Colorado Hunters Can Apply for a Big-Game License Starting Today

By Shawn Patrick on March 1, 2023
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If you’re a hunter in Colorado this is your friendly reminder that you have some paperwork to do if you plan on hunting in 2023.

The application period for big-game licenses in Colorado begins today, Wednesday, March 1.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) said hunters hoping to draw a big-game license in 2023 should review the changes in license requirements and fees before submitting an application.

The application period runs from March 1 through Tuesday, April 4. A 2022 license is not a qualifying license for 2023.

The three-year preference point average used to determine the high-demand deer, elk, bear and pronghorn hunt codes that fall into the 80/20 allocation split has been modified to a rolling three-year average updated annually, with a one-year lag, according to CPW.

You can apply here. 

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