Sign In
Leftover & OTC Licenses
Leftover & OTC Licenses


Leftov​er and Over-the-Counter Licenses

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Leftover and Reissued Big ​Game Licenses


Leftover Big Game Licenses

When will the leftover list be posted and when do leftover licenses go on sale?

What are leftover licenses?

Leftover licenses are the remaining limited licenses available after the draw and leftover draw are completed.

What documentation do you need to buy a leftover license?

See the list of documents to bring with you when you purchase a leftover license.

Looking for military preference forms?

Visit the military benefits page to read more about and download the forms for:

    • Advanced purchase of leftover limited big game licenses and preference points (while deployed outside US)

Reissued Big Game Licenses

​​Reissued licenses are added to the leftover list and went on sale with leftover licenses on August 6th, 9AM MT

    • ​​All additional reissued hunt codes that were not on the initial leftover list will be added weekly (Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm MST) starting August 13th

What are reissued licenses?

Reissued licenses are limited licenses that were returned for a refund or preference points, and are listed on the leftover and OTC with caps lists.​

For more information on reissued licenses, visit the License Refund & Reissue page.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​

Spring & Fall Turkey Limited & OTC Licenses


Spring Turkey Licenses​

​Spring leftover, reissue, and over-the-counter turkey licenses went on sale March 19th at 9AM MT.


Fall Turkey Licenses

Leftover Licenses

Leftover licenses are the remaining limited licenses available after the draw and leftover draw are completed.​

Over-the-Counter Licenses

Fall turkey OTC licenses are unlimited in number and are not available through the draw process.​

For more information on turkey licenses, visit the Turkey Hunting page.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Reissued Fall Turkey Licenses

​​​​Reissued licenses are added to the leftover list and went on sale with leftover licenses on August 6th, 9AM MT

    • All additional reissued hunt codes that were not on the initial leftover list will be added weekly (Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm MST) starting August 13th

What are reissued licenses?

Reissued licenses are limited licenses that were returned for a refund or preference points, and are listed on the leftover and OTC with caps lists.​

For more information on reissued licenses, visit the License Refu​nd & Reissue page.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Over-the-Counter Big Game Licenses


Over-the-Counter Big Game Unlimited Licenses

OTC licenses are now on sale. How-to purchase:​ 

Over-the-counter big game unlimited licenses are unlimited in number and restricted to certain units, seasons, and manners of take, including:

  • bull elk archery (in units 44, 45, 47, 444)​
  • cow and either-sex archery elk
  • bull elk in the 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons
  • either-sex elk in the plains
  • either-sex archery pronghorn
  • doe and either-sex whitetail deer (for purchase in-person at CPW locations only)

When you are ready to purchase you can:

  • ​buy an OTC big game license online without needing a hunt code.
  • ask for a specific OTC license by phone or in person. 

For game management units and dates, refer to the "Over-the-Counter License Availability" section on the maps page and in the big game brochure.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​

Over-the-Counter (with caps) Bear Licenses


Over-​the-Counter Bear with Caps Licenses​

These licenses are available on a first come, first served basis for both resident and nonresident hunters.

Please read OTC with caps rifle bear license season participation rules in the big game brochure

​​​​​
​​​​​​​
​​

More Information About License Types

To read more about the different types of big game licenses and purchasing options, please visit the Big Game Licenses Options page. If you have any questions, please contact CPW at 303.297.1192.

​​
Purchase onlinegreen license agent list buttonCall a hunt planner button: 303-291-7526​​

Big Game License Information

Visit the Big Game Licenses Options page for license  options and purchasing details

If you have any questions, please contact CPW at 303-297-1192.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Know Before You Go

Prior to license purchase, check for closures near your hunting destination and plan alternative routes and areas to hunt.

For more information, please visit the​ Road Closures and Alerts page.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​