Sign In
Hunt Big Game
Hunt Big Game
​​​​Buy/Apply button
License agent button 
Orange hunt planner button​​​​​​​​​​​
2019 Leftover & Over-the-Counter Licenses
  • Big Game ​Leftover Limited Licenses & ​Fall Turkey OTC Licenses: Available for sale 9 AM on August 6. Lists should be available for viewing the beginning of August.

  • Big Game OTC Unlimited Licenses & Bear OTC​ Licenses with Caps: Available for sale 9 AM on August 8.

More Information:  See the Leftover and Over-the-Counter Licenses​ page.​

Residency Requirements

Avoid application issues or delays by ensuring you are aware of all ​residency requirements before you apply for the big game draw.​

Paperless Limited License Applications

All resident and nonresident applications for all big game (including bighorn sheep, goat and moose) and turkey will only be accepted online​​ or by phone: 1-800-244-5613.​​​

Big game license fees and application requirements

Learn more about changes to the 2019 Big Game License Fees. These adjustments allow us to continue our conservation mission.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available to learn more about our fees and application process.


What's New for the 2019 Colorado Seasons


Watch the video​ to see an overview of some of the major changes affecting the 2019 big game seasons

Hunting Regulations Brochure​​s

Be sure to read the entire "what's new" page in the brochures before purchasing a​ license or hunting this fall. ​

Sheep and Goat brochure cover

​​​Chronic Wasting Disease in Colorado​

Chronic wasting disease occurs in free-ranging and captive cervids (members of the “deer” family) in several parts of North America, including Colorado.

CWD is one area of increasing concern across Colorado. We need to find adaptive management tactics for helping prevent further spread of CWD and controlling it in herds that are already affected. 

Controlling CWD is critical for the long-term health of our herds. Our quality of life, outdoor heritage, and economic prosperity are dependent on the health and sustainability of these treasures.


​Hunter Education​

Hunter Education courses are offered throughout the year and through​out the state.
Find a course at a pla​ce and time to fit your schedule.

Youth Expands!​

One of the foremost goals ​at CPW is to expand youth opportunity and turn first-time hunters into lifelong sportsmen and womenRead more.​​​​​​

​Kn​ow before you go

Hunter alert: ​Prior to license purchase, scouting or hunting, learn about fire, road closures and alerts. Plan alternative routes​ & areas to hunt.​​

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.

​​Big Game Hunting Planner cover

​Big Game Hunting Planner​

The Big Game Hunting Planner​ is an easy-to-read, two-page summary of dates, fees, application dates & deadlines. Print for an easy reference.​​