Big Game Season Dates And Fees 2018

2018 Big Game Limited Draw License Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

Deer/elk: west of I-25 (and unit 140) Aug. 26–Sept. 24
Plains deer: east of I-25 (except unit 140) Oct. 1-24 and
Nov. 8-30 and
Dec. 15-31
Pronghorn: Bucks only Aug. 15-31
Pronghorn: Either sex Sept. 1-20
Moose Sept. 9-24
Muzzleloader (by draw only)
Deer/Elk/Moose (by drawing only) Sept. 9-17
Plains deer: east of I-25, except Unit 140 Oct. 14-22
Pronghorn Oct. 21-29
Rifle Deer/Elk/Moose
Moose Sept. 13-21
​Separate limited elk (1st season) Oct. 11-19
Combined (deer/elk) (2nd season) Oct. 21–29
​(3rd season) Nov. 4-12
Combined limited (deer/elk) (4th season) Nov. 15–19
Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140)​​ Oct. 28–Nov. 7
​Late plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Dec. 1–14
Pronghorn ​Oct. 7–13*

2018 Fees

For individuals over 18 and under 65, a $10 Habitat Stamp is required with the first license purchase for the year (Valid 4/1-3/31. For more information, read about the Habitat Stamp.

License Resident Nonresident
Elk (bull, either sex) $49.00 $644.00
Fees include a .25 cent search & rescue fee, and a .75 cent PEAC charge.
Note: Limited license $3 application fee included.

$10 Habitat Stamp will be added to 1st license purchase of the year (April 1 to March 31).

Options for purchasing licenses and a Habitat Stamp

Important Note: Anyone applying by mail for a hunting license through the draw must include the $10 Habitat Stamp fee with their license application fees if they have not already purchased a fishing or hunting license and Habitat Stamp for 2018.

Apply Online!

Big game hunters can now apply for limited licenses and buy unlimited licenses on the internet. See our total licensing page for details