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Key Dates for Colorado Hunting Seasons

The opener might be a few months away, but the application deadline is coming up quick – April 5th to be exact. Get your game plan in gear by taking a look at the season dates below.

2011 Elk Season Key Dates

Application Deadline
April 5

Licenses in the mail, draw results posted online by
June 17

Over-the-counter unlimited licenses
Available at 9 a.m. on July 12

Leftover Limited Licenses
Available at 9 a.m. on August 9

Archery (west of I-25 and Unit 140)
August 27-September 25

Muzzleloading Rifle (by draw only)
September 10 – 18

1st Season     October 15-19
2nd Season    October 22-30
3rd Season     November 5-13
4th Season     November 16-20

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