Colorado Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

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Colorado Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

If you are looking to hunt elks then there is no place better than Colorado. It comprises high, rugged mountainous regions and is the only state in America that lies entirely above 3,200 feet elevation.

The state contains 53 peaks that are more than 14000 feet above sea level. These mountains are largely covered in conifer forests and aspen stands, making themselves heaven for elk and other wildlife.

Colorado Bowhunting Season

Bowhunting Category Month
Elk Sept. 2-30
Deer Sept. 2-30
Plains Deer Oct. 1-29, Nov. 10-30, and Dec. 15-31
Bucks Only Aug. 15-31
Bucks and Does Sept. 1-20
Moose Sept. 11-30
Bear Sept. 2-30

License Fee In Colorado

Category License Type Fee
Bear  Resident $39.75
Bear Nonresident $101.75
Deer Buck or Doe Resident $41.28
Deer Buck or Doe Nonresident $412.61
Mountain Goat Resident $313.80
Mountain Goat Nonresident $2,300.51
Mountain Lion Resident $51.68
Mountain Lion Nonresident $351.75

Total Area And Regulations For Hunting By the State

The state of Colorado manages about 23 million acres of public land for hunting. The state declares a bow legal if it is long, recurve or compound on which the string is drawn with hands instead of machines. These bows should use arrows with a broadhead that have a minimum 7/8-inch outside diameter and a minimum of two steel cutting edges. 

A bow must have a minimum draw weight of 35 pounds and it should propel only a single arrow at a time. It doesn’t allow any means for automatic loading arrows. Hunters should also avoid using hydraulic or pneumatic technology to derive or store energy to propel arrows. Apart from that, explosive arrows are also forbidden.

Fun Facts About Bow Hunting In the State 

Elk is a magnificent mammal that attracts many hunters. But did you know that the bull’s antlers grow extremely fast, as much as one inch in one day? Well, this is quite some speed.

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