2023 Colorado Outdoors Annual Preference Point Issue

Critical information to help you apply for 2023 Colorado deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, moose, sheep, and goat big-game limited licenses.
2023 Colorado Outdoors Annual Preference Point Issue Cover
Colorado Outdoors Magazine – 2023 Annual Preference Point Issue Cover

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!

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​​​​​​​Im​​portant D​ates​ 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, 9a​m (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)​

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