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Big Game Season Dates and Fees
Big Game Season Dates and Fees

​​​​​​​​​​​​​2018 and 2019 General Season Dates

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

​​​​​​​​Know Before You Go
Hunter alert: 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, learn about closures and plan alternative routes and areas to hunt. For more information, please visit the Road Closures and Alerts​ page​.​​​​​​​​ 

What's New in the 2017 Big Game Brochure

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2017 Season Dates​

Check the regulation brochure​ for specifics and variations.


​Deer/elk (west of I-25 and Unit 140)

​Aug. 26–Sept. 24

​​​​​​​Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) ​ ​​

​Oct. 1–27
​Nov. 8–30 
​Dec. 15–31
​Moose​Sept. 9–24
​Pronghorn (bucks only)​​Aug. 15-31

​Pronghorn (either sex)​​​​

​Sept. 1-20

Muzzleloader (by draw only)​​

​​​​Deer/elk/moose​Sept. 9–17
​Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140)​ Oct. 14–22
​Pronghorn​Sept. 21–29

​Rifle Deer/Elk/Moose​

​Moose​Oct. 1–14
​Separate limited elk (1st season)​Oct. 14–18
​Combined (deer/elk) (2nd season)​Oct. 21–29
​(3rd season)Nov. 4-12
​Combined limited (deer/elk) (4th season)​Nov. 15–19
​Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140)​​​Oct. 28–Nov. 7
​Late plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140)​Dec. 1–14

Rifle Pronghorn (by draw only)​

​Pronghorn​Oct. 7–13*

Black Bear​

​Rifle limited (by draw)​Sept. 2–30*
​​Archery (over-the-counter with caps)​Sept. 2–30
Muzzleloading (over-the-counter with caps)
​ Sept. 9–17
​Rifle (over-the-counter with caps), concurrent with deer/elk rifle seasons​​Oct. 14-Nov.19

*unless otherwise noted in the brochure tables​

2017 Draw (Limited) Application ​License Fees​ 

*All prices include a 25-cent search-and-rescue fee, a 75-cent surcharge for the Wildlife Management Education Fund and a $3 application fee for limited licenses applied for in the draw. Nonresident fishing licenses are good through March 31.​​​

Important Note: Anyone ages 18-64 MUST purchase a Habitat Stamp in order to buy or apply for a preference point or for a hunting or fishing license. For more information, read about the Habita​t Stamp​.​​ 

​​ResidentNonresidentLicense + Fishing Combo​​*
​Elk, Cow​$ 49​$ 484
​Elk, Bull or Either Sex​$ 49​$ 644
​Deer​$ 34​$ 389​
​Moose​$ 254​$ 2,149
​Pronghorn, Buck or Doe​$ 34​$ 389
​Bear​$ 44​$ 354

Habitat Stamps ​
​​Resident ​Nonresident
​Habitat Stamp (valid 4/1–3/31)​​$ 10​$ 10
​Lifetime Habitat Stamp​$ 300.25​$ 300.25