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Livin' the Wildlife' Colorado Wild Turkeys Video

The wild turkey is beloved among hunters and wildlife enthusiasts alike. The wild turkey's springtime mating displays are one of the most exciting and stunning events in nature. Yet, these iconic birds only exist today because of dedicated conservation programs. This video provides an overview of the wild turkey's mating behavior and Colorado Parks and Wildlife's long-standing efforts to conserve this amazing species. The video features both Rio Grande turkeys, which were introduced to Colorado in the 1980s, and the native Merriam's turkeys.


Leftover Fall Turkey Limited and Over-the-Counter Licenses

Leftover and over-the-counter (unlimited) licenses go on sale August 6 at 9am MT.​ See the Leftover and Over-the-Counter Licenses​ page for more information.​

Fall Limited License Draw Results

Results​ should be available July 19. Hunters can check draw results within

Each hunter will need a UNIQUE IDENITIFIER (CID, Driver's License number, Passport number, etc.) and PASSWORD to log in and create a profile in the new Parks and Wildlife purchasing system​​​. A unique email is no longer required for login, but is still required for customers to get their purchase receipts, draw notifications, account update notifications, password resets, etc. 

Afterwards, you can log in to your personal account and if you have draw results to show, they will appear under the "My Orders" submenu on the left navigation.

Fall Season and 2019 Changes

Fall season opens September 1 and runs through approximately October 25. Please see the brochure for additional details and dates.

IMPORTANT: For major 2019 changes, including application fee increase, application deadline tim​e change, penalties for missing the payment deadline and more, read the Turkey Regulations brochure (especially the "What's New: 2019" section).

​Questions on CPW's New License System?​

To learn more about creating an account or how to​ buy or apply for a hunting license in our integrated purchasing system, please visit our online purchasing FAQs.​​ Still have questions? Call a hunt planner, 303-291-7526.​​


Last season's forecast still provides hunters with a good idea of what to expect.

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.

Double Team Tactics

TEAM UP to take a turkey by effectively stationing yourself, a hunting partner and a decoy.