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Draw Results and Preference Points
Draw Results and Preference Points
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Limited license draw results & preference points are available on CPWSHOP.com.
Pay for your license & preference points by the deadline or lose your license and preference points! ​​

Results are posted on the dates listed below. Draw results and preference point information is unavailable until these dates.
Species
Planned Post Date
Spring turkeyFebruary 26
​​Rocky Mountain & 
desert bighorn sheep, mountain goat
May 1
Primary Draw (bear, deer, elk, moose & pronghorn)
June 1-5
Secondary Draw (bear, deer, elk & pronghorn)
July 17
Fall turkeyJuly 17

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Important information regarding missed payments and loss of preference points

Your credit card on file will be initially charged after your draw results are posted. If the credit card on file is declined, you will have until the payment deadline to provide an alternate form of payment. An attempt will be made to notify you in the event that your card is declined.

Spring turkey - The deadline for paying for your spring turkey license is March 11, 2020All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.

Rocky Mountain & desert bighorn sheep, mountain goat - The deadline for paying for your sheep and goat license is May 15, 2020All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received. 

Primary Draw (big game) - The deadline for paying for your big game license is June 19, 2020. All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.

Secondary Draw (bear, deer, elk & pronghorn) - The deadline for paying for your bear, deer, elk, or pronghorn license is July 29, 2020All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.

Fall turkey - The deadline for paying for your fall turkey license is July 29, 2020All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.


If you do not pay for your license by the deadline

If we are unable to charge the credit card on file in your cpwshop.com account and you fail to pay for your license online, by phone, or at a CPW location by the deadline for the species you applied for, 

  • Your license is surrendered and removed from your record.
  • All preference points used to draw that license will not be eligible for restoration. 

How to check your draw and preference point status 

To check your draw results

  1. Log in to your personal account.
  2. If you have draw results to show, they will appear under the "My Orders" submenu, also on the left navigation.

To check preference points

  1. Follow the steps above

  2. Click on "My Preference Points," found as a link in the left-hand navigation. 


Report inaccurate information

If you see incorrect information (such as a wrong address or inaccurate preference points) let us know. 

There are several ways to contact us:


Landowner Preference Program (LPP) applicants only:

The draw results for the Landowner Preference Program are NOT on the internet. If you are the landowner and wish to find out prior to receiving your packet in the mail around early June, you may call (303) 291-7380. Landowners only, please.


Hunting statistics

Statistics provide harvest surveys, draw statistics, and minimum preference points required in each game unit from current and previous years. Use them to assist in planning. 


Didn't draw a limited license this year? Turn that to your advantage!

How? Read Elk Hunting University's What Now? "Plan B" Licenses to learn the ins-and-outs of buying leftover and unlimited (over-the-counter) licenses. You'll be glad you did!


Need advice on where to hunt?

Call a Hunt Planner for free personalized assistance, Monday–Friday, 8–5 (MT)(303) 291-PLAN (7526).


2020 Preference Point Issue

The 2020 Preference Point issue is now available online ​or in a wildlife area office.


​​​​​​​​Hunt Guide Cover

2020 Hunting Guide by Colorado Outdoors

Find stories on doves, late-season pheasants, how-to hunt elk, tips to avoid missing your target and increasing your mallard harvest & more.

B​uy your copy online or in an office, or subscri​betoday!​​​