Moffat County Colorado Big Game Units: 1, 2, 201, 211, 3, 301, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 & 13
2021 PRIMARY LIMITED LICENSES DRAW DEADLINE: April 6th 8:00 PM [Mountain]
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.
2021 Colorado Big Game Hunting Dates
Deer & Elk Archery Season September 2 - September 30
Deer & Elk Muzzleloader Season September 11 - September 19
Deer & Elk Rifle Seasons
1st Regular Rifle Elk October 16 - October 20
2nd Regular Combined Rifle Deer & Elk October 30 - November 7
3rd Regular Combined Rifle Deer & Elk November 13 - November 19
4th Regular Combined Rifle Deer & Elk November 24 - November 28
Thanksgiving Day November 25
Archery September 11 - September 19
Muzzleloader September 12 - September 20
Rifle October 1 - October 14
Archery - Buck August 15 - August 31
Archery -Either September 1 - September 20
Muzzleloader September 21 - September 29
Rifle October 2 - October 10
Archery September 2 - September 30
Muzzleloader September 11 - September 19
Rifle September 2 - September 30
New for 2021 - Archery & Muzzleloader Add-On Bear licences are available in unlimited numbers this year. Hunters can 'add-on' an over-the-counter bear licence for archery or muzzleloader seasons if they hold a deer or elk license for the same method of take and at least one unit overlaps. More information available in the Colorado Big Game regulation brochure.
Another Great tool for selecting hunts is the CPW Statistics page
, check out the historical data on how many prefrence points were needed and how many tags are historically available in each game management unit.