Colorado Big Game License Basics

Video Series: Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff as they discuss the basics of Colorado's big game limited license system.
You could be hunting Colorado this fall.

Are you confused by the big game license process in Colorado? You are not alone. Colorado Parks and wildlife staff will address many of the questions and concerns around the licensing process. The system may be complicated, but once you understand the basics, you will be able to regularly draw a big game limited license in Colorado. Join Chad and Bryan as they discuss the intricacies of the Colorado licensing system. They will provide tips to increase your success and point out the pitfalls that can prevent you from purchasing a big game license.

Colorado’s License Types

In this episode, Bryan and Chad dive into some basic concepts including limited and unlimited or Over-the-Counter (OTC) big game licenses, Game Management Units (GMU), and hunt codes.

Video: Types of Big Game Licenses

The Colorado Limited License Draw Process

In this episode, Bryan and Chad walk you through the basics of submitting a limited draw application.

Video: Colorado’s Limited License Draw Process

Applying as a Group

Are you thinking of applying as a group? Then you need to listen to what Bryan and Chad have to say in this episode. They discuss the pros and cons of applying as a group and also point out some common mistakes that can prevent the entire group from drawing their licenses.

Video: Applying as a Group

We will be adding additional videos over the next couple of weeks, please check back for more tips that will help you draw a Colorado limited big game license!

Submit Your Application Early!

Big Game Application Guid

If you have the system figured out, you should submit your application early. If you wait until the last minute to submit your application, you will not have time to correct any mistakes. If you have any questions about how to submit your hunt codes, check out the Colorado Big Game Limited License Application Guide. This step-by-step guide was created by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife customer service team and the visual guide shows you exactly what you can expect at each step of the process.

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  1. muzzleloader should b a season stand alone ,without archery season in it . all cattle should b off of public land before any hunting season start.

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