A primary tool used in the management of Colorado’s big-game animals is a limit, or quota, on the number of licenses issued in most game management units (GMUs). When applying for a limited license, a preference point is awarded when an individual is unsuccessful in drawing their first-choice hunt code. Preference points provide a mathematical advantage when applied to future drawings. Download the 2017 Colorado Outdoors Preference Point Issue (Online Edition).
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s big game license distribution and preference point comment form is live until February 20, 2023