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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!

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

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.​​

Colorado Game Management Unit (GMU) Videos

Co;orado Parks and WIldlife Officer

In this video series, Colorado’s wildlife officers answer frequently asked questions, discuss access, describe animal movement, and more.​​ Visit Colorado Outdoors Online to view the entire series.