‘Leftover’ hunting licenses on sale Aug. 14

Thousands of big game hunting licenses that did not sell during the license application and draw process will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and more than 700 hunting license retailers statewide, the agency reported in a news release.

In addition to the approximately 34,000 elk licenses, 6,300 deer licenses and 6,300 pronghorn licenses that will be available, more than 900 bear licenses and 120 leftover fall turkey licenses will also go on sale to the public that morning, according to the release.

Leftover license day is one of the biggest hunting license sales days for many hunting licenses sales locations. Hunters can find a list of wildlife offices (http://wildlife.state.co.us/About/OfficesAndPhone/Pages/ContactNumbers.aspx) and license retailers (http://wildlife.state.co.us/ShopDOW/AppsAndLicenses/LicenseAgents/Pages/LicenseAgentList.aspx) on the wildlife side of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website, the release stated.

License purchasers who are out of state or unable to get to a license agent can call the toll-free license sales number, 1-800-244-5613, that morning beginning at 9 a.m. MDT, according to the release.

It is important to note that online purchasing of leftover licenses is delayed until the following day to keep distribution fair. Internet sales of leftover licenses do not begin until 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 15, the release stated.

A complete list of leftover licenses that go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 14 is available online at http://wildlife.state.co.us/SiteCollectionDocuments/DOW/Hunting/BigGame/LeftoverLicenses/LeftoverList2012-07-27.pdf.

Hunters should check the current list to make sure that the licenses they are seeking will be available. Once license sales begin, the online list will be updated every 15 minutes, according to the release.

Hunters planning to purchase a leftover license should come prepared with their driver’s license and hunter education card. State law requires that anyone purchasing a hunting or fishing license provide their social security number. Hunters interested in purchasing private-land-only licenses must obtain permission from landowners before they can hunt on private land, the release stated.