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Please Read: License Refund Changes​
  • Refund applications due 30 days prior to season start.
  • $15 refund processing fee to cover administration costs.​​​​

>> Read the full refund update.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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For over the counter and leftover license information, please visit the Leftover and Over-the-Counter Licenses ​​​​​page.

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Licenses can be purchased In person at CPW locations and license agents
There are over 650 license agents across the state. ​​​​​​​​​


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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​With more than 23 million acres of public land, Colorado is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.​


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Closures: 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 and plan alternative routes and areas to hunt. Check with local land management agencies (Forest Service, BLM, etc) before heading out. 

For more information, including contact numbers, visit the Fire, Road Closures and Alerts page.

CWD: Learn about chronic wasting disease, mandatory testing areas & how you can help.

Report Mistakes: If you make a mistake, your best course of action is to contact an officer as soon as possible. Call the nearest CPW office and they will assist you with finding the appropriate officer in your area. For after-hours emergencies, call the Colorado State Patrol at 303-239-4501.

While you will still be subject to penalties, they could be less severe if the officer determines that you are cooperative, that the error was not intentional, or that it was unavoidable given the circumstances. 

See Important Reminders Before Hunting and big game hunter basic information and tips stories

What's New for the 2020 Colorado Seasons

Watch the video​ to see an overview of some of the major changes affecting the 2020 big game seasons.


Hunting Colorado's Public Lands

An overview of big game, small game and waterfowl hunting on Colorado's public lands. Including National Forests, Bureau of Land Management, State Wildlife Areas, State Trust Lands, State Parks.


Flu​ores​cent Pink Approved!

In the spring of 2016, Colorado legislature passed Senate Bill 16-068 concerning wearing fluorescent pink garments to hunt big game. This change went into effect August 10, 2016.

Find out what this means for hunters. For details about this alternative hunter safety color, please read the Authorized Fluorescent Pink fact sheet.