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Purchase Authorizations and License Vouchers
Purchase Authorizations and License Vouchers

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What is a purchase authorization or voucher? 

​A purchase authorization is a tool Colorado Parks and Wildlife can use to issue products directly to the customer. Recipients of a purchase authorization can pick up their product at any CPW location or authorized agent. Purchase authorizations can also be paid for online and licenses either mailed to the customers address or held for pick up at a CPW office or agent location. Instructions on how to redeem a purchase authorization - online​ / in an office or license agent.

Vouchers are an instrument used by several programs within CPW as a means of issuing licenses to hunters. Vouchers are not a license and must be redeemed for their appropriate license in order to hunt. Vouchers can be redeemed at any CPW location​ or agent​, even after the start of the season for which the license will be valid. Read instructions for license agents to redeem license vouchers​. 

Ranching for Wildlife additional licenses

In the past, hunters who were successful in drawing certain Ranching for Wildlife​ licenses have received a voucher for an additional female license for the same season as their draw license. These hunters will now receive a postcard with the voucher number. This postcard and voucher number can be used to pick up the hunter's additional license, the same way as a paper voucher. As with traditional vouchers, these postcards must be redeemed in person at a CPW location or agent. See license agents voucher instructions.

Please note, the additional cow license can only be used with the original RFW license; therefore, if the hunter returns or exchanges their original RFW license, the additional cow license can no longer be hunted. If it is more than 30 days prior to the start of that season, the hunter may return the additional cow license for a refund.