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Colorado

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Largest elk population in the United States

Terrain

Mountains, desert canyons, mesas to the west and vast plains to the east

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Antelope
Antelope – Archery (Bucks Only)
over-the-counter
Aug 15, 2022 Aug 31, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Archery (Either Sex)
over-the-counter
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 20, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Muzzleloader
Sep 21, 2022 Sep 29, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Rifle
Limited Draw.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 9, 2022
Bear
Bear (Add-on)
Archery and Muzzleloader Add-On Bear licenses are available in unlimited numbers. Hunters can ‘add-on’ an OTC bear license for archery or muzzleloader seasons if they hold a deer or elk license for the same method of take and at least one unit overlaps.
Sep 2, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Bear
Bear – Archery
over-the-counter and/or limited
Sep 2, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Bear
Bear – Rifle (September)
Limited Draw.
Sep 2, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Bear
Bear – Muzzleloader
Licenses are over-the-counter with caps.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Bear
Bear – Rifle (1st season)
over-the-counter and/or limited
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 19, 2022
Bear
Bear – Rifle (2nd season)
over-the-counter and/or limited
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Bear
Bear – Rifle (3rd Season)
over-the-counter and/or limited
Nov 12, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Bear
Bear – Rifle (4th season)
over-the-counter and/or limited
Nov 23, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Coyote
Coyote
No limit. No closed season
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane
East of the Continental Divide except North Park (Jackson County) and San Luis Valley.
Oct 3, 2022 Nov 29, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery
West of I-25 and Unit 140.
Sep 2, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Deer
Deer – Muzzleloader
Units: 1-86, 140, 161-861.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – 1st Plains Archery
Units: 87-139, 141-145, east of I-25.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 28, 2022
Deer
Deer – Plains Muzzleloader
Units: 87-139, 141-147, east of I-25.
Oct 10, 2022 Oct 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – 2nd Rifle
Combined deer and elk. (Third elk rifle season.)
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Deer
Deer – 1st Rifle
Combined deer and elk. (Second elk rifle season.)
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Deer
Deer – Plains Rifle
Units: 87-139, 141-147, east of I-25.
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 8, 2022
Deer
Deer – 2nd Plains Archery
Units: 87-139, 141-145, east of I-25.
Nov 9, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Deer
Deer – 3rd Rifle
Nov 12, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – 4th Rifle
Nov 23, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Deer
Deer – Late Plains Rifle
Units: 87-139, 141-147, east of I-25.
Dec 1, 2022 Dec 14, 2022
Deer
Deer – 3rd Plains Archery
Units: 87-139, 141-145, east of I-25.
Dec 15, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Dove
Mourning Dove and White-Winged Dove
Statewide. Eurasian-collared dove ONLY can be hunted year-round.
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 29, 2022
Duck
Duck – Teal
Lake and Chaffee counties, and all areas east of I-25. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 19, 2021
Duck
Duck – Eastern Zone
See regulations for zone boundaries. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 2, 2021 Jan 14, 2022
Duck
Duck – Western Zone 1
West of Continental Divide not included in the Eastern Zone. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 19, 2021
Duck
Duck – Mountain/Foothills Zone 1
West of I-25 and east of Continental Divide, except El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 2, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Duck
Duck – Northeast Zone 1
East of I-25 and North of I-70. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 9, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Duck
Duck – Southeast Zone
East of I-25 and south of I-70, and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 28, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Duck
Duck – Western Zone 2
West of Continental Divide not included in the Eastern Zone. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Nov 6, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Duck
Duck – Northeast Zone 2
East of I-25 and North of I-70. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Dec 18, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Duck
Duck – Mountain/Foothills Zone 2
West of I-25 and east of Continental Divide, except El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Dec 25, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Archery
West of I-25 and Unit 140.
Sep 2, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Elk
Elk – Muzzleloader
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Elk
Elk – 1st Rifle
Separate limited elk.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 19, 2022
Elk
Elk – 2nd Rifle
Combined elk and deer.
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Elk
Elk – 3rd Rifle
Combined elk and deer.
Nov 12, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Elk
Elk – 4th Rifle
Combined limited elk and deer.
Nov 23, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Goat
Mountain Goat
Hunt dates vary by license type and hunt location. See hunt tables and maps for details, pages 7–11 in sheep and goat regulation pdf. Some licenses are valid only for specific dates
Sep 6, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Goose
Goose – Early Pacific
West of the Continental Divide. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 9, 2021
Goose
Goose – Central Flyway San Luis Valley Season 1
Dark Goose. Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla and Rio Grande counties, and the parts of Archuleta, Hinsdale, Mineral, Saguache and San Juan counties east of the Continental Divide. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 20, 2021
Goose
Goose – Pacific Flyway Eastern Zone
Check regulations for zone definition. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 2, 2021 Jan 5, 2022
Goose
Goose – Central Flyway South Park Season 1
Dark Goose. : Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake, Park and Teller counties.
Oct 2, 2021 Jan 14, 2022
Goose
Goose – Central Flyway North Park Season
Dark Goose. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 2, 2021 Jan 14, 2022
Goose
Goose – Pacific Flyway Western Zone 1
West of the Continental Divide not included in Eastern Zone. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 10, 2021
Goose
Goose – Central Flyway South Park Season 2
Light Goose. : Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake, Park and Teller counties. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 30, 2021 Feb 13, 2022
Goose
Goose – Central Flyway Regular Season 2
Light Goose. East of the Continental Divide, except areas designated as part\nof the special seasons below that include: Northern Front Range,\nNorth Park, San Luis Valley and South Park. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 30, 2021 Feb 13, 2022
Goose
Goose – Central Flyway North Park Season 2
Jackson County. Light Goose. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 30, 2021 Feb 13, 2022
Goose
Goose – San Luis Valley Season 3
Light Goose. Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla and Rio Grande counties, and the parts of Archuleta, Hinsdale, Mineral, Saguache and San Juan counties east of the Continental Divide. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Oct 30, 2021 Feb 13, 2022
Goose
Goose – Central Flyway Regular Season 1
Dark Goose. East of the Continental Divide, except areas designated as part\nof the special seasons below that include: Northern Front Range,\nNorth Park, San Luis Valley and South Park. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Nov 1, 2021 Feb 13, 2022
Goose
Goose – Pacific Flyway Western Zone 2
West of the Continental Divide not included in Eastern Zone. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Nov 6, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Goose
Goose – Light Goose Conservation Order
East of I-25. NOTE: The 2022-2023 Colorado Small Game and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Brochure comes out in August annually. Season dates and fees are updated below at this time. https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/WaterfowlDatesFees.aspx
Feb 14, 2022 Apr 30, 2022
Grouse
Dusky (Blue) Grouse
West of I-25 only.
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 28, 2022
Grouse
Sharp-Tailed Grouse
Only GMUs 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 131, 211, 214 and 441
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 19, 2022
Grouse
Sage Grouse (Season 2)
Only GMUs 6, 16, 17, 161, 171 (North Park)
Sep 11, 2022 Sep 12, 2022
Grouse
Sage Grouse (Season 1)
GMUs 2, 3, 11, 13, 18 except east of Colo. 125 in Grand County, 27, 28 except north and east of Grand CR 50 (Church Park Rd.) and U.S. 40, 37, 181, 201, 211, 301 and 441.
Sep 11, 2022 Sep 17, 2022
Moose
Moose – Muzzleloader
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Moose
Moose – Archery
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Moose
Moose – Rifle
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 14, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant (West)
West of I-25
Nov 13, 2022 Jan 2, 2023
Pheasant
Pheasant (East)
East of I-25
Nov 13, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Quail Game Type
Quail (Season 2)
East of I-25 and north of I-70 from I-25 east to Byers and Hwy. 36 from Byers to Kansas.
Nov 13, 2021 Jan 2, 2022
Quail Game Type
Quail (Season 3)
West of I-25 except those areas west of I-25 in Pueblo, Fremont, Huerfano, El Paso and Las Animas counties.
Nov 13, 2022 Jan 2, 2023
Quail Game Type
Quail (Season 1)
East of I-25 and south of I-70 from I-25 to Byers and Hwy. 36 from Byers to Kansas, and the parts of the following counties that are west of I-25: Pueblo, Fremont, Huerfano, El Paso and Las Animas counties.
Nov 13, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Sheep
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Hunt dates vary by license type and hunt location. See hunt tables and maps for details, pages 7–11 in sheep and goat regulation pdf. Some licenses are valid only for specific dates.
Aug 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Sheep
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Hunt dates vary by license type and hunt location. See hunt tables and maps for details, pages 7–11 in sheep and goat regulation pdf. Some licenses are valid only for specific dates.
Nov 1, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring
Hunt dates vary by license type and hunt location.
Apr 9, 2022 May 31, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall
Hunt dates vary by license type and hunt location.
Sep 1, 2022 Oct 28, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Late Season
Hunt dates vary by license type and hunt location.
Dec 15, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Upland Bird
Chukar Partridge
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Upland Bird
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Season 2)
Only GMUs 44, 45, 53, 54, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 74-81, 444 and 751
Sep 11, 2022 Nov 28, 2022
Upland Bird
White-tailed Ptarmigan (Season 1)
Statewide except GMUs 44, 45, 53, 54, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 74-81, 444 and 751
Sep 11, 2022 Oct 3, 2022
Upland Bird
Greater Prairie Chicken
Only GMUs 93, 97, 98, 100, 101, 102, 103, and 109, and all of Morgan Co., and those portions E of Colo. 71, and S of Colo. 14 and Hwy. 138.
Oct 1, 2022 Jan 31, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

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