Hunting Seasons in Colorado 2022-2023

Deer

Ranching for wildlife – residents only limited license

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 2 – Sep. 11 2022Cross Mountain Ranch, Lay Creek RanchDates may vary by Zones, Doe or Buck may vary by Zones
Sep. 24 – Sep. 28 2022Silver Spur RanchBuck
Oct. 1 – Nov. 16 2022Buck Mountain Ranch, Buffalo Horn Ranch, Deakins Ranch, Elk Springs Ranch, Four Mile Ranch, Lay Creek Ranch, M/R White River Ranch, Morgan Creek Ranch, Pinon Mesa Ranch, Purgatoire Ranch, Rimrock Ranch, Snake River Ranch, Tercio Ranch, Three Forks Ranch, Three Springs Ranch, Twin Peaks Ranch, Visintainer RanchDates may vary by Zones, Buck or Doe may vary by Zones and dates
Nov. 19 – Dec. 11 2022Agner Mountain Ranch, Blue Sage Ranch, Burns Hole Ranch, Hill Ranch, Kiowa Creek Ranch, M/R White River Ranch, Morgan Creek Ranch, Silver Spur Ranch, Snake River RanchDates may vary by Zones, Buck or Doe may vary by Zones and dates
Dec. 14 – Dec. 23 2022Buck Mountain Ranch, Four Mile RanchDates may vary by Zones, Doe or Buck may vary by Zones
Dec. 28 2022 – Jan. 1 2023Visintainer RanchEither Sex
Jan. 14 – Jan. 18 2023Four Mile RanchDoe or Either Sex may vary by Hunt Code

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 15 – Oct. 30 2022All ZonesDates may vary by Zone, Doe, Buck or Either Sex may vary by Zone and dates
Sep. 1 – Dec. 30 202241Private Land Only, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Hunt Code
Oct. 1 – Nov. 30 2022142Either Sex
Nov. 9– Dec. 31 202287 – 147, 951Dates may vary by Zone, Doe, Buck or Either Sex may vary by Zone and dates

Muzzleloader

DatesZonesNotes
Sept. 10 – Sept. 18 20221 – 86, 140, 161, 171, 181, 191, 201, 211, 214, 231, 301, 361, 371, 391, 411, 441, 444, 461, 471, 481, 500, 501, 511, 521, 551, 561, 581, 591, 681, 682, 691, 711, 741, 751, 771, 791, 851, 861Dates may vary by Zone, Doe, Buck or Either Sex may vary by Zone and dates
Oct. 8 – Oct. 16 202287 – 139, 141 – 147, 951Dates may vary by Zone, Doe, Buck or Either Sex may vary by Zone and dates

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 3 – Dec. 14 2022All ZonesDates may vary by Zone, Doe, Buck or Either Sex may vary by Zone and dates
Oct. 1 2022 – Jan. 31 2023591Special use rules for closures, Doe and Buck may vary by Hunt Code

Season Choice Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 1 – Oct. 28 202287 – 93, 95 – 102Plains, private land only, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Hunt Code
Nov. 9 – Nov. 30 202287 – 93, 95 – 102Plains, private land only, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Hunt Code
Dec. 15 – Dec. 31 202287 – 93, 95 – 102Plains, private land only, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Hunt Code

Season Choice Muzzleloader

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 8 – Oct. 16 202287 – 93, 95 – 102Plains, private land only, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Hunt Code

Season Choice Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 29 – Nov. 8 202287 – 93, 95 – 102Plains, private land only, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Hunt Code
Dec. 1 – Dec. 14 202287 – 93, 95 – 102Plains, private land only, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Hunt Code
Jan. 1 – Jan. 31 202387 – 93, 95 – 102Plains, private land only, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Hunt Code

Whitetail Deer Only

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 1 – Oct. 28 2022103 – 107, 109 – 130, 132 – 136, 139, 141, 145 – 147Plains, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Zones and Hunt Code, Zones 104, 128 and 129 mostly on private land – need landowner permission
Nov. 9 – Nov. 30 2022103 – 107, 109 – 130, 132 – 136, 139, 141, 145 – 147Plains, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Zones and Hunt Code, Zones 104, 128 and 129 mostly on private land – need landowner permission
Dec. 15 – Dec. 31 2022103 – 107, 109 – 130, 132 – 136, 139, 141, 145 – 147Plains, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Zones and Hunt Code, Zones 104, 128 and 129 mostly on private land – need landowner permission

Muzzleloader

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 8 – Oct. 16 2022104 – 107, 109 – 130, 132 – 136, 139, 141, 145 – 147Plains, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Zones and Hunt Code, Zones 104, 128 and 129 mostly on private land – need landowner permission

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 29 – Nov. 8 2022103 – 107, 109 – 126, 128 – 130, 132 – 139, 141, 143 – 147Plains, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Zones and Hunt Code, Zones 104, 128 and 129 mostly on private land – need landowner permission
Dec. 1 – Dec. 14 2022103 – 107, 109 – 126, 128 – 130, 132 – 139, 141, 143 – 147Plains, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Zones and Hunt Code, Zones 104, 128 and 129 mostly on private land – need landowner permission
Jan. 1 – Jan. 15 2023103 – 107, 109 – 126, 128 – 130, 132 – 139, 141, 143 – 147Plains, Doe or Either Sex may vary by Zones and Hunt Code, Zones 104, 128 and 129 mostly on private land – need landowner permission

Elk

Ranching For Wildlife – Residents only limited licenses

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 8 2022 – Jan. 23 2023Agner Mountain Ranch, Aught Six Ranch, Blue Sage Ranch, Buck Mountain Ranch, Buffalo Horn Ranch, Cross Mountain Ranch, Deakins Ranch, Elk Springs Ranch, Four Mile Ranch, Hill Ranch, Kiowa Creek Ranch, Lay Creek Ranch, M/R White River Ranch, Morgan Creek Ranch, Mountain Meadows Ranch, Pinon Mesa Ranch, Silver Spur Ranch, Snake River Ranch, Tercio Ranch, Three Forks Ranch, Three Springs Ranch, Twin Peaks Ranch, Visintainer Ranch, Wolf Mountain RanchDates may vary by Zones, Cow or Either Sex may vary by dates and Hunt Codes

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Sept. 2 – Sept. 30 20221, 2, 4, 5, 7 – 10, 12, 19, 20, 23, 24, 29, 33, 39, 40, 44 – 51, 54 – 58, 61, 66, 67, 69 – 78, 80, 81, 84, 104, 191, 201, 391, 441, 444, 461, 481, 500, 501, 551, 561, 711, 741, 751, 771, 851Bull, Cow or Either Sex may vary by Zone

Muzzleloader

DatesZonesNotes
Sept. 10 – Sept. 18 20221 – 86, 104, 128, 131, 133, 134, 140, 141, 142, 161, 171, 181, 191, 201, 211, 214, 231, 301, 361, 371, 391, 411, 421, 441, 444, 461, 471, 481, 500, 501, 511, 521, 551, 561, 581, 591, 681, 682, 691, 711, 741, 751, 771, 791, 851, 861Bull, Cow or Either Sex may vary by Zone

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 15 – Oct. 19 2022All ZonesLimited
Oct. 29 – Nov. 6 2022All Zones
Nov. 11 – Nov. 17 2022All Zones
Nov. 23 – Nov. 27 2022All ZonesLimited

Moose

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Sept.10 – Sept. 30 2022All Zones

Muzzleloader

DatesZonesNotes
Sept.10 – Sept. 18 2022All Zones

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 1 – Oct. 14 2022All Zones

Pronghorn

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Aug. 15 – Aug. 31 2022All ZonesBucks only
Sept. 1 – Sept. 20 2022All ZonesEither sex

Muzzleloader

DatesZonesNotes
Sept. 21 – Sept. 29 2022All Zones

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Oct. 1 – Oct. 9 2022All Zones

Black Bear

Archery

DatesZonesNotes
Sept. 2 – Sept. 30 2022All ZonesOTC and/or limited

Muzzleloader

DatesZonesNotes
Sept. 10 – Sept. 18 2022All ZonesOTC and/or limited

Rifle

DatesZonesNotes
Sept. 2 – Sept. 30 2022All ZonesBy draw
Oct. 15 – Oct. 19 2022All ZonesOTC and/or limited
Oct. 29 – Nov. 6 2022All Zones
Nov. 11 – Nov. 17 2022All Zones
Nov. 23 – Nov. 27 2022All Zones

Mountain Lion

Spring

DatesZonesNotes
Apr. 1 – Apr. 30 20227, 8, 9, 19, 20, 29, 38, 39, 43-46, 48, 50, 51, 56, 59, 87–107, 109, 110, 111–122, 123–130, 132–139, 141–147, 191, 391, 444, 461, 481, 500, 501, 511, 561, 591, 951Land Closures (Units: 39, 46, 500, 501)
Electronic calls permitted (Units: 43, 44, 45, 444)

Fall

DatesZonesNotes
Nov. 28 2022 – Mar. 31 20231-69, 70 (W of Colo. 141), 70 (E of Colo. 141), 71-147, 161, 171, 181, 191, 361, 371, 391, 411, 421, 441, 444, 461, 471, 481, 500, 501, 511, 521, 551, 561, 681, 682, 691, 711, 741, 751, 771, 791, 851, 861, 951Land Closures (Units: 39, 46, 500, 501)
Electronic calls permitted (Units: 43, 44, 45, 60, 61, 72, 73, 444)

Turkey

Spring

The following units are closed to all Spring Turkey hunting: 26, 45, 201, 371, 471

DatesZonesNotes
Apr. 9 – Apr. 29 202259, 91, 92, 96, 101, 102, 103, 107, 109Beaver Creek SWA and Table Mtn. STL only (Unit 59), Private Land only (Unit 96)
Apr. 9 – May 31 20222, 15, 21, 23, 25, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 43, 44, 47, 59, 80, 81, 91, 92, 96, 101, 102, 124, 125, 127, 129, 132, 139, 140, 361, 444, 851Youth only (Unit 59, 91, 92, 96, 101, 102, 103, 107, 109, 124, 125, 129), Beaver Creek SWA and Table Mtn. STL only (Unit 59), Private Land only (Unit 96, 444), Lake Dorothey and James M. John SWA only (Unit 140), Bosque del Oso SWA only (Unit 851)
Apr. 11 – May 31 202223Private Lan only (Unit 23)
Apr. 30 – May 31 202259Beaver Creek SWA and Table Mtn. STL only (Unit 59)

Spring Ranching For Wildlife (Residents Only)

DatesZonesNotes
Apr. 16 – Apr. 25 2022136, 143, 147Purgatoire Ranch
Apr. 16 – May 31 202284Mountain Meadows Ranch
Apr. 27 – May 6 202285Twin Peaks Ranch (Hunt Code: T-M-085-W2-R for Youth only)
May 18 – May 29 202285Twin Peaks Ranch (Hunt Code: T-M-085-W2-R for Youth only)

Fall

The following units are closed to all Fall Turkey hunting:
2, 21, 26, 30, 35, 36, 44, 45, 63, 80, 81, 89, 90, 93, 95, 97, 98, 99, 100, 106, 111, 115, 120, 201, 371, 471

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 1 – Oct. 2 202215, 25, 27, 34, 37, 47, 59, 85, 140, 361, 444, 851Beaver Creek SWA and Table Mtn. STL only (Unit 59), Spanish Peaks SWA, Oberosler, Dochter, Sakariason Tracts only (Unit 85), Bosque del Oso SWA only (Unit 851), James M. John SWA and Lake Dorothey SWA only (Unit 140),
Sep. 1 – Oct. 28 202291, 92, 96, 101, 102, 103, 107, 109, 124, 125, 126, 127, 129, 132, 139, 146Hunt Code T-E-091-K1-R for Youth only (Unit 91, 92, 96, 101, 102)

Fall Ranching For Wildlife (Residents Only)

DatesZonesNotes
Sep. 17 – Sep. 26 2022136, 143, 147Purgatoire Ranch

Late Season (Private Land Only)

DatesZonesNotes
Dec. 15 2022 – Jan. 15 2023112, 113Hunt available through sales agents only (Hunt Code T-F-000-U2-R)

Small Game

Abert’s SquirrelNov. 15-Jan. 15
BeaverOct. 1-Apr. 30
BobcatDec. 1-Feb. 28
Common Snapping TurtleApr. 1-Oct. 31
RabbitOct. 1-Feb. 28
CoyoteOpen season
Fox and Pine SquirrelOct. 1-Feb. 28
MarmotAug. 10-Oct. 15
Prairie DogsJune 15-Feb. 28
Prairie RattlesnakeJune 15-Aug. 15
Wyoming Ground SquirrelOpen season

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