Limited license draw results & preference points are available on CPWSHOP.com.
Pay for your license & preference points by the deadline or lose your license and preference points!
Planned Post Date
|Spring turkey||February 23|
|Rocky Mountain &
desert bighorn sheep, mountain goat
|Primary Draw (bear, deer, elk, moose & pronghorn)||May 24 - 28|
|Secondary Draw (bear, deer, elk & pronghorn)||July 6|
|Fall turkey||June 7|
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Important information regarding missed payments and loss of preference points
Your credit card on file will be initially charged after your draw results are posted. If the credit card on file is declined, you will have until the payment deadline to provide an alternate form of payment. An attempt will be made to notify you in the event that your card is declined.
Spring turkey - The deadline for paying for your spring turkey license is March 9, 2021. All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.
Rocky Mountain & desert bighorn sheep, mountain goat - The deadline for paying for your sheep and goat license is May 4, 2021. All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.
Primary Draw (big game) - The deadline for paying for your big game license is
June 11, 2021.
All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.
Secondary Draw (bear, deer, elk & pronghorn) - The deadline for paying for your bear, deer, elk, or pronghorn license is July 16, 2021. All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.
Fall turkey - The deadline for paying for your fall turkey license is June 17, 2021. All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.
If you do not pay for your license by the deadline
If we are unable to charge the credit card on file in your cpwshop.com account and
you fail to pay for your license online, by phone or at a CPW location by the deadline for the species you applied for,
- Your license is surrendered and removed from your record.
- All preference points used to draw that license will not be eligible for restoration.
How to check your draw and preference point status
To check your draw results
Log in to your personal account.
If you have draw results to show, they will appear under the "My Orders" submenu, also on the left navigation.
To check preference points
Follow the steps above
Click on "My Preference Points," found as a link in the left-hand navigation.
Report inaccurate information
If you see incorrect information (such as a wrong address or inaccurate preference points) let us know.
There are several ways to contact us:
Landowner Preference Program (LPP) applicants only:
The draw results for the Landowner Preference Program are
NOT on the internet. If you are the landowner and wish to find out prior to receiving your packet in the mail around early June, you may call (303) 291-7380.
Landowners only, please.
Statistics provide harvest surveys, draw statistics, and minimum preference points required in each game unit from current and previous years. Use them to assist in planning.
Didn't draw a limited license this year? Turn that to your advantage!
How? Read Elk Hunting University's
What Now? "Plan B" Licenses to learn the ins-and-outs of buying leftover and unlimited (over-the-counter) licenses. You'll be glad you did!
Need advice on where to hunt?
Call a Hunt Planner for free personalized assistance, Monday–Friday, 8–5 (MT)(303) 291-PLAN (7526).