To read more about the different types of big game licenses and purchasing options, please visit the Big Game Licenses
Options page. If you have any questions, please contact CPW at
Closures of areas can change quickly and your hunting destination or access route may be affected. Prior to license purchase, learn about closures and plan alternative routes and areas to hunt.
For more information, please visit the
Road Closures and Alerts page.
These licenses have gone through the draw process and still have quota remaining. For example, if there were 1000 licenses for a certain elk hunt code, and only 100 people applied in the draws for that hunt code, there would be 900 leftover limited licenses remaining. FLOAT = Hunt code is part of a float group. Refer to first hunt code in group for quota.
The 2019 leftover list should be available end of July. Leftover licenses go on sale
August 6 at 9am MT.
Licenses are limited in number and only available first-come, first-served starting
August 8 at 9am MT.
Please note that OTC with caps rifle bear licenses season participation rules. Rules can be found in the
big game brochure.
These licenses are unlimited in number and available in a range of units and seasons.There are unlimited OTC licenses for cow and either-sex archery elk, bull elk in the 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons, either -sex elk in the plains, either-sex archery pronghorn, and doe and either-sex whitetail deer. They are restricted to certain units and manners of take.
For game management units and dates, refer to the "Over the Counter License Availability" section in the
Maps page and the
Note: These licenses are listed in the online system without a hunt code or you can ask for the specific OTC license by phone or in person. OTC whitetail deer licenses are only available at CPW offices.