Final week for big game draw applications |

Final week for big game draw applications

Today is the deadline for Colorado’s big game draw, with opportunities ranging from wilderness and backcountry public lands to outfitter-supported group hunts and private land-only tags.

Big game includes elk, deer, elk, moose, sheep, pronghorn and mountain goats.

The season opens in late August and continues into mid-winter with late-season private land tags.

Learn more about season dates and license application requirements in the Division’s big game brochure, available where licenses are sold and online at or for the interactive version.

Applications can be submitted online at, and there’s a video tutorial to show how it’s done at Though the system makes it quicker and easier to apply, potential computer problems could pose problems, so hunters should submit applications early.

This year, hunting and fishing license applicants must purchase a $10 Habitat Stamp before they apply for or purchase their first license for the 2011 seasons. Funds from stamp sales help fund conservation efforts in wildlife habitat as well as securing hunting and fishing access.

Hunters born after Jan. 1, 1949, must also have completed a hunter education course prior to applying for hunting licenses in Colorado.

For assistance or planning information, call (303) 297-1192 or visit a Division regional office in Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs or Durango or any of the area offices.

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