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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. Be sure to read the entire "what's new" page in the brochures before purchasing a​ license or hunting this fall. ​

Hunting Regulations Brochure​​s

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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.


​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.

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.

​​​​​​​​2018 Hunt Guide Cover

2018 Hunting Guide by Colorado Outdoors

Find stories on common infractions, protecting your gear, dove, geese, mule deer, pronghorn and wood ducks. B​uy your copy online or in an office, or subscri​betoday!​​