The Annual Preference Point Issue features preference-point data and statewide herd-population estimates to guide big-game hunters in applying for limited big-game licenses. This is a must-have item for any Colorado hunter.
In the issue: Big-game preference points and herd counts! Plus: Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are trained and ready for wolves, raptor viewing opportunities in Colorado, rules to fish by, and much more!
Important Dates for the 2023 Colorado Big Game Hunting Season
- April 4, 2023, 8pm (MT) – Bear, deer, elk, moose, pronghorn, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, desert bighorn sheep and mountain goat limited license application & correction deadline (Primary Draw)
- June 30, 2023, 8pm (MT) – Bear, deer, elk, & pronghorn limited license application & correction deadline (Secondary Draw)
- August 1, 2023, 9am (MT) – Over-the-counter licenses (unlimited & add-on bear) and Remaining (leftover) limited licenses on sale online, in person and by phone, (no application necessary)