Elk NetworkApplications Open for 2018 Colorado Elk Hunt

General | March 9, 2018

Applications are now open for limited 2018 big game hunting licenses, including elk, sheep and goat. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) encourages all hunters to prepare and apply early for this year’s license draw. 2018 will be the first big game draw process conducted in the new CPW integrated purchasing system, which means there are some significant changes for sportsmen and women this year.

One major change is that paper applications are no longer accepted; all applications must be done online or over the phone. Additionally, payment in full is no longer required at the time of application in 2018. Hunters will be responsible only for their application fees and a $10 habitat stamp (if applicable) when applying. The cost of any licenses will not be charged until a hunter is successful in the draw.

(Photo source: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)