Livin' the Wildlife' Colorado Wild Turkeys Video
The wild turkey is beloved among hunters and wildlife enthusiasts alike. The wild turkey's springtime mating displays are one of the most exciting and stunning events in nature. Yet, these iconic birds only exist today because of dedicated conservation programs. This video provides an overview of the wild turkey's mating behavior and Colorado Parks and Wildlife's long-standing efforts to conserve this amazing species. The video features both Rio Grande turkeys, which were introduced to Colorado in the 1980s, and the native Merriam's turkeys.
Apply Now for Spring Limited Licenses
Spring turkey limited license applications opened on January 7, 2020. Apply online.
The application and application corrections deadline is February 4, 8 pm MT.
- The deadline for paying for your turkey license is March 11, 2020. All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.
Spring Season and 2020 Changes
Spring season opens April 11 and runs through approximately May 31.
Major 2020 changes: valid dates for annual licenses and habitat stamps have changed, (reminder) spring turkey licenses are qualifying licenses for the big game draw, hunting reservations may now be made online or by phone, spring turkey season has been extended, and more.
Read the Turkey Regulations brochure "What's New: 2020" section, and see the season dates and other important turkey hunting information.
Spring Limited License Draw Results
Results should be available on February 26, 2020. Hunters can check draw results within cpwshop.com.
Each hunter will need a UNIQUE IDENITIFIER (CID, Driver's License number, Passport number, etc.) and PASSWORD to log in and create a profile in the new Parks and Wildlife purchasing system. A unique email is no longer required for login, but is still required for customers to get their purchase receipts, draw notifications, account update notifications, password resets, etc.
Afterward, you can 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.
Spring OTC Turkey Licenses
OTC spring turkey licenses go on sale March 1, 2020 at 9 AM MT.
Questions on CPW's New License System?
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.