Colorado Hunting

Colorado hunting is about quiet spaces. Our public lands include 23 million acres of pristine pines, plentiful pocket meadows and pure-water ponds, so it’s no wonder we host the world’s largest elk herd and the best chance at hunting, or simply viewing, these majestic animals in motion.

Hunting in Colorado with a muzzleloader
Colorado hunting during archery season
Father and son head out for a Colorado hunt

Mule deer in the mountains, whitetail on the plains or the legendary elk of the Rockies — these are only some of many species that call Colorado home. Go primitive with a long- bow, stay modern with a centerfire rifle or split the difference with muzzle-loading. Colorado is accommodating to most types and styles of take as long as you have that handy hunter education card (from Colorado or your home state).

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Call Center

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers a unique service for interested hunters who want to hunt Colorado — a call center staffed with knowledgeable hunters to help get you started (Mon.–Fri., 8am–5pm). No other state offers this type of service! Hunt Planner call center: 303-291-PLAN (7526). Check out how hunters "social network" in this call center video >>

Important Colorado Hunting Dates

Colorado Parks & Wildlife Big Game Hunting Quick Guide
Colorado Parks & Wildlife Season Big Game Dates & Fees
Colorado Parks & Wildlife Season Small Game Dates & Fees
Colorado Parks & Wildlife Big Game Brochure
Colorado Hunting Locales and Outfitters

Featured Destinations

Visit Boulder

A laid-back lifestyle, breathtaking views of the Flatirons and Rocky Mountains and celebrated culinary offerings are just a few reasons that make Boulder one of Colorado’s most beloved cities.

Visit Estes Park

Estes Park is the basecamp for amazing adventures in Rocky Mountain National Park and your favorite mountain getaway.