Season dates and fees:
See the season dates and fees
page and the regulation brochure
NEW April Season Opened:Hunting License:
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently established an April mountain lion season, which ran April 1-30 beginning this year. Hunters are required to obtain a new mountain lion hunting license for the 2013-2014 seasons in order to hunt during the April season. A hunter may only harvest one lion during 2013-2014 lion seasons, including from April 1-30, 2013 and from Nov. 18, 2013-March 31, 2014. See the 2013 Mountain Lion April Season flier .
You must have a lion license and carry it when hunting. You can buy licenses online
or by calling, 1-800-244-5613. Credit cards accepted for phone or internet purchases. Licenses also are sold at Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) offices
and license agents
Required Mountain Lion Education Certificate: It is illegal to obtain a mountain lion license or hunt lions without a mountain lion education certificate issued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, attesting to successful completion of CPW’s Mountain Lion Education and Identification Course. Hunters must carry the certificate while hunting lions. The written portion of the course is available as a PDF file (1.5MB) or from CPW offices.
Important: To take this exam, you must have a Customer Identification Number (CID). (If you choose to take the "practice" version of the exam, you do not need a CID number.) You will be asked to enter your CID number on the "About You" screen. This is necessary for matching of your CID number with your lion education certification number—the number you will be given after passing this exam—in the licensing system so you can purchase a mountain lion license.
If you do not already have a CID number, or have lost track of it, please contact any Colorado Parks and Wildlife office, or call the main number, 303/297-1192, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. MST. (If you have purchased any license from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, your CID number is printed on it.)