Colorado is the only state that offers bull elk licenses over the counter.

2013 Season dates, fees, and application dates and deadlines

 
Archery
Note: All deer licenses by drawing only
Deer/elk: west of I-25 (and unit 140) Aug. 31-Sept. 29
Plains deer: east of I-25 (except unit 140)

There will be 2 or 3 splits within the season (3 in unitswith both regular & late plains rifle deer seasons) to avoid archery/rifle season overlap. Oct. 1-24 and  Nov. 6-30 and  Dec. 15-31
Pronghorn  
•    Bucks only (with over-the-counter license) Aug. 15-31
•    Either sex (with over-the-counter license) *See page 46 of the Big Game Interactive Brochure for over-the-counter details. Sept. 1-20
•    Bucks (with limited license obtained through the draw) Date will be available when 2013 Brochure out mid-February.
•    Does (with limited license obtained through the draw) Date will be available when 2013 Brochure out mid-February.
Moose Sept. 7-29
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Dates vary by unit. See Sheep/Goat brochure for details.
Muzzleloading Rifle (by draw only)
Deer/Elk/Moose Sept. 14-22
Plains deer: east of I-25, except Unit 140 Oct. 12-20
Pronghorn Oct. 21-29
Rifle Deer, Combined Deer/Elk & Separate Limited Elk
Note: All licenses for separate & 4th season by drawing only.
*Separate Limited Elk (1st season) Oct. 12-16
Combined (deer/elk) (2nd season)Combined (deer/elk) (3rd season)*Combined limited (deer/elk) (4th season) Oct. 19-27Nov. 2-10Nov. 13-17
High country antlered deer (by drawing only); Dates depend on GMU Date will be available when 2013 Brochure out mid-February.
Rifle Late Elk
There will be an option for limited antlerless seasons with licenses issued by GMU/DAU, as needed to achieve population objectives. Season lengths variable within time frame by GMU/DAU & set annually. Date will be available when 2013 Brochure out mid-February.
Rifle Plains Deer
Note: All deer licenses by drawing only
(east of I-25, except unit 140)  Oct. 26-Nov. 5
Rifle Late Plains Deer
Note: All deer licenses by drawing only
(east of I-25, except unit 140) Dec. 1-14
Rifle Pronghorn
(by drawing only)See Big Game brochure for units and sex Oct. 5-11
Rifle Moose
Note: All moose licenses by drawing only Oct. 1-14
Black Bear
** Limited (by drawing only) Sept. 2-30
** Archery (unlimited w/ cap) Sept. 2-29
** Muzzleloading (unlimited w/ cap) Sept. 14-22
Rifle (unlimited w/ cap) - concurrent with deer/elk rifle seasons  
To participate in the unlimited seasons, a hunter must also hold a deer or elk license for the same unit(s) and season.  

 

*All deer/elk licenses allocated by limited draw only. Buck deer and bull elk tags are not available in all 4th season hunts. They are available on a GMU by GMU basis. **Licenses valid in specified season only. Licenses are not valid in regular deer or elk season.

  2013 Fees

For individuals over 18 through 64, a $10 Habitat Stamp is required with the first license purchase for the year (April 1 - March 31).  For more information, read about the Habitat Stamp. If you are disabled, you may not need a Habitat Stamp. See disability information

License Resident Nonresident
Elk (bull, either sex) $46.00 $586.00
Elk (cow) $46.00 $351.00
Deer (buck or doe) $31.00 $351.00
Pronghorn (buck or doe) $31.00 $351.00
Bear $41.00 $351.00
Youth Big Game (deer, elk, pronghorn) $10.75 $100.75
Mountain Goat $254.00 $1,954.00
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep $254.00 $1,954.00
Desert Bighorn Sheep $254.00 $1,954.00
Moose $251.00 $1,951.00
Fees include a .25 cent search & rescue fee, and a .75 cent PEAC charge.Note:  Limited license $3 application fee included. $10 Habitat Stamp will be added to 1st license purchase of the year (April 1 to March 31).