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RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still thousands of leftover big-game and turkey hunting licenses available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table. Over-the-counter elk licenses are also now available.
Hunters are reminded that they can pick up a list of available leftover licenses at the nearest CPW office, a license agent or online at cpw.state.co.us.
Available leftover licenses include pronghorn, elk, bear, deer and turkey, species that can be hunted across the state on more thanr 23 million acres of public lands, including U.S. National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands.
Colorado remains a hunting destination,” CPW Public Information Officer Matt Robbins said.
Wildlife officials remind the public that the CPW website offers a wide variety of information, including access to hunting brochures and regional hunt guides. One of the more popular features of the website is “Elk Hunting University,” which guides the novice through the license-purchasing process and provides information on how to hunt elk.
Robbins adds that before heading to your preferred camping area, check with local land managers to be sure there are no last minute closures that may affect hunting plans.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that safety is the primary consideration. Dressing for the elements, carrying survival supplies, water, hunting with a buddy and letting someone know about your plans are critical tips for safety in the field.
Wildlife officials remind hunters to follow all hunting rules and regulations, including wearing at least 500 square inches of solid, daylight fluorescent orange above the waist. A fluorescent orange head-covering that is visible from all 360 degrees is also required.
Additionally, being sure of your target can help prevent serious accidents and lessen the possibility of shooting the wrong animal, and please make sure you are on public land or obtain permission to hunt on private land before starting your hunt.