Hunting in Colorado is something that all hunters have dreamed of doing. The vast and open hunting grounds feels like there’s no boundary. Colorado provides over 23 million acres of public hunting land that offers a large area for deer, elk, moose and more to roam this mountain and meadow region of the Western United States.
If you’re looking to hunt deer, elk or bear in Colorado, let’s take a look at the season dates and bag limits for the state.
Colorado Hunting Seasons 2023-2024
Here are the season dates for 2023-2024:
|Deer (West of I-25)||September 2–30||September 2–30|
|Elk||September 2–30||September 2–30|
|Plains deer (East of I-25)||October 1–27|
|Moose||September 9–30||September 7–30|
|Pronghorn (bucks only)||August 15-31||August 15-31|
|Pronghorn (either sex)||September 1-20||September 1-20|
|Deer/Elk/Moose||September 9-17||September 14-22|
|Plains Deer||October 14–22||September 12–20|
|Pronghorn||September 21-29||September 21-29|
|Moose||October 1-14||October 1-14|
|Limited elk||October 14–18||October 12–16|
|Deer/Elk||October 28-November 5||October 26-November 3|
|Deer/Elk||November 11-17||November 9-15|
|Limited Deer/Elk||November 22-26||November 20-24|
|Plains Deer||October 28-November 7||October 26-November 5|
|Late Plains Deer||December 1-14||December 1-14|
|Rifle||October 7-15||October 5-13|
|Rifle||September 2-30||September 2-30|
|Archery||September 2-30||September 2-30|
For all other hunting guidelines, see the official Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.