NEWS FROM THE RANGE
Greetings NCRGC Members!
Colorado winter has been an adventure once again. March will usher in Spring and cabin fever will melt away as does the
snow off of the mountains. With all the new beginnings and Spring cleaning to-do lists don't overlook this important information from CPW!
Starting in 2018, all resident and nonresident applications for all big game (including bighorn sheep, goat and
moose) and turkey will only be accepted online at cpw.state.co.us, or by phone: 1-800-244-5613
To ensure a smooth application process CPW is encouraging all hunters to get into the new system early and review your
information before applying for the draw.
- Existing hunters MUST LOOK UP their previous CPW account and set up their profile in the new purchasing system BEFORE APPLYING for a license online starting March 1st.
- Confirm your Driver's License information. If your license was issued or renewed within the past 6 months, you will need to confirm your residency at a CPW office or via
email to our hunt planning team.
- Applications open March 1 and close on April 3. Don't
wait until the last minute to log into the system to ensure access and confirm your personal and preference point information.
Please see the Big Game hunting page for additional resources and details.
If you have issues there is a contact line for help,
CUSTOMER SERVICE HELP 24/7 License, state park pass, camping reservation and account set-up customer
service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
EMAIL ADDRESS AND PASSWORD REQUIRED ONLINE
■ Every hunter, including youth, will need both
existing a unique email address and password to apply and/or purchase online. Reserve America and Colorado camping customers can use their existing email to pull up their CPW record.
■ New CPW customers will need to create a new account, entering their contact and identification information
the first time they use the system.
■ Families or hunting groups currently using the same
email address will need to establish unique emails for each hunter, unless applying by phone.
LICENSE PAYMENTS: DUE WHEN YOU DRAW
■ Hunters will not have to pay for their license(s) at the time of application, and will only be be charged $3 per
application and a one-time $10 Habitat Stamp fee (if applicable).
■ If a hunter draws a license, the credit card on file in their account will automatically be charged for the license
drawn. If there is a problem with the payment, the hunter must clear up the payment issue before the new payment deadline (listed in brochures).
■ If a hunter is awarded a preference point, the credit card on file may be charged if the hunter did not have an annual
license or big game license with Colorado the previous year.
■ If a hunter is succesful in the draw and does not pay for their license by the payment deadline, the license is
surrendered, and they lose both the license and the preference points used to draw it.
Please review this and other helpful information in the 2018 CPW Brochures, it only takes a few minutes to create your account and it will save you in the end. Happy hunting!