Big Game Regulations brochure (especially the "What's New: 2019: section).
regulation brochure for specifics and variations.
Deer/elk (west of I-25 and Unit 140)
Aug. 31–Sept. 29
Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140)
*Note: To participate in the over-the-counter with caps rifle bear season, a hunter must hold a deer or elk license that overlaps with that rifle bear tag by at least one unit and one day of the season. These licenses can be purchased at license agents, by phone and online through Oct. 11. Afterwards, they are only available at CPW offices.
$ 7 residents, $9 nonresidents
Important Note: Anyone ages 18-64 MUST purchase a Habitat Stamp in order to buy or apply for a preference point or for a hunting or fishing license. For more information, read about the Habitat Stamp. If you are disabled, you
may not need a Habitat Stamp. See
Fee - This is the fee you will be charged if you are successful in drawing your license, or get an unsuccessful option.
All prices include a 25-cent search-and-rescue fee, a $1.50 for the
Wildlife Council surcharge.
*All nonresident big game licenses are a big game and annual fishing combination license. Fishing licenses are good through March 31.