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Colorado Hunting Licence

The deadline for the draw application is April 1st, 2019.

Colorado Elk License

All elk and mule deer licenses in GMU 55 are by draw only; except for over the counter 2nd rifle season bull tags which can be purchased at licensed agencies throughout Colorado, by phone at 800-244-5613, or by mail and do not require prior application before the beginning of the hunting season.

Archery, muzzleloader, 1st rifle and private land tags will be valid for either sex or cow only. Applications may be obtained from the Colorado Division of Wildlife by phone at 303-297-1192 or online at

Colorado Licence Cost

All license fees are dependent on the type of big game you will hunt.

Colorado Licence Requirements

  • All hunters wishing to hunt for big game must be at least sixteen years of age.
  • Hunters 12-15 years of age must have a mentor 18 years or older.
  • Hunter Education (Safety) Course completion
  • Everyone born in 1949 or after MUST have completed an approved hunter education (safety) course sanctioned by a State, County, or Province BEFORE applying for or purchasing a license. Colorado does honor completion of hunter education (safety) courses in other states.
  • Hunters MUST wear at least 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange(camouflage orange is NOT legal) material in an outer garment above the waist, part of which MUST be a hat or head covering-visible from all directions while hunting. BOW HUNTERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR ORANGE DURING THE ARCHERY SEASON.