Where to Buy a Colorado Hunting License Visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Call 1-800-244-5613. Visit a Colorado Parks and Wildlife office or an approved license retailer.
Resident Colorado Small Game License Cost Small game annual license – $21. Habitat Stamp – $10. Waterfowl Stamp – $5. Youth Under 18 – $1.75.
2019 Colorado Hunting License Fees (2020 fees have not yet been announced) Non-resident elk tags includes a fishing license and the cost for Non-residents in 2019 is $660 for Bull Elk (Antlered) or Either Sex Elk tags and $495 for cow/calf (Antlerless). The cost for Non-resident Youth tag is $100.75 .
It is legal to have two elk licenses as long as one of them is an antlerless elk from a unit listed in list B in the Big Game Brochure.
Elk Hunting Season In-state hunters will need a valid Colorado Hunter Safety card, along with the proper tag. The 2019 elk hunting seasons varies by choice of archery, muzzleloading or rifle. Archery is first, followed by muzzleloading and rifle last.
2. Furbearers – from one -half (1/2) hour before sunrise to one -half (1/2) hour after sunset. Additionally; beaver, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, raccoon, red fox, striped skunk, and swift fox may be hunted at night in accordance with Regulation #’s 303(E)(7) and (E)(8).
Hunting in Colorado: 4 Animals To Hunt Year-Round Rattlesnakes. They are found throughout most of Colorado but are less common in cold, high-elevation areas. Coyotes . These canine predators live throughout the state of Colorado, despite attempts to control their population. Eurasian Collared Doves . Ground Squirrels .
Colorado law requires that anyone born on or after January 1, 1949, complete an approved hunter education course before applying for or buying a Colorado hunting license. Colorado accepts approved hunter education certificates from all US states and Canadian provinces, and from many foreign countries.
Grand County and Middle Park are part of northwest Colorado which is home to the largest migratory herd of elk in North America. This same part of the state also has the largest mule deer population in the United States.
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.
The general archery season opens between the end (3rd or 4th week) of August and runs four weeks into September. Muzzleloader season , which, in my opinion, is probably the premium Colorado elk hunting season , runs in the middle of the archery season (September 8th to the 16th this year).
Legal – Cow or a Bull with 4 points on one side or 5″ brow tines. No Spikes or bulls smaller than stated. Bull = at least 4 points on one side, or a brow tine = legal. That leave any elk with more than a 5″ spike and less than 4 points, off limits.
To legally hunt elk with a rifle in Colorado , you must use a rifle that fires expanding bullets with a minimum caliber of . The rifle must also have a minimum barrel length of 16 inches and if a semiautomatic rifle, can hold no more than six rounds in the magazine and chamber combined.
Colorado . Crossbows legal for all hunters during gun seasons and for handicapped hunters during archery season.