The Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2012 Big Game Hunting brochure is now available at http://wildlife.state.co.us, and limited license applications are being accepted for this fall's big-game hunts. License applications for deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, sheep, goat and bear are due Tuesday, April 3.
For 2012, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has updated the interactive online version of the big game brochure that features videos with online application tips and hunting tips to use in the field. New tables in the brochure also help hunters easily identify units where licenses are valid and whether a hunter can hold more than one license at a time.
This year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is again encouraging hunters to use the secure Internet portal to submit their limited license applications. About 75 percent of hunters applied online in 2011, up from 64 percent in 2010.
The 2012 brochure explains some significant changes to Colorado's late youth elk hunting regulations. Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunt planners are available again this year to help hunters who have application questions or are looking for areas to hunt. Hunt planners can be reached Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain time at 303-291-7526 (303-291-PLAN). Hunters are reminded to do their due diligence in following appropriate state regulations prior to the hunting season.