Leftover Big Game Licenses Available

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As in years past, Colorado’s leftover big game licenses from the 2004 drawing will go on sale Aug. 10 on a first-come first-serve basis. Colorado license buyers will enjoy the added convenience this year of being able to purchase these licenses beginning at 9 a.m. at all license agents throughout the state.

“In the past those who wanted to buy a leftover license had to stand in long lines at Division of Wildlife (DOW) offices,” said Henrietta Turner, license administrator manager for the DOW. “This year, our customers will have the convenience of going to their local sporting goods store or any other retailer that sells Colorado licenses and purchase them. This new effort in customer service is expected to save people a lot of time and effort.”

The list of licenses that were not sold during this year’s draw can be found on the DOW’s Web site at: http://wildlife.state.co.us/leftoverlicenses/.

Those who plan to purchase leftover licenses through license agents should have the list of leftover licenses with them, a list of hunt codes for the licenses in which they are interested, their Social Security Number, and proof of their residency and hunter education when they arrive at the store. This will help this process run efficiently as possible.

“The more people are prepared, the easier it will be for both the license agents and our customers,” Turner said.

Customers need to be aware that some license agents may have business hours that do not coincide with the beginning of the sale at 9 a.m.

The DOW is urging license buyers to use license agents to purchase leftover licenses if at all possible, but nonresidents and those who will absolutely not have access to license agents or DOW offices on Aug. 10 will still have the opportunity to buy leftover licenses on the day of the sale. This can be done by mailing in a leftover license purchase form. A printable copy of the form will also be available on the DOW Web site at: http://wildlife.state.co.us/leftoverlicenses/.

They are also available by calling the DOW’s customer service center at (303) 297-1192 and requesting a form be faxed. Forms post marked before Aug. 1 will not be accepted. Mail in forms will be opened beginning at the same time that the leftover licenses go on sale at 9 a.m. on Aug 10.