To read more about the different types of big game licenses and purchasing options, please visit the Big Game Licenses Options page. If you have any questions, please contact CPW at 303-297-11 92.
Closures of areas can change quickly and your hunting destination or access route may be affected. Prior to license purchase, learn about closures and plan alternative routes and areas to hunt.
For more information, please visit the Road Closures and Alerts page.
Licenses are limited in number and only available first-come, first-served starting at 9am on August 9. Please note that OTC with caps rifle bear licenses have season participation rules. Rules can be found in the big game brochure .
These licenses are unlimited in number and available in a range of units and seasons. They go on sale at 9am on August 9.
There are unlimited OTC licenses for cow and either-sex archery elk, bull elk in the 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons, either -sex elk in the plains, either-sex archery pronghorn, and doe and either-sex whitetail deer. They are restricted to certain units and manners of take.
For game management units and dates, refer to the "Over the Counter License Availability" section in the Maps page and the big game brochure .
Note: These licenses are listed in the online system without a hunt code or you can ask for the specific OTC license by phone or in person. OTC whitetail deer licenses are only available at CPW offices.