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​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 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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2021 Hunting Guide 

Stories include: hunter ethics, elk-unting essentials, calibers & cartridges, youth hunting, using game-tracking dogs & more. Buy for just $5.00.


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.
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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.​​

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Harvest Survey

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin its annual big game harvest surveys mid-October. Each year from Oct. through mid-Feb. CPW contracts with an outside firm to collect hunt and harvest information from deer, elk and pronghorn hunters. Selected hunters are asked a series of questions related to their experience. This year hunters will also have the option to answer additional herd management questions.

Not all hunters are eligible to take the survey; only those hunters who have been randomly selected and notified by CPW.