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Leftover & Reissued Spring Turkey Licenses

Leftover turkey licenses went on sale 9 a.m. MT on March 19 online, by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or at CPW locations and authorized sales agents.       View Leftovers button

If available, returned limited turkey licenses will appear on the leftover list. Reissued licenses will go on sale March 26. For more information on the reissue of licenses, see the License Refund, Reissue and Exchange page.

Now on Sale: Spring Over-the-Counter Turkey Licenses 

Spring Over-the-Counter (OTC) turkey licenses are unlimited in number and available over the counter. For more information, please view the Spring OTC turkey map. OTC licenses are available online, by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or at CPW locations and authorized sales agents.

Questions on CPW's New License System?​

To learn more about creating an account or how to​ buy or apply for a hunting license in our integrated purchasing system, please visit our online purchasing FAQs.​​ Still have questions? Call a hunt planner, 303-291-7526.​​

Limited License Draw Results

The spring limited license and application deadline has past and results are now available! Check your draw results within Log in to your personal account and if you have draw results to show, they will appear under the "My Orders" submenu on the left navigation.

The deadline for paying for your turkey license is March 13, 2019. All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.​

​Spring Season and 2019 Changes

Spring season opens April 13. 

IMPORTANT: For major 2019 changes, including application fee increase, application deadline tim​e change, penalties for missing the payment deadline and more, read the Turkey Regulations brochure (especially the "What's New: 2019" section).


Last season's forecast provides hunters with a good idea of what to expect. A 2019 forecast will be available this spring.​

Turkey Hunting in Colorado

Turkey hunting is growing in popularity throughout North America, and Colorado offers exceptional hunting opportunities for two sub-species of these remarkable birds. In this video, hunters will learn safety tips, techniques and strategies for hunting both the native Merriam’s wild turkeys of the mountains and the Rio Grande wild turkeys of the Plains. 

Turkey Hunting 101 Clinics

If you are a novice turkey hunter and are interested in learning more, a free Turkey Hunting 101 clinic can give you a place to start. Hunting tips, how to obtain a license, calling techniques and gear used by the Colorado turkey hunter are covered. Learn about Rios and Merriam's; how to roost a bird and learn to strut your stuff. 

To find dates, locations and registration information, see outreach clinics.

Double Team Tactics

TEAM UP to take a turkey by effectively stationing yourself, a hunting partner and a decoy.