Hunting License Laws

Colorado Hunter Education Requirements

Persons born on or after January 1 1949 must have proof of a valid hunter safety education certification in order to obtain a Colorado Hunting License.

Colorado Hunting License

A hunting license is required for anyone who hunts within Colorado. License fees vary according to the hunter's age and the type of license, and whether the hunter is a Colorado resident. Hunting licenses are valid for one year, however there are 'lifetime licenses' that are also available for Colorado residents. For more information on Colorado Hunting Licenses, please consult the CPW website at wildlife.state.co.us.

Colorado Hunter Orange Requirement

It is unlawful to not wear at least 500 square inches of solid (camouflage orange is not legal; mesh garments are legal, but not recommended) daylight FLUORESCENT ORANGE material in an outer garment above the waist, part of which must be a hat or head covering visible from all directions while hunting deer, elk or antelope during any muzzleloading rifle or rifle seasons. BOW HUNTERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR ORANGE DURING THE ARCHERY ONLY SEASONS.

Important Note

For a more complete listing of Colorado hunting license laws, hunting regulations, or hunter education requirements, please consult the Colorado Hunting Information page, available on the CPW website at wildlife.state.co.us.