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Turkey Hunting
Turkey Hunting
Male turkey displaying
Please Read: License Refund Changes​
  • ​Refund applications due 30 days prior to season start.
  • $15 refund processing fee to cover administration costs.​​​

​>> Read the full refund update.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Leftover ​OTC ​​Fall Turkey Licenses - ON SALE NOW

Leftover licenses, as well as over-the-counter fall turkey licenses are on sale now ​online​, by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or at CPW locations and license agents​​. New this year, eligible returned ​licenses will be reissued through the leftover license process.​ The reissue of turkey limited license began on August 2. 

For more information, please see the Leftover & OTC Licenses​ and License Refund & Reissue​ pages.

​Fall Season

The season opened​ September 1. Refer to the 2016 regulations brochure for more information. Be sure to check out the "What's New" section on page 5. 

Turkey Hunting in Colorado

Turkey hunting is growing in popularity throughout North America, and Colorado offers exceptional hunting opportunities for two sub-species of these remarkable birds. In this video, hunters will learn safety tips, techniques and strategies for hunting both the native Merriam’s wild turkeys of the mountains and the Rio Grande wild turkeys of the Plains. 

Turkey Hunting 101 Clinics

If you are a novice turkey hunter and are interested in learning more, a free Turkey Hunting 101 clinic can give you a place to start. Hunting tips, how to obtain a license, calling techniques and gear used by the Colorado turkey hunter are covered. Learn about Rios and Merriam's; how to roost a bird and learn to strut your stuff. 

To find dates, locations and registration information, see outreach clinics.​