How to check your draw and preference point status Log in to your personal account. If you have draw results to show, they will appear under the “My Orders” submenu, also on the left navigation.
For hunt codes that required six or more points for a Colorado resident to draw an elk or deer license, up to 20 percent may go to nonresidents. For hunt codes that required fewer than six points for a Colorado resident to draw an elk or deer license, up to 35 percent may go to nonresidents.
If you draw your first choice, your preference points drop to zero. There is no “banking” of preference points . If you do not apply or hold a license for that species at least once within 10 consecutive years for a bear, elk, deer or pronghorn, your preference points for that species will be lost .
Big-game license applications: 587,450. Big-game licenses sold: 361,089. Elk licenses sold: 215,351 .
Look at the top of your previous licenses (green in color), including small game and fishing licenses, for your CID . If you received a Big Game Brochure in the mail, look on the label—your CID is printed above your name.
How do I get preference points ? You earn a preference point when you apply and are unsuccessful in drawing your first-choice hunt code. You can also just apply directly for a preference point (as your first-choice), and start accumulating them for future hunts. For elk, you are limited to one preference point per year.
|Deer/ elk (west of I-25 and Unit 140)||Sept. 2–30*|
|Separate limited elk (1st season)||Oct. 10-14|
|Combined deer/ elk (2nd season)||Oct. 24-Nov. 1|
four National Parks
Points cannot be used in the same year they are earned. If you can’t hunt this year, but intend to in the future, apply for a preference point by entering the “preference point only ” hunt code in the “first choice hunt code” on the application .
The tag MUST be placed on the actual animal carcass on the back leg. When the animal is quartered and the head removed, the tag must stay with the meat until delivered to a processor. The tag can then go with the antlers to the taxidermist.
Moose , black bear, deer , pronghorn , and Rocky Mountain elk are Colorado’s most popular hunts. Colorado’s State Parks and Wildlife division relies heavily on fees to hunt in Colorado, especially from out-of-state hunters.
GMUs 21, 82, 214 and 441 dropped out of the Top 25 and GMUs 36, 77, 86 and 161 were added for Bull elk harvest. Five units (4, 13, 22, 85 and 421) were in the top units for both the 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons for both total Bull Elk harvest and for hunter success.
White River National Forest
Routt National Forest