Still Time to Hunt Colorado this Fall!

Limited big game hunting licenses remaining after the draws & over-the-counter licenses are on sale now!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Leftover and Reissued Big ​Game Licenses

Leftover Big Game Licenses

What are leftover licenses?

Leftover licenses are the remaining limited licenses available after the primary and secondary draws are completed. The secondary draw has replaced the leftover draw. 

Reissued Big Game Licenses

Any license returned before the leftover list is created will be available August 2 when leftover licenses go on sale.

Starting August 9 the Reissue Preview list will be available. For details, see License Refunds, Reissues, Reversals and Exchanges

Starting on August 10 at 11am reissued licenses that were on the Reissue Preview List become available for sale on the leftover list. 

What are reissued licenses?

Reissued licenses are limited licenses that were returned for a refund or preference points, as well as those that were not paid for – and are listed on the leftover list.​ For more information on reissued licenses, visit the License Refund & Reissue page.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Over-the-Counter Big Game Licenses

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Big Game Licenses

Big game over-the-counter licenses went on sale August 2, 2022, 9am MT. ​

What are over-the-counter licenses?

OTC licenses are not restricted in quantity but are restricted to certain units, seasons and manners of take. Although they are considered “unlimited licenses,” they are
still subject to purchase limits for each individual. 

They are available without having to participate in the draw(s). They do not require buying/having a qualifying license, do not use preference points and can be purchased after the start of a season by phone, online and in person at sales agents around the state.​​​​

Over-the-Counter and Add-on Bear Licenses

Over-​the-Counter (OTC) Bear Licenses​

Bear over-the-counter rifle licenses went on sale August 2, 9am MT.

What are over-the-counter licenses?

These are sold online, by phone, at sales agents and CPW locations for rifle, archery and muzzleloader seasons.

  • OTC archery and muzzleloader bear licenses are add-on only licenses.

Add-on Bear Over-the-Counter Licenses

Add-on archery and muzzleloader bear OTC licenses went on sale August 2, 9am MT.

Some archery and muzzleloader bear licenses are available in unlimited numbers this year as “add-on” licenses. You can add on one of these bear licenses if you have a deer or elk license for the same season/method of take and at least one hunting unit overlaps.​​​​