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2017-2018 Colorado Hunting Seasons

A tradition for many families, hunting is an exciting escape into nature. Your reward of patiently waiting in a tree stand or hunting blind is the satisfaction of taking responsibility for your own food, or finally bagging that trophy buck. Discount Ramps has all the hunting dates for Colorado, and the necessary hunting equipment to ensure a successful year.

This is a general guide to season dates. Dates are subject to change. For more information, visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website.

Bear

Hunt/Weapon Type First Day Last Day
Rifle limited (by draw) Sep. 2 Sep. 30
Archery (over-the-counter with caps) Sep. 2 Sep. 30
Muzzleloading (over-the-counter with caps) Sep. 2 Sep. 30
Rifle (over-the-counter with caps) - Requires overlapping deer or elk license Concurrent with deer/elk rifle seasons  

Deer

Hunt Type/Area Weapon Type First Day Last Day
Deer (West of I-25 and Unit 140) Archery Aug. 26 Sep. 24
Deer Muzzleloader Sep. 9 Sep. 17
Plains Deer (East of I-25, except Unit 140) Archery Oct. 1 Oct. 27
Plains Deer (East of I-25, except Unit 140) Muzzleloader Oct. 14 Oct. 22
Combined deer/elk 2nd season Rifle Oct. 21 Oct. 29
Plains Deer (East of I-25, except Unit 140) Rifle Oct. 28 Nov. 7
Combined deer/elk 3rd season Rifle Nov. 4 Nov. 12
Plains Deer (East of I-25, except Unit 140) Archery Nov. 8 Nov. 30
Combined limited deer/elk 4th season Rifle Nov. 15 Nov. 19
Late Plains Deer (East of I-25, except Unit 140) Rifle Dec. 1 Dec. 14
Plains Deer (East of I-25, except Unit 140) Archery Dec. 15 Dec. 31

Elk

Hunt Type Weapon Type First Day Last Day
Elk (West of I-25 and Unit 140) Archery Aug. 26 Sep. 24
Elk Muzzleloader Sep. 9 Sep. 17
Separate limited elk 1st season Rifle Oct. 14 Oct. 18
Combined deer/elk 2nd season Rifle Oct. 21 Oct. 29
Combined deer/elk 3rd season Rifle Nov. 4 Nov. 12
Combined limited deer/elk 4th season Rifle Nov. 15 Nov. 19

Moose

Weapon Type First Day Last Day
Archery Sep. 9 Sep. 24
Muzzleloader Sep. 9 Sep. 17
Rifle Oct. 1 Oct. 14

Pronghorn

Sex Weapon Type First Day Last Day
Bucks only Archery Aug. 15 Aug. 31
Either Archery Sep. 1 Sep. 20
Either Muzzleloader Sep. 21 Sep. 29
Either Rifle Oct. 7 Oct. 13

Turkey

Season First Day Last Day
Spring Apr. 8 May 21
Fall Sep. 1 Oct. 27
Late Dec. 15 Jan. 15

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