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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 Nov. 10-Jan. 6

Quail (Northern Bobwhite, Scaled, Gambel’s)
West of I-25 except Pueblo, Fremont, Huerfano and Las Animas Counties
Nov. 10-Jan. 6

Quail (Northern Bobwhite, Scaled, Gambel’s)
Extended Falconry Season – Statewidee_SFlb Sept. 1-March 31

Greater Prairie Chicken – Closed Statewide
except units 93, 97, 98, 100, 101 and 102e_SFlb Oct. 1-Jan 6

Greater Prairie Chicken – Extended Falconry
Season – Closed Statewide except units 97, 98,
100, 101 and 102e_SFlb Oct. 1-Jan 6

FURBEARERS

Mink, Pine Marten, Badger, Gray Fox, Red Fox,
Swift Fox, Raccoon, Ring-Tailed Cat, Striped
Skunk, Western Spotted Skunk, Long-Tailed
Weasel, Short-Tailed Weasel, Opossum and
Muskrat – Statewidee_SFlb Nov. 1-Feb. 28

Bobcat – Statewide
Dec. 1 – Feb. 28

Coyote – Statewide
Jan. 1-Dec. 31

Beaver
Oct. 1-April 30

WATERFOWL

Sora and Virginia Rail
Sept. 1-Nov. 9

Sandhill Crane – Areas east of the Continental
Divide except North Park and the San Luis Valley
Sept. 29-Nov. 25

Wilson’s Snipe
Sept. 1-Dec. 16

Mourning Dove and White-Winged Dove
Sept. 1-Nov. 9

Eurasian Collered-Dove
Jan. 1-Dec. 31

Band-Tailed Pigeon
Sept. 1-30

Crow
Oct. 1-Jan. 31

Ducks and Coots Pacific Flyway – All areas west
of the Continental Divide
Sept. 22-Oct. 10 & Nov. 3-Jan. 27

Ducks and Coots Central Flyway – Northeast Zonee_SFlb Oct. 6-Nov. 26 & Dec. 15-Jan. 27

Ducks and Coots Central Flyway – Southeast Zone
Oct. 24-Jan. 27

Ducks and Coots Central Flyway – Mountain/
Foothills Zone
Sept. 29-Nov. 25 & Dec. 21-Jan. 27

Teal – Lake and Chaffee Counties and all areas
east of I-25
Sept. 8-16

Early Canada Goose
Sept. 1-9

Light Geese Central Flyway
Feb. 11-April 30

Dark Geese North Park – Jackson County
Sept. 29-Oct. 14 & Nov. 17-Feb. 10

Light Geese North Park – Jackson County
Oct. 27-Feb. 10

Dark Geese South Park and San Luis Valley
Sept. 29-Oct. 14 & Nov. 17-Feb. 10

Light Geese South Park and San Luis Valley
Oct. 27-Feb. 10

Dark Geese Northern Front Range
Sept. 29-Oct. 14 & Nov. 17-Feb. 10

Light Geese Northern Front Range
Oct. 27-Feb. 10

Dark Geese Balance of Central Flyway
Nov. 17-Feb. 10

Light Geese Balance of Central Flyway
Oct. 27-Feb. 10

Geese Pacific Flyway – All areas west of
Continental Divide
Sept. 22-Oct. 1 & Nov. 3-Jan. 27

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Central Flyway
Northeast Zone
Sept. 22-23

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Central Flyway
Southeast Zone
Oct. 20-21

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Central Flyway
Mountain/Foothills Zone
Sept. 22-23

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Pacific Flyway
All areas west of the Continental Divide
Oct. 13-14

OTHER GAME ANIMALS

Cottontail Rabbit, Snowshoe Hare, White-tailed
and Black Tailed Jackrabbit – Statewidee_SFlb Oct. 1-Feb. 28

Cottontail Rabbit, Snowshoe Hare, White-tailed
and Black Tailed Jackrabbit Extended Falconry
Season- Statewidee_SFlb Sept. 1-March 31

Abert’s Squirrels – Statewide
Nov. 15-Jan. 15

Fox Squirrel and Pine Squirrels Statewide
Oct. 1-Feb. 28

Wyoming (Richardson’s) Ground Squirrel,
European Starlling and English or House Sparrowe_SFlb Jan. 1-Dec. 31

Black-Tailed, White-Tailed, Gunnison Prairie Dogse_SFlb June 15-Feb. 28 (Public Land)e_SFlb Jan. 1-Dec. 31 (Private Land)

Common Snapping Turtle – Statewide
April 1-Oct. 31

Marmot – Statewide
Aug. 10-Oct. 15

Prairie Rattlesnake – Statewide
June 15-Aug. 15

FEES

Elk (bull, either sex)
Resident: $49
Nonresident: $579

Elk (cow)
Resident: $49
Nonresident: $354

Deer (buck or doe)
Resident: $34
Nonresident: $349

Pronghorn (buck or doe)
Resident: $34
Nonresident: $349

Bear
Resident: $44
Nonresident: $354

Youth Big Game (deer, elk, pronghorn)
Resident: $13.75e_SFlb Nonresident: $103.75

Mountain Goat
Resident: $254
Nonresident: $1,919

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Resident: $254
Nonresident: $1,919

Desert Bighorn Sheep
Resident: $254
Nonresident: $1,279

Moose
Resident: $254
Nonresident: $1,919

Turkey (Fall) Unlimited
Resident: $16
Nonresident: $101

Turkey Unlimited Youth
Resident: $11
Nonresident: $76

Furbearer
Resident: $21
Nonresident: $56


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