Hunters now have the option to apply to draw a license in Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new secondary big-game draw.
Application are open from Friday to July 7. The secondary draw replaces the old leftover draw. The secondary draw opens after the results of the annual primary big-game draw have been posted.
The secondary draw is open to everyone. Most elk, deer, pronghorn and bear licenses not issued through the primary draw will be made available in the secondary draw.
A list of hunt codes eligible for the secondary draw are posted online.
Any licenses remaining after the secondary draw, as well as those which are eligible for public reissue (except for ranching for wildlife licenses), will be placed on the leftover list and available for purchase beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 4.
Applications for both the primary and secondary draws are available only online or by phone.
Over-the-counter unlimited licenses will be available for purchase starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 6.