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Turkey Hunting
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Please Read: License Refund Changes​
  • ​Refund applications due 30 days prior to season start.
  • $15 refund processing fee to cover administration costs.​

Please note: Due to the reissue process, exchanges and refunds CANNOT be processed between the hours of 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Mondays and 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays. Please visit our offices before noon on Monday or after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday to have your exchange or refund processed.

​>> Read the full refund update.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Leftover & Reissued Turkey Licenses

The Reissue Preview list will be published on the website every Monday​. Hunt codes on the Reissue Preview list will be available for purchase the next day, Tuesday, at 9 a.m.​ For more information, please view the Refund & Reissue page​​.

 Reissue Preview List


Licenses on the reissue preview list will be available​ for purchase on Tuesday at 9:00 ​a.m.

 Leftover Limited Licenses list


Each Tuesday at 9 a.m. licenses for hunt codes that were on the Reissue Preview list become available for sale and appear on the designated leftover list.

Spring Over-the-Counter (OTC) Turkey Licenses

There is no greater thrill than the resounding gobble of a mature tom turkey, heading to your call on an early spring morning.​​ More and more hunters are finding the challenges provided by the long beards to be one of their most exciting hunts. OTC licenses are unlimited in number and available over​ the counter. Licenses can be purchased through the internet​, telephone (1-800-244-5613), license agents​ and Parks & Wildlife offices​. For more information, please view the Spring OTC turkey map.

Turkey Hunting in Colorado

Turkey hunting is growing in popularity throughout North America, and Colorado offers exceptional hunting opportunities for two sub-species of these remarkable birds. In this video, hunters will learn safety tips, techniques and strategies for hunting both the native Merriam’s wild turkeys of the mountains and the Rio Grande wild turkeys of the Plains. 

Limited License Draw Results
The spring limited license deadline has past. Results are now available off the draw results page!

​​Spring Season

Spring season opens April 9. Refer to the 2016 regulations brochure​ for more information. Be sure to check out the "What's New" section on page 5. 

Turkey Hunting 101 Clinics

If you are a novice turkey hunter and are interested in learning more, a free Turkey Hunting 101 clinic can give you a place to start. Hunting tips, how to obtain a license, calling techniques and gear used by the Colorado turkey hunter are covered. Learn about Rios and Merriam's; how to roost a bird and learn to strut your stuff. 

To find dates, locations and registration information, see outreach clinics.​