Colorado Parks & Wildlife has released its 2014 Big Game Hunt Planner, outlining the season dates and fees for 2014 hunts in Colorado. You can download a copy of the hunt planner by clicking here.
Changes in 2014 include new prices for non-resident elk and deer licenses. Non-resident bull elk hunting tags are now listed at $601, an increase of $15 over last year. Non-resident mule deer hunting licenses are now $361, up $10 from 2013.
Those who have hunted in Colorado recently will recognize the same season structure. Archery seasons west of I-25 will run from the last Saturday in August until the last Sunday in September. After a 12-day break, rifle seasons will begin with the elk-only first rifle season on October 11. That will be followed by the combined deer and elk second and third rifle seasons beginning on October 18 and November 1 respectively. For dates of specific hunts, please refer to our hunting pages.
This follows the same season structure as the previous four years. However, Colorado runs on a 5-year season structure and 2015 will mark the start of a new 5-year plan. Items up for consideration include the preference point structure, youth hunting opportunity and the structure and timing of deer and elk hunting seasons.
The public comment period runs during February and March, 2014. The Colorado Wildlife Comission will approve a new structure at their meeting in September of this year. For more information on Colorado’s 5-year season structure, please click here.
Again this year, the application deadline for limited big game licenses is the first Tuesday in April. All applications must be submitted by April 1, 2014. Unlimited, over-the-counter elk licenses are available in our area for archery, second rifle and third rifle seasons. Muzzleloader elk, first rifle elk and all mule deer seasons are limited and require application. We also have limited archery elk hunting available in Unit 24. If you have questions about the application process for any of these hunts, please let us know.
For information on elk hunting or mule deer hunting with Winterhawk Outfitters in the Flat Tops Wilderness, please check out our hunting page. You may also contact us online or call us anytime at 970-487-3011.