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2012 Colorado Hunting Season Dates

Colorado Division of Wildlife http://wildlife.state.co.us

BIG GAME

Archery

Deer/Elk: West of I-25 (and unit 140)
Aug. 25-Sept. 23

Plains Deer: East of I-25 (except unit 140):
There will be 2 or 3 splits within the season
(3 in units with both regular and late plains
rifle deer seasons) to avoid archery/rifle
season overlap
Oct. 1-26, Nov. 7-30 and Dec. 15-31
OR Oct. 1-26 and Nov. 7-Dec. 31

Pronghorn: Bucks Only
Aug. 15-31

Pronghorn: Either sex
Sept. 1-20

Moose
Sept. 8-23

Muzzleloader

(All Deer/Elk Licenses by drawing only)

Deer/Elk/Moose (by drawing only)
Sept. 8-16

Plains Deer: East of I-25, except Unit 140e_SFlb Oct. 13-21

Pronghorn
Oct. 21-29

Rifle Deer, Combined Deer/Elk & Separate Limited Elk

(All licenses for separate & 4th season by drawing only)

Separate Limited Elk: 1st Season
Oct. 13-17

Combined Deer/Elk: 2nd Season
Oct. 20-28

Combined Deer/Elk: 3rd Season
Nov. 3-11

Combined Limited Deer/Elk: 4th Season
Nov. 14-18

High Country Antlered Deer: By drawing only.
Dates depend on GMU
Sept. 8-16

Rifle Late Elk: There will be an option for
limited antlerless seasons with licenses issued
by GMU/DAU, as needed to acheive population
objectives. Season lengths variable within
time frame by GMU/DAU & set annually.e_SFlb Nov. 19-Jan. 31, 2012

Rifle Plains Deer: By drawing only. East of I-25
(except unit 140)
Oct. 27-Nov. 6

Rifle Late Plains Deer: By drawing only. East of I-25 (except unit 140)
Dec. 1-14

Rifle Pronghorn: By drawing only.
Oct. 6-12

Rifle Moose: By drawing only.
Oct. 1-14

Black Bear

By drawing only. Limited.
Sept. 2-30

Unlimited w/cap. Archery.
Sept. 2-23

Unlimited w/cap. Muzzleloading
Sept. 8-16

Unlimited w/cap. Rifle
Concurrent with deer/elk rifle seasons

TURKEY

Valid statewide except in limited units listed online and units totally closed to turkey hunting.

Fall Unlimited

West of I-25 and GMU 140
Sept. 1-Oct. 7

East of I-25 and GMU 140
Sept. 1-Oct. 26

SMALL GAME

Dusky Grouse – West of I-25
Sept. 1-Nov. 18

Dusky (Blue) Grouse – West of I-25
Extened Falconry Season
Sept. 1-March 31

White-tailed Ptarmigan – Statewide except
certain units
Sept. 8-Oct. 7

White-tailed Ptarmigan Extended Falconry
Season- Statewide except certain units
Sept. 1-March 31

White-tailed Ptarmigan – Select Units
Sept. 8-Nov. 18

White-tailed Ptarmigan Extended Falconry
Season- Select Units
Sept. 1-March 31

Greater Sage-Grouse – Select Units
Sept. 8-14

Greater Sage-Grouse – Select Units, North Parke_SFlb Sept. 8-9

Greater Sage-Grouse Select Units, Select Unitse_SFlb Sept. 1-Jan. 31

Gunnison Sage-Grouse
None

Mountain Sharp-Tailed Grouse – Closed
Statewide Except Select Units
Sept. 1-Sept. 16

Mountain Sharp-Tailed Grouse Extended
Falconry Season- Closed Statewide Except
Select Units
Sept. 1-March 31

Chukar Partridge – Statewide
Sept. 1-Nov. 30

Chukar Extended Falconry Season-Statewide
Sept. 1-March 31

Pheasant – East of I-25
Nov. 10-Jan. 31

Pheasant – West of I-25
Nov. 10-Jan. 6

Pheasant Extended Falconry Season-Statewide
Sept. 1-March 31

Quail (Northern Bobwhite, Scaled, Gambel’s)
East of I-25 and South of I-70 from I-25 Byers
to Hwy 36 from Byers to Kansas line and those
portions of Pueblo, Fremont, Huerfano and Las
Animas counties lying West of I-25e_SFlb Nov. 10-Jan. 31

Quail (Northern Bobwhite, Scaled, Gambel’s)
East of I-25 and North of I-70 from I-25 East to
Byers and Hwy 36 from Byers to Kansas linee_SFlb


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