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Where to purchase a hunting license

Purchase at a Retail Location​

​Stop by hundreds of retailers or a CPW location and buy your license in person.  

Purchase by Phone

​Toll free 1-800-244-5613​​

Purchase Online

​​​Buy a license online​.

To learn more about creating an account, or how to buy a hunting license in our integrated purchasing system, please visit our Plan Your Hunt page.

Find the current Hunting Season Dates and Fees.​​

Looking for leftover license information? Please visit the Leftover and Over-the-Counter License page for information.


Many​ Resident Hunting Lice​nses Now Accessible Through myColorado™, the State of Colorado’s official mobile app™!​​

Resident hunters will purchase their hunting licenses the same way they always have and receive a printed physical license, but now they will also have the option to display it within the myColorado app. ​

The myColorado app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Visit to learn more. ​​​

Check out the myColorado FAQ document for more information about how to access your resident hunting license within the app Wallet. 

The specific hunting products hunters will see include: 

  • Resident small game annual
  • Resident youth small game/furbearer annual
  • Resident senior small game annual
  • Resident 1-day small game
  • Resident additional-day small game
  • ​Resident combination​​ small game and fishing
  • Resident senior combination​​ small game and fishing
  • Resident VA combo or lifetime combo 
  • Resident first responder lifetime combo
  • Resident furbearer 
  • State and federal waterfowl stamps
  • Furbearer harvest permit and band-tailed pigeon permit 

In the future, Colorado Parks and Wildlife may explore adding new products to the myColorado mobile app, such as individual park passes and dog-off leash passes.

myColorado is a collaborative project between the Governor’s Office, Office of Information Technology (OIT), Department of Revenue (DOR), Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and Colorado Department of Public Safety.​​​​​​​

- provides a high level overview of on sale dates, license application deadlines and valid to-from dates, as applicable.

Things to know when buying online or by phone 

  • The 2024 annual license year runs 3/1/2024 - 3/31/2025 (13 months). 

  • Over-the-counter unlimited spring turkey licenses go on sale March 1, 2024 and annual mountain lion licenses March 25, 2024.   

  • Customers may use Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards. Visa, MasterCard​, or Discover debit cards work if they can be used without a PIN. Licenses are mailed the business day following the purchase.​

  • Customers must complete all requirements for Hunter Education before they apply for or buy a hunting license or before they apply for a preference point.

  • You must have your physical license to hunt any animal that requires a carcass tag such as big game and turkey, the TAN does not apply. Items sent via standard shipping may take 30 days to arrive from your order date. If you need your product sooner, you need to select "pick-up at sales location" or pay the extra fee for express shipping.

  • Except for big game, turkey licenses, and the Colorado Waterfowl Stamp, a temporary authorization number (TAN) will be provided for the purchased license(s). The TAN is currently valid for 45 days after the date of purchase. Please print or write down (must be legible) the TAN and carry it with you while hunting or fishing until you receive your license. If the license OR all of the licenses you purchase in this transaction expire in less than 15 ​days, you will NOT receive anything in the mail.

  • If there are any issues, please contact the call center at (303) 297-1192 or a CPW park or office.

  • Telephone sales representatives at 1-800-244-5613 are trained to sell licenses and do not know specific wildlife-related information for Colorado. For questions not related to the sale of licenses, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife at (303) 297-1192.

​Mule deer by the number: How CPW calculates wildlife population​

​CPW has been inventorying deer populations, as well as other species such as elk, from the air for over 50 years. The​ aerial inventory helps CPW understand fawn reproductive rates and set wildlife population goals as well as the number of hunting licenses offered every year.

Learn more about how CPW calculates mule deer population.