Colorado Big Game Units: 1, 2, 201, 211, 3, 301, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 & 13

With nearly two million acres of public land, Northwest Colorado is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.  A large big game population and a remarkably high success rate make Moffat County the best place for Colorado trophy hunting.

There is a reason that Moffat County is called the Elk Hunting Capital of the World. Two of North America's largest migratory elk herds are found here, along with Mule Deer and Pronghorn populations that offer many harvesting opportunities.  Moffat County also provides an abundance of small game, giving young hunters a wonderful way to experience this heritage.

2020 Colorado Big Game Hunting Dates

Deer & Elk Archery Season               September 2nd - September 30th   
Deer & Elk Muzzleloader Season     September 12th - September 20th

Deer & Elk Rifle Seasons
1st Regular Rifle Elk                                    October 10th - October 14th
2nd Regular Combined Rifle Deer & Elk  October 24th - November 1st
3rd Regular Combined Rifle Deer & Elk   November 7th - November 13th
4th Regular Combined Rifle Deer & Elk   November 18th - November 22nd
Thanksgiving Day                                          November 26th
Late Rifle Season Dates                               November 23rd - January 31st*
*Check individual Game Management Units for dates & species available

Moose Seasons
Archery              Sept 12 - Sept 30
Muzzleloader     Sept 12 - Sept 20
Rifle                    Oct 1 - Oct 14
Alternative concurrent anterless Rifle Moose season dates available- See Colorado Big Game Brochure

Pronghorn Seasons
Archery - Buck   Aug 15 - Aug 31
Archery -Either  Sept 1 - Sept 20
Muzzleloader     Sept 21 - Sept 29
Rifle                    Oct 3 - Oct 11

Bear Seasons
Archery              Sept 2 - 30
Muzzleloader     Sept 12 - Sept 30
Rifle                    Sept 2 - Sept 30
Concurrent Bear Seasons available - See Colorado Big Game Brochure
For more information on how and where to obtain a hunting license, please visit Colorado Hunting Regulations brochures.  Additional hunting information and maps can be found at CWP Interactive Hunting Atlas or Colorado Parks & Wildlife.