the United States, or any active duty member of the United States Armed Forces who is a Colorado resident and is deployed​ outside the United States, shall be allowed preference for the purchase of leftover licenses. 

​For more information on the reissue​ of licenses, please see the License Refund & Reissue​ page. Learn more about the reissue of bighorn sheep, mountain goat and moose licenses​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



The Following Licenses Are On Sale Now! (available to residents and non-residents)

A Colorado black bear.Over-the-counter Big Game with Caps Licenses (Bear)

"With Caps" means a preset number of licenses are available first come, first serve. ​They are sold online, by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or at CPW locations and license agents

Please note that OTC with caps rifle bear licenses have season participation rules. Rules can be found in the big game brochure.​​​​​


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​​Over-the-counter Big Game Unlimited Licenses 

These licenses are unlimited in number and available in a range of units and seasons. There are unlimited OTC licenses for cow and either-sex archery elk, bull elk in the 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons, either​​​-sex elk in the plains, either-sex archery pronghorn, and doe and either-sex whitetail deer. They are restricted to certain units and manners of take.

For game management units and dates, refer to the "Over the Counter License Availability" section in the Maps page and the big game brochure​​.​​

​​Note: These licenses are listed in the online system without a hunt code or by asking for the specific OTC license by phone or in person.​ OTC whitetail deer licenses are only available at CPW offices. 

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