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What's New for the 2022 Colorado Seasons


Colorado 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. ​


Colorado's Remaining Big Game Hunting License Purchase Options

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Remaining Colorado Big Game License Options

The remaining (leftover) limited licenses and over-the-counter licenses are now on sale.

See the Leftover and Over-the-Counter Licenses​ page for more information.

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Reissue Preview List

The reissue preview list will be posted Tuesdays at 11 am MT.

Wednesdays, all hunt codes that were on the Preview List, will be released for sale as close to 11 AM as the system will allow. As the Leftover List periodically refreshes, any Preview List licenses left unsold will be added to the Leftover List.

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Purchase your License

If you're ready to purchase, head to to buy your limited or over-the-counter big game hunting license!

Need help getting started? Call 303-291-PLAN (7526) to speak to a CPW hunt planner!

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2022-23 Big Game ​Harvest Survey​

Colorado Parks and Wildlife began its annual big game harvest surveys in mid-October. This important survey is conducted every year from Oct. through mid-Feb. Colorado Parks and Wildlife contracts with an outside firm to collect hunt and harvest information from deer, elk and pronghorn hunters. Individual hunters are asked a series of questions related to their experience.

​​​​Not all hunters are eligible to take the survey. Only those hunters who have been randomly selected and notified by Colorado Parks and Wildlife are eligible.​ For additional information, please read the Harvest Survey FAQ.​​​

How do I know if I have been selected for the survey?

If you have been randomly selected to take the survey, you will be contacted by email or live operator (not a machine) after your season closes. Please check your email spam folder, as your notification email may end up there.  

faq document coverBig Game License Distribution Public Process​

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is considering changes to policies and regulations that direct the distribution of big game hunting licenses in Colorado. To help inform this process, CPW is gathering input from residents and nonresidents interested in big game hunting. 

Public meeting dates will be posted as soon as the dates have been finalized. To learn more about the big game license distribution public process, please read the frequently asked questions.

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 sportspersons. Read more.

Habitat Stamp

Habitat stamp All annual licenses purchased for individuals ages 18-64 will have a Habitat Stamp applied at the time of purchase, if required. Read more about the Habitat Stamp​​​

2022 Hunting Guide

2022 Hunt Guide coverThis annual issue is loaded with great content, including hunting strategies for hot weather, advantages of antlerless deer and elk hunts, how and what to cook when in the field, and so much more! Purchase your copy today!

Know BEFORE You Go

Closures of areas can change quickly (even daily or hourly) and your hunting destination or access route may be affected. Prior to license purchase, scouting or hunting, it is your responsibility to learn about fires, closures & alerts. Plan alternative routes & areas to hunt. Check with local land management agencies before heading out. For more information, including contact numbers, visit the Fire, Road Closures and Alerts page.

​Big Game Hunting Planner​

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

​2022 Regula​r Walk-in Atlas

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Download the 2022 Regular Walk-in Atlas.

​Continuing in 2022, big-game hunting will be available on certain Walk-In Access (WIA) properties. Big-game access within the program has been expanded to the entire eastern plains, totaling approximately 139,000 acres.

The big game program will allow public access to specified Colorado WIA properties for deer, elk and pronghorn hunting within specified big game season dates, from Sept. 1–Dec. 31, 2022.​​​​​