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What's New for the 2019 Colorado Seasons


Watch the video​ to see an overview of some of the major changes affecting the 2019 big game seasons. Also, see the How to Apply for the Draw video at the bottom of this page. ​

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. ​

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​​​Plan Ahead For Applying in 2019

Limited license big game applications will open March 1st, 2019.

The limited license big game application deadline is April 2nd, 2019 at 8 pm MT. All application corrections must be submitted by April 2nd, 2019 at 8 pm​ MT.

Paperless Limited License Applications

All resident and nonresident applications for all big game (including bighorn sheep, goat and moose) and turkey will only be accepted online​​ or by phone: 1-800-244-5613.​​

Big game license fees and application requirements

Learn more about changes to the 2019 Big Game License Fees. These adjustments allow us to continue our conservation mission.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available to learn more about our fees and application process.

Qualifying Licenses

You must purchase a qualifying license​ before applying for the draw. Learn more about our resident and non-resident qualifying licenses before you apply.

Residency Requirements

Avoid application issues or delays by ensuring you are aware of all residency requirements before you apply for the big game draw.


​​​Chronic Wasting Disease in Colorado​

Chronic wasting disease occurs in free-ranging and captive cervids (members of the “deer” family) in several parts of North America, including Colorado.

CWD is one area of increasing concern across Colorado. We need to find adaptive management tactics for helping prevent further spread of CWD and controlling it in herds that are already affected. 

Controlling CWD is critical for the long-term health of our herds. Our quality of life, outdoor heritage, and economic prosperity are dependent on the health and sustainability of these treasures.


​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 sportsmen and womenRead more.​​​​​​

​Kn​ow before you go

Hunter alert: ​Prior to license purchase, scouting or hunting, learn about fire, road closures and alerts. Plan alternative routes​ & areas to hunt.​​

Habitat Stamp

Habitat stamp Anyone aged 18 through 64 must buy a habitat stamp in order to buy or apply for a hunting or fishing license. Read more.

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​Big Game Hunting Planner​

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

How to Apply for the Big Game Draw

Video shows tips and tricks for applying to the 2019 big game draw. Apply online. If you have questions re: the application process or how to set up a new account, see the Simplified Shopping Experience page.